TechTip: How to program Weintek HMI via Ethernet

This guide will show you how to connect a Weintek HMI to a PC via ethernet; to do this, we’ll be making sure that both screen and PC/laptop network adaptor are on the same subnet as each other.  Note: The illustrations in this Guide are based on an iE Series HMI. Other Series HMIs may appear a little different. For HMIs with dual ethernet, the IP addresses of the ports MUST be on different subnets.  Weintek System Settings1. On the Weintek HMI, tap the black arrow bottom right  2. To check if there is an IP address already set on the HMI, tap the Information button to show the settings for the device. In this case, we Continue reading TechTip: How to program Weintek HMI via Ethernet

New Feature Announcement – All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges and turned remote working into daily normality for many. As we face these changes, Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0 remote solution is enabling users to overcome some of the challenges associated with remote working. To address these demands, Weintek is introducing EasyAccess 2.0 and VNC support to all their current HMI series. Additionally, for selected non-Ethernet HMI models, 4G dongle support will also be provided so that they can connect to the Internet to make use of EasyAccess 2.0. Since its launch 6 years ago, EasyAccess 2.0 has been offering a stable and reliable remote Continue reading New Feature Announcement – All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

We needed to find a way for the engineers on the Baler to see if the fans were running and to stop them remotely.  We also wanted to be able to see the status of the Baler from the fan end of the system without running over to check. Board24 is an FSC Certified manufacturer of recyclable corrugated sheetboard. They set high standards in terms of our product quality and environmentally friendly approach. They produce corrugated board which is 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable and made from 90% recycled or recovered paper. We talked to Mark Crawford, Electronics Project Manager, about Continue reading Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

Case study: Welland Medical Machine Data Capture

“We are very happy with the service from Lamonde and would recommend using this method of moving data. “ Welland Medical’s Story:We were looking for a method to move data from various production lines into our MySQL server. This would feed a front-end program and provide live OEE type data on large screens on the shop floor, but our machines have many different brands of PLCs fitted. We explored our options and received some quite expensive quotes. Duncan at Lamonde advised that we use Weintek’s cMT-SVR-100. We found this easy to use and can extract data from the majority of Continue reading Case study: Welland Medical Machine Data Capture

Solutions-Focused Case Studies

“That works beautifully, thanks!” MC, Board24 We love it when our clients give us feedback, and even more so when we’ve been able to collaborate with them to develop a creative solution to a particularly knotty problem. Over the coming months we’ll be publishing case studies and testimonials from our clients about specific solutions we’ve provided to some of the more unusual issues you’ve encountered. Check back regularly to read about our latest technical wizardry! If you’d like to provide feedback, or a specific issue case study, please email us at [email protected], or complete the form at https://www.lamonde.com/contact/, or call Continue reading Solutions-Focused Case Studies

New Feature Announcement – Weintek iR-ETN Coupler Now Supports EtherNET/IP

EtherNet/IP is a leading industrial protocol supported by many PLCs and controllers, with this in mind, Weintek has added EtherNet/IP protocol support to their remote I/O coupler module, iR-ETN, allowing iR Series remote I/O to support EtherNet/IP. EtherNet/IP Communication ModesEtherNet/IP provides two communication modes to address different demands. Mode Implicit Messaging Explicit Messaging Transport Layer UDP TCP Exchange Mode Periodic Data Exchange Non-periodic Data Exchange Data is transferred using instructions Applicable Data Data that require immediacy PLC data accessed from the Host Parameter Configuration Architecture Scanner: Device that establishes the connection (PLC) Adapter: Device that provides the data (iR-ETN) The Continue reading New Feature Announcement – Weintek iR-ETN Coupler Now Supports EtherNET/IP

New Feature Announcement – Weintek cMT-CTR01 PLC and CODESYS enabled cMT X Series HMI now support EtherCAT Master

EtherCAT® (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is an Ethernet-based industrial Fieldbus system that delivers high-performance, high-immediacy communication, with the growing popularity, Weintek has added EtherCAT support for their built-in CODESYS® products. Together with the iR-ECAT and various I/O modules, they form a complete EtherCAT solution where the Weintek CODESYS HMI or PLC serves as an EtherCAT master and iR-ECAT are EtherCAT slaves. cMT Support for EtherCAT Master Simply with a firmware update and some configuration in CODESYS, the Ethernet port of cMT-CTRL01 (with built-in CODESYS) and cMT X series models with CODESYS®  activated become an EtherCAT master port. CODESYS  Scans EtherCAT Continue reading New Feature Announcement – Weintek cMT-CTR01 PLC and CODESYS enabled cMT X Series HMI now support EtherCAT Master

New Feature Announcement – Touch Gesture on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

Use your HMI like a SmartphoneTouch gesture, supported on selected new cMT X Series HMI, provides easier and even more intuitive operation, allowing operators to use a variety of gestures such as swiping or pinching to make the HMI execute specified functions, without the need for on-screen buttons. Easier and Simpler UI StyleDeveloping HMI UI layout can take some time, designing the layout and the look of UI buttons, as shown on the left image below. In comparison, the image on the right illustrates that by replacing UI buttons with touch gestures, not only is the time for button design Continue reading New Feature Announcement – Touch Gesture on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

C-More Programming Software is now free!

Automation Direct’s EA9 C-more HMI programming and configuration software is now a free download! C-more HMI touch panels provide a graphical interface designed to interchange and display graphics, animation and data to and from a PLC by merely touching the screen. You can virtually replace every pushbutton, switch, meter, and other peripheral device with one C-more touch panel. C-more touch screen panels are available in 6″, 7″, 8″, 10″, 12″ and 15″ colour TFT display versions. A headless HMI (no-screen) model is also available for larger or user-defined display options. The C-more HMI configuration software provides a powerful set of Continue reading C-More Programming Software is now free!

New Product Annoucement – Weintek cMT3161X

Following great feedback for the cMT3162X HMI, Weintek have announced the release of a lightweight version, cMT3161X. The cMT3161X is broadly similar to the cMT3162X and retains many of its key features, market-wise, however, it is positioned slightly differently making the cMT X Series an attractive option in cost-sensitive applications. The cMT3161X boasts the most powerful processor compared to those used in similar products, which delivers powerful computing capabilities, meeting customers’ desire for speedy and smooth operation. Hardware and software advantages make cMT3161X an easy fit in diverse applications allowing easy integration, a great fit for OE machine builders, panel Continue reading New Product Annoucement – Weintek cMT3161X