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      Welcome to Unitronics' Support Forum! 
      You are welcome to browse as our guest--or sign up to join the discussion.  If you are new to Unitronics' award-winning All-in-One PLC + HMI programmable controllers and software, we invite you to visit our website.

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  2. News and Announcements

    1. UniLogic 2021-- UniCloud IIoT Cloud Platform, EtherCAT & more!   (107,372 visits to this link)

      UniLogic’ first 2021 release supports UniCloud, Unitronics complete, no-code IIoT Cloud Platform specifically designed for the OEM and Machine Builder. End-to-end, scalable and secure, UniCloud enables you to easily build customized Dashboards and use them to harvest, analyze, and leverage data to boost efficiency, trouble-shoot problems, and implement preventative maintenance—reducing your management overhead and leaving you time to grow your business.
      You do not need programming or cloud development skills in order to commission and deploy UniCloud—you can benefit from IIoT services, increase your revenues, and save on costs without relying on programmers and cloud professional staff.

      This release also introduces UniStream 'Cloud' controllers.  UniStream 'Cloud' controllers are an industry first: a PLC with built-in, no-cost cloud services. Each UniStream Cloud PLC is supplied with a pre-paid 5-year Start-up Subscription plan-there is no monthly subscription fee.

      UniCloud is also supported by Vision Enhanced, Samba, and will soon be supported by Jazz. While UniStream connects directly to UniCloud, note that other controllers connect via Unitronics secure routers.

      To learn more, and take advantage of our free trial offer, click here: https://unitronics.cloud/product/

      This release also supports EtherCAT, the industrial fieldbus protocol that drives powerfully precise processes in factories across the globe, via our new EtherCAT Master module. The new module enables you to integrate:

      ·         Unitronics EtherCAT Servo Drives
      When you use a Unitronics drive, EtherCAT data exchange is transparent. You can implement motion using UniLogic's Motion function blocks. A single UniStream can support up to 8 drives. Plus, you can easily adapt any Motion application based on CANopen to EtherCAT simply by making a few changes in Hardware Configuration.

      ·         Unitronics URB EtherCAT adapter
      Via an EtherCAT URB adapter, you can communicate with Unitronics URB Ethernet-based I/O modules

      ·         Third-party EtherCAT slave devices
      You can import a device's definition file, and exchange data via Ladder using SDO requests.

      A single UniStream can support one EtherCAT master module, which can support a total of 32 EtherCAT nodes. This includes EtherCAT Servo drives, Remote URB adapters, and third-party EtherCAT devices.

      *EtherCAT is currently supported by USC-B5 and USC-B10 only.

       

      For a complete list of features and bug fixes—and to download the latest UniLogic version—click here and scroll down: https://www.unitronicsplc.com/software-unilogic-for-programmable-controllers/

    2. VisiLogic:9.8.64 - Link to mobile app, Ladder: 2x the Space!   (68,132 visits to this link)

      This major release introduces a number of new features that will boost your productivity, such as wide Ladder nets and dynamic I/O configurations.

      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. For the complete rundown, read the version changes at https://unitronicsplc.com/software-visilogic/

    3. New!!! ***** U90 Ladder*****   (61,522 visits to this link)

      U90 Ladder 6.3.0, OS 2.20 B00 supports new Jazz models JZ20-R10, JZ20-R16, and JZ20-R31 in Hardware Configuration. These models are 30x faster than JZ10 models,  have twice the memory,  comprise integral USB programming ports.
      Read the version changes at: https://unitronicsplc.com/software-u90-for-programmable-controllers/

  3. UniStream HMI + PLC Programmable Controllers & UniLogic Software

    1. UniStream: Hardware

      This is the place for all things Hardware: UniStream HMI panels, CPUs, I/O and COM modules

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    2. UniLogic Software

      Receive and share information about UniLogic, the application software for the UniStream control platform

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    3. UniLogic UDFBs

      Want to share a UDFB? Here's the place!
      NOTE: This page contains files and links to items developed by third parties. Unitronics bears no responsibility for any consequences of accessing and using any third-party items of any kind.

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    4. Industry 4.0, IioT, MQTT, OPC UA

      Open discussion on Industry 4.0, IioT, and MQTT

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  4. Vision, Samba, Jazz and M90 PLC + HMIs & Software

    1. Vision & Samba PLC + HMI Controllers & VisiLogic Software

      Welcome to the Vision and Samba series forum
      Talk about issues related to the Vision and Samba PLC + HMI series and to VisiLogic software

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    2. Jazz, M91 PLCs and U90Ladder

      Talk about issues related to Jazz, M91 PLCs, and the U90Ladder software

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  5. Motion! Servo Drives, Motors, Actuators, & VFDs by Unitronics

    1. Motion: Unitronics Servo Drives, Motors, Actuators, VFDs--by Unitronics

      Unitronics provides a full line of the most easily programmed Servo Drives, Motors, Actuators, & VFDs on the planet. This is the place to ask all of your Motion questions, whether you are using EtherCAT or CANopen!

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  6. UniCloud: the end-to-end IIoT Platform for Unitronics Controllers

    1. Everything UniCloud!

      UniStream, Vision Enhanced, Samba, Jazz--all paths to UniCloud can pass here!

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  7. Software Utilities

    1. SD Card Suite

      Enhanced Vision OPLCs support SD cards that enable application data to be stored and remotely accessed.
      SD Suite enables you to view and manipulate that data, as well as format cards and perform other tasks.
      Note that SD Cards also enable , complex web-page hosting, and application cloning between OPLCs.

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      posts
    2. Remote Operator

      Remote Operator enables you to use a PC to view and work with a remote controller's HMI panel.
      You can define any number of controllers, then open multiple sessions to view them simultaneously, while docking or cascading windows according to your preferences.

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    3. Remote Access

      Remote Access enables you to use a PC to access remote Vision, M90/91, and Jazz OPLCs.
      Remote Access includes UniDownload Designer, and Operand and Data Tables access.

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      posts
    4. DataXport and DataXls

      DataXport creates logs of run-time or stored data from Data Tables and operand regions within Unitronics PLCs. DataXport saves the data logs in .ulp format. You can open these data logs using DataXport's companion application, DataXls, and then export the data to Excel files.

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    5. UniDownloader

      This tool downloads compressed control applications to local or remote Unitronics controllers. You generate a compressed application from within either U90 Ladder or VisiLogic. Your end user will be able to download the application, but will not be able to view or modify it. The tool can download applications and OS.

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    6. UniOPC

      UniOPC Server (Unitronics OPC Server) enables you to read and write data between Unitronics OPLCs and applications that support OPC, such as SCADA programs.

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    7. UniDDE

      UniDDE (Unitronics Dynamic Data Exchange) enables you to read and write data between Unitronics OPLCs and applications that support DDE, such as Excel.

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  8. Utilities for .net and Visual Studio

    1. Unitronics PCOM Protocol

      Unitronics PCOM Protocol
      This describes the telegrams used to communicate data between PC and OPLC.

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    2. COM Object ActiveX .dll

      COM Object ActiveX .dll
      This zip file contains an ActiveX .dll file that can be used to implement SCADA. UnCmDrv1.dll file contains methods and properties for invoking the OPLC, read / write, locally or remotely, implementation examples, and an explanation of accessing Data Tables.

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    3. .NET driver

      Unitronics communication driver for .net.

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  9. Project Design

    1. ...I have a project...what hardware do I need?

      Ask the Unitronics staff for recommendations regarding controller type, I/O configuration, and communication methods.

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  10. User Application Stories

    1. Just finished a great project?

      This is the place to tell us about it!

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  11. Tips and Tricks

    1. Best Programming Practices

      Tips from Unitronics gurus

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    2. Tips and Tricks

      This is where you can post items of interest that are not covered by other forum sections.

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  12. Job Board

    1. Projects seeking Programmers

      If you are in need of a paid programmer to write your Unitronics’ project, post here to look for someone in your area.
      **Disclaimer: Unitronics bears no responsibility. This is just a place for people to find each other**

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    2. Programmers seeking Projects

      If you are a Unitronics programming guru looking for projects, post here to look for someone in your area.
      **Disclaimer: Unitronics bears no responsibility. This is just a place for people to find each other**

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  13. General Discussion

    1. We're Listening...

      This is the place for general feedback

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    2. The Lounge

      Grab your preferred beverage and have a seat. Want to tell a nerdy binary-based joke? Argue the merits of Heinlein vs Spinrad? This is the place.

      Play nicely--NO FLAMING. KEEP IT CLEAN. Enjoy :-)

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  • Blog Entries

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 1
      Hi people!
      The team has been hard at work—and here is the result: now, you can easily integrate any PLC—or other devices that talk MODBUS, such as sensors—into UniCloud.  Our safe, secure, sophisticated IIoT platform is now available to any machine, process, or application—whether based on Unitronics' products or not—that connects to UniCloud via Unitronics’ UCR routers.
      People, I want to tell you that in the world of IIoT, UniCloud is a total game-changer. IIoT Cloud platform implementation generally requires vast resources, time, and money. This has pushed Cloud services out of the reach of most machine builders and OEM--until now.
      UniCloud is a completely different, simpler solution—the only DIY Cloud platform that requires no coding, zero Cloud expertise, and no knowledge of IT.
      Why use Cloud services at all?
      Cloud, IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0--the industry trade magazines have been publishing articles with these buzzwords for years. It’s a bit confusing, but in reality, there is only one reason for you to ‘Go Cloud’: To increase PROFIT.
      When you, the Machine Builder—or your business manager—can:
      Provide customized dashboards to collect and analyze machine data Cut Maintenance Costs with Predictive Maintenance Use IIoT technology to Increase productivity Set and measure KPIs, and use data to improve performance When you can do all this easily, you can improve your organizational efficiency—and increase profit.
       
      How is UniCloud different from other IIoT Cloud platforms?
      IIoT Cloud platforms are notorious for needing major resources, time, and money to develop. Plus, they are complicated to define, produce, maintain, and modify.
      This is the main reason for the reluctance of OEMs to implement IIoT Cloud—even as they realize the relevance and importance of their business.
      UniCloud is a game-changer—it is based on a simple, Do-It-Yourself paradigm. UniCloud’s product manager, Ronny Or, lists a few of the unique attributes of the UniCloud platform:
      Independence for the OEM
      With UniCloud, you can do it all independently—you can 'Do-it Yourself' quickly, easily, and without any need of IT specialists, Cloud experts, graphic designers—or any previous experience. Reduced costs
      The ability to 'Do-it Yourself' means you don't need to pay staff to do it for you. Reduced time drain
      There is no hassle--no running back and forth coordinating various specialists and professionals—and UniCloud’s drag & drop, no-code design means that you can do it yourself fast. Easy maintenance and modifications
      You can easily restructure your organization—for example, add staff and assign them roles, add customers and create personalized dashboards for them.  ‘Go Cloud’ in 30 minutes? How is this possible?
      The UniCloud claim is that a user can have a working, live, fully-functional dashboard that harvests, analyzes, and displays data—in less than 30 minutes.
      Unitronics made this possible by using the same approach to Cloud platforms that our R&D department uses for control and HMI software development.
      The result is a simple, drag & drop paradigm that gives UniCloud a simple, easy-to-use interface that enables any machine builder to reap the benefits of IIoT for their business.
      Try it yourself and see the simplicity—no charge, no credit card required!
      Start Free Trial--no obligation or credit card required.

       
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 6
      VFD, inverter, AC drive - engineers call these adjustable speed drives by different names, but all use them to control motor speed  and torque.
      Now, you can obtain your VFDs from the same supplier as your PLC + HMI controllers. Unitronics VFDs can be used as a stand-alone product, or as part of a complete All-in-One package with our PLC+HMI controllers: UniStream®, Vision™ and Samba™.
      This simplifies workflow by enabling you to:
      Obtain your VFDs, PLC + HMI controllers and related components, as well as technical support, from a single supplier. Operate your VFD directly from the controller’s HMI panel Use the same programming software as the PLC control and HMI application, to: Set-up and configure multiple VFDs in a snap Monitor and debug your VFD  Remotely Access your VFD For more information, check out the VFD page in our website:
      https://unitronicsplc.com/vfd-variable-frequency-drive/

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Hi people!

      I love this! One of our community gurus, @Ausman, started the topic linked below--take a look, and join in! 
       
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Hi people!
      We listen to you. The requests and discussions in this community helps to guide our R&D,  and helps us to develop the  hardware and software you need.
      Please click here to take our short  survey. It is anonymous, and takes about 2 minutes to complete.
      Your answers will have an impact--will help us to direct our development to the best solutions for our community.
      Thanks--may all your apps be bugless 😄
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      EtherCAT! If you use UniStream PLCs models USC-B5 or USC-B10,
      you can now easily integrate EtherCAT into your applications,
      via our new EtherCAT master communication module.

      This new module, UAC-01EC2, brings you the following benefits:
      Simple, flexible, transparent system setup. Easy wiring – reduce costs, minimize complexity. 3rd-party devices easily integrated - just import the ESI. Motion: via Unitronics UMD-xxxx-E3 servo drives, you can support up to 8 axes. UniStream Remote I/O supports up to up to 8 Remote IO EtherCAT Adapters, URB-EC1; each adapter supports up to 16 standard UniStream Remote I/O modules. Include a total of up to 32 EtherCAT nodes--all components are supported by  the EtherCAT Fieldbus. Seamless integration with UniLogic – 2 clicks & you're ready to roll with EtherCAT!
      A few words about Motion
      Do you have an existing Motion application?
      Adapt your CANopen Servo projects to EtherCAT—a few quick clicks in Hardware Configuration enable you to enjoy the same great features:
      Totally transparent, automatic setup and management Download Ready-Made Motion code and get moving immediately – No programming needed! Diagnostics: view servo run-time performance via UniLogic’s built-in powerful, high-speed scope Tune your system: using only one single parameter  
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