Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Components, Functions & Examples


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Which of the following best defines a human-machine interface?

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1. Which of the following components found in human-machine interfaces allows for an electrical circuit to be toggled on or off?

2. Which of the following is true of switches and keypads used in industrial systems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessments can measure your knowledge of the human-machine interfaces used in industrial networks. You will be quizzed on various items used for HMI.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Definition of a Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • HMI component for controlling electrical circuits
  • A characteristic of industrial HMI components
  • Component used for industrial system information exchange
  • An HMI function used in the food processing industry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related HMI lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding HMIs and apply it to industrial networks
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as switches and keypads

Additional Learning

To learn more about industrial network HMIs, review the accompanying lesson called Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Components, Functions & Examples. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Robustness of interface components
  • Physical interaction with system information
  • HMI application in the water treatment industry