Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

Donal O’Driscoll from The Goodfish Company shared their case study with us. Problem: We need to defrost fish from frozen blocks at -15°C as quickly as possible without the product temperature exceeding +4°C at any point in the defrost cycle. We need to defrost up to 1.5 tonnes per defrost cycle. 3 trolleys, 12 trays per trolley 6 x 6.81 kg blocks per tray. “Our defroster has run reliably since March 2018. Lamonde provided the Weintek HMI, Haiwell PLC, along with associated expansion digital & analogue modules and 24vdc power supplies.” Both the Haiwell PLC & Weintek HMI come with Continue reading Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

New product announcement - cMT3102X

As a leader in HMI research, development and manufacturing, Weintek is dedicated to providing HMI products that are well-suited to the industrial automation industry. In recent years, with interest shifting towards smart capabilities, communication integration and wireless applications, the roles of HMIs have inadvertently followed as well. With evolving demands associated with such industry trends, Weintek introduces cMT3102X, a new type of HMI that incorporates modular design, and a WiFi expansion module – M02, to offer a more flexible connectivity solution. cMT3102X, as a 10.1” advanced cMT X Series HMI, is packed with software and hardware features. More importantly, it’s Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

TechTip: Weintek cMT X Series PLC Web Browser Object

TechTip for Weintek cMT X Series Web Browser Object

In a factory setting, it may be desirable to limit the access of the cMT X Series web browser. We can do this by unchecking “Show navigation bar” and using the Control registers instead. Control Word Codes:1 – Go2 – Reload3 – Stop4 – Back5 – Forward6 – Clear Cache7 – Clear Cookies For the favourites buttons, we’re using a “Combo Button” with 2 Actions Action 1 – Write constant string with our URL Action 2 – set the control word to “1” for “Go” Repeat for shortcuts required. As usual, we have a demo project for you to try Continue reading TechTip: Weintek cMT X Series PLC Web Browser Object

New Feature Announcement: PLC Web Browser on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

New PLC Web Browser for Weintek cMT X Series HMI

A great new feature added to the Weintek cMT X Series is the PLC Web Browser object. As you might expect, this can be used to view web pages. Many devices, such as PLCs now have web configuration pages, so with the new HMI browser, you can access these pages and external webpages too. PLC Web Browser Features HTTPS, HTML5 Support PLC Web Browser supports HTTPS and most HTML5 webpages. Flexible Browsing Tool The PLC Web Browser object provides browsing tool buttons such as previous/next page, zoom in / out, and return to homepage…etc. In addition, browser control is integrated Continue reading New Feature Announcement: PLC Web Browser on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

New Product Announcement: Control Techniques unveils specialist Pump Drive

The new F600 Pump Drive forms part of Control Techniques’ new Specialist category of industry-specific drives. The F600’s wide power range, from 1.1kW to 2.8MW, makes it ideal for applications at any power, as well as for industrial heating and cooling. Energy savings – unlocking the potentialOne of the key benefits of Control Techniques’ F600 drive range is its abilities when it comes to energy-saving and efficiency optimisation. Specific features within F600 include sleep mode, which automatically engages when demand falls below a specific point, and Control Techniques’ leading-edge motor control technology which initiates dynamic modification of the rated frequency to further save energy.  Simple commissioningF600 is designed for simple Continue reading New Product Announcement: Control Techniques unveils specialist Pump Drive

TechTip: Using PDF Reader on Weintek cMT & cMT X Series HMI

The ability to display PDFs on an HMI is a really useful feature; having machine manuals, hardware manuals, brochures, or work instructions available on a machine can help minimise downtime by ensuring valuable documentation remains with the machine. In this TechTip, we’ll be taking a look at the PDF Reader object available on selected Weintek cMT and cMT X Series HMI. To ensure your HMI supports the PDF Reader object, please check that it is not greyed out on the object menu in EasyBuilder Pro. PDFs are stored on a USB stick or SD Card, for clarity in this example, Continue reading TechTip: Using PDF Reader on Weintek cMT & cMT X Series HMI

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8th is “International Women’s Day”, which is celebrated around the world. It’s a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Despite operating in a traditionally male-dominated arena, Lamonde Automation is proud that 60% of its workforce are female. There is still a long way to go to achieve workplace parity overall in the world, we hope that we are going some way to help readdress the balance – you can do your bit too by choosing to challenge stereotypes and calling out inequality. Download the Women in the Workplace Report report to Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

New Feature Announcement: Weintek iP Series HMI Range Gets Great New Features

New features for Weintek iP Series HMI

To meet the demands for smart manufacturing systems and to provide enhanced data processing features, Weintek have added some great new features to the MT8051iP / MT8071iP / MT8102iP models. The new features are as follows: The iP Series HMIs will need to be programmed with EasyBuilder Pro V6.05.02 or later versions to make use of the new features. Note: The MT8102iP’s OS version must be 20201007 or later. Please contact Lamonde for assistance with upgrading this. However, more advanced features such as USB Tethering, MQTT, e-Mail, VNC Viewer, network time synchronization, etc. remain unavailable on the iP Series. Please Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Weintek iP Series HMI Range Gets Great New Features

New Product Announcement: CLICK® PLUS PLC

Click PLUS PLC image

The original and very popular CLICK® PLC series has been serving the industrial control industry for over 12 years and has become the go-to choice for many experienced Plant Engineers, Electrical Technicians, Machine Builders, as well as, beginners and students. CLICK PLCs were designed with simplicity in mind, providing reliable control at a low, low cost and with little to no learning curve. This simplicity makes CLICK a perfect solution for small machines, home automation projects, pneumatic applications or anywhere a simple system needs a budget-saving control solution. Building on the original CLICK’s simple design, the new CLICK PLUS PLCs Continue reading New Product Announcement: CLICK® PLUS PLC