In the fast-paced world of industrial automation, the game is changing, and it’s going mobile. It’s not about cool gadgets; it's about unleashing operator freedom and supercharging efficiency. Russell Weekley, Manger, Automation at Gray Solutions, drops some serious knowledge on this topic in the latest Food Engineering feature, "Deploy Mobile Devices on the Plant Floor to Maximize Operator Efficiency."
The article goes deep into the trenches, dissecting crucial elements like user interface design, alarm handling, and the uncharted territory where artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) collide with the mobile domain.
Weekley highlights the transformative impact of tablet-based HMIs, stating, "We have commonly been deploying HMIs utilizing tablet platforms to enable a mobile workforce with increased plant area control. The mobile technologies allow for fewer devices and more specific location-based securities to be implemented."
Dive headfirst into the future of manufacturing, where operators wield mobile devices like never before. Click here to access the full article and stay ahead of the curve.