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Cara Bereck Levy

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  1. Codger-ette digression: I still have about 4 feet of vinyl. Rarely play them, but I love them. Replicated a lot of them in my digital collection, invested in a good DAC and good speakers. The sound is beautiful. Yup. I realized one day when listening, to a proper digital version of a number I know very well (specifically BB King doing The Thrill is Gone), that my memory had been filling in nuances missing from the crappy MP3 I had in my playlist. On a similar: I keep downsizing my library of bound books. Still have shelves of favorites...and have purchased some of them as ebooks. I prefer reading on my tablet to reading a bound book. Wait! Does that disqualify me from the codgers club?
  2. You had rocks. Rocks! Luxury, I'm telling you, pure luxury. We wished we had rocks! We made do with wet clay and triangle shapes.
  3. A SEVEN-year winning streak--our UniStream Multi-touch programmable logic controller is the Grand Winner of the 2018 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards, winning out over 80 finalists spanning more than 25 product categories! Click here to read all about it!
  4. People, over here at headquarters, we are curious. As you know, we are now embedding our PLCs with technologies that enable them to support IIoT, technologies such as MQTT that are need for Industry 4.0 applications. We want to know: Do your current projects require IIoT support? Are your clients expecting your solutions to support Industry 4.0? What features would you like to see in Unitronics controllers to help you with these projects? Do you feel ready for this stage of technology--do you feel that you have the knowledge, the resources that you need? Remember--your feedback helps us to set direction for R&D. We would love to receive application stories involving MQTT
  5. I'm glad that the question was answered, even if it was not the answer you might have preferred--sorry that it took some time to be answered. It was a holiday weekend (Purim) over here in UniLand . Always feel free to tag me directly with @Cara Bereck Levy. (but please don't send me support messages directly, or post them on my profile, I often miss these)
  6. Hi guys--I just pinged Support and asked one of the commandos to have a look here. If I need to clarify the Help--no problem @GonzaloRoldan_ Please feel free to write to Unitronics' headquarters for support as well, regarding your issues. support@unitronics.com. (y puedes escribir en Castellano, si tu quieres--uno de nuestro ingenieros de soporte, Eduardo, es de Argentina)
  7. 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 moderators, helping the forum to run smoothly. >Drum roll< This year's MVPs are: Joe Tauser, of Joe Tauser & Associates, located in St.Louis, Missouri, USA, http://www.jtauser.com/ Barry Lanier—you know him as Flex727—located in Allen, Texas, USA (near Dallas) blanier@arc-controls.com The one and only Ausman. On a personal note, I truly value the patience these individuals show in helping forum members pinpoint the source of a problem, the solutions they find—and their humor. A little humor goes a long way! This year, I'd also like to give an Honorable Mention—a shout-out to Dustin Brewer, of Brewer Electronics, http://www.brewerelectronics.com, known as Hotwires, for his participation in 2017. In recognition of their fine work, the profiles of our MVPs will be marked with a new icon for 2017 Thanks, and may all your apps run bug-free in the year 2018!
  8. This major release introduces MQTT, another piece of the Industry 4.0 puzzle. MQTT is a machine-to-machine connectivity protocol that runs over TCP/IP. MQTT joins the UniStream range of communication channels and protocols that supply the connectivity required by Industry 4.0 including SQL, built-in webserver that enables the controller to be accessed via any browser, and more. This release also supports new UniStream 5” models US5-Bx-R38 + US5-Bx-T42, offering new, built-in I/O configurations. Other important features in this release: HID Device support for devices such as scanners PostgreSQL support, in addition to SQL Server and MySQL UniApps localization for Korean & Italian, plus a new Korean virtual keyboard Read the version changes for more features at: https://unitronicsplc.com/software-unilogic-for-programmable-controllers/
  9. 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 that challenges PLC manufacturers. Unitronics was awarded their Best Practices Awards for product innovations. - Control Engineering, honoring our Samba 7" with an Control Engineers’ Choice Award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. This was the 6th—yes SIXTH—year in a row that Unitronics' programmable controllers have received this prestigious industry award. Product Releases We welcomed two major additions to our UniStream line of PLC + HMI programmable controllers: - UniStream 5" – PLC + HMI + I/O built into one unit Compact, contemporary, and connected, these bring you bring you all of the power and functionality of UniStream, the same elegant, color-touch HMI panel, and a range of built-in I/O configurations. It is available in two versions: UniStream 5" (B5) and UniStream 5" Pro (B10). Both series support important fieldbus protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet/IP and CANopen, as well as SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS, email, and communications via GSM/GPRS modem. The Pro version also offers a built-in Webserver, audio jack, video support–and SQL, a plus for OEMs facing Industry 4.0. - Multi-touch HMI panel UniStream USP-104-M10 offered our first integrated Multi-Touch panel, enabling gestures such as swipe, double-tap, press & tap, and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure. - UniLogic The award-winning programming environment for UniStream received an all-new Hardware Configuration upgrade, and a number of added features, including CANopen EDS Import, View, Edit, and new EDS Ladder Functions, powerful MODBUS features: Aperiodic via Ladder, Add Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches. We also included support for MYSQL. Trade Shows This year, our team participated in major trade shows: • PPMA Processing & Packaging Machinery Association, in the UK • SPS IPC Drives in Germany and in Italy • ATX – the Automation Technology Expo, held in both New York and Toronto • OTC2017, the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas Contribute to our Roadmap for 2018! Many of our finest products and feature addition have been jumpstarted by a suggestion from you, a member of the automation sector. Don't be shy—write to us with your suggestions and ideas! Follow us on Social Media Click on the icons below to keep updated with the latest and greatest from the Unitronics team! Thanks for reading—may you have a marvelous 2018, and may all your applications run bug-free!
  10. We are in the process of automating a support portal that is intended to also provide a knowledgebase. I hope that will help!
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. Hi guys--Just wanted to note that the Help has been updated, and will be included in the next release.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Yup. There just isn't any more room in there. Try UniStream. Take a look at the new UniStream 5"
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