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What is HMI Panel in industrial automation?


In today's industrial automation world, HMI panels have become an essential part of robotics industries. They serve as the interface between humans and machines, providing critical information for operators, which in turn, simplifies control and helps optimize overall management.

What is an HMI Panel?

An HMI panel is a device that combines hardware and software components, which provides a graphical interface that operators use to interact with machines or robots within the assembly line. The communication network allows machines to process and execute objectives based on the input data provided by the HMI panel.

How do HMI Panels work?

An HMI panel provides a user-friendly interface for operators to interact with machines and robots. Operators use HMI panels to monitor and control different equipment on the manufacturing floor in real-time. HMI panels are powered by separate machines, programmable controllers, or servers that are not part of the panel itself.

The input and output data is controlled by a remote I/O module or machine. The HMI panel receives data from sensors or devices connected to the network. Operators can view real-time data and process information, which then sends commands to different machines on the assembly line.

What are the different types of HMI Panels?

There are various types of HMI panels used for industrial automation.

1. Integrated HMI Panels

Integrated HMI panels combine screen displays, control operations, and input/output devices in one convenient package. They are ideal for small- to medium-sized machinery and are easy to install and operate.

2. Standalone HMI Panels

Standalone HMI panels usually control larger machines and are durable and reliable. Operators can control several machines or robots with enclosed Ethernet or USB connectivity. Standalone HMI panels are resistant to shock, vibration, and dust and are ideal for industrial settings.

3. Panel Mount HMI

Panel mount HMI is an adjustable viewing angle, LCD touchscreen, designed for installation in a panel cutout. These panels can be customized to specific requirements, registering information changes in real-time.

4. Web-based HMI Panels

Web-based HMI panels use web browsers to access data and provide a user-readable interface with appropriate authorization systems. Web-based HMI panels are flexible and can be accessed from anywhere and are ideal for remote monitoring and operation.

5. Mobile HMI Panels

Mobile HMI panels connect to machinery wirelessly, allowing operators to control and monitor equipment from a remote workstation or mobile devices. Mobile HMI panels offer unprecedented mobility and flexibility, allowing operators to work from different locations.

Benefits of HMI Panels in Industrial Automation

1. Streamlines Operations

HMI panels help operators streamline production and maintenance operations by providing real-time data on the industrial process. Real-time data also enables troubleshooting of issues and helps initiate preventive measures to avoid mechanical failures.

2. Monitor Machine Functionality

HMI panels are designed to monitor the factory floor, keeping track of machine functionality, and identifying any areas that need maintenance or repair. This monitoring allows for improved workflow, increased productivity, and peak performance of machinery.

3. Reduces Downtime

HMI panels can reduce machine downtime by identifying issues before they become problematic, saving valuable production time. Real-time data and automated alerts allow for timely repairs, avoiding prolonged downtime and delays in production.

4. Increase Operator Efficiency

HMI panels allow operators to quickly identify patterns, track data performance, and make decisions in real-time. This improved communication and feedback allow for operators to adjust equipment more quickly, improving their overall efficiency.

5. Simplifies Training

HMI panels simplify training for new operators by providing visual user guides that streamline the learning process. New operators can quickly become familiar with the processes and machinery, reducing training time and associated costs.


HMI panels have become a critical component of industrial automation, providing operators the ability to interact with machinery and robots in real-time. They allow for monitoring, control, and optimization of production processes, increasing the efficiency and reliability of the assembly line. With various HMI panels available to match the specific needs of the assembly line, manufacturers can maximize their production capabilities while maintaining an optimal level of safety.


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