INVESTIGATION ON THE OPTIMAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE OF AUTOMATIC LATHES
This investigation examines indicators and controls with regard to their arrangement and their relation to a process and whose use by different operators is related to a complex sequence of operations. As an example, the human-machine interface of a modern automatic lathe was chosen to determine its optimal arrangement. By means of the criterion time an objective evaluation and selection of interface arrangement variants for different operators was carried out. The underlying modelling of the sequence of operations in the Petrinet representation considers central aspects of the human-machine-interaction. Exact data regarding the time needed by the operation variants could be provided by transmitting Methods Time Measurement time standards.