ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Marquardt now brings even more convenience to a wide range of household appliances. The mechatronics specialist has developed the ‘Knob HMI’, an intuitive intelligent rotary pushbutton with an integrated display that can be used to seamlessly control many applications – whether washing machine or tumble dryer, the stove or oven, the refrigerator or the dishwasher, the central heating or bathroom temperature control, or any other household appliance. The modular design is also fully customizable based on individual adaptations and requests. What makes the Knob HMI everything possible is the unique concept of the application: an efficient combination of hardware and software for control, visualization and a familiar feel.
Everything under control at a glance
Numerous studies in haptics research that have examined the advantages of rotary controls over touch screens have found that people prefer to use rotary pushbuttons, as long as they don’t have to think too much. long and too seriously in their use. This is because the sense of touch is firmly embedded in the human subconscious. Therefore, a product that is both aesthetic and pleasant does not take long to seduce users.
The design of the Knob HMI is based on these findings, as well as on the expertise that the mechatronics specialists at Marquardt have developed over many years. The button’s modular technology platform provides customizable graphical displays or additional action information on the button’s TFT or LCD segment display. Everything is possible from simple temperature display and control to complex all-in-one solutions for controlling multiple devices, such as ranges and ovens.
Integrating the rugged Knob HMI into various home applications is extremely easy. All it takes is a 5 V power supply to serve as the data interface to the device – and the manufacturer’s decision as to whether the Knob HMI should be screwed on, clipped in, integrated into the control panel, or even connected as a as detachable solution using a magnetic surface.
The design of the Knob HMI is a singular and closed unit. In other words, it is a specialized, out-of-the-box solution for specific tasks. The advantage is that the manufacturer has a modular and secure application that provides its customers with an instantly recognizable premium user experience.
Marquardt, a family business founded in 1925 and headquartered in Rietheim-Weilheim, Germany with offices in Rochester Hills, Michigan and Cazenovia, NY, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems . The mechatronics expert’s products are used by many well-known customers in the automotive industry and include operating components, vehicle access, driving authorization systems and battery management systems. The company’s systems are also used in home appliances, industrial applications and power tools. The Marquardt group employs around 10,600 people worldwide at 20 sites on four continents. The company generated sales of 1.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2020. Each year, Marquardt invests around ten percent of its revenues in research and development.
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