64-bit Data Type Support As digital technology evolves, 64 bit data is becoming more commonplace in automation. Many systems nowadays, especially those requiring extremely high precision such as semiconductor cutting, glue dispensing, motion applications etc., use 64 bit data to achieve high-accuracy control as rounding errors due to insufficient precision can be avoided. 64 bit data type is also being adopted for storing very large values, as can be commonly seen in record keeping applications like machine timers or accumulative power consumption in smart meters. Starting in EBPro V6.03.02, Weintek cMT Series HMI began to offer 64 bit data type Continue reading New Feature – Weintek cMT Series – 64bit Data
This TechTip is about using a macro for a simple calculation to determine the difference between 2 values. To calculate the difference between 2 values, first we use the “>=” operator to determine if value1 is greater than or equal to value2, if this is the case, our result is calculated value1 – value2. If value2 is greater than value1 then our result calculation is value2 – value1. The macro is shown below: As usual there’s a demo project available for you to try out using EasyBuilder Pro’s excellent simulator. Download the demo here.
PID loop control capability (up to 8 loops simultaneously) has been added to the CLICK® Series of stackable, Ethernet micro brick PLCs. This feature is available in version 2.50 or greater of the CLICK software, which can be downloaded from our website here. CLICK PID control is streamlined with only the features that most users need, including direct or reverse acting control, pulse width modulated control outputs, bumpless transfer, anti-windup, auto-tuning, process variable alarms, process variable limits, control output limits and error deadband. The PID configuration interface is user-friendly and steps you through the parameters required. The CLICK PID monitor Continue reading New feature – CLICK now has PID
We love motorcycle racing at Lamonde Automation, so we were only too happy to step up when approached for sponsorship support by Matt Wetherell, #232.
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Integrating miscellaneous factory automation equipment is rarely an easy task since often each machine uses a different controller. When integrating with other IT systems, the variety of protocols often presents a challenge. In 1995, the OPC standard was released to address this issue, in 2006, OPC UA (Unified Architecture) made it possible to get the same information from machines regardless of operating system. The cMT-G02 communication gateway is not only equipped with an Ethernet port, but also supports WiFi which enables connectivity where conventional network wiring provision is not practical. With built-in de-facto IIoT protocols, MQTT & OPC UA, the Continue reading New product announcement – cMT-g02 IIoT Gateway
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
We’re pleased to announce our support of the Hyperloop project at Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain). Hyperloop UPV (a.k.a. Hyperloop Makers UPV) is a team of students from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain) designing a rail-free concept of Hyperloop. They were awarded Top Design Concept and Propulsion/Compression Subsystem Technical Excellence Award at SpaceX’s Design Weekend, the first phase of the Hyperloop Pod Competition held in Texas on January 2016. Their design stands out for its use of magnetic levitation based on attraction to the top of the tube thanks to their unique levitation units located at the Continue reading Announcing our support of The Hyperloop UPV Project
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