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  1. Hi, I have a button on the HMI that doing some actions, I want to press this button from the ladder code, how can i address that button? there is no a link bit like visilogic. Can I address HMI element by using it's name? thanks, Moran
  2. How can I change the same parameter when I have marked more than 1 element? For example I would like to change decimal point location at 3 numeric boxs on the same location. Is it possible or I have to do it one by one? Thank you in advance.
  3. Hi all, Question: Is it possible to turn the backlight completely OFF in Unilogic by ladder?If I try to control the brightness by ladder; Actions - > "Change Brightness" and link a UINTThe help-file states: So this seems to be normal behavior. But if I use Uniapps -> Display & Audio; Sliding the brightness-slider to zero, does turn the display completely off!According to Version Changes, this is the case since Unilogic 1.8.51, Unistream OS 1.8.9, October 2014 Nevertheless, it would be ideal (for me and others too I think ) if we could get complete control over the backlight, from 0-100%, by ladder. In my application, the PLC will be present in a livingroom, controlling lights, heating, etc. Even at a percentage of 10%, the display is still quite lit up in a dark environment. To avoid being distracted by the lighted backlight watching tv eg.. and to save the precious backlight for prolonged life, I would like the possibility to completely turn of the backlight by ladder if the display hasn't been touched for a predefined time. => Is there a work-around without the need to open Uniapps or am I still missing something? PS. Updated the PLC and Unilogic software to latest releases, being OS 1.15.11 and V1.15.70 at the moment. Thanx in advance, Steven
  4. If I create a password field in a HMI display, it doesn't update the tag when I input my password. It stays empty. I now solved it with creating a text entry in the HMI display and let it disappear once the password is entered. A working password field would be prefered instead of this work a round. Thanks Maurice
  5. I have been using under Visilogic the feature to "Hide" and "Marking" screen buttons. Like this I could hide the button, if its function should not be active (not only disabled, but really "gone") - display it again, when its usage was alllowed and even use the "marked" button as feedback, if for example its initiated function was active. 1 button - 3 functions. In Unilogic I am now at the point to use binary image elements, but I am only managing to get one of the two functions implemented at once: hiding the button using two images (one blank images), but then without the marking view, while a "marked" binary image cannot be hidden anymore. Question: is there a combined "mark" and "hide" function existing in Unilogic? Thanks a lot in advance! Olaf
  6. Using a V350. Quick scenario: F1 jumps to HMI 100 F2 jumps to HMI 101 F3 jumps to HMI 102 F4 jumps to HMI 103 ESC jumps to previous screen/HMI You are the user. You are viewing HMI 5. You press F1 and go to HMI 100. You press F2 and go to HMI 101. You press F3 and go to HMI 102. Now from here, I want pressing ESC and go back to HMI 5. I want HMI 100, 101, 102 and 103 to be completely ignored in the screen load order list. How do I go about doing this?
  7. 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 partnered with Unitronics’ distributor, Bayview Bearing and Supply, to introduce innovations to a regional theater. Using a Samba PLC with 3.5” color-touch HMI and onboard I/O, the theater implemented a simple motion control application for their set pieces. Since the initial installation, the Eagle Theatre has expanded the application, creating more complex moving sets that greatly enhance the mood and themes of their productions. Full story: The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey is South Jersey’s only year-round professional Equity theatre. They are dedicated not only to bringing great theater to the region, but also to bringing innovation to their productions. To achieve those goals, the theater decided to add moving elements to their sets for one of their productions. Three screens needed to descend at a consistent speed, but at different times. The team at the Eagle Theatre initially tried to use electric winch packages, but these were slow and too noisy to use during a performance. With only one week until the show opened, the theater reached out to Bayview Bearing and Supply, a Unitronics distributor, for help. Bayview Bearing was able to solve these issues by implementing a Samba all-in-one PLC with 3.5-inch color-touch HMI. They worked with Jared Smith, a contractor with Deerfield Electric, who built the panel and installed the unit. The Samba controlled Vacon 20 VFD’s (Variable Frequency Devices) and World Wide Electric Gear Motors in order to move the set pieces. Each of the moving pieces was assigned a virtual button on the Samba; these buttons raised and lowered the screens, while also displaying their current position. Not only did the new system work beautifully, Bayview Bearing was able to get it up and running with enough time for rehearsals with the new system before the show opened. Not only was this particular performance a success due to the Samba, working with PLC control has created new options for the Eagle Theatre moving forward. Ted Wioncek III, Co-Artistic Director at the theater, explains “motion control with Unitronics PLC’s 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.” In fact, the Eagle Theatre has already expanded the motion control application to other shows. For one production, the entire set shifted constantly, with the walls moving in and out independently of each other. A major theme of the show was misdirection, so the moving set was used to reinforce that theme within the physical space the characters interact with. As Ryan Mayer of Bayview Bearing explains, this isn’t a typical motion control application, “this is automation technology meeting the art community and producing fantastic results.” To learn more about Bayview Bearing and Supply, visit them online. To learn more about the Eagle Theatre, visit them online.
  8. Hi two questions and suggestions regarding Trend HMI element: 1) I would like the user to be able to change the X axis time frame, but the property window is not allowing to enter a Tag, but only a constant time frame value. any idea how to walk around this limitation? I found that y axis minimum and maximum values can be changed dynamically by defining a tag within Trend curve List configuration. why cant i do it for X axis too? I did consider using XY trend instead, but then the X variable cannot be displayed as time format. I would like to suggest that this parameter will linked to a global tag like timer preset. 2) Changing curves visibility ON and OFF is a common property mostly implemented by trend graphs viewer and I find it very essential, like if the user or the program wand to focus on a particular curve, or just hide irreverent curves from the display. any suggestion? I would warmly suggest to implement a binary Tag for "Is Viable" column, as for "Min Value" and "Max Value" column. is it possible? Thanks! Ofer Yishai
  9. Hello, I am new on unilogic and I have a quick question to you. Is it possible to change properties of HMI elements, like button's background fill color or size or other , in the ladder. Some function or bloc,or maybe with a script ?(script exist in Unilogic?) Thank you for your time. I hope my english is not too bad Your software is very friendly user and powerful. it pleasant to prog with
  10. I am from Mexico, I hope you could understand what I wrote. I Have a PLC+HMI Unistream 7". I plug in the PLC to HMI and connect the HMI to Power supply, afterwards, screen "initializing" appears and remainds on that screen, kept for hours. I have checked my wirings, PLC and the HMI mutiple times and i sure it´s all in right. I can´t acces to UniApps and upgrade the firmware. The connection PC-PLC is succesful, but the PLC needs upgrade firmware. I hope you can help me. Thank you
  11. I haven't been able to find a good answer to this in the documentation or through the forum search. If I'm using an HMI screen to run a subroutine as 'While Display,' will the '! Main Subroutine' still scan every cycle or does the 'While Display' take precedence and skip '! Main' at that point? Much appreciated.
  12. Hello, I've got a sreen filled with Numeric Boxes that make up a table to use for parameters. I noticed that you have "$_title" in the Keyboard Title, and you can set your own title, but is it possible to make this title variable? The columns are shifted from side to side depending on a variable, and I'd like to add a text that says something like "Column %Column_Number%, Rotation Speed" If you're wondering how the columns are set up: 4 On-Screen Columns 17 On-Screen Rows 20 Off-screen Columns 17 Off-screen Rows Thanks, Exouxas
  13. Hi I have a question about ladder programming (in visilogic): MI1 is coming from a keypad entry, the value range is 0-100. MI2 is coming from an analog input, and is already scaled to the range 0-100. How can i force MI1 to #0 if MI2<20. The MI1 should not be changable by the keypad when MI2<20. Sorry for such a easy and maby silly question. -- IanM
  14. This is more of a hardware question, but it seems like they took the unistream hardware forum down...or I can't find it. Anyways, I've purchased one of the 15.6" Unistream PLC+HMI's and will meet it at the training seminar in Texas. My chief concern is the 15.6" Unistream's operating temperature is only rated down to 32 degrees F where as the 7" and 10.4" models are good down to -4 degrees F. Is this something that will be upgraded in the future? Or is there something about the 15.6" screen that limits its cold temperature rating? Can I pay extra to get cold temp components installed in the 15.6" model? Thanks
  15. The award-winning Vision controller series welcomes its newest member—the Vision430™. The beautiful, wide 4.3" built-in color touchscreen brings added value to any application that requires a compact PLC controller with onboard I/Os. The touchscreen and five function keys are housed in a flat fascia with an IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating—a fine fit for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Each Vision430™model offers a unique onboard I/O configuration that can include digital, high-speed, and analog I/Os, including PT100/Thermocouple and weight/pressure measurement. Expansion modules enable local and remote I/O at distances of up to 1000 meters, making Vision430™ a cost-effective solution for applications up to 512 I/Os. Power features include 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure. Time-based and immediate interrupt support make Vision430™ a natural for ‘rapid response’ applications such as packaging machines. Built-in recipe capabilities are supported by Data Tables, which store the parameters required to control a specific process. Data Tables also enable the controller to store data logs to micro-SD card. The micro-SD card also stores application back-ups, and allows complete PLC cloning. Communication options include Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, DF1 slave, BACnet, J1939, CANopen and more. In addition, the ‘Protocol’ utility allows Vision430™ to communicate via almost any ASCII protocol. The unit can be directly accessed via mini-USB programming port, and remotely accessed using GPRS/GSM/CDMA and other IP networks for data acquisition and program download. Another major benefit is the ability to notify supervisors of critical information via e-mail and SMS, enabling real-time remote management. The machine operator communicates directly with the application via the resistive analog touchscreen—or remotely, via the free Remote Operator utility—which displays data, color trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens. Display options are almost endless, with more than 1024 user-designed screens supported by 12 MB of memory for images and 1MB for fonts. OEMs and machine builders profit from intuitive, all-in-one VisiLogic software that enables rapid hardware configuration, PLC, and HMI application programming. VisiLogic includes a full library of Drag & Drop function blocks for complex automation control tasks, such as PID, and a rich, FREE color library of industrial images. Produced by Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of PLC + HMI controllers, Vision430™ is backed by Unitronics standard policy of customer care, includings FREE software and utilities, plus FREE personalized technical support. This combines with reduced overall system costs—minimized hardware requirements, saved cabinet space, and reduced Panel-PLC –I/O wiring—to bring an excellent price-performance ratio. Product page is here. Specifications are here. Happy Automating
  16. Anyone know if the Unistream platform would be capable of handling up to 32 analog inputs and 36+ digital outputs? This would be controlled via RS485 through a banner serial radio (link below). The master radio (wired to the unistream) would have 4 or 5 slave radios wired rs485 to 4 or 5 remote i/o devices (red lion i/o link below). http://www.bannerengineering.com/en-US/wireless/surecross_web_multihop http://www.redlion.net/product/ethertrak-2-io-module-32-mixed-inputsoutputs I'm not looking for super fast speeds but it needs to be dependable. There will be no analog outputs or highspeed counters if that makes a difference.
  17. Hello, I'm currently trying to make a PLC program and HMI interface with UniLogic. The problems I've faced so far: Is it possible to set a default colour for buttons and backgrounds? Say for example you make a new screen, it's set to light blue, when I'd like it to be a different colour. And the default colour for buttons is darker blue when it'd be great to be able to set the default colour yourself. Or if you could set your own colour palette (for example replace the dark blue with dark green, and light blue with light green). The "border thickness" of buttons doesn't work with black (FF000000). No matter how thick I set the border, it just makes the button smaller. Making "border" a taboo search word on the forum doesn't help eighter. If I make the colour FF000001 instead of FF000000, it works. So having FF000000 as the default colour isn't really that effective. I also find it very irritating how when I set a colour, if I move the mouse outside of the colour selection window it reverts back to what it was. I have moved the mouse outside of the window several times accidentally and it can be quite frustrating. When I started out with an empty screen, I tried to place a button. I accidentally tried to set the "start position" of the button outside the border of the screen, so when I released the mouse button, UniLogic crashed. Some positive things to even it out: I really like the little preview window when you hold your cursor over a screen <3 Thanks, Exouxas
  18. I need to come up with a panel design that use a Unistream HMI but can be used in a hazardous area. The Area could be C1 or C2 and D1 or D2. Since the Unistream HMI is only rated for use in a NEMA 4/4X area, I would need to put a window over the HMI. The problem then is that the operator cannot touch the screen. I need to find a way to select items on teh screen without touching the screen. I am hoping that there is a way I could use a joystick or mouse to be able to control a cursor on the screen and then click where needed. Is there a way to do this? If not, are there any plans to impliment mouse or joystick control on the HMI?
  19. Do you guys ever thought about the idea of a portable handheld model that will support only local and remote I/O (No I/O on board)? There are applications where freedom of movement is required. An example is the following: http://en.kinco.cn/productById?kind=1&id=88 It would be great to see something like this in the future!
  20. Anyone have some example programs of some animations. I would love to show moving flow in some pipes on the HMI
  21. Hello, I want dynamic text to buttons, listbox or combobox. How do I do that?. Jan Martijn
  22. Samba™ is an all-in-one palm-sized HMI + PLC + onboard I/Os. As a trendsetter in the field of all-in-one PLC + HMI integrated controllers, Unitronics has specifically developed Samba for applications that require PLC control, but that are limited by budget to simple text displays. System integrators and OEMs often develop applications that require PLC control, but that settle on simple text displays due to limited budget. Samba's beautiful HMI 3.5” QVGA 16-bit touchscreen enables data entry and display of variable data, including color Trend graphs and alarm screens. The HMI supports 24 user-designed screens, and up to 40 images per application. The integrated PLC controller offers a broad range of features including 2 auto-tuned PID loops, time-based RTC control, datalogging, recipes and more. Internal memory holds 0.5 MB of application logic, plus 512K for fonts and 0.5 MB for images. Onboard I/Os offer digital, analog, and high-speed functionality. The flat fascia and IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating makes Samba an excellent fit for the food & pharmaceutical industries--ideal wherever spray/wipe down requirements apply. Samba offers a built-in RS232 port. You can add an additional RS485 serial, Ethernet, or CANbus port. Samba supports GPRS/GSM, email, SMS, as well as industrial TCP/IP protocols, MODBUS, DF1 slave, CANopen, J1939 and more—and it may be adapted to any 3rd-party protocol. Unitronics free VisiLogic software provides a single simple environment for hardware and communications configuration, Ladder application development, and HMI design, including a free library of industrial images. Free utilities support remote PC access and data export. Unitronics offers free technical support for all of their products, and an active user forum. Samba offers all the functionality system integrators need for small applications, reduces space requirements, wiring, and eliminates the need to set up Panel-PLC communication—resulting in an excellent price/performance ratio. For more information, go to: http://www.unitronics.com/plc-hmi/samba
  23. Hi Experts I am new to Unitronics (started to work on it this Monday) and I am pretty impressed by its capabilities. I wonder if somebody could advise me if its possible to send text values through SMS and display it on Vision 230 OPLC. So far I could transfer numeric values but passing strings would be very helpful as well. Please help.
  24. Hello, I want to use in my application controller HMI touch panel UniStream. I want to measure the three analog values, and visualize it on a graph. I want to connect the printer to panel. Can I print these trends? What functions to use to print my trends? Marcin
  25. Hi all, I've been spending almost one day looking how I could compare to ASCII strings without success unfortunately. The idea is to compare a string from the HMI (username) with a String inside a user account data table loaded into a struct row after row. This is just to be able to make a kind of login function with user and password protection. Guillaume
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