TechTip: Weincloud Dashboard

In this TechTip we’ll be running through setting up a Dashboard with Weintek’s “Weincloud Dashboard“. The Dashboard is a simple condition monitoring interface supported on selected EasyAccess Enabled cMT X Series HMIs. Firstly, login to your Weintek Domain account via https://www.weincloud.net , and under “Dashboard”, click on “+ Create New Project” Next, enter your project details, and click “Create”. You can now enter the development dashboard. Exit the Dashboard editor and Click onto “Data Source” – this is where we’ll set up the data that we’ll be monitoring. Choose “History” if you want historical data to be saved. HMIs that Continue reading TechTip: Weincloud Dashboard

Case Study: Weintek cMT X Series & EasyAccess 2.0 afloat

Ortomarine Weintek HMI display

We talked to Rob Howdle of Ortomarine Narrowboats about how he’s using Weintek’s cMT X Series HMI to display multiple inputs from different protocols. Tell me about yourself – where are you located, what’s your background? . We’re based just outside Kidderminster.  My background was in anything to do with industrial automation, pharma, oil and gas. I travelled constantly round the world and airport to airport was the norm. I ended up in the narrowboat industry by chance.  My brother was made redundant from his job with a narrowboat company, and he came to work with me.  He was then Continue reading Case Study: Weintek cMT X Series & EasyAccess 2.0 afloat

Case Study: SAACKE COMBUSTION SERVICES Ltd – Boiler Sequencer Control

DL06 PLC in application

Electrical Design Engineer George Albery talked to us about using a DirectLogic 06 PLC with a Weintek HMI to modernise a boiler control system. the DL06 platform has proven to be reliable, easy to use and cost effective Tell me about yourself – where are you located, what’s your background? I’m an electrical design engineer at SAACKE Combustion Services Ltd, located in Hampshire. I got into the electrical industry after I left school, completing a level 3 NVQ in electrical installations before working for a domestic electrician for a number of years. I was then taken on as an engineering Continue reading Case Study: SAACKE COMBUSTION SERVICES Ltd – Boiler Sequencer Control

Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

Donal O’Driscoll from The Goodfish Company shared their case study with us. Problem: We need to defrost fish from frozen blocks at -15°C as quickly as possible without the product temperature exceeding +4°C at any point in the defrost cycle. We need to defrost up to 1.5 tonnes per defrost cycle. 3 trolleys, 12 trays per trolley 6 x 6.81 kg blocks per tray. “Our defroster has run reliably since March 2018. Lamonde provided the Weintek HMI, Haiwell PLC, along with associated expansion digital & analogue modules and 24vdc power supplies.” Both the Haiwell PLC & Weintek HMI come with Continue reading Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

New product announcement - cMT3102X

As a leader in HMI research, development and manufacturing, Weintek is dedicated to providing HMI products that are well-suited to the industrial automation industry. In recent years, with interest shifting towards smart capabilities, communication integration and wireless applications, the roles of HMIs have inadvertently followed as well. With evolving demands associated with such industry trends, Weintek introduces cMT3102X, a new type of HMI that incorporates modular design, and a WiFi expansion module – M02, to offer a more flexible connectivity solution. cMT3102X, as a 10.1” advanced cMT X Series HMI, is packed with software and hardware features. More importantly, it’s Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

New Product Announcement: CLICK® PLUS PLC

Click PLUS PLC image

The original and very popular CLICK® PLC series has been serving the industrial control industry for over 12 years and has become the go-to choice for many experienced Plant Engineers, Electrical Technicians, Machine Builders, as well as, beginners and students. CLICK PLCs were designed with simplicity in mind, providing reliable control at a low, low cost and with little to no learning curve. This simplicity makes CLICK a perfect solution for small machines, home automation projects, pneumatic applications or anywhere a simple system needs a budget-saving control solution. Building on the original CLICK’s simple design, the new CLICK PLUS PLCs Continue reading New Product Announcement: CLICK® PLUS PLC

New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

NFC Weintek OPC UA Historical Data image

Access to historical data is an important aspect in any smart system upgrade and integration. From data/trend analysis, process optimization and failure prediction to pre-emptive maintenance, analytics rely on complete historical data being available before any meaningful action can be taken. OPC UA, which features platform independence, robust security and high scalability, has stood out as a prominent choice for a standardized IIoT communication protocol; and, given its importance in the field, Weintek continues to develop and add OPC UA related feature support. From EasyBuilder Pro v6.04.02 onwards, OPC UA Historical Data Access (HDA) feature has been added, allowing OPC Continue reading New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

Case Study: Increased Productivity in Medical Manufacturing

Direct Automation Case Study

Alex Strokosch of Direct Automation Systems, uses Weintek HMIs with Teknokol enclosures and Productivity PLCs in application for a medical manufacturer. The Teknokol system offers a solution that looks great, works, and has a really great price to performance ratio Alex, tell us a bit about yourself… I’m located in East Kilbride, just south of Glasgow.   I started my career as industrial electrician before moving to Scotland in the early 1980s after a stint in the Merchant Navy, and I’ve worked in electrical engineering for 41 years.  I had my own business from 1992 to 2001, then I worked for Continue reading Case Study: Increased Productivity in Medical Manufacturing

Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

We talked to Nick Cadby at Nacom Automation Ltd about using Weintek MT8050iE HMIs with analogue PLCs. The speed of the responses I get when I put in a support request is really fast Tell me about yourself – where are you located and what’s your background?We’re based in Chesterfield, and I’ve been working in Industrial Automation for over 30 years.  I was a project engineer for a Swiss strapping company and a friend asked me to come and work for him at Advanced Technical Solutions.  From there, I started Nacom 18 years ago, and now we’ve grown to a Continue reading Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

Case Study: Print and Inspection in Pharma Application

We talked to Nick Oldfield about how he’s used a CLICK® PLC and Weintek in application for a pharmaceutical client. It was really important that the PLC had high speed input capacity for this project.  Nick Oldfield Ltd is based in Liverpool but work with clients all over the world. Tell us about yourself: I left school at 16 and did an apprenticeship.  I got my HND on day release and moved into project engineering.  I worked for a company which made systems for pharmaceutical packaging security for 6 years, then I set up my own business in 1995 and Continue reading Case Study: Print and Inspection in Pharma Application