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 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

New Feature Announcement – WebView on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

When it comes to remote HMI monitoring, in addition to Weintek’s exclusive software – cMT Viewer and VNC Viewer, a new choice has been developed: WebView. WebView makes it possible for you to monitor HMI screen on your web browser using your phone, tablet, or laptop, without the need for additional software. Using WebView is very straightforward: on a web browser, connect to the HMI settings page, click the WebView button and then the HMI screen will appear, ready for operation. WebView can be set to start automatically, so instead of the settings page, the HMI screen shows when a Continue reading New Feature Announcement – WebView on Weintek cMT X Series HMI

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

New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

Having invested heavily in research to develop an easy-to-use, integrated motion control solution, Weintek have launched the iR-PU01-P, a single axis motion control module to their iR Series of remote i/o. This new module works with existing iR Series communication couplers to control stepper/servo motors, making it great for applications requiring positioning control, such as packaging and filling machines, measurement systems, printing machines, tension controllers and conveyor systems. With the release of iR-PU01-P, Weintek also provide a library of motion control function blocks for use within CODESYS. By connecting a cMT HMI’s CODESYS with the iR-COP+iR-PU01-P via CANopen, these motion Continue reading New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

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 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 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