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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

 

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

 

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

 

**NEW RELEASE*** The UniStream Control Platform: All-in-One. Modular. Scalable.

Unitronics is proud to introduce the UniStream™ control platform, quality products that are the result of over 20 years of experience in PLC development combined with the strongest trends in automation today. UniStream brings you--and your customers--major benefits: Cut Programming Time by 50% UniLogic™ studio software means you ‘write-it-once’, creating code structures that can be used across projects. Save Time on System Design Easy hardware configuration process, plus effortless commun

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

MVPs 2016! Forum + Youtube roundup

This was an excellent year - a year of growth - for the Unitronics community. We now number over 20,000 members! I can back this up with hard statistics for 2016: We welcomed over 3,000 new members to our user forum… …who made 2,100 posts … in 526 new topic! We all benefit from forum members who devote big blocks of time to helping others. These people put a lot of effort into writing detailed answers to questions and aiding others in trouble-shooting their application

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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=======================================  
 

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
 

From: Multiple Passwords by Bruce L

When multiple password levels are needed, there are only two choices. You can create a Password Entry Button for each password level or use a Numeric Entry and compare the entered password against the password levels in the logic to set the desired levels. However, the negative to using the Numeric Entry for passwords is that the digits that are entered on the screen while the users touches the screen. This can be a BAD problem. Here is a sample program that will draw a black line on the screen

Jas

Jas

 

Control Engineering 2013 - AND THE WINNER IS: V570-57-T20B-J!!!

Unitronics is proud to announce that the V570-57-T20B-J has won the Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Award in the category of Hardware - Integrated HMI Controllers. The general awards page is here: http://www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards/2013/winners.html The V570-57-T20B-J page is here: http://www.controleng.com/index.php?id=95&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=82129

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

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
 

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

 

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

 

Application Story! SCADA, interoperation, and more from Rene Tomingas FIE , Estonia

What do you do if you have an existing system,  different devices running on different protocols...and you've got to implement control, plus hook up via IEC104S to a SCADA...and that is only part of the picture. Well--if you are Rene Tomingas FIE of Estonia, you use Unitronics All-in-One PLC + HMI programmable controllers , models Vision1040 and V570, to get the job done! Read about it here: https://unitronicsplc.com/testemonials-category-carrousel/?category=Power-Energy&tid3170

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

 

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, 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

 

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: 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: 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

 

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' 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

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

 

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
 

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
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