New Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Weintek’s remote access solution, EasyAccess 2.0, has been an asset to many users, helping them monitor their remote devices and perform maintenance with ease from their offices and homes. As the global pandemic lingers and remote work becomes a regular routine for many, the demand for remote multi-party collaboration has increased as well. From Version 2.9, EasyAccess 2.0 will provide a multi-user connection feature that will permit up to 3 users to connect to an HMI at the same time. This new feature allows an engineer to immediately connect to remote devices and troubleshoot when an error occurs, without having Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Lamonde Automation November 2020 Prize Draw – Win a Wera Tools 2020 Advent Calendar!

2020 has been a pretty miserable year for many, so we’d like to spread some festive cheer with a prize draw! Rather than giving away chocolate, we’re giving away calorie-free Wera 2020 Advent Calendars to 3 lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning, complete the form below (UK & Ireland only). Terms & Conditions: 1.No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw. 2.This prize draw is open to UK & Ireland residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of Lamonde, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. 3.Entries must be Continue reading Lamonde Automation November 2020 Prize Draw – Win a Wera Tools 2020 Advent Calendar!

Lamonde Automation – Open For Business During New National Restrictions November 2020

Ahead of the New National restrictions announced by the government ( https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november ) we’d like to reassure our valued customers and suppliers that as during previous restrictions, we will again remain open for business. We hold good stock levels of our most popular products and we do not anticipate disruption to our supply chain for non-stocked items. Of course, our premises will remain COVID-Secure and we will continue with the steps we have already been taking to ensure our staff and customers remain safe – accordingly, for the duration of the restriction, unfortunately, we will not be able to welcome Continue reading Lamonde Automation – Open For Business During New National Restrictions November 2020

TechTip: Using GETBIT in a Macro on Weintek HMI

Occasionally, you may need to read a bit or bits from a PLC or controller register if they are not directly accessible via the driver being used – an example of this could be a PLC status word where each bit represents the status of various PLC conditions, for example, “Battery Status” or “CPU Error” etc. Or it may be that you want to replicate some PLC logic that is otherwise inaccessible. The GETBIT macro instruction is very useful in these circumstances, enabling you to retrieve an individual bit and use that in conjunction with further logic such as an Continue reading TechTip: Using GETBIT in a Macro on Weintek HMI

New Supplier Announcement: Teknokol HMI Enclosures and Support Arms

Lamonde Automation is delighted to announce that we’ve signed a new supplier partnership with Teknokol, manufacturers of HMI enclosure systems which can be mounted directly to your machine, or the wall, or with custom-made support arms. Ergonomically designed and with IP65 protection, the enclosures have various depth options, and both the ECOline and TKP2000 series are modular, giving increased flexibility to suit your project. The enclosure front sheets are constructed from 2mm or 3mm aluminium, and Teknokol can provide custom-coloured couplings and covers upon request, as well as the processing of front sheets with laser cut-outs to accommodate any HMI, Continue reading New Supplier Announcement: Teknokol HMI Enclosures and Support Arms

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

TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

This TechTip is about connecting a Control Techniques drive to a Weintek HMI using Modbus RTU. For the purposes of this TechTip, we’re using a CT Comander C300 drive fitted with an AI-485 option module. Drive SetupEither using the drive onboard menu via the keypad, or Control Techniques Connect, software, verify the communications settings (Address, Baud Rate, Data bits, Stop Bits, Parity) as these will need to be matched in your HMI project. Addressing FormatModbus Addressing format for Control Techniques drives is: 40000 + (menu number x 100) + (parameter number) The Weintek HMI does not require the 40000, so Continue reading TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

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

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