By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0Download our webinar:
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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.
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
FROM ANYWHERE, AT ANYTIME
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!
By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0We 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 0One 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 •
• ALL-IN-ONE PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE •
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 0Hey 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 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!