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

TechTip: Using PDF Reader on Weintek cMT & cMT X Series HMI

The ability to display PDFs on an HMI is a really useful feature; having machine manuals, hardware manuals, brochures, or work instructions available on a machine can help minimise downtime by ensuring valuable documentation remains with the machine. In this TechTip, we’ll be taking a look at the PDF Reader object available on selected Weintek cMT and cMT X Series HMI. To ensure your HMI supports the PDF Reader object, please check that it is not greyed out on the object menu in EasyBuilder Pro. PDFs are stored on a USB stick or SD Card, for clarity in this example, Continue reading TechTip: Using PDF Reader on Weintek cMT & cMT X Series HMI

TechTip: Using a Macro On a Weintek HMI to Generate a QR Code For The History Upload Address

Introduction This TechTip is about using a Macro to generate a QR code to scan with a phone to access via FTP* the HMI to upload history files etc from it. As usual, we’ll break it down so you can see what we’re doing here. *It’s worth noting that some browsers do not support parsing passwords etc in the address. As of today, Mozilla Firefox works ok. Using with Mozilla Firefox Macro The required string is in the following format: “ftp://uploadhis:[email protected]/“ Declare variables The first part, “ftp://uploadhis:” is fixed, so we’ll declare that in our macro: Next is the ftp Continue reading TechTip: Using a Macro On a Weintek HMI to Generate a QR Code For The History Upload Address

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

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Action Trigger

In EasyBuilder Pro V6.02.01, Weintek added a brand new feature – “Action Trigger“. This feature allows users to pre-define a series of actions through the graphical UI of EasyBuilder Pro, eliminating the need for combining multiple objects or writing macros. Action Trigger triggers pre-defined Actions when the specified Conditions are met. Condition After pre-determined idle time or trigger condition is true Action Users can combine a variety of actions, such as Set Bit, Set Word, Execute Macro, Change Window, Screen Hardcopy, Wait Until, Data Transfer…etc. As shown in the following screenshot, actions within the same Action Group are executed at Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Action Trigger

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Idle Timeout Setting to Release Control Token

Control token is a feature that helps ensure system safety by preventing a screen object to be controlled by multiple cMT Viewer clients simultaneously, however, sometimes users may encounter an issue where other users are prevented from gaining operation when the token possessor, having finished their operation, does not release the control token. The new idle Timeout setting is added to address this issue. When the token possessor’s HMI remains inactive for a given time period, the control token will be released for the next user. Idle Timeout setting can be found in Control Token settings page. Please note that when Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Idle Timeout Setting to Release Control Token

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Control Token

cMT Series HMI offers flexible and versatile functions which allow multiple users to control an HMI at the same time, to help ensure system safety by preventing an object from being controlled by multiple clients simultaneously, Weintek have developed a new feature: Control Token: With control token enabled, only one cMT Viewer client can acquire the control token at a time, and only the cMT Viewer client that with possession of the control token can operate the object. Other clients can only acquire the token one by one only when the previous possessor of the token leaves or closes the page. Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Control Token

New Product Announcement: cMT-SVR-200 – cMT Server with WiFi

Product Introduction Over the past few years, Weintek have continuously invested in research and development, driving innovation with the cMT Series. As the series grows with even more capabilities it is gaining acceptance in IIoT applications which rely heavily on network communication support. Nonetheless, Weintek is aware that not all factories were built with network connectivity in mind. In many cases, establishing network and wiring can be an obstacle for system upgrades, this is especially true if the installation needs to be made on a moving platform. In such cases, WiFi can come to the rescue. In light of this, Continue reading New Product Announcement: cMT-SVR-200 – cMT Server with WiFi

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