Processing Magazine

HMI systems and components for special-purpose machinery

April 10, 2012

Custom-built HMI systems are for use in special-purpose machinery, incorporating discrete switches, displays, touch screens, electronics and serial bus connectivity as needed. As an expert in the design and integration of reliable HMI Systems for machinery, EAO translates both market and application requirements into intuitive and innovative interfaces used in food and beverage production, packaging and labeling equipment, assembly and automation machinery and other industries. EAO can design and manufacture all types of control panels or input devices – from primary on-off controls and simple membrane keypads, to handheld remote controls and highly complex rugged interfaces. All aspects of the HMI development process are supported; from design, concepts and prototyping, to full manufacturing and just-in-time delivery. EAO also offers a complete range of HMI Components ideal for machinery applications including:
- 22mm illuminated Emergency-stop with foolproof operation (Series 84);
- 30mm IP65 illuminated pushbutton (Series 04);
- 30mm IP67 illuminated pushbutton (Series 14).
Products are offered in a wide choice of actuators, materials, lenses and mounting styles.