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Barry-Wehmiller's PCMC launches Smart TOUCH HMI new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines

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Barry-Wehmiller's PCMC launches Smart TOUCH HMI new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines

April 28, 2020 - 02:52
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GREEN BAY, WI, April 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has launched Smart TOUCH HMI, a new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines.

Following high-performance design principles, PCMC’s Smart TOUCH HMI offers users a clean, modern interface and enhanced help features. The smart analytic capabilities are aimed at providing customer insights to improve overall equipment effectiveness. The Smart TOUCH HMI works much like today’s mobile devices with swipe functionality, enabling a short learning curve and increased productivity.

“We designed our new HMI with operators in mind,” said Jason Hilsberg, PCMC Tissue Sales Director. “PCMC is always working to improve the capabilities and features of our machines for our customers, and more specifically, to enhance the experience of the operators. With simplified controls and navigation, robust help functions and easy recipe management, this new design will provide operators with a more efficient process to keep tissue operations running quickly and smoothly.”

PCMC’s Smart TOUCH HMI also delivers industry 4.0 tools, with optional IoT connectivity, including cloud-based dashboards, production data storage and change logs that provide insights to ramp up production levels.


Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses and laser anilox cleaners, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.