Controlling a plant or a piece of equipment with your phone has never been so easy. Software developer spscontrol designed a human-machine interface (HMI) for smartphones and tablets that enables employees to safely operate industrial plants and equipment from a remote location.
Specifically designed for convenient and ergonomic industrial control, the spscontrol app can be purchased from the company’s HMI web store and is ready-to-use on multiple mobile devices just like any ordinary app.
The interface is primarily for employees in industrial facilities which operate equipments such as conveyors, pumps, pollution control devices and air conditioning systems. For example, the app can rapidly display energy measurements and information from data loggers and network monitors. Manufacturers can also include the app in their equipment.
A standard Modbus/TCP interface enables communication between the app and the plant and equipments. A VPN ensures the connection is safe while an encrypted file system embedded in the app offers a high level of security.
You Talk, Machine Answers Cleverly
Digitization of traditional industries means increasing reliance on alternative input modalities such as voice and gesture control. At SPS, SemVox presented its ODP S3 intelligent speech dialog software that can be used for production, manufacturing and service tasks, among others.
ODP (Ontology-based Dialog Platform) offers semantic intelligence that combines speech recognition and context interpretation, as well as considering factors such as user’s personal preferences. This interactive system not only follows the user’s commands but also supports the operator proactively, making for example suggestions on manufacturing or maintenance processes, thereby offering a high level of automation.
The platform enables hands-free operation of machinery and the performance of several tasks at the same time, enhancing production efficiency.
ODP S3 also comes with a microphone system and a filter function that minimize background noise and boost signal quality even in very loud industrial environments.