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UniStream: rising to the COVID-19 Challenge

Hi people, In the here and now, engineers save lives. Medicavent rose to the challenge of COVID-19—ventilators. They did it using a UniStream Built-in, model US7-B10-TA30l. As they tell it: > Our team, composed of aeronautic, mechanical and systems engineers, whose day jobs are working on classified defense contracts, have decided to rise to the occasion, working around the clock and under the radar to develop a semi-professional ventilator. The criteria selected we
 

Loadcell! BACnet IP server! UniLogic Spring 2020 Release!

Hi people! Unitronics Spring 2020 release introduces a powerful feature—UniStream controllers can now function as BACnet IP Servers. Particularly valuable for Unitronics users who are active in Building Automation and Environmental Control, UniStream BACnet Server supports a broad range of Services, Objects, and Tasks—we invite you to activate the trial license to check it out! This new release increases your project reach with: New Ethernet-based URB Components: - I/O Modules: L
NEW!!! UniStream Webinars THIS Week!

NEW!!! UniStream Webinars THIS Week!

Hi Guys! Whether it is newbies wanting to learn more, or power users wanting to see if they can pick up time-saving tips to  boost efficiency--our recent webinars have been very well attended. So, we have added two more to  the series: UniStream Alarms, and UniStream MODbus!   UniStream Alarms Learn how to l to configure Alarms, use the HMI Alarm Widgets, Alarm Structs and more! Tue, May 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EES   UniStream MODBUS Le
Webinars--LOCK-DOWN series!!

Webinars--LOCK-DOWN series!!

Hi people! I wanted to remind you that there is still time to register for our upcoming webinars--and if you missed them, have no fear, we post them all!  To register, or to check out a recording, go here:  https://unitronicsplc.lpages.co/locked-in-learning-webinar-series/#schedule Past Webinars are marked with Recording, Upcoming Webinars are marked with Register.
Webinars! Make good use of LOCK-DOWN time!!

Webinars! Make good use of LOCK-DOWN time!!

Well, people, if your projects are currently on hold--make good use of your time! We are preparing webinars for all levels: whether you are a newbie to Unitronics or a power-user, we will have a webinar for you. Here are some upcoming titles and times=======================================  
Partnering to Combat the Global Medical Ventilator Shortage

Partnering to Combat the Global Medical Ventilator Shortage

People--If you are involved, or want to get involved with one of these projects--let us help!!! (BTW, I spent some time lurking on on of the SLACK forums devoted to this subject--and let me tell you: "Geeks will save us all". Just amazing, the level of collaboration and thinking-out-of-the-box, AMAZING ) On to our official invitation:==================================================================== Partnering to Combat the Global Medical Ventilator
Download our Webinar:Remotely Access your Unitronics PLC =>Control During Crisis

Download our Webinar:Remotely Access your Unitronics PLC =>Control During Crisis

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 recor
Did you know? UniStream PLC - a 2020 Engineer's Choice!

Did you know? UniStream PLC - a 2020 Engineer's Choice!

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 vote
 

New Application Stories: Motion, Pump Control, Packaging, Breweries! 

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
Webinar! Learn Motion  with Servo made Simple!!!

Webinar! Learn Motion with Servo made Simple!!!

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      

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

2020 Engineer's Choice Awards: Vote Unitronics!

2020 Engineer's Choice Awards: Vote Unitronics!

Our UniStream PLC -  a powerful multi-function PLC controller with advanced communication support, built-in I/O configurations, and Virtual HMI – is a finalist for the 2020 Engineer's Choice Awards from the publishers of Control Engineering Magazine. Click here to VOTE FOR US! Once you create an account, you will find the UniStream PLC under the category of Machine and embedded control – PLCs.  Here are some of the details of our finalist: UniStream PLC - Robust PLC C

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

New! Motion by Unitronics - Servo Made Simple - Easy to Set Up, Painless to Program

New! Motion by Unitronics - Servo Made Simple - Easy to Set Up, Painless to Program

It's smooth. It's simple. Our R&D department has created a complete Motion Solution that includes all the hardware you need - AC Drives, Motors, Cables both standard and robotic – all seamlessly supported by Unitronics’ PLCs, HMIs, & VFDs. You can enjoy the simplicity of obtaining all components from a single supplier, plus our efficient Ready-Made Motion code - read on to learn more! New Motion Solution: Servo Made Simple - Easy to Set Up, Painless to Program Unitronics new li

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

UniStream PLC--the PLC with Virtual HMI

Hi people! Our newest product was developed in answer to customers who needed UniStream performance--but who do not require an integrated HMI panel. >drum roll< Meet the UniStream PLC   This unique PLC,  unlike other UniStream controllers, does not have an integrated HMI panel--however,  it supports HMI applications just like any other UniStream. The secret is Virtual HMI. This means that you can mount the controller on a DIN rail in a cabinet, and access it from: any

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

VFDs from Unitronics! One Solution for Control and Automation

VFD, inverter, AC drive - engineers call these adjustable speed drives by different names, but all use them to control motor speed  and torque. Now, you can obtain your VFDs from the same supplier as your PLC + HMI controllers. Unitronics VFDs can be used as a stand-alone product, or as part of a complete All-in-One package with our PLC+HMI controllers: UniStream®, Vision™ and Samba™. This simplifies workflow by enabling you to: Obtain your VFDs, PLC + HMI controllers and related

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Forum Mod. Joe T. in CE - and Wanted: Legacy Apps!

Forum Mod. Joe T. in CE - and Wanted: Legacy Apps!

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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Unitronics' Community MVPs for 2017

We 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 mo

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Unitronics Roundup 2017! Contribute to Roadmap 2018

We are pleased to present the Unitronics 2017 Roundup!  Read on to learn about some of our proudest achievements in 2017. Awards 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 tha

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Application Story: Material Processing Industry

Read about how  Nicolaides & Kountouris Metal Company LLC, manufacturers soundproofing and insulation panels, needed a system to efficiently cut panels to correct dimensions; their old cutting machine was inefficient and required constant operator supervision.  Learn how the UniStream 10.4  PLC+HMI from Unitronics automates their cutting system, boosting it more reliability and efficiency. Access the story here.  

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Application Story: Clean Water via Solar Power, COM via GSM

Here's a great one - Clean drinking water for a remote village—without electricity. Learn how University of Johannesburg’s School of Engineering used Unitronics programmable controllers, a Vision1210 and a Jazz PLC, to accomplish this project and monitor ongoing status locally via the built-in HMI and remotely via GSM modem. Read about it here!  

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Engineer's Choice Award - UniStream is a Finalist!!!

Our very own UniStream 10.4" Multi-touch PLC+HMI is a finalist in Control Engineering's Engineers Choice award for 2018, in the category of Hardware: Integrated HMI Controllers! If you would like to help us maintain our 6-year winning streak (last year won by our Samba 7" HMI + PLC), please go here and place your vote! * Note that CE is using a new platform for this year's voting--you may need to register, a quick and easy process. https://gspplatform.cfemedia.com/pe/productProfile/5984

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Application Story, Pharmaceuticals from Coating Systems International

Coating Systems International  deploys their products worldwide. They needed a low cost, flexible controller for machines with a payload of up to 500 liters., as well as an operator interface that could be easily customized to suit different markets.  UniStream 7" fit the bill--as one engineer noted: “With the use of a base GIF animation file and almost unlimited overlay for conditions such as off, warnings or alarm status, a comprehensive screen can display everything the operator needs to know

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Application Story: UniStream - Eurotech Extrusion Technology

Eurotech had previously used Unitronics Vision series all-in-one PLCs to control their extrusion equipment, but had started using a competitor’s product.  However, they switched back to Unitronics products following the launch of the UniStream line; these modular, all-in-one PLCs offer a flexible, easy to use control platform.  Eurotech uses  UniStream line, 7, 10, and 15" models . Read all about it here:  https://unitronicsplc.com/testemonials-category-carrousel/?category=miscellaneous&

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Application Story: Aqua Interma Engineering - Water Purification Systems

Located in Belgrade,  Aqua Interma Engineering  manufactures and install solutions for drinking water purification and waste water treatment. They select the right-sized PLC + HMI controller, Samba, Jazz or Vision430 to  create applications that dose water with chlorine to eliminate micro-organisms and test the residual levels of chlorine in order to ensure water purity.  Read about it here: https://unitronicsplc.com/testemonials-category-carrousel/?category=waterwaste-water&tid=10833

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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