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YouTube! How-to Videos for Unitronics Controllers

Have you checked out our YouTube channel recently? We posted these new UniLogic how-to videos: Our channel, UnitronicsWebinars, offers videos and recorded webinars on a variety of subjects. These playlists may be helpful to some of you: These are short videos, just a few minutes long. Each simple how-to shows how to accomplish a single task, such as displaying Chinese on the HMI screen. These are 'tech tidbits' for UniStream and UniLogic. Happy viewing!

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

 

Welcome to the Unitronics Support Blog!!

Welcome to the new Unitronics Support Forum!Our new forum offers a number of features that were not available in the old forum.There are Blogs that are written by Unitronics Distributors and Power Users, a Gallery that enables you to upload and link to pictures relevant to forum discussions. Our Support Team will publish interesting Sample Applications in the Downloads section. The Calendar will track events such as Unitronics training sessions and exhibitions. We also have a feature that was so
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=======================================  
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.
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Unitronics Distributors Conference Report

Unitronics Distributors Conferences: Networking for Mutual Benefit in the Industrial Automation Sector This year, the Unitronics’ Marketing Department is holding two separate conferences, one for our global partners and another for Unitronics USA. Mixing business with pleasure, swapping stories from the field and technical tips, conferences are fun—and of great practical benefit for all. The first, the Unitronics’ Global Distributors Conference was a resounding success. It was held in Paris,

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Unitronics Developers' Market: 3rd-Party Apps & Images from our User Community

With millions of products installed worldwide, hundreds of thousands of installations, and a vibrant user forum, we decided that establishing a Developers' Market would be a highly effective way to enable individual users to impact the Unitronics' community. To purchase applications such as Virtual PLC Simulator for PC, UniGo SCADA for Android mobile, or marvelous graphics for HMI applications, you simply create a secure account in our on-line store located at http://www.plc-apps.com. If you a

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

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
 

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

 

UniStream Modular HMI + PLC Controllers: the Latest and Greatest!

Here is a quick recap of the latest and greatest updates to our UniStream controller line. We’ve rounded out the HMI panel offerings with a big, beautiful 15.6” screen, added ‘wide’ I/O modules, and boosted your potential application range with a new thermocouple I/O module. There are some incredibly cool features now available: a powerful, embedded Web Server together with a drag & drop web page editor, CAN Layer 2, UniCAN, a built-in CANbus sniffer, and a UniBACnet Configurator. UniLog

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

UniStream and UniLogic--New Training Video

Just a quick post to remind you of the UniStream and UniLogic training videos. The newest addition is Languages--invest less than 5 minutes of your viewing time, learn you how to enable your users to switch the HMI display language by touching an HMI screen element.

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

UniLogic Tech Tidbits - the Movie!

If you haven't checked out the Unitronics Youtube for awhile, you may want to check out our UniLogic Tech Tidbits Playlist. The most recent Tidbit shows you how to create your own, reusable HMI Custom Controls. After you create a control, you can drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects as .uluce files, or add it to the Library.  You can also define tags that are local to a specific Custom Control, these tags will be exported/imported along with the con

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

 

Samba on Stage! Starring the PLC + HMI that runs the show :-)

New Application Story **** Starring Samba in the role of theater grip! **** People--high cool factor here ------------------------------------------------------ Compact, Cost-Effective Samba PLC+HMI Opens Creative Avenues for Local Theater! “Motion Control with Unitronics PLCs has allowed us the freedom to reach for new heights of visceral creativity while expanding our technical innovation in a fast and cost-effective manner”. Summary: The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey p

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Samba 7":- Control Engineering 2017 Award!

Six year winning streak! We are very proud to announce that Samba 7"   joins the ranks of Unitronics’ products that have been honored by Control Engineers’ Choice Award.  Samba won the award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. Read more about it here.    

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Samba - featured in CAN Newsletter Online

I am proud to report that our new Samba controller was reviewed in the CAN Newsletter!!!! Here is the article: http://www.can-newsletter.org/hardware/host-interfaces/140617_palm-sized-all-in-one-device_unitronics/ Palm-sized all-in-one device Published 2014-06-17 The Samba 3,5-inch touchscreen with an integrated programmable logic controller (PLC) by Unitronics (Israel) supports CANopen and J1939. It measures 109 mm x 114,1 mm x 59,6 mm and weighs 205 g. The all-in-one device supports up t

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Roadmap 2017! Roundup 2016!

Hello - welcome back! The holidays are over, the New Year is here. Here at Unitronics headquarters, we are at work, setting up our development Road Map for 2017. As Unitronics users, you know that we pride ourselves on listening to our user community. And so, we ask you: What would you like Unitronics to develop in 2017? You can post suggestions to this blog, PM me, or email me at cara.levy@unitronics.com. Here is a summary of Unitronics major developments in 2016, many

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

Retrofit Article Featuring SAMBA - IEN Magazine

Last month, I blogged about recent Application Stories. One was a retrofit application - a rice-filling machine - done by Imapsa Automation of Guatemala and Honduras. The story was picked up by IEN. You can find it featured on page 22. Hat-tip to Ober Yela (HighTech on the forum) for collaborating on the application story with us! Remember, guys - if you have an interesting application, we'd love to hear about it http://digital.ien.eu/digitalMagazine?issue_id=573 Imapsa also posted sh

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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