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

Race Report from Round 2 – Cadwell Park. August 2020

It seems like forever ago that we were at Brands Hatch, however with life slowly returning to normal, or transitioning into the new normal, Lamonde Automation Sponsored #232, Matt Wetherell was back in action at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. Cadwell is known as a Mini-Nürburgring, due to it’s changing elevation and tight turns, making it a challenging circuit and a favourite of Matt’s. Last year, Matt set a class lap record that had stood for 7 years, so hopes were high for a successful weekend of racing. The weekend started with practise on Friday – at around >34°C, a very warm Continue reading Race Report from Round 2 – Cadwell Park. August 2020

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