New UI for machine control

ClientREHM Thermal Systems GmbH

IndustryElectronics & photovoltaic

CompletionJuly 2018

ServiceOperating concept, Screen design, Icons, Style guide

The fundamental revision of software also depends on the design of the user interface, the user interface design. BUSSE solved this task in a team with the programming experts from artiso for Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH.

The customer, based in Blaubeuren near Ulm, manufactures production equipment for the electronics and photovoltaic industry, such as soldering systems, drying and coating systems. Rehm supplies the automotive industry as well as companies in medical technology, aerospace, power electronics and military technology. At its headquarters and production site in Blaubeuren, the company coordinates 26 agencies in 24 countries worldwide.

For the new generation of reflow convection soldering systems (VICON VisionX series), Rehm had the software comprehensively updated, including a new graphical user interface including touch screen, which is used to control the machines in the production of printed circuit boards. Numerous production steps and specifications have to be taken into account. A clear structure and prioritization in the design of input and output values for machine monitoring is of paramount importance. 

A style guide was created to accompany the interface, which specifies the colour scheme, fonts, font sizes and dimensions on the screen. Thus it is possible to transfer the interface to other screens.

During the cooperation with our client artiso solutions GmbH we worked in agile processes according to Scrum, which avoid unnecessary development loops in the software development. artiso was responsible for the software development and the operating logic.

With this contract, BUSSE Experience Design has once again proven how important a well-designed user interface design is for a competitive and sustainable product and interface design.


Evamaria Plehn
Projektmanager UI / UX
+49 (0) 7308 811 499 0