Gregory Bouchery, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:07:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Even more practical tips for enhanced ergonomics and design for operator interfaces https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2019/07/24/even-more-practical-tips-for-enhanced-ergonomics-and-design-for-operator-interfaces/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:00:48 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=57806 This article is the last one in a series dedicated to ergonomics of operator interfaces. If you are curious about the reasons why ergonomics is important for your machines or... Read more »

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More practical tips for enhanced ergonomics and design for operator interfaces https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2019/07/10/more-practical-tips-for-enhanced-ergonomics-and-design-for-operator-interfaces/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2019/07/10/more-practical-tips-for-enhanced-ergonomics-and-design-for-operator-interfaces/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:00:04 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=57789 Last fall, we upgraded our office to have more ergonomic desks. As a direct consequence, I’m now having a new bigger screen, as well as an ergonomic mouse, in addition... Read more »

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Practical tips for enhanced ergonomics and design for operator interfaces https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2019/06/26/practical-tips-for-enhanced-ergonomics-and-design-for-operator-interfaces/ Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:19:44 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=56573 I’ve began my professional life if Japan and one memory from that early time is that each day on the work floor of the factory would begin with warm-up exercises.... Read more »

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Save installation time: round holes are not only for pushbuttons https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2019/04/15/save-installation-time-round-holes-are-not-only-for-pushbuttons/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:02:56 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=56179 If you have ever mounted manually a panel or if you are regularly doing some handicraft at home, you do know that creating a square cut-out with a jigsaw is... Read more »

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Plastic or Metal: What’s Driving the Choice of Pushbutton Materials? https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/11/01/plastic-or-metal-whats-driving-the-choice-of-pushbutton-materials/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:30:21 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=52062 Did you ever have trouble when choosing from restaurant menu, should I have the sumptuous meat or rather the so-nicely flavored fish? When looking at your typical pushbutton catalog, we... Read more »

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How to get on the road to Smart Machines: The ABC’s of control interface ergonomics https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/10/11/how-to-get-on-the-road-to-smart-machines-the-abcs-of-control-interface-ergonomics/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:26:30 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=52048 Nowadays, most computers use a mouse that have 2 clicking buttons and a middle scroll wheel, unless you are a hardcore gamer. The differentiation of the middle actuator is clearly... Read more »

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Do you Speak Robustness-ish? Pushbuttons for Food and Beverage Applications! https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/05/31/do-you-speak-robustness-ish-pushbuttons-for-food-and-beverage-applications/ Thu, 31 May 2018 22:13:24 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=48618 Food and beverage applications are covering a wide range of environments that present challenges to electro-mechanical products, especially for the pushbuttons which are located on the external side of the... Read more »

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Machine Aesthetics : A Simple Guide to Pushbutton Fashion! https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/04/30/machine-aesthetics-a-simple-guide-to-pushbutton-fashion/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:27:08 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=47301 In previous articles, I’ve talk about the importance of aesthetics for the control interfaces of machines, how a pleasant to see control interface could ease your sales talk by providing... Read more »

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The Truth Behind the Colors of Pushbuttons https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/04/18/the-truth-behind-the-colors-of-pushbuttons/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:07:31 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=47288 While preparing the launch of our new pushbuttons, our communication expert came up with the above picture, which I believe would not be out of place in a modern art... Read more »

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The ABC’s of Emergency Stop Buttons…A Simple Concept that can get Really Complicated https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/04/06/the-abcs-of-emergency-stop-buttonsa-simple-concept-that-can-get-really-complicated/ Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:49:32 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=47269 The IEC 60947-5-5 & ISO 13-850 which define the specifications of emergency stop buttons are regularly evolving to stay up-to-date with Safety needs. It’s often easy to get lost in... Read more »

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Do you Speak Robustness-ish? IP Protection Levels https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2018/01/24/speak-robustness-ish-ip-protection-levels/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:31:37 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=44542 The Ingress Protection , a.k.a. IP level, is often mentioned as a key criteria for robustness, especially for pushbuttons. However, a lot of misconceptions are shared and some manufacturers are... Read more »

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How to get on the road to Smart Machines: The ABC’s of Alarm Management https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/12/07/get-road-smart-machines-abcs-alarm-management/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/12/07/get-road-smart-machines-abcs-alarm-management/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:48:06 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=43726 In an ideal world, a machine such as a coffee maker would typically only need to be programmed to manage the main functions of start, stop and make the coffee. ... Read more »

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