Desktops are so last decade. Human-machine interfaces are among the use cases for tablets on the factory floor, notes Panacea Technologies executive William Aja, pointing out the technology’s ability to improve life-cycle management:
Before you grab your pitchfork as many industry professionals might like to, hear me out. Tablet-controlled factories are becoming a reality, and thin client adoption was the first step.
From our own experience, we launched a tablet-controlled Benchtop Bioreactor that has been received extremely well. Users love it for its nontraditional interface, and we firmly believe you’ll love tablet-based human-machine interfaces (HMIs) too. The idea of tablet-controlled processes will bring skepticism and chuckles, but there are three distinct reasons we believe their adoption rate will increase.