From OEMs to Operators: The Benefits of Real-Time Machine Data

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Introduction The mobile machine and off-highway vehicle industry is undergoing a transformation, thanks to the influx of digital technologies. Among these, real-time machine data has carved out a special place, promising unparalleled efficiency and effectiveness. One question, however, seems to resonate with all stakeholders: “Who benefits the most from these real-time data insights?” Whether you’re an OEM, a technician, a … Read More

From Alerts to AI: The Journey of Machine Troubleshooting with HMI Displays

In the evolving landscape of mobile machinery used in industries like agriculture, construction, oil and gas, and mining, the role of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) displays has been pivotal. These displays are not merely screens; they act as the operator’s primary touchpoint for machine interaction and troubleshooting. Let’s embark on a journey through the past, present, and future of troubleshooting through … Read More

The Evolution of Programming in HMI Displays for Mobile Machinery

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) displays serve as the control centers of various heavy machinery, including agricultural vehicles, construction equipment, and municipal vehicles such as recycling trucks. With advancements in technology, the programming languages that fuel these interfaces have also evolved. This article provides an in-depth exploration of the past, present, and potential future of HMI programming in these critical industries. Then: … Read More

HMI Connectivity Protocols: Then, Now, and What Might be Next

Then: A Look at Earlier Protocols Serial RS232 Serial RS232 was a key protocol in the past, enabling basic communication between devices. Its simplicity, widespread availability, and lower cost made it an attractive option for various industries. Being non-networked, it was often used for point-to-point connections, allowing for direct and simple communication between two devices. Despite its lower data transmission … Read More

Bigger Brighter Future: A Look at HMI Displays in Mobile Machinery and Heavy Equipment

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) displays have long played a pivotal role in various industries, including construction, electric and alternative fuel vehicles, mining, and transit. This article will explore the evolution of HMI displays used in mobile machinery and heavy equipment, focusing on their sizing and format. We’ll break down this progression into three stages: past, present, and future. Past HMI Sizes: … Read More

The Evolution of HMI Display Technology: Past, Present, and Future

The industrial landscape has been continuously evolving, and so too has the technology that drives it. HMI (Human-Machine Interface) Display Technology is a critical component that allows operators to interact with their machinery. In this post, we will delve into the history, the current state, and what the future might hold for display technology in the fields of agriculture, construction, … Read More

STW Technic Introduces New ioBLOC 6 Expansion Module

Looking to decentralize your control system or run out of I/O connections? The ioBLOC 6 Expansion module is here to help. Introducing the ioBLOC 6 Expansion Module July 12, 2022 – Norcross, Georgia – STW Technic, an award-winning provider of electronics and software for automation, digitalization, and electrification of mobile machines, today announced the release of a highly anticipated I/O … Read More