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Human machine interface: Making production convenient

| Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

The smart and digital automation trade fair, SPS IPC Drives will bring to you the latest industry happenings in the human machine interface sector.
The smart and digital automation trade fair, SPS IPC Drives will bring to you the latest industry happenings in the human machine interface sector. (Source: Mesago/Thomas Geiger)

With an upsurge in the implementation of ‘Industry 4.0’ in the factories of today, the concept of Human machine interface (HMI) has garnered even more importance. SPS IPC Drives is the show to visit for all your HMI needs.

Human Machine Interface allows machines and humans to interact with each other. Adopting this technology in a factory ensures that production is closely monitored and changing production demands are met. This process ensures that efficiency is improved and the level of downtime reduces. The human machine interface technology also offers a glimpse into the system’s operations and in case of any defect or problem; an alarm is signalled so that the operator can rectify the issue at the earliest without wasting valuable production time.

Human machine interface is implemented in automobiles too. For instance, initially, only luxury automobiles could afford the innovative technology in their cars but with time, this technology was also incorporated into medium cost cars. Experts suggest that human-machine interface in automobiles is expected to witness significant growth in the long term.

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Human machine interface: on a growth drive

In this scenario, it is not suprising that the growth of the HMI industry is on a rise owing to the manufacturing industry adopting Industry 4.0 in their production lines. According to a report by Research and Markets, the global human machine interface market is expected to generate revenues of more than 8 billion dollars by 2023. The report further mentions that important factors such as safety, energy efficiency, better productivity, and sustainability will also add up to the expansion of the human machine interface market.

Geographical presence

In terms of regions, North America is expected to dominate the global human machine interface market followed by Europe, mentions a report published on Report Buyer. The USA is the world’s largest market for human machine interfaces, driven by a high degree of automation, better availability of range and awareness, followed by China. The market in Europe is largely driven by the demand from key end-user industries in Germany, the UK, and France, adds the report. Key companies in this space that cater to the manufacturing industry include ABB, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, or Omron, to name a few.

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Latest human machine interface solutions @SPS IPC Drives

Human machine interface will excel in the future and companies must be ready to upgrade themselves to keep up with global competition. The smart and digital automation trade fair, SPS IPC Drives is one such event that brings to you the latest industry happenings in the human machine interface sector. The event will showcase cutting-edge solutions from leading players of the industry. Apart from the ‘Human machine interface’ subject numerous other related topics such as control technology, IPCs, electric drive systems and components, human-machine-interface devices, industrial communication, software & IT in manufacturing, interface technology, mechanical infrastructure and sensor technology will also be highlighted at the show.

Do visit the show to explore the many dimensions of the human machine interface industry.

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