HMI Project at the SPS in Nürnberg
From 26 to 28 November 2019, the SPS in Nuremberg was the pilgrimage site of the automation industry. HMI Project was again an exhibitor and in addition to the latest award-winning interface projects presented its own product development for the first time: Helio - a 100% web-based HMI management system for creating industrial user interfaces. The Helio Editor works with a modular kit that automatically follows usability and design rules. The integrated UX intelligence generates fully responsive HMIs without the need for programming knowledge on the customer side.
Numerous existing customers and interested parties visited us at the joint booth of Bayern Innovativ and experienced with Helio a completely new type of HMI configuration. The response was very positive. All visitors showed great interest and in numerous exciting discussions we received valuable feedback for the further development of the product.
Helio in the latest Study by Fraunhofer
Selecting a suitable development tool presents decision makers in industrial companies with a variety of questions. The new study by the Fraunhofer Institute ›Overview of HMI Tools of today and tomorrow‹ shows the current tool landscape and discusses what the future might look like.
13 HMI tool manufacturers were available for this study. Although our ›Helio‹ HMI Management System is currently still in development, it was already able to impress with its completely new concept and ease of use.
Currently, HMIs are typically built manually on a screen by screen basis. Shapes and objects are put together on a drawing area the size of the later panel and the logic behind them is programmed. Since each function element is created individually, the design process is complex and the result is often inconsistent. For a panel of a different size, the entire HMI must be readjusted.
›Helio‹ is going to change this.
The ›Helio‹ Editor works with page templates and grid layouts that are easily filled and configured by the user with functional widgets and controls. Programming skills are not required. The automated behavioral logic and the vectorization of all visual elements enables true automatic adaptation of the HMI to all presentation modes.
A revolution in HMI configuration.
First presented at the SPS in Nuremberg from 26.11. until 28.11.2019
Hall 6 / Stand 206 (joint stand with Bayern Innovativ)
Talk at the World Usability Day 2019 in Würzburgs Felix Fechenbach Haus
Every second Thursday in November, the World Usability Day (WUD) illuminates the various aspects of usability and user experience in worldwide events. This year's theme ›Designing for the future we want‹ was inspired by the United Nation’s (UN) sustainable development goals. In Würzburg too, leading experts from business and science will be part of a half-day event with a variety of user-oriented design themes.
Under the title ›Usability and Web Technology‹ in Industry, Christian Rudolph (CEO of HMI Project) used a practical example from the packaging industry and showed how usability engineering, UX/UI design and web-based frontend development is used to create innovative and configurable software solutions for special machine construction. The lecture provided insights into the process and the methods used to create a multi-award winning user interface.
Presentation at the Industrial Usability Day 2019 in Würzburgs Vogel Convention Center
On November 5th, the Industrial Usability Day took place in Würzburg. The event was entirely dedicated to the human-machine-interface and was addressed to anyone who optimizes the operating and safety process of machines and plants. Among others, the researchers from Fraunhofer IAO presented the results of the new ›Fraunhofer HMI Study 2019‹.
Markus Buberl, CEO of HMI Project, discussed the efficient configuration of HMIs in a presentation, based on a reference project for the packaging manufacturer Rovema, and explained which functions are must-haves for state-of-the-art industrial HMI tools.
HMI Project receives the Red Dot for good design twice
We are celebrating! We succeeded in winning over the international jury with two projects in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. Based on the high design quality and creative accomplishment of the User Interfaces ›logotherm‹ and ›Aasted Smart HMI‹, the jurors awarded the sought-after Red Dot twice. Over several days, the experts had scrutinised, discussed and assessed a total of 8,697 international entries to the competition to ultimately select the best for an award. The Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019 celebrated its culmination and with it this year’s best works and brands on 1 November 2019. During the award ceremony in the Berlin E-Werk we were allowed to receive the certificates. Together with our customer Aasted we celebrated properly afterwards.
Photo gallery award ceremony
Red Dot Website
Red Dot Online Exhibition / Aasted
Red Dot Online Exhibition / logotherm
Red Dot Website
Project description logotherm
Project description Aasted Smart Control
Cooperation with i-mold
With the product line ›Servomold‹ i-mold is the leading supplier of system solutions for the realization of servo-electric rotary and linear movements in injection molding tools. From single threads in technical plastics parts, linear slider and corepuller movements to high-cavity cap molds – i-mold has the innovative servo-electrical alternative for every injection mold.
HMI Project supports i-mold in the development of a new user interface for their complete software platform.
Success at the DDC Award Gute Gestaltung 2019
Our project ›Aasted Smart Control‹ has won an award in the ›Gute Gestaltung‹ (Good Design) competition of the Deutsche Designer Club in the ›Interactive‹ category. The award ceremony took place on November 22, 2019 in the ›raumfabrik‹ center in Frankfurt am Main. The annual DDC ›Gute Gestaltung‹ competition is unique in the branch since it unites a wide variety of design disciplines. Manufacturers, designers, design engineers, companies, architects, agencies as well as students and start-ups can participate in the competition.
Company outing to the Steigerwald nature park
This year's company outing to the Erlebniswelt Strohofer in the Steigerwald nature park in Geiselwind. We had a lot of fun with team games, climbing and intuitive archery. A great day, which we concluded with treats from the grill.
Cooperation with Häcker
HMI Project supports Häcker Automation in the development of a new user interface for the machine and software platform OurPlant. The family-owned company has stood for promising solutions in microsystem technology for more than 24 years. Häcker Automation GmbH currently has around 80 employees at its headquarters in Thüringen.
Participation in the Würzburg Company Run 2019
Six of our employees started at the 14th Würzburg company run. At 36 degrees outside temperature they completed the circuit of 7.4 km with start and finish at Dallenbergbad. Because of the extreme heat, the start time was postponed until late in the evening. At 20:45 o'clock it finally went off and the approximately 3000 participants made their way. All of the HMI team made it to the finish. A great performance at these temperatures. We are proud of you! With a record time of 36 minutes, Tim took first place in the HMI team. Congratulation!!
Cooperation with Continental
HMI Project supports Continental in developing user interfaces for machines. Continental is a German automotive manufacturing company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of passenger and light truck tires in Europe, in original equipment and replacement market. Founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871, Continental is now one of the most important automotive suppliers with more than 200,000 employees in over 310 locations in 51 different countries.
logotherm nominated for the German Design Award
Our project ›logotherm‹ for gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH is nominated for the German Design Award 2020. The competition is organized annually by the German Design Council and honors innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers of the German and international design industry. Only entries that have been nominated for this competition can participate. An independent, interdisciplinary expert jury consults in August and selects the winners of the competition.
Exhibitor at the Hannover Messe 2019
The Hannover Messe is the world's leading trade fair for capital goods in industry. All key technologies and core areas can be found in one place - from research and development, industrial automation and IT to subcontracting, production technologies and services, to energy and mobility technologies. The Hannover Messe takes place annually at the largest exhibition center of the world.
Alongside "Bayern Innovativ" in Hall 17, Booth C50, we presented innovative solutions on the topics of usability, user interface design and web technology from 01. to 05. April 2019. We were available daily for discussions and questions about our core competencies.
Cooperation with Aasted
HMI Project supports Aasted in developing a new user interface for their complete range of products. Aasted ApS is a Danish consolidated and family-owned market leading manufacturer of production solutions within the chocolate, bakery, and confectionery industries. The first project results were presented on the trade show ProSweets from January 27 to 30, 2019 in Cologne.
Exhibitor at the SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Nuremberg
In this year we were exhibiting for the first time on the 29th international specialist fair ›SPS IPC Drives 2018‹ in Nuremberg. With its focus on smart and digital automation, the SPS Fair is a leading specialist fair in the automation sector and attracts more than 70,000 enthusiastic visitors.
Alongside ›Bayern Innovativ‹ we presented innovative solutions in the fields of usability, user interface design and Web technology on the joint stand 6-260 from November 27 to 29, 2018.
Cooperation with Bosch Rexroth
HMI Project supports Bosch Rexroth AG in the design and development of software applications and touch-enabled user interfaces for the Additive Manufacturing sector. Bosch Rexroth is one of the world's leading suppliers of drive and control technologies for efficient, high-performance and safe movement in machines and systems of all types and sizes.
Winner of the German Design Club (DDC) competition for the third time
Our project ›logotherm – adaptive Human Machine Interface for industrial cooling and temperature control systems‹ for gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH has won the DDC (German Designer Club) Good Design 2019 competition in the category ›Interactive‹. The award ceremony took place on November 30, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.
Extension of our office space by 120 square meters on the ground floor
We are currently expanding the office space for our development department by 120 square meters. The new rooms are located on the ground floor directly below our current office. Currently the renovation works are taking place. There is drilling and hammering to equip the old building with the appropriate office technology. We are looking forward to move into the new premises starting in December and to be able to expand to a total of 300 square meters of office space.
Exhibitor at the "Human Machine Interface" cooperation forum
In the course of the HMI cooperation forum we attended numerous interesting presentations on the topics of Usability, User Experience, Digital IoT, Mixed and Augmented Reality. Parallel to the series of presentations we had the opportunity to participate as an exhibitor at the accompanying exhibition. The event was organized for May 15 in the NOVUM Businesscenter in Würzburg by the ›Bayern Innovativ – Gesellschaft für Innovation, Technologie- und Wissenstransfer‹ company. Participants were technology providers and engineering service providers from the environment of design and HMI as well as device and plant manufacturers from all fields.
Participation in the Usability and UX Conference 2018 at the Fraunhofer FIT Institute - Department for Usability and User Experience Design
Christian Rudolph participated in the graduates conference of the Fraunhofer FIT Usability Certification Programs. Under the motto of ›From USABILITY to HUMABILITY‹ Humans − Technology − Interaction of the future talks were held in the morning by Dietmar Dahmen (›Superheroes of Transformation‹) und Don Dahlmann (›Automobile Future‹) on April 12, 2018 in Schloss Birlinghoven in Sankt Augustin. In the afternoon Hendrik Stengert led the workshop ›UX – Mapping‹.
An excellent start to the year! Our User Interface Design for ROVEMA wins an award at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
The number of competitors was high: The jury had to award the much coveted seal of quality amongst 6,400 submissions from 54 countries. We won an award in the field of Communication, Category Apps/Software. The award ceremony will take place on March 9 in Munich. The touch-optimized user interface will be used in future in all Rovema machines and systems. A great advantage is the fact that this user-friendly and intuitive operating concept offers a uniform structure for all the different machine types – from dosing to final packaging machines.
Bronze Prize at the DDC "Gute Gestaltung" (Good Design) Competition 2018
Our ›Concept Laser WRX 3.0‹ project won a Bronze prize in the ›Digital Media‹ category at the "Gute Gestaltung" competition of the DDC (Deutscher Designer Club). The award ceremony took place on November 24 in Frankfurt am Main. The annual DDC ›Gute Gestaltung‹ competition is unique within the branch since it unites differing design disciplines. Manufacturers, designers, entrepreneurs, architects, agencies as well as students and start-ups can participate in the competition.
gwk presents new HMI on the Fakuma fair
HMI Project developed and designed a new HMI for the gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH company which was presented for the first time from October 17 to 21, 2017 on the "Fakuma - Fachmesse für industrielle Kunststoffverarbeitung" fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The user-friendly interface was implemented with Web technology and initially realized for the single-cycle temperature control system. The new HMI will be adapted to further products in the next step and will ultimately be available for the complete range of products. The gwk is one of the leading providers in the fields of cooling technology, temperature control, water treatment and mold technology and is domiciled in Meinerzhagen, Germany.
HMI Project receives 2 Red Dot Awards
We are doubly pleased: The jury granted the Red Dot Award to the interfaces ›CL WRX 3.0‹ and ›New ROVEMA HMI‹, thus emphasizing the high design quality and creative achievement in both projects. The award ceremony for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 will take place on 27 October in Berlin.
HMI Project is on Rank 28 in the PAGE Digital Ranking 2017
The PAGE design trade magazine determines the 52 most successful agencies and design agencies in Germany year after year. In this context PAGE evaluates the digital categories of ten national and international contests. The ranking is an indicator of those agencies that convince less through mass but all the more through class.
Christian Rudolph speaker on the B&R Innovation Days 2017
Christian Rudolph and Fabian Zeulner from Concept Laser were invited as speakers on the ›B&R Innovation Days‹. The joint project ›CL WRX 3.0‹ was presented to the specialist audience under the heading of ›Additive Manufacturing in the Smart Factory – Industry 4.0 becomes Reality‹.
New ROVEMA HMI on the Interpack 2017
The new user interface for the ROVEMA packaging machines is complete and was presented for the first time to the broad public on the Interpack 2017 Fair in Düsseldorf from May 4 to 10. The project was exhibited on the ROVEMA fair stand in Hall 15 / B25.
Concept Laser WRX 3.0 wins iF DESIGN AWARD
Our user interface design for the CL WRX 3.0 software suite was one of the winners of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the leading international design label. CL WRX 3.0 was a winner in Communication in the Apps/Software category. The awards ceremony was held in Munich on 10 March.
Partnership with ROVEMA
HMI Project is assisting ROVEMA GmbH with the design and development of a new user interface for machine operation. ROVEMA GmbH, based in Fernwald near Frankfurt am Main, is a leading international manufacturer of packaging machines and lines for a wide range of products and applications.
Concept Laser WRX 3.0 on the formnext in Frankfurt
The new user interface of the Software Suite of Concept Laser has been completed. Concept Laser is a manufacturer of systems for 3D printing of metal components. After 12 months in the development process the software was first presented from November 15 - 18, 2016 o the formnext, the leading international trade fair for additive manufacturing processes, in Frankfurt am Main.
Bronze at the DDC for KAMCOS 2.0
KAMCOS 2.0 also successful at the German Design Award
KAMCOS 2.0 is being honored with the ›Special Mention‹ award in the ›Interactive UX‹ category at the German Design Award. The German Design Award honors innovative projects and their designers for pioneering work in the German and international design scene. The award ceremony will take place during the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt.
KAMCOS 2.0 receives Red Dot Winner Label
Our KAMCOS 2.0 project has received the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 in the Interface Design category. Designers and companies from a total of 46 nations participated in the world-renowned competition in this year. The winners were honored on November 4, 2016 in Berlin.
UX Design Award for KAMCOS 2.0
The jury of usability experts has decided: Our project ›KAMCOS 2.0‹ has won one of the coveted UX Design Awards. The award ceremony took place on Friday, September 2, 2016 during the IFA in Berlin. All the award-winning as well as the nominated contributions will be on show on the fair stand of the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) until September 7, 2016.
Double nomination for the UX Design Award
The projects ›KAMCOS 2.0‹ and ›Weber Power Control‹ are nominated for the UX Design Award 2016. From a great number of submissions the jury selected 50 projects as participants in the Award. All the nominated projects are exhibited during the IFA in Berlin from September 2 to 7. The jury session and the award ceremony will also take place there. The UX Design Award primarily evaluates the usability of the submissions. For us this represents a great confirmation of our conceptional work.
Baumann on the automatica 2016
HMI Project supported Baumann in the development of a new user interface for robot cells. The new interface will be presented for the first time at the trade fair Automatica in Munich. Core competencies of the company Baumann are the robot technology for automation and the necessary process integration as well as special machine construction.
KAMCOS 2.0 nominated for the German Design Award
The German Design Council has nominated our project KAMCOS 2.0 as a contestant in the German Design Award 2017 in the ›Excellent Communication Design‹ category. The strict nomination procedure ensures that only the best design projects and their designers can participate in the German Design Award.
KAMCOS 2.0 in the current ›Page‹
Our KAMCOS 2.0 project for the textile machine manufacturer Karl Mayer is mentioned briefly in the current issue of the ›Page‹ design trade journal. The report deals with operating concepts for multiple devices. In KAMCOS 2.0 a QR code can be scanned from the HMI of the machine via a smartphone in order to transfer important data to the Service division in case of an error.
iF DESIGN AWARD 2016
Our KAMCOS 2.0 project has received an iF DESIGN AWARD2016 in the discipline Communication - Apps / Software. The number of competitors was huge: the international high-pro le jury assessed more than 5,000 entries from 53 countries in order to determine who would receive this coveted seal of excellence. The award ceremony took place on February, 26 at the BMW Welt in München.
Success at the German Design Award 2016
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015
Our Hapa/Laetus NEW TECHNOLOGY project has won the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the Interface Design category. With this award the international Red Dot jury has confirmed the high design quality of our work. 568 projects of the 7,451 entries from 53 nations received the coveted quality label. The award ceremony took place on November 06, 2015 at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Cooperation with Jumag
HMI Project is developing a new user interface design for Jumag Dampferzeuger GmbH. The owner-run company, which is based near Mannheim, has been developing oil and gas-fired steam boilers, electrical steam boilers and waste heat boilers for over 35 years.
Cooperation with Baumann Automation
HMI Project supports Baumann in the development of a new user interface for robot cells. The owner-run company Baumann GmbH, with its headquarters in Amberg, Bavaria, has been working in the area of industrial automation for over 30 years and has 400 employees. Its core competences are robot technology for automation and the required process integration as well as special machine construction.
Cooperation with Kistler Instrumente
HMI Project supports Kistler Instrumente AG in the development of software in the field of measurement technology. Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, the privately-owned Kistler Group operates throughout the world. It is a global market leader in dynamic measuring technology and comprises 30 companies at 52 different locations and around 1,400 employees worldwide.
Markus Buberl Speaker at the B&R Innovation Days
Markus Buberl spoke on the topic of ›User Interface Design in the Context of Industry 4.0‹ on the ›B&R Innovation Days 2015‹ event. A wide-ranging program dealing with current topics in mechanical and process engineering was presented to the visitors during the 2-day event of the automation technology manufacturer. The event took place from September 29-30, 2015 in Bad Homburg.
Markus Buberl speaker on the ›Industrial Usability Day‹
Good usability and good design in an industrial environment were topics of the specialist conferences ›Industrial Usability Day‹ on May 5, in the VCC, Würzburg. Together with Andreas Beu of Smart HMI, Markus Buberl talked about the future of networked machine operation and the significance of sound operating concepts as an added value for operators and machine manufacturers. As one participant said: ›A great event to observe trends and to engage in a dialog with experts.‹
iF Design Award 2015
We are delighted to let you know that – out of more than 5,000 entries – our project ›HLNT GUI‹ has won an iF product design award 2015 and will be recognized with the renowned iF label. Our project was entered in the product interfaces category. The awards ceremony – the iF design awards night 2015 – has taken place on 27 February 2015.
Cooperation with KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
HMI Project is developing a new user interface design for the machines of KARL MAYER, a German manufacturer of textile machinery based in the Hessian city of Obertshausen. KARL MAYER is the world leader in warp knitters, Raschel and lace machines. Their product portfolio also includes machinery for technical textile applications and the field of warp-preparation units for knitting and weaving.
Christian Rudolph speaker at the Packaging Days
Christian Rudolph explains in his lecture ›Simple intuitive.‹ from the perspective and experience of the user interface designer current developments and solutions for the successful design of intuitive operating concepts. The event – organized by the Bosch Rexroth AG and the SICK Vertriebs-GmbH – in Sailauf hosts numerous experts speaking on the topic ›From the intelligent machine for production system - What is the packaging machine of the future capable of?‹.
Cooperation with Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
HMI Project supports the Brückner Maschinenbau in the development of software tools in the area of plant monitoring and analysis. Brückner Maschinenbau is one of the world's leading providers of film production. The company, with headquarters in Siegesdorf, is family owned and employs over 500 people.
HMI Project now in Würzburg
Tools and boxes are finally stowed again and we moved into our new Würzburg office a few weeks ago: In a both charming and stylish location full of character. And with even more space for new ideas, projects and challenges. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf
As the world's leading trade fair, it is the major inspiration for the packaging industry and all related process technologies. HMI Project is represented with various projects in the domains food, pharma and automation. Many projects have their first-time release here.
German Design Award Nominee 2015
The German Design Council nominated the Project ›Weber Power Control‹ for participation in the competition German Design Award 2015 - Excellent Communication Design. The German Design Award is an international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of both designers and companies.
Weber Power Control recieves iF communication design award
We are delighted to let you know that – out of 3,249 entries – our project „Weber Power Control“ has won an iF product design award 2014 and will be recognized with the renowned iF label. Our project was entered in the product interfaces category. The awards ceremony – the iF design awards night 2014 – has taken place during Munich Creative Business Week, on 28 February 2014.
Weber Power Control wins the Red Dot quality seal!
In recognition of the excellent work ›Weber Power Control‹ HMI Project received the sought-after Red Dot in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013, one of the largest and most acclaimed international design competitions. The winners were celebrated at a festive award ceremony on 18 October 2013 in the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Weber Power Control exhibited at IFFA 2013 in Frankfurt
The new touch-based interface for the Weber Maschinenbau group is now complete. After 8 month of development the end result is exhibited for the first time at the trade fair IFFA in Frankfurt, which took place from the 4th to the 9th May 2013. The web-technology based HMI was positively apprehended by the expert audience. More information comming soon.
Cooperation with Laetus
HMI Project developes a unified user interface design for all Laetus brands - the world leading supplier of innovative quality & security inspection systems and complete Track & Trace solutions. These Products have become market standards in code reading, quality assurance and fill inspection. Laetus is a member of the privately owned Coesia group with 5.000 employees worldwide.
Cooperation with Weber
For the Weber Maschinenbau group, HMI Project developes a new interface for their powerful slicing machines. The Weber group manufactures and distributes special applications for food industry at home and abroad. With their main product, the ›slicer‹ for cutting meat, ham, sausages and cheese, Weber is the world market leader. The owner-managed company is headquartered in Breidenbach in the Federal State of Hesse.
One HMI nominated for German Design Award.
The German Design Award is the German Design Council's international premium prize. The jury judging the 2013 German Design Award is made up of experts from different disciplines, from business, science and the design industry. They are all recognized doyens of their own fields. The announcement of the Winners will be in November 2012.
Cooperation with basysKom
In cooperation with basysKom, a Darmstadt engineering services provider, HMI Project developed multi-touch operation concepts for machine controls in industry. ›basysKom delivers high-quality services for embedded technology. We combine the strengths of the progressive innovations of open source with the reliable professionalism of managed software development.‹
One HMI wins iF gold award
The jury: ›The touch-based HMI for packaging and processing machines is very complex. Here the operating concept and software design were extremely well thought out and implemented. Even though One HMI is defined by its complexity, all design elements are clearly and intuitively arranged on the screen. Complex processes were considered down to the details: remarkable.‹
Multi-touch Application with Prime Cube
Prime Cube focuses on computers and touch displays adapted to the specific requirements of their customers in industry. HMI Project creates and designs a demo application with examples for how to use multi-touch for HMI-based machine controls. The operation is self-explanatory; it is suitable for presentation of the hardware and can be used on terminals at trade fairs.
Cooperation with Schneider Electric
HMI Project supports Schneider Electric in the development of applications. A user interface design with optimized usability is created for new software components. Schneider Electric SA is a listed electrical engineering corporation focusing on electric energy distribution and industrial automation. Headquartered near Paris, the group has 125,000 employees in 190 countries.
Renowned design prize: ONE HMI wins the red dot seal of quality!
The jury agreed: In recognition of its outstanding design quality the ONE HMI Interface Design will receive the sought-after red dot in ›the red dot award: communication design‹, one of the largest and most internationally acclaimed design competitions. This testifies to the prize-winner’s very high level of design. 15 jury members, all of whom are design experts of international repute, assessed every single one of the total 6,468 entries in a process that lasted several days.