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,
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We are proud to announce that the UniStream PLC has been awarded the prestigious Engineer’s Choice Award for 2020 in the category of Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs.
This is the 10th consecutive year that Unitronics has been honored by the Control Engineering community. Our products have received a total of 10 CE awards in the categories of Integrated HMI Controllers, HMI Software, and now, for the first time, in Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs.
We thank all those who vote
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We've been working hard here at Unitronics headquarters--and people, the results are fabulous!
This post is devoted to Unitronics' new UniCloud, our complete, no-code IIoT Cloud platform for OEMs and Machine Builders, supporting UniStream, Vision Enhanced, and Samba—able to support any of your control applications, new or old, without you needing to add a line to your control project.
So…what does that mean, exactly?
Read on to learn more!
Our newest product was developed in answer to customers who needed UniStream performance--but who do not require an integrated HMI panel.
Meet the UniStream PLC
This unique PLC, unlike other UniStream controllers, does not have an integrated HMI panel--however, it supports HMI applications just like any other UniStream.
The secret is Virtual HMI. This means that you can mount the controller on a DIN rail in a cabinet, and access it from:
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!
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
**** 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”.
The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey p
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.
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
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.
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.email@example.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
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
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.
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
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
Imapsa also posted
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
Our 2015 training schedule is available on line.
Or contact us direct to fast track your project with our dedicated engineers. Ideal if you already know PLC programming and want to save programming time and hardware costs.
Free training for ALL new customers.
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
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:
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
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
Here is a quick recap of the latest and greatest updates to our UniStream controller line.
We’ve rounded out the HMI panel offerings with a big, beautiful 15.6” screen, added ‘wide’ I/O modules, and boosted your potential application range with a new thermocouple I/O module.
There are some incredibly cool features now available: a powerful, embedded Web Server together with a drag & drop web page editor, CAN Layer 2, UniCAN, a built-in CANbus sniffer, and a UniBACnet Configurator.
With millions of products installed worldwide, hundreds of thousands of installations, and a vibrant user forum, we decided that establishing a Developers' Market would be a highly effective way to enable individual users to impact the Unitronics' community.
To purchase applications such as Virtual PLC Simulator for PC, UniGo SCADA for Android mobile, or marvelous graphics for HMI applications, you simply create a secure account in our on-line store located at http://www.plc-apps.com.
If you a
I am proud to report that our new Samba controller was reviewed in the CAN Newsletter!!!!
Here is the article:
Palm-sized all-in-one device
The Samba 3,5-inch touchscreen with an integrated programmable logic controller (PLC) by Unitronics (Israel) supports CANopen and J1939. It measures 109 mm x 114,1 mm x 59,6 mm and weighs 205 g.
The all-in-one device supports up t