EAO White Paper Delivers Technical Insight on Selecting HMI Components
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EAO Switch Corp.
98 Washington St., P. O. Box 552
Milford, CT, 06460
Press release date: July 21, 2010
Milford, CT - EAO Switch Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components and Systems, has released a white paper on selecting the right HMI Components. This white paper entitled "Key Components Enhance the Human Machine Interface" offers an overview of the design basics of these electromechanical components devices and indicators as an important first step to incorporating them in control systems. Applications include industrial, transportation, telecommunications, audio/video, public access/security, and lifting/moving applications.
A major section of the article addresses how designers select HMI components based on functional needs, electrical and mechanical performance, ergonomic design considerations, environmental requirements, and production realities. The article takes a close look at switch design: how switches work, their electrical and mechanical capabilities, design principles that contribute to performance, and international standards, codes, and approvals.
Specific components addressed include electromechanical devices for making and breaking electrical contact (such as switches and joysticks); data-communicating devices (such as keypads and keyboards); indicators and alarms (as well as displays) that indicate the state of a system.
EAO is a technology leader in Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components and Systems. Founded more than 60 years ago in Olten, Switzerland, EAO is a global manufacturer of a full line of HMI Components including switches, keypads, keyboards, as well as complete HMI Systems. For more information, visit our web site at www.eao.com or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.