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
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
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
Unitronics Spring 2020 release introduces a powerful feature—UniStream controllers can now function as BACnet IP Servers. Particularly valuable for Unitronics users who are active in Building Automation and Environmental Control, UniStream BACnet Server supports a broad range of Services, Objects, and Tasks—we invite you to activate the trial license to check it out!
This new release increases your project reach with:
New Ethernet-based URB Components: - I/O Modules: L
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
We've had some nice application stories recently
Here's a cool one about timber drying kilns that require reliable, automatic temperature control - and implement it with Unitronics Vision350 PLC+HMI controllers
Read about the Timbersoft Kiln Drying application here.
We are truly proud to announce that Frost & Sullivan, a major market research and analysis firm, has honored Unitronic's with the Best Practices Awards for 2016.
The prestigious award for Global Advanced PLC Product Line Strategy Leadership was given after 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 chal
This major release of UniLogic, the programming software for UniStream programmable controllers, introduces Multi-Touch HMI screen technology, familiar to us all from the world of cell phones and tablets.
Our new UniStream model, the USP-104M10-PLC, supports a range of gestures such as “Swipe” Navigation, Press, Press & Hold, Double-Tap, Press & Tap and more.
Use these to boost your client’s user experience, as well as Two-Hand Operation to increase the operational safety o
We invite you to take part in our webinar: SQL - Adding a Piece to the Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory Puzzle.
UniStream PLC + HMI controllers support MS SQL and My SQL, server and can connect to SQL databases. This enables you to set up UniLogic to communicate SQL data ERP/MRP servers - sign up to learn how!
Six year winning streak! We are very proud to announce that Samba 7" joins the ranks of Unitronics’ products that have been honored by Control Engineers’ Choice Award. Samba won the award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. Read more about it here.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a summary of Unitronics major developments in 2016, many
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
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
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.