Project Description

Fecken-Kirfel: HMI optimization with WebIQ

Fecken-Kirfel, the pioneers of cutting technology for flexible foam, compact plastics, hard foam and cork, have taken on a new challenge. The reliability and cost-effectiveness of the machines are undisputed, but the appearance and functionality of the HMIs used no longer fulfilled the company’s requirements. And so the HMI of the cutting machines came into focus.

Fecken-Kirfel requested Smart HMI in the development of a trend-setting, graphically high-quality Web HMI. It was clear from the beginning: the development of the HMI has to stay in Aachen! Our HMI / SCADA Toolbox WebIQ met with enthusiasm and the will to implement the project mainly on its own. Smart HMI had only provided selective support. Although Fecken-Kirfel entered new territory if they started to implement the HMI with web technology, a very short time-to-market could be realized: only a few months passed from the project start up to the roll-out of the new HMI.

What did we do?

  • WebIQ workshops and training on the job of Fecken-Kirfel employees

  • Creation of an initial framework of the HMI as a basis for further development

  • Custom widgets, such as the isometic machine view and tables for visualizing and editing the process data