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**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

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

UniStream Modular HMI + PLC Controllers: the Latest and Greatest!

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. UniLog

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Unitronics Developers' Market: 3rd-Party Apps & Images from our User Community

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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Samba - featured in CAN Newsletter Online

I am proud to report that our new Samba controller was reviewed in the CAN Newsletter!!!! Here is the article: http://www.can-newsletter.org/hardware/host-interfaces/140617_palm-sized-all-in-one-device_unitronics/ Palm-sized all-in-one device Published 2014-06-17 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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

If Budget = Text Display, Try SAMBA™

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

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

News, news, news: Engineer's Choice nomination, Webinars and more :-)

I've got some great news to share with you! Unitronics is proud to announce that UniStream has been nominated in Control Engineering's Engineer's Choice awards, in the category of Hardware: Integrated HMI Controllers. The Engineers' Choice Awards includes 29 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best as chosen by Control Engineering's print and digital audience. If you would like to cast your vote, go to: http://ocreg.controleng.com/onecount/flex

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

UniStream and UniLogic--New Training Video

Just a quick post to remind you of the UniStream and UniLogic training videos. The newest addition is Languages--invest less than 5 minutes of your viewing time, learn you how to enable your users to switch the HMI display language by touching an HMI screen element.

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

**NEW RELEASE*** The UniStream Control Platform: All-in-One. Modular. Scalable.

Unitronics is proud to introduce the UniStream™ control platform, quality products that are the result of over 20 years of experience in PLC development combined with the strongest trends in automation today. UniStream brings you--and your customers--major benefits: Cut Programming Time by 50% UniLogic™ studio software means you ‘write-it-once’, creating code structures that can be used across projects. Save Time on System Design Easy hardware configuration process, plus effortless commun

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Automation World's 2013 Leadership in Automation--Please Vote

Cast your ballot! Unitronics has been nominated for Automation World's 2013 Leadership in Automation Program. This allows automation professionals to recognize innovation, leadership and excellence among suppliers of automation software, technology and products. Voting is Easy: Please take a moment to help us win! Click here to vote: http://www.automationworld.com/leadership/leadership/profiles/unitronics-inc?utm_source=leadership_magnet&utm_medium=referral

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Control Engineering 2013 - AND THE WINNER IS: V570-57-T20B-J!!!

Unitronics is proud to announce that the V570-57-T20B-J has won the Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Award in the category of Hardware - Integrated HMI Controllers. The general awards page is here: http://www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards/2013/winners.html The V570-57-T20B-J page is here: http://www.controleng.com/index.php?id=95&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=82129

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Control Engineering: Choice Awards: Vision570

Our Vision570 has made it to the finals in the category of Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers. If you'd like to cast a vote for the Vision570, go here: http://www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards/2013-engineers-choice-awards-finalists.html

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

Unitronics Distributors Conference Report

Unitronics Distributors Conferences: Networking for Mutual Benefit in the Industrial Automation Sector This year, the Unitronics’ Marketing Department is holding two separate conferences, one for our global partners and another for Unitronics USA. Mixing business with pleasure, swapping stories from the field and technical tips, conferences are fun—and of great practical benefit for all. The first, the Unitronics’ Global Distributors Conference was a resounding success. It was held in Paris,

Cara Bereck Levy

Cara Bereck Levy

From: Multiple Passwords by Bruce L

When multiple password levels are needed, there are only two choices. You can create a Password Entry Button for each password level or use a Numeric Entry and compare the entered password against the password levels in the logic to set the desired levels. However, the negative to using the Numeric Entry for passwords is that the digits that are entered on the screen while the users touches the screen. This can be a BAD problem. Here is a sample program that will draw a black line on the screen

Jas

Jas

Welcome to the Unitronics Support Blog!!

Welcome to the new Unitronics Support Forum!Our new forum offers a number of features that were not available in the old forum.There are Blogs that are written by Unitronics Distributors and Power Users, a Gallery that enables you to upload and link to pictures relevant to forum discussions. Our Support Team will publish interesting Sample Applications in the Downloads section. The Calendar will track events such as Unitronics training sessions and exhibitions. We also have a feature that was so
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