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

Race Report from Round 1 – Brands Hatch Indy. March 2020

Not being one to rest on his laurels, Matt, having finished the 2019 season as the Minitwins Rookie champion at the last meeting in October 2019 knew that he could be doing even better, so over the winter, he enlisted the help of renowned motorcycle road racing coach Mike ‘Spike” Edwards who coached Matt in Andalucia, Spain. Also over the winter, Matt acquired a second bike so he now has a “wet” and “dry” bike to suit race conditions rather than frantic tyre changes and suspension tweaks of last year; the rookie championship-winning bike becoming the wet bike and the Continue reading Race Report from Round 1 – Brands Hatch Indy. March 2020

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