Human Machine Interface


TII’s Human Machine Interface training module is an industrial-based HMI system featuring Allen-Bradley’s PanelView Plus. This trainer allows students to rapidly develop competence in operating, programming, and interfacing a real world industrial HMI system. Allen-Bradley’s software lets the user customize system views specific to application needs, enabling a flexible learning experience that is relevant for today’s industrial employers. Create system simulation movements or select from a large variety of commonly used industrial control graphics from the system’s library.

Our training system is accompanied by an instructor’s guide as well as a student manual. This manual is a comprehensive student resource, featuring detailed laboratory exercises and testing materials. The curriculum begins with basic displays and object drawing, quickly moving to Ethernet communications, data collection, and industrial applications. Each lesson builds upon the last, allowing the student to work towards more complex instruction.

  • 10 inch colored touchscreen display
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Trending / Logging: Plot or log time-based data
  • Expressions: modify data based on conditions using logic or mathematical expressions
  • FactoryTalk programming software to communicate to PLCs, machines and other external devices


Workstation Specifications:

  • Installed in a 16-gauge fabricated steel “wedge shaped” cabinet
  • Components are mounted on a 16-gauge brushed stainless steel panel
  • All features of the panel are silkscreened for easy identification
  • The workstation is mounted into the cabinet for convenient interfacing with other trainers
  • Power-on toggle switch with light indicator
  • One amp system fuse protection

Panel Components:

  • PanelView Plus 10 inch display screen
  • Ethernet Connector (side located)
  • Emergency Stop Switch: red colored, mushroom top, normally closed push button switch with twist release disengagement and yellow colored panel-mounted decal backing
  • Start Switch: green colored, normally open push button switch
  • Stop Switch: red colored, normally closed push button switch
  • Two-colored Stack Light: red and green
  • Three-Position Selector Switch: black colored, on-off-(on) – latched on, latched off, momentary on
  • Interface Terminal: series of banana jacks for electrical I/O interfacing of switches and lights

Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus Specifications:

  • Display Screen:
    • 10 inch screen size

    • Touch activated

    • Color active matrix (TFT)

    • Resolution: 640 x 480

    • 18-bit color graphics

    • Real-time battery-backed clock

  • Capacity: 25 displays; 200 alarm messages
  • Communications:
    • One Ethernet port

    • One RS-232 port

    • Two USB ports

  • Programming: FactoryTalk View ME Software
  • Certification: U.L. Listed / CSA Approved

Factory Talk Software:

  • 64-bit Windows-based
  • Offline/online programming
  • Graphical I/O configuration with pre-built visualization component library
  • Program reporting and documentation
  • Alarming, data logging, trending capability
  • Automatic instruction addressing, block transfer placement, and tag generation
  • Scalability across multiple application platforms
  • Ethernet communications



56 East End Drive
Gilberts, IL 60136
800.451.2169 Toll Free
847.428.3085 International
847.428.3286 Fax

TII Technical Education Systems (TII) is incorporating the the newest technology with an extensive curriculum for academic success, preparing students for today’s modern employers. TII’s broad product line offers instruction in each of the major areas of technology skills training used in industrial systems today: Technology Fundamentals, Advanced Systems, and Integrated Automation.

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56 East End Drive
Gilberts, IL 60136
800.451.2169 Toll Free
847.428.3085 International
847.428.3286 Fax