What is an HMI?

HMI, or Human Machine Interface, is the user interface of a machine that provides a graphics-based visualization of the controls and system monitoring on a piece of equipment.

There are a lot of terms used in our industry for HMI products including membrane switches, keypads, rubber keypads, keyboards, and control panels for example.

Traditionally membrane switches, rubber keypads, and touchscreens are examples of the part of the human machine interface which we can be seen and touched. Today, the key to developing the most reliable and effective HMI solutions involve combining not only those elements, but additional components like displays, LED’s, meters, power supplies, wire harnesses and many other complex items.

Human Machine Interface Product

Epec incorporates and manufactures industry-specific designs for trouble-free, high reliability operation based on years of experience and our library of designs. Everything from devices with stainless steel fronts the food and beverage industry, to the highest reliability aerospace applications requiring precise ESS compliance. We have built user interface products that are required to perform particularly in harsh environments like the medical industry. For medical applications Epec can provide dust-tight and liquid protected devices in the high IP65 protection class.

Human Machine Interface Product

Epec has an engineering focus on generating value-added HMI designs for our customers utilizing an array of industry leading technologies, giving them a powerful competitive advantage within their own markets. As a recognized expert in the design and manufacture of custom precision human machine interface (HMI) solutions we have proven track record of solving customer problems and providing state of the art technical solutions in aerospace, medical, military, commercial, and industrial applications.

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America's Oldest. A History of Innovation.

Over the past 70 years, the electronics manufacturing industry has changed dramatically as the industry continues to adapt to evolving demands and technology. Epec is at the forefront of innovation, with the expertise and agility to move at the speed of today’s businesses. At Epec, the customer comes first, and everything we do must be put through that filter. Whether it is developing e-commerce platforms to make it easier to work with us or creating a new product introduction (NPI) process that helps our customers get to market faster, we must focus on building the new. By doing that every day, and by always making the customer our top priority, we plan on being here for another 70 years and then some.

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