HMI solutions significantly improve efficiency of your warehouse operations.
Now the operators are able to promptly respond to changing conditions via easy-to-use touch panels, have extended process control and monitoring functions, and can avoid equipment downtime and breakdowns.
HMI panels for warehouse applications
We develop and build HMI that meets the requirements of a given warehouse and is ready for integration based on the advanced touch screen and programmable push button operator panels from Siemens. Due to introduction of our HMI solutions the warehouse personnel get access to the broad set of useful functions:
- displaying the current production process parameters, such as the amount of scanned cargo items and their numbers, operational data for certain conveyor sections, numbers (locations) of product loading or unloading cells, etc.;
- setting process parameters, e.g. line priorities, enabling/disabling workplaces and conveyor branches, system operation schedule, allowable operational parameter ranges, etc.;
- customizing consolidated progress and operational reports;
- management of access rights for the personnel;
- archiving equipment operation data;
- displaying equipment failures and alarms with error reset function;
- data communication with adjacent equipment and more.
The panels are offered in robust and durable industrial design, while the graphical interface is customized taking into account the customer’s needs.
HMI efficiency for warehouse applications
How often do the following situations occur in your warehouse?
- warehouse equipment signals about a fault, but the operator cannot locate and identify the faulty element quickly and accurately and takes improper actions;
- there is a need for adjustment of warehouse equipment during operation, but the operator is not able to change operational parameters in a flexible and prompt manner;
- any employee, including those with insufficient level of competence, can get access to equipment control, which results in malfunctions and failures.
These are only some of the problems that regularly occur in the course of automated warehouse operation if it is not equipped with adequate number of operator panels — an important and efficient process control tool enabling interaction between a person and equipment — known as Human-Machine Interface (HMI).