Traditional HMI control systems have inadvertently created a situation of information overload.
Exacerbating this problem is the fact that there is a general scarcity and shortage of skilled labor and expertise to understand all this information. Furthermore, operators' responsibility is often enormous, their shifts are too long and they are prone to fatigue. With this problem growing in intensity each year, the need for ease-of use has never been greater.
Wonderware's unique approach enables operational efficiency
- First, modern HMIs must automatically focus the operator’s attention on the problem. They must enforce standard operating procedures and ensure timely, easy identification of abnormal conditions. Advanced situational awareness design must help the operator see what is happening, focus on the problem and deliver relevant screens instantly.
- Secondly, modern HMIs must be aimed at more than process visualization. They must connect people, applications and machines for greater collaboration, efficiency and economy. The HMI must expose the relevant information, to the appropriate people, at the right time; enabling them to make better decisions.