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

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

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

We’ve moved!

After nearly 5 years in Caterham, we’ve moved to bigger premises in nearby Crawley. Twice the size of our previous premises, and with more space for stock and a dedicated training and meeting space, the move will help support our future growth. With good access to the road and rail networks (2 mins from the M23 J10) and just 10 minutes to London Gatwick, it’s a great location to be in. Current circumstances unfortunately dictate that we’re unable to welcome visitors for the time being, however, once the COVID-19 threat has passed, we look forward to inviting our customers and Continue reading We’ve moved!

New Product Announcement ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller from Automation Direct

The open-source Productivity®Open platform provides all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The processor circuit of the P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller. The P1AM-100 is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and can utilize most Arduino sketch programs found on open-source websites. Using the readily-available Arduino integrated development environment (IDE), the P1AM-100 is programmed using C++ code; the ProductivityBlocks graphical programming interface uses a more visual approach that simplifies coding and reduces syntax errors. The P1AM-100 Continue reading New Product Announcement ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible Controller from Automation Direct

New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT X Series

Product Introduction HMIs now often have a wide variety of capabilities, such as data display, machine control, data storage, PLC communication, protocol translation, graphic display, alarm notification, media playback, and IIoT integration. For an advanced HMI, these capabilities are now perceived as basic requirements, however, they can place a heavy burden on the HMIs CPU. Operators are used to operating high-speed consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets and expect a similar user experience and operation speed when working with HMI. For these reasons, Weintek has released the cMT X Series HMI: cMT3092X / cMT3152X / cMT3162X. The cMT X Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT X Series

Lamonde Automation Covid-19 Business Continuity Policy

As you will doubtless be aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing on a daily basis. Lamonde is paying close attention and taking all necessary measures in line with advice from the UK Government. Employees, customers and suppliers must refer to Government advice also. We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers very seriously, in particular, we are adhering to advice from the Government and medical experts regarding contact and cleaning regimes. We have increased our cleaning activities and are paying particular attention to areas of contact. We encourage the use of personal sanitising alcohol-based hand Continue reading Lamonde Automation Covid-19 Business Continuity Policy