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Touchscreen Requirements for Human Machine Interface in Industrial Automation
Author: Vikas Dhurka
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) in industrial automation is quickly transitioning to touchscreens. The touchscreen requirements on a factory floor, however, are unique and must be solved for a good (read “safe”) operator experience with increased productivity and throughput. Three of these requirements are waterproofing, noise immunity, and advanced touch capabilities like glove touch and/or proximity sensing.
As more countries look to manufacturing as a key economic growth driver, the industrial automation market is forecasted to reach more than $200 billion by 2015 from $159 billion in 2012 (IMS Research).
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