Ireland’s only specialists in HMI Design

Applying the principles of UX to the design of HMIs increases productivity and prevents downtime.

Do you want to launch a digital software product? A web app – which can be as simple as a message board or contact form or as complex as as a word processor or multiplayer mobile gaming app – may be a powerful solution for you. Unlike mobile apps that must be downloaded and are built for a specific platform (iOs, Android), web apps run on built-in, browser-driven power for rich interactions. Helping our customers design, build and launch new online products and services is our specialty

We design SCADA systems

A Supervisory Systems that characteristically cover very large areas, usually an entire site.

We have experience designing large SCADA systems down to Single Machine HMI’s and we apply the same standards of User Experience Design no matter what the size or scale of the project.

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a system of software and hardware elements that allows industrial organisations to:

  • Control industrial processes locally or at remote locations
  • Monitor, gather, and process real-time data
  • Directly interact with devices such as sensors, valves, pumps, motors, and more through human-machine interface (HMI) software
  • Record events into a log file

Need help with your MES solution design?

“It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” ― Clay Shirky

Are you suffering from data overload? MES is a way of leveraging data to empower your business, however, users of manufacturing systems can quickly feel overwhelmed by the floods of information available to them. We filter the data to what is relevant to the particular user, turning your MES data into actionable insights allowing you to make smarter decisions which results in:

  • Reduced Downtime
  • Increased Productivity
  • Higher Efficiency

ISA-101

All of our HMIs are designed to the highest accessibility standards and comply with ISA-101 standards. Prototypes are tested extensively to ensure the HMI is as usable for someone with impaired vision or colour blindness as it is for someone with perfect sight. This ensures that full situational awareness can be achieved for all operators.

Situational Awareness

Having an interface that displays the appropriate information to the operator who requires it and is suited to that operator’s needs is essential. A good interface should be coherent and intuitive. This allows an operator to anticipate key tasks to reduce stress. If an operator can identify irregular situations, the operator can make informed decisions on how to act.

Recipe Management

Recipes provide a means to quickly and accurately change from one product to the next. We know that setting up recipes can be a time consuming process for R&D operators. We look to simplify this process as much as possible by using technology such as barcode scanning and recipe databases.

Actionable Intelligence

Our main goal is to convert the large amounts of data stored on your system into actionable intelligence that can be accessed and interacted with by all users in your facility. By applying ISA-101 standards and creating data visualisations that engage your users we will enable you to get the most value out of the data collected.

Accessibility

All of our HMIs are designed to the highest accessibility standards and comply with ISA-101 standards. Prototypes are tested extensively to ensure the HMI is as usable for someone with impaired vision or colour blindness as it is for someone with perfect sight. This ensures that full situational awareness can be achieved for all operators.

OEE

OEE is the gold standard for measuring manufacturing productivity and is extremely important for reporting on and increasing productivity standards. By visualising OEE across the entire plant,engineering lines and single machines, you can work towards creating an optimal productivity standard across the whole operation.
The benefits

Business Value

Visibility and Reporting

Enable managers to make better informed decisions in relation to processes on their lines.

Shorter Learning Curve

By standardising HMI software throughout a plant, we can decrease the learning curve for new or relocated operators.
The benefits

User Value

Situational Awareness

Our UX design process focuses on what information each individual operator needs in order to make the best decision for the engineering/manufacturing process.

Data Visualisation

We understand that people are largely very visual in the way that they consume information, and that is why we believe that simple and informative data visualisations can result in greater situational awareness and a reduction in process errors.
The benefits

Productivity Value

Accessibility

All of our HMIs are designed to the highest accessibility standards and comply with ISA-101 standards. Prototypes are tested extensively to ensure the HMI is as usable for someone with impaired vision or colour blindness as it is for someone with perfect sight. This ensures that full situational awareness can be achieved for all operators.

Events & Alarm Control

We take environmental factors such as lighting and glare into consideration as well as accessibility factors such as colour blindness when designing Event and Alarm Controls to ensure nothing will be missed and productivity will stay at the desired level.
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