Mike Lennon

Five Improvements You Can Make by Incorporating Situational Awareness Concepts in Your HMI

In your plant, there are likely a variety of efforts and systems in place to increase process uptime and improve product quality. However, the human machine interface (HMI), is often overlooked in continuous improvement efforts, even though it provides the critical window into the process upon which operators rely to make decisions on a daily basis. Too often organizations treat HMIs as if they are set in stone and cannot be changed without a major, and costly, system overhaul.

Optimizing Plant Operations with Situationally Aware HMIs

Since PCs were first used to display operator interfaces on the plant floor in the early 1990s,...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Control System Modernization Plan

Alarm alerts are flashing across you operator’s screen as the production line comes to a halt...

Saying Goodbye To Your Favorite Control System

If you are like me, you loved your first car. Nothing since has felt so solid. So reliable. You...