Learn about the necessary factors for plant-floor HMI function.

What’s the HMI system good for? It is absolutely crucial to the operations of your manufacturing. However, there are several things to consider before developing it inside an industrial enclosure.

Think About Limiting Factors

Space is important in an industrial enclosure.

As a rule of thumb, you want as much space as you possibly can. So, be sure to consider the following:

  • Machine Locations
  • Maintenance needs
  • Aisles
  • Ceilings and walls
  • Design

Do you want to further maximize your space?  Then, mount your cooling systems on the roof or the side.

Customize It to Suit Your Needs

When a CPU is under an intense processing load, it naturally generates more heat.  You have the balance your need for speed with the range of temperature that the enclosure will allow. Also, consider width vs depth.

Depending on the objective behind your application, a VESA-mount might be preferable over a panel one. If you're looking for custom configurations, please consult a professional from Acnodes Corporation.

Don’t Forget Form Factors

If cabinet space is your priority, then you might want an integrated IPC/HMI/automated controller with the mounted flush on the machine frame or cabinet face with the electronics. In addition, you will save a lot of space by having one box that can offer multiple control functions.

Get HMI That Works for You

Airflow, environment, computer power and efficiency are all important characteristics to take in and evaluate before developing HMI in an industrial enclosure.

If you’re searching for quality solutions or products, please feel free to call Acnodes Corporation at (909) 597-7588 or visit their website.