TechTip: Using the Shape Library with Weintek HMI

A frequently asked question we receive is “How do I create a multi-state lamp – for example to use with a Word Lamp?” This TechTip will hopefully make the process of creating a multi-state shape object clearer. Start a blank EasyBuilder Pro Project and locate the rectangle shape tool… Set properties for our shape outline… (note that “Filled” is un-ticked at the moment). Draw the outline frame on the design window… Copy and past the outline frame and make a solid filled shape by ticking “Filled” and setting appropriate colours… Select the Outline frame… Click on “Shape”… … which will Continue reading TechTip: Using the Shape Library with Weintek HMI

We’re exhibiting at Smart Factory Expo, Liverpool, 13-14 November 2019

We’re exhibiting at Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool 13-14 November. Come and visit us on stand A60. Show opening times:Wednesday 13 November: 09:00 – 17:00Thursday 14 November: 09:00 – 16:00Registration from 08:30 Registration Link: https://digital-manufacturing-week.com/page/expo

TechTip: Using Weintek HMI to Print a label on a Zebra Printer using Free Protocol

In this TechTip we’ll be looking at printing a label to a Zebra printer by sending the ZPL string to the com port or Ethernet port on the HMI. Zebra printers are increasingly popular in production and packaging and are highly configurable and able to print barcodes, QR codes, Data matrix codes etc. (for reference, the printer used in this demo was a Zebra GK420t.) This isn’t intended to be a lesson in the ZPL language, but we will run through the label string used for our demo: The code we’ll use for this label is below: We can preview Continue reading TechTip: Using Weintek HMI to Print a label on a Zebra Printer using Free Protocol

Race Report from Round 9 – Brands Hatch Indy. October 2019

Round 9 and Bemsee were at Brands Hatch in Kent, Brands is considered the spiritual home of Bemsee and is the track they end the season on. Matt started the weekend with 555 points with closest contender, Tommy Downes on 468, a good finish in race one on Saturday would clinch the rookie title for Matt, but this is racing, anything can happen and it ain’t over til it’s over! Matt’s first race, race 10 on the program was started, however a start line collision meant it was red flagged to be re-run later on in the program. Having qualified Continue reading Race Report from Round 9 – Brands Hatch Indy. October 2019

We’re Exhibiting at Robotics and Automation 2019 – Ricoh Arena, Coventry 29/30 October 2019

We’re exhibiting at Robotics and Automation 2019 being held at the Ricoh Arena 29th & 30th October 2019. Come and see us on stand 622. Be sure to register at https://www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk/ . Look forward to seeing you there.

New Product Annoucement: Weintek cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller

Product Introduction As the Industrial 4.0 revolution gathers pace, users are eagerly searching for ways to retrofit legacy factory installations with smart capabilities. To help with this, Weintek have integrated their CODESYS and IIoT Gateway into a single product, the cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller. This new model with built-in CODESYS, in addition to working with all iR modules also features IIoT Gateway protocol translation and the EasyAccess remote access service, making it a great fit for new smart automation systems or as an upgrade path for existing systems. Features: CODESYS-Based High-Performance PLC SystemIn compliance with IEC 61131-3 Programmable Continue reading New Product Annoucement: Weintek cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller

Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives – Now with 5 Year Warranty

Control Techniques have announced a free 5-year warranty for the new Commander C Series. Terms and conditions of course apply. CT’s Commander variable speed drives have established the standard of excellence in motor control since 1983. Commander C is the sixth-generation general purpose low voltage AC drives range that delivers: • Simple, reliable motor control• Easy setup and high performance• Energy-saving features to optimize consumption• Onboard PLC, dual Safe Torque Off (STO)• Plug-in option modules for advanced control or communications Find out more about the 5-year Warranty here. Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives can be purchased through our website Continue reading Control Techniques Commander C Series Drives – Now with 5 Year Warranty

New feature – CLICK now has PID

PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet micro brick PLCs. This feature is available in version 2.50 or greater of the CLICK software, which can be downloaded from our website here. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable limits, control output limits and error deadband. The PID configuration interface is user-friendly and steps you through the parameters required. The CLICK PID monitor Continue reading New feature – CLICK now has PID

New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

Having invested heavily in research to develop an easy-to-use, integrated motion control solution, Weintek have launched the iR-PU01-P, a single axis motion control module to their iR Series of remote i/o. This new module works with existing iR Series communication couplers to control stepper/servo motors, making it great for applications requiring positioning control, such as packaging and filling machines, measurement systems, printing machines, tension controllers and conveyor systems. With the release of iR-PU01-P, Weintek also provide a library of motion control function blocks for use within CODESYS. By connecting a cMT HMI’s CODESYS with the iR-COP+iR-PU01-P via CANopen, these motion Continue reading New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

TechTip: Using Languages On Weintek HMI

This TechTip is about using languages on Weintek HMI. Languages are controlled by a local word, LW9134. YouTube video of a demo project: Setting LW 9134 to 0 selects “Language 1“, setting to 1 selects “Language 2“, and so on. As usual, we’ve included a basic example program using the language setting. We’ll break down some of the key elements in our demo program so you can follow it. We’re using four languages in our demo, these are English, French, German and Italian. To select these, we’ll set LW 9134 to 0, 1, 2, or 3 respectively. The demo is Continue reading TechTip: Using Languages On Weintek HMI