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      Welcome to Unitronics' Support Forum! 
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  2. News and Announcements

    1. Latest Release! UniLogic V1.28 introduces Motion: Servos & Motors plus OPC UA server!   (19,308 visits to this link)

      Our latest release launches a major addition to our All-in-One Solution: Motion Control. Our full range of Servos and Motors is easily programmed in UniLogic; the Ladder editor offers PLCopen-compliant MC Function Blocks. In addition, Unitronics supplies you with Ready-made Motion code; this enables you to immediately get moving with your Motion system.

      UniLogic greatly simplifies servo applications by enabling you to:

      • Drag & drop drives and motors into your project: UniLogic automatically defines the correct configuration and automatically sets up communications for you
      •  Add up to 8 Axes, drag & drop actuators; UniLogic automatically converts units
      • Benefit from automatic calculations: UniLogic analyzes the mechanical properties of your selections and recommends safe values
      • Use the Ready-made Motion application to execute movements, such as Point-to-Point, Jog, and Homing--you can open this application and edit as needed to adapt it to your motion requirements
      • Program Motion Control via drag & drop, using industry standard motion Function Blocks (PLCopen)
      • Tune your system using a single parameter
      • Diagnostics: View servo run-time performance via UniLogic’s built-in powerful, high-speed scope

      Another major feature of this release is OPC UA - UniStream controllers can now act as OPC UA servers.
      Click here to see the full list of version changes. 

      Click here to download the latest version of UniLogic.



    2. VisiLogic:9.8.64 - Link to mobile app, Ladder: 2x the Space!   (14,795 visits to this link)

      This major release introduces a number of new features that will boost your productivity, such as wide Ladder nets and dynamic I/O configurations.

      In addition, when you install this version and open it for the first time, a pop-up will allow you to access app store links for Unitronics’ Remote Operator for Mobile app. For the complete rundown, read the version changes at https://unitronicsplc.com/software-visilogic/

    3. New!!! ***** U90 Ladder*****   (9,168 visits to this link)

      U90 Ladder 6.3.0, OS 2.20 B00 supports new Jazz models JZ20-R10, JZ20-R16, and JZ20-R31 in Hardware Configuration. These models are 30x faster than JZ10 models,  have twice the memory,  comprise integral USB programming ports.
      Read the version changes at: https://unitronicsplc.com/software-u90-for-programmable-controllers/

  3. UniStream HMI + PLC Programmable Controllers & UniLogic Software

    1. UniStream: Hardware

      This is the place for all things Hardware: UniStream HMI panels, CPUs, I/O and COM modules

    2. UniLogic Software

      Receive and share information about UniLogic, the application software for the UniStream control platform

    3. UniLogic UDFBs

      Want to share a UDFB? Here's the place!
      NOTE: This page contains files and links to items developed by third parties. Unitronics bears no responsibility for any consequences of accessing and using any third-party items of any kind.

    4. Industry 4.0, IioT, MQTT, OPC UA

      Open discussion on Industry 4.0, IioT, and MQTT

  4. Vision, Samba, Jazz and M90 PLC + HMIs & Software

    1. Vision & Samba PLC + HMI Controllers & VisiLogic Software

      Welcome to the Vision and Samba series forum
      Talk about issues related to the Vision and Samba PLC + HMI series and to VisiLogic software

    2. Jazz, M91 PLCs and U90Ladder

      Talk about issues related to Jazz, M91 PLCs, and the U90Ladder software

  5. Software Utilities

    1. SD Card Suite

      Enhanced Vision OPLCs support SD cards that enable application data to be stored and remotely accessed.
      SD Suite enables you to view and manipulate that data, as well as format cards and perform other tasks.
      Note that SD Cards also enable , complex web-page hosting, and application cloning between OPLCs.

    2. Remote Operator

      Remote Operator enables you to use a PC to view and work with a remote controller's HMI panel.
      You can define any number of controllers, then open multiple sessions to view them simultaneously, while docking or cascading windows according to your preferences.

    3. Remote Access

      Remote Access enables you to use a PC to access remote Vision, M90/91, and Jazz OPLCs.
      Remote Access includes UniDownload Designer, and Operand and Data Tables access.

    4. DataXport and DataXls

      DataXport creates logs of run-time or stored data from Data Tables and operand regions within Unitronics PLCs. DataXport saves the data logs in .ulp format. You can open these data logs using DataXport's companion application, DataXls, and then export the data to Excel files.

    5. UniDownloader

      This tool downloads compressed control applications to local or remote Unitronics controllers. You generate a compressed application from within either U90 Ladder or VisiLogic. Your end user will be able to download the application, but will not be able to view or modify it. The tool can download applications and OS.

    6. UniOPC

      UniOPC Server (Unitronics OPC Server) enables you to read and write data between Unitronics OPLCs and applications that support OPC, such as SCADA programs.

    7. UniDDE

      UniDDE (Unitronics Dynamic Data Exchange) enables you to read and write data between Unitronics OPLCs and applications that support DDE, such as Excel.

  6. Utilities for .net and Visual Studio

    1. Unitronics PCOM Protocol

      Unitronics PCOM Protocol
      This describes the telegrams used to communicate data between PC and OPLC.

    2. COM Object ActiveX .dll

      COM Object ActiveX .dll
      This zip file contains an ActiveX .dll file that can be used to implement SCADA. UnCmDrv1.dll file contains methods and properties for invoking the OPLC, read / write, locally or remotely, implementation examples, and an explanation of accessing Data Tables.

    3. .NET driver

      Unitronics communication driver for .net.

  7. Project Design

    1. ...I have a project...what hardware do I need?

      Ask the Unitronics staff for recommendations regarding controller type, I/O configuration, and communication methods.

  8. User Application Stories

    1. Just finished a great project?

      This is the place to tell us about it!

  9. Tips and Tricks

    1. Best Programming Practices

      Tips from Unitronics gurus

    2. Tips and Tricks

      This is where you can post items of interest that are not covered by other forum sections.

  10. Job Board

    1. Projects seeking Programmers

      If you are in need of a paid programmer to write your Unitronics’ project, post here to look for someone in your area.
      **Disclaimer: Unitronics bears no responsibility. This is just a place for people to find each other**

    2. Programmers seeking Projects

      If you are a Unitronics programming guru looking for projects, post here to look for someone in your area.
      **Disclaimer: Unitronics bears no responsibility. This is just a place for people to find each other**

  11. General Discussion

    1. We're Listening...

      This is the place for general feedback

    2. The Lounge

      Grab your preferred beverage and have a seat. Want to tell a nerdy binary-based joke? Argue the merits of Heinlein vs Spinrad? This is the place.

      Play nicely--NO FLAMING. KEEP IT CLEAN. Enjoy :-)

  • Blog Entries

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Download our webinar: 
      Remotely Access your Unitronics PLC   Control During Crisis
      People, don't miss out!
      Even if you missed attending our webinar, you can still download the recorded webinar – to improve your skills without missing a beat!
      Stay tuned for our upcoming webinars – these are a great way for you to sharpen your skills, learn to work more efficiently, and improve your ability to meet upcoming business challenges
      Click below to download the recording

      Recorded Webinar Content
      Coronavirus Lockdown! You CAN reach your PLCWithout leaving home!
      No matter how perfectly you plan your project, how impeccably you implement automation, you must be prepared for the unexpected:
       System error? Burned out peripheral? Pump jammed?
      Where is the Operator?
       Production order changed, increased, cancelled?
      Where is the Production Manager?
      Remote PLC Access and Control is absolutely vital to you and your customers. 
      How to implement Remote Access using different controller families in order to execute different tasks. Subjects include:
      Controlling and Monitoring your Application from Anywhere
             Learn how to connect to your controller from your mobile or PC via VNC, mobile app, or web-browser.
       Remote Troubleshooting
             Is your machine or application malfunctioning? Your support technicians can connect to it in real time and take immediate action.
       Setting Up a System – Remotely
             Are you a system integrator who needs to set up a machine or system at the customer site? You can access your system and run setup without being physically present.
      Dynamic Recipe Modifications – Off-site
             Do you need to change a production recipe, fast? UniStream’s FTP Server enables you to transfer files to the PLC to modify the recipe and automatically enable the PLC to carry out the task.
      Updating Software – Remotely 
              Are there changes, or have feature been added to your system? You can execute updates remotely via UniLogic, VisiLogic, or the UniDownloader utility depending on your controller family.
      Alerting Your Staff
             You can easily set up notification groups for Managers, Supervisors, Operators, etc, and send alerts to mobile or PC - via SMS, email, mobile app, the cloud via MQTT and more.
      Safeguarding HMI Access
             When your staff accesses a UniStream HMI remotely, you can limit who sees what, and whether they can perform specific action via UAC – User-controlled Access.
      Additional Unitronics Benefits:
      When you use Unitronics, you also benefit from:
      No licensing costs Saving on time and costs Monitor systems globally-  Just like being on site Fewer maintenance visits, better control and improved service to your customers  TAKING ACTION: CONTROL

      Today, more than ever before, you need offsite access, the ability to access your control applications from anywhere, at any time, because in the immortal words of Murphy:
      "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.." 
       Learn Best Remote Access Practices – just click below!

              STAY CONNECTED:

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      We are proud to announce that the UniStream PLC has been awarded the prestigious Engineer’s Choice Award for 2020 in the category of Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs.
      This is the 10th consecutive year that Unitronics has been honored by the Control Engineering community. Our products have received a total of 10 CE awards in the categories of Integrated HMI Controllers, HMI Software, and now, for the first time, in Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs.
      We thank all those who voted for our UniStream PLC in the 2020 awards!
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      One Integrated Solution in Action: New Application Success Stories!

      Motion, Pump Control, Packaging, Breweries! 
      We love seeing the innovative ways that members of the Unitronics community succeed - and we think that you will too!
      And now:  Drum roll!
      Presenting great, new Application Success Stories showcasing Unitronics One Integrated Solution for PLC, HMI, VFD and Servo!
      Motion Control: Unitronics PLCs & Servos Precisely Position Punch Press
       Shriram Automation in Thane, India, created a motion control system for a fast, highly accurate variable hole-punch machine using a UniStream® 7” All-in-One PLC + HMI  paired with two Unitronics AC Servo Drives; the machine can be remotely controlled via any mobile device.
      “Unitronics controllers are the ‘KING’ of all PLCs”.

      Water Features: Pump Control with the UniStream 10.4 PLC + HMI
       Tills Innovations specializes in the design and installation of beautiful custom water features. For a recent large-scale project, Tills selected a UniStream 10.4 PLC + HMI. The powerful, multifunction controller automates multiple pumps, valves and lighting for the feature, while enabling remote monitoring and control via an easy to use interface.
      “I have used PLCs for over 20 years, but since using Unitronics, with their large range of choices, I will not need to look for any other PLC manufacturer for any of our many and varied projects.”

      Control & Automation with Vision™ V700 for Packaging & Bagging Systems
       Packaging control system for animal feed products, both flours and pellets packed in 10 Kg, 25 Kg and 40 Kg using a net-band packing machine. IGCP Engineering, a leading system integration firm in Colombia, specializes in designing and building complete weighing and dosing systems using scale hoppers.
      “Unitronics’ control products enabled our end customer to achieve production goals; the high speed and resolution of the IO-LC1 ensure accuracy in weight measurement—and freely supplied VisiLogic software saved on costs.”

      A Complete Brewery Control System for a Sophisticated Beer Production Process
       SPIN FX in Zabrze, Poland, produces a complete Brewery control system using UniStream® All-in-One PLC + HMI 15.6” and UniStream 10.4” paired with Unitronics VFDs. SPIN FX, an industrial automation firm located in Zabrze, Poland, produces a system that controls all of the components of a Brewery operation including fermentation.
      “Friendly and intuitive software environment makes work with programming simple and comfortable. Thanks to using UniStream 15.6” and UniStream 10” HMI panels best quality of images is provided. Reading the state of processes is easy.”

      Unitronics PLCs & Servos: Servo Made Simple Precision Motion Control in Extruder Application
       Stratasys, trendsetters in the field of 3D printing, chose Servo made Simple: Unitronics’ UniStream® PLC teamed with Unitronics AC Servo Drives and Motors to automate a manual process— Cleaning Extruders.
      “I would like to again mention that this was the first time that I have ever written a control or motion control program - but UniLogic is a great programming platform. The environment for Servo operation and programming is intuitive and easy to use. We were concerned that this project would require a great deal of time – but Unitronics really has made Servo motion simple.”

       • PLC • HMI • I/O • VFD • SERVO •
      Remember – If you have an interesting application, send us the details - We are happy to help you to craft an interesting story!


    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Hey people! Move into the Holiday Season - attend our Motion webinar 
      ★Learn about Servo made Simple: the Unitronics Motion Solution that does the work for you★ 
      ★No motion programming knowledge needed!★
      ★It's FREE! ★
      You've got a choice of dates - click to sign up for the one that suits you best!
      December 18, 2019 11:00AM EST >> http://bit.ly/2D5IGnh December 19, 2019 1:00PM EST >> http://bit.ly/332vxpC  

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Joe Tauser - if you've spent 5 minutes on this forum,  you know Joe as a forum moderator, expert in all things Unitronics. If you have ever asked for help, you have probably benefited from his broad knowledge of control engineering.
      Joe offered some good, cautionary advice for those implementing IoT in their applications that appears in the May edition of Control Engineering, European edition,  in  an article on machine control technology developments, spotlight on IIOT, 
      Click here to see the May issue, the article is on page 33 - I've captured that page below:

      Legacy Applications Wanted!!!!
      **Call for 'Legacy' PLC application stories!**
      Our first generation PLC's are controlling applications decades (!) after their release.
      Do you use Unitronics' first generation PLCs?
      Let us know!
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