Vecoplan has introduced a new panel interface which supports intuitive control of the company’s plastics shredders.
The German company, with headquarters in Bad Marienberg and UK offices in Birmingham, manufactures a series of machines for shredding, conveying and reprocessing plastics and other materials.
Unlike previous versions of the GUI (graphic user interface), the new interface can be used across a variety of devices, including mobile phones and tablets. This supports remote control of the machines, while also allowing access to related machine data.
User experience (UX) was a key driver behind the new design. The human-machine interface offers ‘comfortable and pleasant’ operation.
Many of the operations are selected using icons, which mean that language is taken out of the control equation.
“Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and the ability of our machines to make predictions based on data were the main factors that drove our decision to launch a new user interface for the control panel,” said Daniel Kessler, head of electrical development at Vecoplan AG.
The GUI also offers internet access, which can be used to access machine support or the Vecoplan site to order spare parts.