Operator Panels, also referred to as human machine interfaces (HMI), allow interaction between human operators and industrial control systems such as programmable logic controllers (PLC). Components can range from text panels with keypads to highly customizable graphical displays with touch screens. The interface is designed to provide operators with the ability to monitor critical process variables and input commands to query or modify the behavior of the machinery under control. Industrial operator panels are ruggedized for use in harsh environments.
ASG can offer IEC and NEMA push buttons, toggle switches, pendant stations, indicator lights, assembled operator stations, and operator station enclosures. Audible and visual signaling devices include horns, loudspeakers, beacons, strobes, panel light bars and tower stack lights. They help to reduce downtime by signaling breakdowns and material shortages as well as alert operators of hazards.