The packaging industry relies on machine technology for their inline packaging systems, such as molten fillers, liquid filling machines, cappers, wrappers, conveyers, labelers and bar code readers. Industrial HMIs are used to control these machines and maintain production flow. They are typically located on the production floor, easily accessed by the machine operator to ensure that the inline packaging systems are performing effectively and efficiently.
Like manufacturing facilities, packaging and processing facilities utilize industrial machine technology (M2M HMIs) because they are not damaged by the intense movements caused by the machinery and are easily readable and accessible, positioning operators to maximize line performance. Industrial HMIs that are most relevant to the packaging and processing industry are NEMA4X/IP66 compact panel PCs and displays that are easily mounted close to machinery and can be splashed on without issue.