New Product Announcement – Weincloud Dashboard

New from Weintek, Weincloud. Cloud condition monitoring

Facing changes caused by the global pandemic, businesses now have a more pressing need to accelerate their digital transformation program. Cloud integration plays a key role in this transformation, yet technical and financial barriers often get in the way of implementation. To help with this, Weintek introduces their new Weintek Cloud Service or “Weincloud“. Comprising of EasyAccess 2.0, Weintek’s existing remote access service, and the new cloud-based Dashboard service, Weincloud aims to help businesses expedite the deployment of digital assets and improve production and monitoring efficiency. What is Dashboard?The cloud visualization Dashboard allows visualization of field data to help obtain Continue reading New Product Announcement – Weincloud Dashboard

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

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

New Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

C-more EA9-RHMI Headless HMI

New from C-more®, the EA9 series remote (headless) HMI unit provides all the functionality of an EA9 touch panel without the extra cost of a touchscreen interface. Intended for the user who doesn’t require a built-in HMI display, needs a larger display, or would prefer to use the C-more mobile app, the headless unit supports an HD1280x720 pixel screen resolution with an HDMI output that supplies both video and audio out. USB port A can be used to connect various USB devices to the panel such as a touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, flash drive or barcode scanner. The remote HMI is Continue reading New Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

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

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

Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

We needed to find a way for the engineers on the Baler to see if the fans were running and to stop them remotely.  We also wanted to be able to see the status of the Baler from the fan end of the system without running over to check. Board24 is an FSC Certified manufacturer of recyclable corrugated sheetboard. They set high standards in terms of our product quality and environmentally friendly approach. They produce corrugated board which is 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable and made from 90% recycled or recovered paper. We talked to Mark Crawford, Electronics Project Manager, about Continue reading Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

New Feature Announcement: Touch Gesture on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

Use your HMI like a SmartphoneTouch gesture, supported on selected new cMT X Series HMI, provides easier and even more intuitive operation, allowing operators to use a variety of gestures such as swiping or pinching to make the HMI execute specified functions, without the need for on-screen buttons. Easier and Simpler UI StyleDeveloping HMI UI layout can take some time, designing the layout and the look of UI buttons, as shown on the left image below. In comparison, the image on the right illustrates that by replacing UI buttons with touch gestures, not only is the time for button design Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Touch Gesture on Weintek cMT X Series HMI