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 Product Announcement: ProductivityMotion – 1, 2, 3 & 4 Axes Motion Controllers For Productivity Series PLCs

PS-AMC1 ProductivityMotion Controller

PS-AMC motion controllers have been added to the Productivity range of PLCs. Designed to work seamlessly with selected CPUs, they provide accurate, coordinated, plug-and-play motion control. The controllers are capable of up to 4 coordinated axes of motion per controller (PS-AMC4) with differential encoder feedback for each axis and a maximum switching frequency of 1MHz. Up to 24 general-purpose high-speed inputs and 12 general-purpose high-speed outputs are also included. Available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 axis models, AMC controllers are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software, which has numerous built-in motion instructions allowing for easy configuration of standard Continue reading New Product Announcement: ProductivityMotion – 1, 2, 3 & 4 Axes Motion Controllers For Productivity Series PLCs

New Product Announcement: P1-RX Remote I/O Module for the Productivity 1000 Series

P1-RX Productivity 1000 Remote i/o module for use with Productivity P1-550 and P2-550 CPUs

The Productivity1000 remote I/O module, P1-RX, provides a low-cost remote I/O solution for both the P1-550 and P2-550 controllers. Up to 4 P1-RX remote modules can be used with the P1-550, and up to 8 can be used with the P2-550. That adds an additional 512 I/O points to the P1000 system, which did not offer remote expansion before, and an additional 1024 for the P2000 at a much lower cost than the existing P2-RS expansion module. All P1-RX modules and connected I/O are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software with pre-assigned tags for each I/O point that can Continue reading New Product Announcement: P1-RX Remote I/O Module for the Productivity 1000 Series

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 – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a high performance and very efficient Ethernet-based Fieldbus, thanks to these advantages, it is one of the most widely adopted industrial Ethernet technologies and has gradually become a standard communication interface in industry. Responding to the increasing demand for EtherCAT, Weintek are releasing a new iR Series EtherCAT communication coupler, iR-ECAT, to facilitate the integration of iR Series I/O modules into EtherCAT applications. Continue reading New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

New Weintek Driver Announcement – Automation Direct Productivity Series

To compliment the excellent Productivity Series Controller from Automation Direct, Weintek have added a dedicated driver and tag import facility so user Tags from the controller project can be easily added to an HMI program. First write your Productivity Controller program in Productivity Suite… If you’re familiar with Productivity Suite, you no doubt know that you can define tags for your i/o, registers, timer values etc as you go making it a very intuitive controller to use. The Productivity tag database is accessed from the edit menu. In this example, we’re only looking at Discrete i/o, Integers & Booleans… You Continue reading New Weintek Driver Announcement – Automation Direct Productivity Series

More Productivity2000 PLC Discrete I/O Modules Added

The AutomationDirect Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. Using remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are possible! New DC discrete I/O modules include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module. The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports allow programming, Continue reading More Productivity2000 PLC Discrete I/O Modules Added

Productivity 1000 Starter Kit

Following on from our new product announcement about the Productivity 1000 range, we’re pleased to announce our starter kit – P1-STARTER. The kit includes the following parts: • 1 x P1-540 CPU • 1 x P1-01AC Power Supply • 1 x P1-08TRS 8point Relay Output Module • 1 x P1-08SIM 8point input simulator • 1 x P2-RTB Terminal block – screw-type • 1 x P2-RTB-1 Terminal block – spring type • 1 x USB-CBL AMICB6 – USB programming cable • 1 x D2-BAT-2 Backup battery • 1 x PCON-KIT Power connector Ordering information Order online here – P1-STARTER or over the phone Continue reading Productivity 1000 Starter Kit

New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O

New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O The popular CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units have been added to the range providing both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs. The CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with a variety of current and voltage (0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC) inputs and outputs, and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs. The new CLICK Analog Continue reading New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O