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

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

New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model HMIs – cMT2078X/cMT2108X/cMT2158X

New Product Announcement - Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model Line up

We’re excited to announce the release by Weintek of three cMT X Series Standard HMIs: cMT2078X, cMT2108X, and cMT2158X. Equipped with a quad-core high-performance CPU, cMT X Series HMIs can tackle the most difficult computational challenges, meeting customer expectations for fast, smooth operation. The three new standard models are available in the most popular sizes: 7″, 10″, and 15″; the cMT X Series is the best choice for your new and upgrade projects alike. Painless TransitionThose upgrading to the cMT X Series will find the transition is quick and easy; the cMT2078X, cMT2108X, and cMT2158X use the same panel cut-out Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model HMIs – cMT2078X/cMT2108X/cMT2158X

New Product Announcement: Control Techniques launches SI-POWERLINK module

Control Techniques SI Powerlink

New Module provides POWERLINK connectivity Control Techniques has expanded the capabilities of its drives further with the launch of a dedicated POWERLINK option module.  SI-POWERLINK serves applications ranging from simple open-loop systems through to those demanding precise motion control. The protocol is based upon standard Ethernet and provides a solution for real-time Industrial Ethernet to satisfy the requirements of industrial automation and process control.  POWERLINK is used in applications in industries including automotive, energy management, machinery, industrial automation, railway and maritime transportation, robotics, vision systems and more. The new module is compatible with Control Techniques Unidrive, Digitax, Commander, and Pump Drive families, and conforms to the latest Continue reading New Product Announcement: Control Techniques launches SI-POWERLINK module

New Product Announcement: New BRX Discrete i/o, Combination i/o, High-Speed Pulse Combo and POM

The BRX expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller. Newly added BRX discrete I/O modules include 5, 8, and 16-point relay output modules with Form A (SPST) and Form C (SPDT) options; 16-point 2-5 VDC discrete input and output modules; a 16-point 2-5 VDC discrete combination input/output module; and the HSIO4 high-speed pulse combo module capable of handling up to a 2MHz frequency in differential or single-ended wiring configurations. In addition, a new Pluggable Option Module (POM) with full Ethernet capability and support for MQTT Client, Do-more, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet Continue reading New Product Announcement: New BRX Discrete i/o, Combination i/o, High-Speed Pulse Combo and POM

New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

NFC Weintek OPC UA Historical Data image

Access to historical data is an important aspect in any smart system upgrade and integration. From data/trend analysis, process optimization and failure prediction to pre-emptive maintenance, analytics rely on complete historical data being available before any meaningful action can be taken. OPC UA, which features platform independence, robust security and high scalability, has stood out as a prominent choice for a standardized IIoT communication protocol; and, given its importance in the field, Weintek continues to develop and add OPC UA related feature support. From EasyBuilder Pro v6.04.02 onwards, OPC UA Historical Data Access (HDA) feature has been added, allowing OPC Continue reading New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

Case Study: Increased Productivity in Medical Manufacturing

Direct Automation Case Study

Alex Strokosch of Direct Automation Systems, uses Weintek HMIs with Teknokol enclosures and Productivity PLCs in application for a medical manufacturer. The Teknokol system offers a solution that looks great, works, and has a really great price to performance ratio Alex, tell us a bit about yourself… I’m located in East Kilbride, just south of Glasgow.   I started my career as industrial electrician before moving to Scotland in the early 1980s after a stint in the Merchant Navy, and I’ve worked in electrical engineering for 41 years.  I had my own business from 1992 to 2001, then I worked for Continue reading Case Study: Increased Productivity in Medical Manufacturing