Although the forging industry is at least a century old, today’s forge press HMIs are enhancing production uptime and control. A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or dashboard that connects a person to a machine, or forging system. HMIs are software applications that graphically present information to operators about the state of various processes in a format that looks like the actual machine or display panel. The information can be accessed locally (at the machine) or remotely (within the plant or at an offsite location) via PC, laptop or smartphone. In the forging industry, next-level HMIs are not only enabling operators to see how equipment is functioning but also to anticipate how it should be performing. This is accomplished with dynamic animated models and schematics, live trending, and diagrams.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the