User Centric Design
Ease Of Use - Scientifically Accomplished
To achieve optimal Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), the human element cannot be overlooked.
Making machine operation and maintenance easy to learn, fast to perform and free of operator errors requires dedicated attention to users and their individual challenges. Pearson’s User Centric Design team exclusively focuses on identifying specific user needs and obstacles, developing solutions and validating them. Standard on most of our equipment, our user optimized graphical and mechanical machine interface assists operators and technicians to independently and efficiently operate and maintain the equipment.
- Opens up labor pool to a broader range of skill and experience levels
- Reduces user time dedicated to any particular machine
- Enables new users to be independent faster
- Improves changeover and fault-recovery speed
- Promotes equipment maintenance and extended machine life
Standardized HMI screen format and terminology facilitates faster learning and increased comprehension of task descriptions and screen functionality.
Reduced screen count, streamlined content and interactive maps increase intuitive exploration and learning of HMI functionalities.
Reduced Lang. Barriers
The use of symbols and images minimizes language barriers and helps operators to quickly recognize screen functions.
New Recipe Adjustments
The changeover sequence along with configuration settings automatically adjusts when a new recipe is selected.
An interactive map and concise step-by-step instructions with photos guide the operator through each changeover point and recipe.
Numbered and easily accessible changeover points including scales, pointers and counters assist operators in accurately selecting set-points.
Alarms and Messages
Machine alarms and messages are clearly shown on the HMI Home screen. If present, tapping the red icon leads the operator to fault recovery instructions.
Pearson-recommended preventive maintenance program sends alerts and provides directions at pre-set intervals for inspect/clean/lubricate procedures.
Preventive maintenance tasks and intervals can be easily customized to plant specific needs.
This troubleshooting capability allows manual control over individual air cylinders and vacuum sections to proactively identify component issues.
The Sensor Map shows the location and status of all photo eyes and proximity switches. Descriptions summarize machine functions being monitored at each location.
“A lot of our operators speak English as a second language. The maps, pictures and icons help them a lot. Since having the new machines with the UCD, we have seen less requests for support on individual tasks. The operators are much more self-sufficient.”
“During peak season we have to hire lots of additional personnel. The Pearson HMI has helped us cut down on the training time.”
“The reason we went with Pearson was because of the user interface. We were really impressed how easy it was to navigate. We also liked the maintenance alerts and ability to track if the tasks have been completed. Having our operators do simple clean and inspect jobs will free up quite a bit of time for our maintenance team.”
Become part of our User Centric development process. Report your experience with our machines and specific user challenges! Participate in our user studies and interviews, either at your location or ours.
Request A Demonstration
Although User Centric Design features include both machine and HMI improvements, the graphical user-interface is undoubtedly at the heart of the UCD program. Contact us to request a demonstration of our newest enhancements!