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HMI is the abbreviation for human-machine interface. It allows an operator to control a machine or an installation.


These systems are common in all types of industrial manufacturing and production, in aeronautics and in medicine for the control of radiological equipment.


The HMI takes the form of a touchscreen or a control box with buttons and a display. The screen usually affords a wide viewing angle and great brightness for use in full sunlight. There are four-wire resistive models and capacitive projection versions, some with tactile feedback. Certain screens can be positioned horizontally or vertically.

Graphic and alphanumeric displays have LEDs and buttons with programmable functions, often under a protective layer. Some models can be mounted on a DIN rail. Others feature a computer-type screen and keyboard, and have encoders and potentiometers with slide controls. Most have an IP65 rating and are reinforced to withstand vibrations and impact.

The HMI has USB or serial RS485 ports, or communications interfaces such as Ethernet, CANopen, DeviceNet, ProfiNet or Profibus. MMC or Flash card slots can be used to increase onboard memory.

How to choose

Choice will depend on the unit's resolution, contrast and brightness, screen viewing angle, the selection of buttons and other control devices, and the available ports or interfaces.

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4 products Fike
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Fike Cheetah Xi®
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SHP-PRO is THE reliable, conventional fire suppression system for smaller applications. Unmatched in the industry for sheer versatility and ease of installation, this single-hazard control system boasts...

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Graphical terminal SR SYSTEM-ELEKTRONIK GmbH

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Accu-Scale & System Inc Vision series
PLC with integrated touch screen Vision series Accu-Scale & System Inc

The Vision Series is an innovative series of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller) with built-in graphical operating panel or touch-panel, on-board or snap-in...

Janitza Electronics
Touch screen terminal Janitza Electronics

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SIEMENS Building Technologies FC721
Fire alarm control panel FC721 SIEMENS Building Technologies

The FC721.. is a compact fire control panel with integrated operating unit that can process signals from Cerberus® PRO devices of up to 126 addresses. The fire control panel may be used as a stand-alone...

SIEMENS Building Technologies FC722
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The FC722.. (2-loop, expandable to 4) is a compact fire control panel with an integrated operating unit that can process signals from Cerberus PRO devices of up to 252 addresses. The fire control panel...

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The Sinteso FC2080 rounds out the Siemens Building Technologies Division’s comprehensive portfolio of control panels with a version for very...

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BONO Optispark is the industrial boilers management and control automatic system which ensures: safety energy efficiency...

2 products Watlow
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Operator terminal with touch screen graphic display Silver series Watlow

The Silver Series is a rugged, touchscreen operator interface terminal (OIT) available in three models (4.3, 7 and 10.2 inch diagonal display sizes). It supports a full set of features including serial...

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2 products ADVANTECH
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2 products Kontron
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B&R Industrie-Elektronik 12.1'' - 19'' | Automation Panel 900 Singletouch
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