New Rovema HMI – The Smart Solution for Packaging Machines

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Touch-optimized user interface for the machines and systems of a packaging machine manufacturer. The user-focused and intuitive application is used on multi-touch panels at the machines. The interface has a modular structure and provides a uniform design for all different types of machines. The navigation concept separates day-to-day tasks from setup functions. The contents on the production side are tailored to each machine type. The application allows the users to compile their own favorite functions. Monitoring of both individual machines and of complete lines is possible. Monitoring on mobile devices supplements the functional scope. The operator control has a process-oriented structure and is easy to understand. In the case of complex configuration tasks the user is supported actively by means of step-by-step instructions. A context-sensitive help guarantees rapid access to information whenever required. The reduced and consistent design provides the information volume in a compact form so that important process values are communicated directly and comprehensibly. Ensuring that the operators are supported optimally in their work.

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The project was awarded with the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 and the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 in the Discipline Communication, Categorie Apps/Software.

Features

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Responsive Design

Harmonised with industrial design

Hierarchical architecture with graphical information layers

Central dashboard for monitoring

Quick Access on Machine Modules

Input of parameters with visualisation

HMI Management System

With the ›New HMI‹ project for the packaging manufacturer ROVEMA, HMI Project is for the first time presenting a Web-based HMI that can be configured completely through a graphical user interface. The aim was to equip all the machine types and expansion levels with a uniform graphical user interface. Thanks to the integrated editing mode all the customizing work required in the case of demanding special machine construction can be carried out rapidly. Functions can be added or modified intuitively without any knowledge of HTML5 or JavaScript. In the case of elements that are used repeatedly, functions, function groups or complete pages can be stored for repeated usage in a central library. From there the user can use them for individual machines or all models. All modifications of projects can be traced individually at any time thanks to the integrated central versioning system and can be set back if required. In order to support the designer optimally, the layout is created automatically through simple parameters so that the structuring always remains intuitively comprehensible. To this purpose the real-time preview provides direct feedback. Without additional adaptation work the contents remain responsive and can be displayed on various terminal devices and display sizes. Thanks to the client-server architecture several users can work simultaneously on projects and can access the common database without manual exchange of the HMI states being required.

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