HMI is the acronym for Human Machine Interface, and can be designed as just that; an interface between the user and the machine. An HMI is considered an interface; a very broad term that can include MP3 players, industrial computers, household appliances, and office equipment. However, an HMI is much more specific to manufacturing and process control systems. An HMI provides a visual representation of a control system and provides real time data acquisition.
An HMI can increase productivity by having a centralized control center that is extremely user-friendly.The control panel series CP600 provides color touch screens from 4.3” to 15”. A complete engineering software solution offers a great variety of HMI capabilities. A set of CP600 devices displays the visualization of the ABB PLC´s web server by means of a web browser. The CP400 series comprises 3.5” and 5.7” monochrome control panels.