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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New! UniLogic Version 1.19

This major release of UniLogic, the programming software for UniStream programmable controllers, introduces Multi-Touch HMI screen technology, familiar to us all from the world of cell phones and tablets. Our new UniStream model, the USP-104M10-PLC, supports a range of gestures such as “Swipe” Navigation, Press, Press & Hold,  Double-Tap, Press & Tap and more.   Use these to boost your client’s user experience, as well as Two-Hand Operation to increase the operational safety o

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Now with SQL: UniLogic 1.18.37 • U90 Ladder 6.6.24 + New Jazz

The R&D gurus at Unitronics headquarters have been hard at work - and so, we present you with: >drum roll<    UniLogic 1.18.37  >drum roll< Here are a few version highlights: SQL Connectivity: Highly convenient and easy to use, UniLogic enables programmers to build SQL Queries and execute them via Ladder functions, including data transfer data between UniStream’s Data Tables and remote SQL databases.    HMI Custom Controls: A programmer can create an

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

 

New Products, Awards, Media Highlights, MVPs - The 2015 Roundup!

2015 was a great year for Unitronics.   We introduced products to round out our existing lines: UniStream, Vision, and Samba. We also leveraged the UniStream platform with powerful new features such as EtherNet/IP communications and a full Alarms system.   This was also a great year for the Unitronics community. Check out some cool statistics for 2015: We welcomed over 9,000 new members to our user forum… …who made 2,300 posts in 571 467 new topics… …that were viewed 163,419 times!

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

 

Beer! New Application Story - Vision 1040

Hi people! This is a great application story, because it combines two of my favorite things--the Vision1040 HMI + PLC controller and BEER! Twisted Vine Brewery Achieves Consistent Control with Unitronics Vision1040 Twisted Vine Brewery creates unique, hand-crafted beers in the picturesque hills of St. Charles, Iowa. Beer is a labor of love at this three-man operation, where they are dedicated to both the art and science of brewing. The team at Twisted Vine needed a control system that

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

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

 

**New*** Application Stories!

We've had some new Application Stories submitted recently. I'm posting two stories and a video here--visit our site to see them all! If you are interested in submitting your story, contact us at Usa.sales@unitronics.com for details. Story 1 - Waterplay® Aquatic Play Pad Uses V130-33-R34 to Bring New Life to Communities Waterplay® Solutions Corp. provides premium aquatic recreational features world-wide. They needed a PLC with a built in HMI that could meet their specific programming and spac

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

 

End of Year Roundup—plus ‘Top UniGurus 2014’ Shout-out!

This past year, 2014, was a stellar year for Unitronics. Not only did we introduce products to round out existing lines, we launched a brand-new line of PLC + HMI touch-screen controllers, Samba. Samba, with its beautiful display, on-board I/Os , fine feature range, and highly competitive price was snapped up by small machine manufacturers, showing impressive sales volumes from day 1. In addition to the great market response, our Samba was nominated for—and won—the prestigious Engineers’ Choic

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

 

NEW!!! UniLogic 1.12.20

All-in-One HMI + PLC programming software, UniLogic™ version 1.12.20, introduces features and enhancements that extend the application reach of UniStream™, Unitronics’ award-winning All-in-One HMI + PLC controller. Machine builders can now display streaming video via an Ethernet networked camera using the RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol, enabling users to easily integrate a network camera and display its video stream output on the elegant UniStream HMI panel. SNMP (Simple Network Manage

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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