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

New Product Announcement – Weintek cMT3072X & cMT3072XH

Lightweight and affordable, 7” HMI have been widely adopted in many different industries and are a firm favourite. With this in mind, Weintek have released new 7” HMI models in the cMT X Series range: cMT3072X and cMT3072XH (“cMT3072X(H)”) to help users with IIoT integration in their smart factories whilst also providing exceptional user experience. cMT3072X(H) is equipped with a quad-core 64-bit Cortex A35 CPU, a big performance step up from the dual-core 32bit processor of the existing cMT3071/cMT3072 models, with the new cMT X Series models boasting a 20% improvement in computing and display performance, delivering better, faster user Continue reading New Product Announcement – Weintek cMT3072X & cMT3072XH

New Product Announcement – Weintek cMT-FHDX

Product Introduction With lightning-fast operation and novel features, the cMT X Series has been enthusiastically received by customers; responding to customer requests, Weintek now proudly releases the cMT-FHDX, an HDMI-enabled member of cMT X series family. Via HDMI*, the cMT-FHDX supports 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video output that can be displayed on a very large screen, giving users an HMI larger than any conventional HMI available on the market. It also supports custom resolution which makes it compatible with screens of various resolutions, even ones that have non-standard aspect-ratios, such as long and thin screens. The ability to output Continue reading New Product Announcement – Weintek cMT-FHDX

New Feature Announcement – WebView on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

When it comes to remote HMI monitoring, in addition to Weintek’s exclusive software – cMT Viewer and VNC Viewer, a new choice has been developed: WebView. WebView makes it possible for you to monitor HMI screen on your web browser using your phone, tablet, or laptop, without the need for additional software. Using WebView is very straightforward: on a web browser, connect to the HMI settings page, click the WebView button and then the HMI screen will appear, ready for operation. WebView can be set to start automatically, so instead of the settings page, the HMI screen shows when a Continue reading New Feature Announcement – WebView on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

TechTip: Window Change on Auto-Logout Weintek HMI

This TechTip is about automatically changing the HMI window when logout, or Auto logout occurs. This could be useful if you want to ensure that if a user with elevated privileges leaves the HMI without logging out then the HMI will return to a normal operating or information window. Auto logout enabled is set in the System tab of System Parameters Setting in EasyBuilder Pro. To achieve window change on logout or Auto logout, we’ll use a macro to check the value of LW 9222 – this is the system register holding the value of operable security classes. If a Continue reading TechTip: Window Change on Auto-Logout Weintek HMI

New Product Announcement: Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

New expansion I/O modules from AutomationDirect for the BRX stackable micro brick PLC include communications modules, universal analogue I/O modules, and universal temperature combination I/O modules. Expansion modules snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) or BRX Remote I/O controller, creating a sturdy and rugged PLC platform. Added BRX serial communications modules provide four isolated RS-232 ports that support communications flow control or RS-422 serial ports. Also available are BRX single-channel RS-232 (with flow control) and RS-422 Pluggable Option Modules. Supported protocols include Do-more! Protocol, Modbus RTU (Master/Slave), K-Sequence, and ASCII (In/Out). Data rates are 1200 Continue reading New Product Announcement: Expanded Communications and Analog I/O Capabilities for the BRX PLC

New Feature Announcement – Macro Debug Tool for Weintek cMT Series

Macros are a powerful and flexible tool that complement built-in features with their complex logic operations and data processing capability. The task of writing macros may seem daunting at first, however, macros have fixed syntax rules that are checked by the compiler and there are manuals detailing macro use and TechTips on our website. However, like most coding tasks, macro debugging is necessary if you encounter unexpected results. In cMT Diagnoser, a Macro Debug Tool has been developed to help users quickly identify macro errors and reduce development time. The Macro Debug Tool is easy-to-use. Simply create your macro, compile Continue reading New Feature Announcement – Macro Debug Tool for Weintek cMT Series