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  • Cara Bereck Levy

    UniCloud: not just for Unitronics! Affordable, Do-It-Yourself IIoT for ANY Device!

    By Cara Bereck Levy

    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 impleme
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  • Cara Bereck Levy

    UniLogic Tech Tidbits - the Movie!

    By Cara Bereck Levy

    If you haven't checked out the Unitronics Youtube for awhile, you may want to check out our UniLogic Tech Tidbits Playlist. The most recent Tidbit shows you how to create your own, reusable HMI Custom Controls. After you create a control, you can drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects as .uluce files, or add it to the Library.  You can also define tags that are local to a specific Custom Control, these tags will be exported/imported along with the con
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  • Cara Bereck Levy

    Forum Mod. Joe T. in CE - and Wanted: Legacy Apps!

    By Cara Bereck Levy

    Joe Tauser - if you've spent 5 minutes on this forum,  you know Joe as a forum moderator, expert in all things Unitronics. If you have ever asked for help, you have probably benefited from his broad knowledge of control engineering. Joe offered some good, cautionary advice for those implementing IoT in their applications that appears in the May edition of Control Engineering, European edition,  in  an article on machine control technology developments, spotlight on IIOT,  Click here to
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  • Cara Bereck Levy

    Partnering to Combat the Global Medical Ventilator Shortage

    By Cara Bereck Levy

    People--If you are involved, or want to get involved with one of these projects--let us help!!! (BTW, I spent some time lurking on on of the SLACK forums devoted to this subject--and let me tell you: "Geeks will save us all". Just amazing, the level of collaboration and thinking-out-of-the-box, AMAZING ) On to our official invitation:==================================================================== Partnering to Combat the Global Medical Ventilator
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  • Cara Bereck Levy

    EtherCAT--for Servo Motion, I/O, and 3rd-party devices! (UniStream PLCs only)

    By Cara Bereck Levy

    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 axe
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UniLogic Tech Tidbits - the Movie!

If you haven't checked out the Unitronics Youtube for awhile, you may want to check out our UniLogic Tech Tidbits Playlist. The most recent Tidbit shows you how to create your own, reusable HMI Custom Controls. After you create a control, you can drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects as .uluce files, or add it to the Library.  You can also define tags that are local to a specific Custom Control, these tags will be exported/imported along with the con

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

MVPs 2016! Forum + Youtube roundup

This was an excellent year - a year of growth - for the Unitronics community. We now number over 20,000 members! I can back this up with hard statistics for 2016: We welcomed over 3,000 new members to our user forum… …who made 2,100 posts … in 526 new topic! We all benefit from forum members who devote big blocks of time to helping others. These people put a lot of effort into writing detailed answers to questions and aiding others in trouble-shooting their application

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Roadmap 2017! Roundup 2016!

Hello - welcome back! The holidays are over, the New Year is here. Here at Unitronics headquarters, we are at work, setting up our development Road Map for 2017. As Unitronics users, you know that we pride ourselves on listening to our user community. And so, we ask you: What would you like Unitronics to develop in 2017? You can post suggestions to this blog, PM me, or email me at cara.levy@unitronics.com. Here is a summary of Unitronics major developments in 2016, many

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Now with SQL: UniLogic 1.18.37 • U90 Ladder 6.6.24 + New Jazz

The R&D gurus at Unitronics headquarters have been hard at work - and so, we present you with: >drum roll<    UniLogic 1.18.37  >drum roll< Here are a few version highlights: SQL Connectivity: Highly convenient and easy to use, UniLogic enables programmers to build SQL Queries and execute them via Ladder functions, including data transfer data between UniStream’s Data Tables and remote SQL databases.    HMI Custom Controls: A programmer can create an

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Did you know...? iOS & Android: Remote Operator for Vision and Samba

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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

New Products, Awards, Media Highlights, MVPs - The 2015 Roundup!

2015 was a great year for Unitronics.   We introduced products to round out our existing lines: UniStream, Vision, and Samba. We also leveraged the UniStream platform with powerful new features such as EtherNet/IP communications and a full Alarms system.   This was also a great year for the Unitronics community. Check out some cool statistics for 2015: We welcomed over 9,000 new members to our user forum… …who made 2,300 posts in 571 467 new topics… …that were viewed 163,419 times!

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

2017 Training Schedule

2017 Training   All new customers get a free place on one of our training course's Plus we offer the option to "Fast Track" your project with focused training on your application.   Our Unitronics Training schedule for 2017 is now available http://www.i4automation.co.uk/trainingpdf.aspx   Contact us for more information.http://www.i4automation.co.uk/contact.aspx

i4 Automation

i4 Automation

Samba on Stage! Starring the PLC + HMI that runs the show :-)

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 p

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

STOBER CANbus conectivity example

A short video on YouTube showing you.... We show you how we connected the STOBER servo range of drives (MDS 5000) to the Unitronics Unistream range of integrated PLC and HMI. In this example we use just the CPU, USC-P-B10 and a 7" display, USC-P-B10 plus the free programming software Unistream. It was very simple to do, please contact us for more information or a demonstration. We have also done this with the STOBER SDS 5000 range of drives.

i4 Automation

i4 Automation

Beer! New Application Story - Vision 1040

Hi people! This is a great application story, because it combines two of my favorite things--the Vision1040 HMI + PLC controller and BEER! Twisted Vine Brewery Achieves Consistent Control with Unitronics Vision1040 Twisted Vine Brewery creates unique, hand-crafted beers in the picturesque hills of St. Charles, Iowa. Beer is a labor of love at this three-man operation, where they are dedicated to both the art and science of brewing. The team at Twisted Vine needed a control system that

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

YouTube! How-to Videos for Unitronics Controllers

Have you checked out our YouTube channel recently? We posted these new UniLogic how-to videos: Our channel, UnitronicsWebinars, offers videos and recorded webinars on a variety of subjects. These playlists may be helpful to some of you: These are short videos, just a few minutes long. Each simple how-to shows how to accomplish a single task, such as displaying Chinese on the HMI screen. These are 'tech tidbits' for UniStream and UniLogic. Happy viewing!

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

**New*** Application Stories!

We've had some new Application Stories submitted recently. I'm posting two stories and a video here--visit our site to see them all! If you are interested in submitting your story, contact us at Usa.sales@unitronics.com for details. Story 1 - Waterplay® Aquatic Play Pad Uses V130-33-R34 to Bring New Life to Communities Waterplay® Solutions Corp. provides premium aquatic recreational features world-wide. They needed a PLC with a built in HMI that could meet their specific programming and spac

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

End of Year Roundup—plus ‘Top UniGurus 2014’ Shout-out!

This past year, 2014, was a stellar year for Unitronics. Not only did we introduce products to round out existing lines, we launched a brand-new line of PLC + HMI touch-screen controllers, Samba. Samba, with its beautiful display, on-board I/Os , fine feature range, and highly competitive price was snapped up by small machine manufacturers, showing impressive sales volumes from day 1. In addition to the great market response, our Samba was nominated for—and won—the prestigious Engineers’ Choic

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

New to PLC's and HMI's?

There are many training kits for people starting off on their journey of Factory Automation (FA). Here at i4 Automation we think it's worth while going strait for the real thing. We offer:- 1. Free training place for ALL new customers (T & C apply). 2. Free programming software (integrated solution for the PLC and HMI) 3. Free programming cable. 4. PLC and HMI all in one. (you only have to learn 1 software package and do the job once!) More information on our website http://www.i4autom

i4 Automation

i4 Automation

Retrofit Article Featuring SAMBA - IEN Magazine

Last month, I blogged about recent Application Stories. One was a retrofit application - a rice-filling machine - done by Imapsa Automation of Guatemala and Honduras. The story was picked up by IEN. You can find it featured on page 22. Hat-tip to Ober Yela (HighTech on the forum) for collaborating on the application story with us! Remember, guys - if you have an interesting application, we'd love to hear about it http://digital.ien.eu/digitalMagazine?issue_id=573 Imapsa also posted sh

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

NEW!!! UniLogic 1.12.20

All-in-One HMI + PLC programming software, UniLogic™ version 1.12.20, introduces features and enhancements that extend the application reach of UniStream™, Unitronics’ award-winning All-in-One HMI + PLC controller. Machine builders can now display streaming video via an Ethernet networked camera using the RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol, enabling users to easily integrate a network camera and display its video stream output on the elegant UniStream HMI panel. SNMP (Simple Network Manage

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Go Wide—Meet the NEW Vision430™

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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Job Board - a new Forum Section!

Hi guys! We know that people sometimes use the forum to find Unitronics programmers, and that programmers have on occasion contacted members who they believe may require automation project services. This is why we have added a new section to the forum: the Job Board. We hope this will make it easier for people within the Unitronics Community to locate each other. The Job Board is located here: http://forum.unitronics.com/index.php?/forum/71-job-board/ Please note: **Disclaimer: Unitronics

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

From the Field: Application Stories

Oil recycling, textiles, retrofits in the printing and packaging industries - here are some of the latest application stories submitted by Unitronics customers . Read, watch, and enjoy! Company: Aaron Oil Company Inc., USA Sector: Oil Recycling and Petroleum-Based Hydrocarbon Reclamation PLC + HMI Controller: Vision560™ + V200-18-E6B Snap-on I/O module Aaron Oil needed to track the amounts—and analyze the type—of liquid pumped through a collection truck during loading. They also needed to

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

New Product Roundup - have you met them all?

Hello everybody! In addition to the UniStream products I blogged about recently, there are other great, new products now available from your local Unitronics' distributor. A picture paints a thousand words--so, look below Remember that you will need to update your software and firmware in order to support these powerful additions to your application range. New Product List UIS-08TC: 8 Thermocouple inputs, standard size Uni-I/O Module ​Wide Uni-I/O modules - UID-W1616T - 6 isolated pnp

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

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