New Feature Announcement: PLC Web Browser on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

New PLC Web Browser for Weintek cMT X Series HMI

A great new feature added to the Weintek cMT X Series is the PLC Web Browser object. As you might expect, this can be used to view web pages. Many devices, such as PLCs now have web configuration pages, so with the new HMI browser, you can access these pages and external webpages too. PLC Web Browser Features HTTPS, HTML5 Support PLC Web Browser supports HTTPS and most HTML5 webpages. Flexible Browsing Tool The PLC Web Browser object provides browsing tool buttons such as previous/next page, zoom in / out, and return to homepage…etc. In addition, browser control is integrated Continue reading New Feature Announcement: PLC Web Browser on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

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

New Feature Announcement: Weintek cMT-CTR01 PLC and CODESYS enabled cMT X Series HMI now support EtherCAT Master

EtherCAT® (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is an Ethernet-based industrial Fieldbus system that delivers high-performance, high-immediacy communication, with the growing popularity, Weintek has added EtherCAT support for their built-in CODESYS® products. Together with the iR-ECAT and various I/O modules, they form a complete EtherCAT solution where the Weintek CODESYS HMI or PLC serves as an EtherCAT master and iR-ECAT are EtherCAT slaves. cMT Support for EtherCAT Master Simply with a firmware update and some configuration in CODESYS, the Ethernet port of cMT-CTRL01 (with built-in CODESYS) and cMT X series models with CODESYS®  activated become an EtherCAT master port. CODESYS  Scans EtherCAT Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Weintek cMT-CTR01 PLC and CODESYS enabled cMT X Series HMI now support EtherCAT Master

New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT3161X

Following great feedback for the cMT3162X HMI, Weintek have announced the release of a lightweight version, cMT3161X. The cMT3161X is broadly similar to the cMT3162X and retains many of its key features, market-wise, however, it is positioned slightly differently making the cMT X Series an attractive option in cost-sensitive applications. The cMT3161X boasts the most powerful processor compared to those used in similar products, which delivers powerful computing capabilities, meeting customers’ desire for speedy and smooth operation. Hardware and software advantages make cMT3161X an easy fit in diverse applications allowing easy integration, a great fit for OE machine builders, panel Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT3161X

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

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 EasyBuilder Pro Feature for cMT Series: MQTT JSON Advanced Format Setting

JSON Advanced setting has been added to the MQTT Topic Publisher in EasyBuilder Pro. Beside’s being compatible with the existing simple JSON format, this function allows users to define JSON format with more flexible structure tailored to the cloud device they use. With this function, data transferred to the cloud can be generated in the required format without the need for an extra conversion tool, realising integration with diverse cloud services, turning conventional PLCs into IIoT smart devices. Furthermore, users can simply configure the settings via an intuitive graphical interface, eliminating the need for writing JSON codes in order to Continue reading New EasyBuilder Pro Feature for cMT Series: MQTT JSON Advanced Format Setting