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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
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
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Great Application Story! Generate + Purify Gases with the V350 Programmable Controller

Check it out!!! Errdue, an Italian company that  manufactures equipment for generating and purifying gases on the customer site, wanted to develop a new line of products. They chose our very own Vision350 for the job.  Erredue got the functionality and communication support they needed, in a physically compact device that fit right in--plus, the V350's quality color touchscreen boosts them ahead of their competitors. Read about the application, and check out Engineer Claudio D’Ang

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Did you know...? iOS & Android: Remote Operator for Vision and Samba

Did you know that Unitronics Remote Operator, the mobile app for the Vision™ and Samba™ series, is available--at no cost--from Apple’s App and Google Play stores? Remote Operator application enables you to remotely access your Unitronics controllers using your smartphone and tablet. Via the app, you can view and operate the controller’s HMI —as if you are physically touching the controller. Using Remote Operator you monitor automation processes, press keys and touch HMI objects, change parameter

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Yes!!! UniStream® 5”: PLC+HMI+I/Os Compact. Contemporary. Connected

Let me tell you--this is going to be GREAT!!!! We are proud to introduce an addition to the UniStream family that is going to be a favorite among those of you who enjoy the compactness, the no-hassle approach of the All-in-One Vision series. UniStream 5" is a PLC+HMI+I/Os , with the impressive UniStream user panel built-in, available in a number of I/O configurations, that you program in UniLogic. Below is the official release document--you can access specs, etc, over here. UniS

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

New VisiLogic Version 9.8.64

This major release introduces a number of new features that will boost your productivity, such as wide Ladder nets and dynamic I/O configurations. You can download it from here: https://unitronicsplc.com/software-visilogic/ 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. Features                                                                                

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Webinar: SQL- another piece of the Smart Factory puzzle

So. You may be smack in the middle of your first Smart Factory project...or you may be wondering what all the hype is about..or, you may be looking around for a brand of programmable controllers that will talk to an ERP SQL database. No matter what your particular scenario is, we invite you to attend our webinar to learn how easy it is to communicate data via SQL, from the production floor up to management levels using Unitronics  All-in-One PLC + HMI controllers. To sign up, click here

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Cool Application Story!!!

We've had some nice application stories recently Here's a cool one about  timber drying kilns that require reliable, automatic temperature control - and implement it with Unitronics Vision350 PLC+HMI controllers  Read about  the Timbersoft Kiln Drying application  here.

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Frost & Sullivan’s Product Line Strategy Leadership Award!!

We are truly proud to announce that Frost & Sullivan, a major market research and analysis firm, has honored Unitronic's with the Best Practices Awards for 2016. The prestigious award for Global Advanced PLC Product Line Strategy Leadership was given after 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 chal

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

SQL - Adding a Piece to the 4.0 Puzzle (webinar)

We invite you to take part in our webinar: SQL - Adding a Piece to the Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory Puzzle. UniStream PLC + HMI controllers support MS SQL and My SQL, server and can connect to SQL databases. This enables you to set up UniLogic to communicate SQL data  ERP/MRP servers - sign up to learn how!

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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