By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0Joe 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!
By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0A SEVEN-year winning streak--our UniStream Multi-touch programmable logic controller is the Grand Winner of the 2018 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards, winning out over 80 finalists spanning more than 25 product categories!
Click here to read all about it!
By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0We are proud to announce the Unitronics' Community MVPs for 2017!
In 2017, the Unitronics Community welcomed over 600 new topics, and over 3,000 new posts. Our MVPs help to make this possible.
These guys have great general expertise in all things control, specific expertise in Unitronics programmable controllers, and a knack for getting to the heart of a problem. All three devote a great deal of time and energy to the community—not only to help forum members, but also as community moderators, helping the forum to run smoothly.
This year's MVPs are:
Joe Tauser, of Joe Tauser & Associates, located in St.Louis, Missouri, USA, http://www.jtauser.com/
Barry Lanier—you know him as Flex727—located in Allen, Texas, USA (near Dallas) firstname.lastname@example.org
The one and only Ausman. On a personal note, I truly value the patience these individuals show in helping forum members pinpoint the source of a problem, the solutions they find—and their humor. A little humor goes a long way!
This year, I'd also like to give an Honorable Mention—a shout-out to Dustin Brewer, of Brewer Electronics, http://www.brewerelectronics.com, known as Hotwires, for his participation in 2017.
In recognition of their fine work, the profiles of our
MVPs will be marked with a new icon for 2017
Thanks, and may all your apps run bug-free in the year 2018!
By i4 Automation in i4 Automation (UK) 0All new customers get a free place on one of our training course's.
Plus we offer the option to "Fast Track" your project with focused training on your application.
2018 schedule is out now on our website. http://www.i4automation.co.uk/training.aspx
By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0We are pleased to present the Unitronics 2017 Roundup!
Read on to learn about some of our proudest achievements in 2017.
2017 was a year in which our tradition of excellence in innovation was recognized by:
- Frost & Sullivan, a major market research and analysis firm. Frost & Sullivan conducted an in-depth review of Unitronics products, specifically our 3 major product series--Samba, Vision, and UniStream--in relation to the dynamic, competitive market that challenges PLC manufacturers. Unitronics was awarded their Best Practices Awards for product innovations.
- Control Engineering, honoring our Samba 7" with an Control Engineers’ Choice Award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. This was the 6th—yes SIXTH—year in a row that Unitronics' programmable controllers have received this prestigious industry award.
We welcomed two major additions to our UniStream line of PLC + HMI programmable controllers:
- UniStream 5" – PLC + HMI + I/O built into one unit
Compact, contemporary, and connected, these bring you bring you all of the power and functionality of UniStream, the same elegant, color-touch HMI panel, and a range of built-in I/O configurations. It is available in two versions: UniStream 5" (B5) and UniStream 5" Pro (B10). Both series support important fieldbus protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet/IP and CANopen, as well as SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS, email, and communications via GSM/GPRS modem.
The Pro version also offers a built-in Webserver, audio jack, video support–and SQL, a plus for OEMs facing Industry 4.0.
- Multi-touch HMI panel
UniStream USP-104-M10 offered our first integrated Multi-Touch panel, enabling gestures such as swipe, double-tap, press & tap, and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure.
The award-winning programming environment for UniStream received an all-new Hardware Configuration upgrade, and a number of added features, including CANopen EDS Import, View, Edit, and new EDS Ladder Functions, powerful MODBUS features: Aperiodic via Ladder, Add Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches. We also included support for MYSQL.
This year, our team participated in major trade shows:
• PPMA Processing & Packaging Machinery Association, in the UK
• SPS IPC Drives in Germany and in Italy
• ATX – the Automation Technology Expo, held in both New York and Toronto
• OTC2017, the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas
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Thanks for reading—may you have a marvelous 2018, and may all your applications run bug-free!