Beckhoff says it is leading the way in the next generation of Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions with TwinCAT HMI.
A good HMI must be simple, and achieving this simplicity begins with the engineering process. Through the integration of TwinCAT HMI in Microsoft’s Visual Studio, the graphical What-You-See-is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor enables you to use simple controls from a toolbox, arrange them on the design interface and link them to variables. In addition, it is possible to assemble and parameterise user controls from the variety of simple controls, making the HMI design kit easy to expand.
TwinCAT HMI also meets the demand for maximum flexibility as a web-based and platform-independent user interface with maximum adaptability. Whatever device or operating system you use, TwinCAT HMI automatically adapts to the technology at hand, supporting scenarios for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD). Whichever preferred format, whether it is a tablet, smartphone or industrial panel, the HMI is easily accessible at any time.