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  1. How many PID's?

    We are in the process of automating a support portal that is intended to also provide a knowledgebase. I hope that will help!
  2. How many PID's?

    Hi guys! I'm glad I saw this! Selli69, you are entirely right about the PID loops. I just contacted the website team, and told them that the information needs to be added to the product details, and included in the catalog. I have also requested that it be added to the spec sheets, that will take a bit more time. It is not going to be in the Help; most model-specific information is not in the Help, because our documentation team is, indeed, very small , and, since models are added, and features change, I do not want to have outdated information. I wish we had a team the size of Siemens...but, so it goes. Selli69, please feel free to contact me personally about documentation issues--we do try, and very often edit, or make additions, according to user feedback. You can pm me, or write to cara.levy@unitronics.com--as you prefer. oh--and here is the full list: JZ20-R10: 1 Loop JZ20-R16: 1 Loop JZ20-R16HS: 1 Loop JZ20-R31: 1 Loop JZ20-T18: 1 Loop JZ20-T20HS: 1 Loop JZ20-T40: 1 Loop JZ20-T10: 1 Loop JZ20-UA24: 4 Loops JZ20-UN20: 4 Loops --------------------------------------- JZ10-11-R10: 1 Loop JZ10-11-R16: 1 Loop JZ10-11-T10: 1 Loop JZ10-11-T17: 1 Loop JZ10-11-R31: 1 Loop JZ10-11-T40: 1 Loop JZ10-11-PT15: 4 Loops JZ10-11-UA24: 4 Loops JZ10-11-UN20: 4 Loops
  3. Hi Tim! The socket limitation is a hardware one. I believe that a "new V570-compatible ethernet module" might be possible. This sort of thing is generally market-driven; if a number of distributors get requests and passes them on, for example. However, the V700 is a good deal, and the HMI screen is superior...you may want to consider it.
  4. Silly coincidences make me jump!

    DownUnder Gremlins!
  5. Silly coincidences make me jump!

    Happy New Year
  6. Silly coincidences make me jump!

    LOL!!! Aus, they ARE watching you I am jumpy around electricity generally...many, many years ago, during my IDF service, we had an electrical heater stop working, one of those with metal heating spirals. (we used those for more than heating--I could cook a full meal by propping those suckers up and balancing mess tins on them...but I digress) So I found a screwdriver, opened it up, checked to see that everything was attached, tightened connections... Anyway, when I was finished, I plugged it in and was knocked halfway across the room (at least it seemed that far). We have 220 here. Back then, the fuses were wires that you cut to length and screwed into place (these probably have a proper name in English, but I have no idea what it might be ). And people usually used heavy-duty wires instead of the ones you were supposed to, because you'd get sick of the damn things burning out--so I was very lucky. Anyway, although I have no problem fixing things around the house, I call my husband when it comes to anything electrical more complicated than changing a light bulb, or rewiring a lamp...can't make myself touch wires coming out of a wall.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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/59847faee4b0fa3a7242ee95 . https://gspplatform.cfemedia.com/pe/productProfile/59847faee4b0fa3a7242ee95
  10. "Store DTI to File" Ladder function

    Hi guys--Just wanted to note that the Help has been updated, and will be included in the next release.
  11. 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 with little requirement to build up many different screens as has been done in the past, one screen replaces three.” To read about their fascinating implementation, click here.
  12. 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&tid=10406
  13. 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
  14. SSL email support

    Yup. There just isn't any more room in there. Try UniStream. Take a look at the new UniStream 5"
  15. 10,000!!

    AHHH!!!! 10,000th post!!! Now that is quite cool!!!!
  16. 10,000!!

    Right over my head, moving fast!!!! ????
  17. 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
  18. 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’Angelo's rave review of the V350 PLC +HMI here!
  19. 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 values, view Alarms and process value Trends. You can define and access multiple controllers from a single mobile device. We invite you to download the app, give a whirl--here's a link to our handy Quickstart guide to help you hit the ground running: http://www.unitronics.com/Unitronics_Apps/Unitronics_Remote_Operator_AppQuickStart.pdf
  20. 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. UniStream® 5”: PLC+HMI+I/Os Compact. Contemporary. Connected Unitronics’ newly-released UniStream® 5"- a multi-function programmable logic controller in a superbly compact hardware profile: PLC+HMI+I/O built into a single unit. All-in-One, compact PLC + HMI with built-in I/Os fills a niche in the programmable controller market—serving OEMs and system integrator who need space-saving controllers that deliver the functionality to control complex machines, while creating a competitive advantage via a color-touch HMI panel. This All-in-One controller is available in two series: UniStream 5" and UniStream 5" Pro. Both series support SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS, email, and communications via GSM/GPRS modem. The Pro version also offers a built-in Webserver, audio jack, and video support, as well as SQL, a plus for system integrators and OEMs facing Industry 4.0. The Hardware UniStream 5", with its resistive color touch-screen reduces space and wiring requirements, and eliminates the need to set up Panel-PLC communication. Built-in I/O configurations vary according to model, offering digital, analog, high-speed and temperature I/Os. Users can expand the configuration up to 2,048 I/O points. Built-in COM ports include Ethernet, 1 USB host and 1 Mini-B USB device ports; additional add-on ports for serial and CANbus are available. Powerful Programming The rich feature range of UniStream includes auto-tuned PID, data logging, data tables and Recipes, data sampling displayed via built-in Trends and Gauges, Alarms, multi-level passwords, and plug & play communications for CANopen, CAN Layer2, MODBUS, EtherNet/IP, and more. A Re-Use paradigm enables the programmer to build Ladder and C functions, design HMI screens, and create Web pages in multiple languages including Asian languages—then save it all in a Library to reuse in other projects. Another benefit to the bottom line for the OEM and system integrators is Unitronics standard policy of customer care—no hidden costs or tiers. All software, utilities, and support—including membership in Unitronics’ Community Forum—are provided at no additional charge
  21. Nice story here: Bimetec, a company specializing in agricultural solutions, used a Unitronics Vision1210 and a 4.3-inch Samba programmable logic controller for this retrofit project. Read about how they boosted speed and efficiency by clicking here.
  22. 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 of your end-users. Other important features in this release: CANopen: EDS Import, View, Edit, & Ladder Functions UDFB Online: view running values in UDFBs, including local tags MODBUS: Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches Receive SMS: new Ladder Element, plus Authorized Numbers option SQL: supports MySQL Server and an option to communicate via Port or Instance Name *Cyber-Security Update for FTP & VNC All applications using FTP or VNC must now use passwords of 6 to 8 characters that contain upper and lower-case letters and digits. Upgrading older applications with passwords that do not meet these criteria will result in a compilation error. Hardware Configuration New UniStream: Multi-Touch panel Hardware Configuration now offers the USP-104-M10. This multi-touch model offers gestures such as Swipe navigation, and enables you to trigger actions via Press, Long Press, Press & Tap, double-tap and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure. A single screen can contain elements configured to different triggers. This enables you to add a layer of safety to your screens. For example, you can implement a 2-point press (two-handed operation) that requires the user to press the screen in two distinct locations to activate a task. Communications CANopen EDS Import, View, Edit You can now easily import, view, and edit EDS files for CANopen devices, as well as automatically create PDO structs. New EDS Ladder functions EDS functions enable you to initialize the device with values currently in the EDS file, including values that you edit/enter via UniLogic's EDS utility. In your program, use the In Progress bits to condition the functions. Init Node EDS: Initialize a specific node with values edited/entered via the EDS utility. Init All Nodes EDS: Initialize all of the CANopen nodes in your project Restore Node Defaults: If your CANopen device enables this function, which refers to object 1011 in the node's dictionary, you can use this to reset all of the node's addresses to the manufacturer's default values. Heartbeat CANopen Properties now include Enable Heartbeat. Select this to send a heartbeat from the PLC, according to the time interval specified in the parameter Heartbeat time. The time range is 100 (default) to 100000ms (10 seconds). CANopen CPU Stop Mode Switching to Stop Mode will automatically send a reset command to all nodes. MODBUS New: Aperiodic via Ladder, Operation Batches This version offers the ability to create both Periodic and Aperiodic operations, either one at a time or in batches. Most application requirements are met by Periodic operations, which run according to the time intervals you set. However, you now have greater flexibility to: Use simple Periodic Operations to read/write data from/to many sensors, Use an Aperiodic Operation to write a single setpoint as the result of a run-time condition, Use an Aperiodic Operation to turn a group of outputs ON as the result of a run-time condition. Note that you can prevent an individual operation from running via a bit in the operation's Active parameter. Two new MODBUS Ladder Elements, Aperiodic InDirect and Aperiodic InDirect Group to enable you to trigger a single operation, or a group of operations, via your application. Troubleshooting MODBUS You now have new MODBUS troubleshooting options: A new parameter in the Remote Slave's struct, Drops can help you to troubleshoot projects with a large number of sensors, where the entire queue of operations may not be able to run during the scan. A Status field has been added to the MODBUS operation Parameters. This will hold the error codes from the MODBUS protocol itself. Note that it must be reset in your application. Other Communications SMS: Receive SMS + Authorize Numbers Use this new Ladder element to receive an SMS message and store it along with its metadata. You can also block messages from unauthorized numbers by creating an Authorized Numbers list in Modem Configuration. SQL Server Now supports MYSQL, and the option to use either Instance Name, or Port. Message Composer Float values are now supported. EthernetIP The Scanner Node struct now contains the parameter Connection status. This contains the response status of the connection attempt. HMI & Web HMI: FTP Image Widget Use this widget to stream files from an IP camera that uploads images to an FTP server. The images are cached in a folder on the SD card. Buttons the user to display images, clear the image cache, or to save the images currently being displayed. Data Table Widget This version brings added widget features. You can now: Assign Column Width/Visibility to each individual widget Move the focus and highlight a specific row in a data table by writing a value to the property Tag: Selected Row Index When a data table is displayed, touch anywhere within a row to select that row If you assign a Float value to a column, you can determine the location of the decimal point via by right-clicking the column and assigning it HMI and Webpage Editor Redesign Both editors have been redesigned for faster, smoother function, and load screens - even screens with many elements -faster than before. Other added features include "Snap" behavior: Rotation: While rotating, elements will now automatically snap to angles of 90-180° when approaching these angles. To rotate without snapping, first hold down the Alt button on your keypad, then click and begin the rotation. Alignment: Now, the active element is marked by handles. When moving elements, a snap to middle line is displayed. HMI: Live Trend Widget New Live Trend displays a running variable integer value as a curve on a Trend graph. You may define up to 4 curves. Unlike Trends derived from Data Sampling: Live Trend values are not drawn from a Data Sampler. Live Trends do not store any values, log any data, or create any files. They are convenient for tasks such as representing temperature values, where only monitoring is needed and logging is not required. Web: State Machine Button State Machine Button is now available for Web pages as well as HMI display; use the value of a register to display variable text within a button, and to drive multiple Actions via the button. HMI Element: Password A new attribute, Password Length, allows you to enter a number to limit the number of characters, 1-32, that the user can type into the field. Asian Language Support UniStream now supports the WenQuanYi Zen Hei font which supports Chinese, simplified/traditional, and also Korean. HMI Elements: Digital Schedule & Digital Time When checked, a new attribute, Retain AM/PM Space, retains the Placeholder space for AM/PM when H24 (24-hour format) is selected. Usability Boosters UDFBs: Online Values View online/debug values within UDFBs, including local tags, along with a counter 'since last update': simply right-click the Call UDFB function in the Ladder, and select Monitor. Drag Tags: Assign Tags via CTRL + Drag & Drop A new, easy way to assign tags is via CTRL + Drag & Drop. Press and hold down the CTRL keyboard key, click a tag, and then drag and drop it to assign a ladder parameter or an HMI option. You can drag tags from the tag database window, or a tag assigned as a ladder parameter or HMI option. Formula: Drag from Ladder You can now drag any Formula directly from the Solution Explorer, instead of placing a Formula Ladder element via the Ladder Toolbox and linking it to a Formula. Start Online after Download If you download the same project into UniStream, and are connected to the unit, Online mode now begins automatically. You can cancel this behavior via the UniLogic Project tab, by clicking Options and deselecting Start Online after Download. Handy "Find" ptions The Ladder ribbon tab contains two new icons: that enable you to find rungs that are disabled, as well as rungs marked "ToDo:". To mark a rung, enter the text "ToDo:" including the colon. (the text itself is not case-sensitive) The complete list of features, as well as Bug Fixes may be found at https://unitronicsplc.com/Download/Support/UniLogic/UniLogic_Example_Projects.zip
  23. 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 Remote Operator for Mobile The Help menu now offers a link that will access the App store. In addition, the Help topic Remote Operator via Mobile App now contains QR codes that you can scan with your mobile to get the app. Ladder: 2X the Space VisiLogic Ladder nets are now wide, and reach completely across your PC screen - no empty areas. This gives you twice the editing space. Switching I/O Configurations Once you have added I/O Expansion Modules to your project, you can create variations called 'IO Module Configurations'. Configurations are hardware profiles that enable a controller to run the application if it has a physical I/O configuration that is different from the full I/O Configuration in the project. Each profile that you create has an index number. You determine which configuration is active by storing a value in SI 205. The application will run according to the selected Config without error. To enable your program logic to run correctly when switching configurations, you must map the digital inputs and outputs to MBs, and use these MBs as program conditions instead of Input and Output operands. Since analog I/Os are linked to operands, they do not require any special handling. Run As Admin VisiLogic and other software utilities are now set to "Run as Admin". Project Navigation Tree Simple, static HMI elements such as lines and circles now appear on the Project Navigation Tree under Static. Remote Access: Alarms You can now Jump to Display in Alarms when running Remote Access. V700, SI 184: Port SI 184 Indicates which port is installed: 0-none, 1-serial, 2-ethernet,4-Profibus PID Server You can now export using different pictures and data formats. Note that the Excel file is saved as .xls file that cannot be opened in office 2013 but can be opened in office 2010 . HMI Zoom You can now zoom HMI displays to twice their size, when editing displays for V700 and V1040, V1210 . Operand Export/import Separators are now supported when importing/exporting. You can also select whether to import Fast operands, preset/current of timers and counters. The CSV of operand descriptions now includes a row of operands types. While importing, VisiLogic now displays a progress bar. Data Table Import When importing a .UPD file, you now have options to Select all and Clear all Project Memory Map Project memory map now displays topic sizes. SMS Configuration (V2xx only) SMS configuration now supports Eastern Europe language set. VisiLogic GUI: Russian The VisiLogic Interface can now be translated to Russian. Printing Comments are fully printed when printing Ladder. Data Table export Each Data table field can be assigned a special caption and format for export to Excel. FB Protocol, CRC A new type, CRC-16/BYPASS is now supported. Keyboard symbols Virtual keyboards now have the underscore symbol where the copyright symbol was held.
  24. Are you a machine builder/OEM? Are you new to Unitronics products - or would you just like to learn more about UniStream for your future projects? If so, this webinar is for you! Click here to sign up.
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