Our newest product was developed in answer to customers who needed UniStream performance--but who do not require an integrated HMI panel.
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 mobile device that supports VNC
the new UniStream Display (USL)
any UniStream Modular HMI panel (USP)
any UniStream Built-in (on the panels integral to the device)
The UniStream PLC is a line of PLCs with built-in I/Os that may be mounted on a DIN-rail. Unlike other UniStream Controllers, does not include a built-in HMI screen.
This PLC is appropriate for applications that need UniStream power and functionality, but that either do not require an HMI application, or that require a distributed HMI.
All UniStream PLCs support Virtual HMI--they can display HMI screens which you design in UniLogic in exactly the same way as for any other UniStream controller. You can display the HMI screens on:
UniStream Displays (USL), included in this release. UniStream Displays are a series of color touch-screens that support VNC.
UniStream Modular HMI panels (USP)
UniStream Built-in (on the panels integral to the device)
Any device screen that supports VNC
The series is available in three versions: Pro, Standard, and Basic.
When you select your UniStream model in Hardware Configuration, only relevant options are available in UniLogic.
Differences between B10, B5, and B3
I/O Expansion via Uni-I/O
Remote I/O Expansion via Ethernet I/O Adapter (URB)
Up to 8
Add-on COM modules
Up to 8
CSV files: creating/ reading
Saving Data Tables to SD
Sending email attachments
USB device (programming port)
Check out the product page, view installation guides, here.
----------------------------------From our official press release:
The UniStream PLC is based on proven, award-winning UniStream hardware and UniLogic software that enhances your ability to implement all of the control tasks required by your machine or process application.
A multi-function controller that matches a vast range of application requirements, the UniStream PLC provides users with advanced communication support, including Industry 4.0, and introduces a unique concept in Virtual HMIs.
Virtual HMI – A New Approach to Automation
UniStream PLC combines two technologies in one product:
Virtual HMI– As an Industry first, the PLC stores and runs the program logic as well as the HMI user application within the PLC itself. This brings you a unique advantage: you can view and operate your machine, or access your process via any mobile phone, PC, or remote display device.
Controller Hardware – The powerful controller has built-in I/Os that can be expanded to more than 2,000 I/Os, including digital, analog, high-speed and temperature, as well as communication modules supporting Modbus, Ethernet/IP, MQTT, SQL, SNMP, and more.
Along with the UniStream PLC, Unitronics has also released a line of compatible displays, offering customers a full package for varied PLC and HMI requirements.
Award-winning Programming Software
UniStream PLC is backed by UniLogic® all-in-one programming software, which cuts programming time up to 50%, and includes Built-in Trends and Gauges, auto-tuned PID, data sampling, complex data tools, Recipes and more.
UniLogic offers OEMs and System Integrators a faster and easier programming solution as all tasks can be programmed using the same software environment. Users can build the PLC application, design HMI screens, create web pages in multiple languages, and save it all in a library to reuse in other projects.
The best of two worlds: Robust PLC Hardware with Virtual HMI
With its robust hardware and extremely efficient time-saving programming software, the new controller benefits users in multiple ways, simplifying and speeding projects, while offering outstanding configuration versatility.
“Unitronics is well-known for outstanding innovation, and with our new UniStream PLC, we’ve done it again,” says Boaz Karmy, VP Sales and Marketing, at Unitronics. “Richly featured and powerful, yet compactly designed, the UniStream PLC raises the bar by providing unique Virtual HMI features and versatile hardware configuration, using the same programming environment.” –