The goal of this class is to equip you with the knowledge required to develop your own HMI applications on FactoryTalk View Studio and deploy them into Machine Edition (ME).
We will start by going over the core features of developing HMI applications. These features include connecting to the terminal, setting up communications to a live PLC, developing multiple displays as well as an array of features on top of these displays. The core section will cover absolutely everything you need to know in order to get started building your own stand alone applications.
In the subsequent sections of the class, we will be going over a simple project followed by advanced features of HMI development.
The final section (currently in development) will provide you with a larger project which will leverage the core as well as the advanced features covered in the previous sections.
What are the requirements for the class?
You don't need any hardware or software to follow the lectures, however, it is highly recommended to get some practice before going into an interview (if that's your goal). If that's not possible, I would advise spending some time working with an emulator.
What can I expect from this class?
The main objective of this course is to get you job-ready by the time you finish the last lecture.
You will have a good understanding of what an HMI does, how it does it as well as what the outcomes of those actions are.
You will be comfortable creating basic HMI screen layouts and troubleshoot complex existing ones.
You will have a better understanding of manufacturing systems as a whole.
What is the target audience for the class?
Electrical Engineers looking for a crash course on HMIs.
Electrical Technicians / Electricians looking to expand their knowledge into controls.
Software Engineers who are seeking to learn about controlling hardware.
Manufacturing Operators looking to progress in their career.
Anyone interested in how manufacturing processes are executed.