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Krones HMI wins iF Design Award

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation General Controls/Drives iF Design Award Krones Connected HMI

Award recognizes excellent design and user experience for its Connected HMI.

For 65 years now, the iF Design Award has been a globally-recognized trademark when it comes to excellent design and outstanding user experience (UX). And that’s precisely where the Krones Connected HMI proved persuasive in the communication design category.

The HMI—the Human-Machine Interface—is the link between the human operator and the machine, and ensures that both sides can communicate with each other in fractions of a second without any problems. The Krones Connected HMI housing has been specially-tailored to the requirements encountered in the beverage industry, and thanks to a combination of stainless steel and glass meets Krones’ stipulations for a hygienic design.

For the user, the Krones Connected HMI is gaining even more importance as the central point of access to the line’s control system, especially while automation and digitization are being progressed.

An innovative navigational structure renders operator control intuitive, and creates an option for customizing the screen’s contents by setting up dashboards to suit a client’s own particular needs.

The large multi-touch display ensures easy-read user-friendly operator control.

What looks modern also injects a high degree of digitization into the line as a whole: because thanks to open, standardized data interfaces the Krones Connected HMI links up with higher-order IT systems like MES or Share2Act.

The iF Design Award is a coveted accolade for design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design/UX, architecture and interior decorating, and professional concept. The Krones Connected HMI now proved to be persuasive for the jury of 63 international experts in the communication design category, thanks to its intuitive, modern operator interface, its clear user prompting and its innovative navigational concept.

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