Learn how to design modern Human Machine Interface (HMI) projects within FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition.
In this class, you will learn how to design modern Human Machine Interface (HMI) projects within FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition.
The course will start with basic concepts that cover each tool available in the development studio followed by every step you need to take in order to build and deploy your application. The course will then dive into advanced concepts that will take your projects to the next level, differentiate you from all other developers and make sure that your designs comply with industry best-practices.
The projects included in the class are aimed at testing your knowledge, augment the learning process and give you an opportunity to solve a challenge on your own.
Our focus will be on FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition (ME). We will be utilizing version 11 of the software. However, the same interface should be observed in earlier and later versions.
Note 1: In versions 6 or earlier, you may not have access to all the tools covered in the class.
Note 2: FactoryTalk View Studio Site Edition (SE) design practices will be the same. However, screen transitions, as well as software deployment is different.
When it comes to hardware, we will be using a Panel View 1000 terminal to test our applications. The hardware does not play an important role and we encourage you to design and test your applications within FactoryTalk View Studio and/or other Panel View terminals.
Note 1: Rockwell’s recent HMI terminals are designed in Studio 5000 through an interface that is completely different to FactoryTalk View Studio. Make sure to purchase HMI terminals that will accept FactoryTalk View Studio applications if you plan on practicing on your own.
HMI Development - Static Elements
Mini-Project 1 - Checkers Board Screen Design
HMI Development - Displays & Basic PLC Interface Active Elements
Project 2 - Plant Conveying System Control
I hold an Electrical Engineering bachelors degree and have been in the industry for five years. I enjoy playing with electronics in my spare time and teaching them to a wide audience. I've built circuits, robots, audio/video gadgets, automated equipment and much more.
As a career, I've decided to dedicate myself to the manufacturing industry and automation. I program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Robotics as well as Vision Systems for a living. I enjoy solving manufacturing automation challenges, working with diverse teams and increasing productivity as well as reliability of industrial equipment.