Manufacturer expect intuitive operator interfaces and well design control system, it means a system integrator designer must have a full understanding on the automated systems. For industrial automation, touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are a mature technology and PLC programming represent a valuable addition to any automation process applications by extending the capabilities of switches, buttons and lights in a control panel.
However, every use case for an HMI should be evaluated carefully to ensure products are selected properly based on the company application requirements.
It may be tempting to begin by looking at desired HMI features and choosing devices and software meeting the needs of automated process. For instance, a more reliable approach is to examine in detail the specific needs of the process application and confirm that all necessary options are available in the marketplace.
Phoenix integrates and install from simple control system to complex automated systems.