HMI Simplifies Machine Data Collection

Shop Floor Automations will display a variety of products, including the Predator Touch HMI (human-machine interface).

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Shop Floor Automations will display a variety of products, including the Predator Touch HMI (human-machine interface). According to the company, the device replaces barcode readers, handheld terminals and proprietary shopfloor hardware; simplifies data collection on machine uptime; enables access to information via tablet, PC or CNC; and provides buttons to transfer NC programs or launch the part drawing on the shop floor for the operator. The HMI is designed to provide an easier way for operators on the shop floor to interact with management and Predator Software. Shop Floor Automations can customize color coding, layouts, prompts and third-party applications.

The company will also showcase its Connect series, including USB Connect, Floppy Connect, LAN Connect, Ethernet Connect and the newest addition to the line, Multi Connect, developed in partnership with Moxa. 

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