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: Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model HMIs – cMT2078X/cMT2108X/cMT2158X

New Product Announcement - Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model Line up

We’re excited to announce the release by Weintek of three cMT X Series Standard HMIs: cMT2078X, cMT2108X, and cMT2158X. Equipped with a quad-core high-performance CPU, cMT X Series HMIs can tackle the most difficult computational challenges, meeting customer expectations for fast, smooth operation. The three new standard models are available in the most popular sizes: 7″, 10″, and 15″; the cMT X Series is the best choice for your new and upgrade projects alike. Painless TransitionThose upgrading to the cMT X Series will find the transition is quick and easy; the cMT2078X, cMT2108X, and cMT2158X use the same panel cut-out Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek cMT X Series Standard Model HMIs – cMT2078X/cMT2108X/cMT2158X

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 Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Weintek’s remote access solution, EasyAccess 2.0, has been an asset to many users, helping them monitor their remote devices and perform maintenance with ease from their offices and homes. As the global pandemic lingers and remote work becomes a regular routine for many, the demand for remote multi-party collaboration has increased as well. From Version 2.9, EasyAccess 2.0 will provide a multi-user connection feature that will permit up to 3 users to connect to an HMI at the same time. This new feature allows an engineer to immediately connect to remote devices and troubleshoot when an error occurs, without having Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Case Study: DLE Engineering Ltd

We talked to Dave Ludgate of DL Electrical Engineering about how he’s used Weintek HMIs with the Productivity PLC range. Dave, tell us a bit about yourself…I left school at 16 and went straight into an electrical apprenticeship and progressed from there. I’ve always been interested in new stuff, so the minute I saw PLCs I was hooked.  The beauty of the PLCs is that you wire the inputs and outputs and the magic all happens inside. I went back to college and took City & Guilds for electronics and never looked back. I lectured at Northampton College for a year Continue reading Case Study: DLE Engineering Ltd

TechTip: Using GETBIT in a Macro on Weintek HMI

Occasionally, you may need to read a bit or bits from a PLC or controller register if they are not directly accessible via the driver being used – an example of this could be a PLC status word where each bit represents the status of various PLC conditions, for example, “Battery Status” or “CPU Error” etc. Or it may be that you want to replicate some PLC logic that is otherwise inaccessible. The GETBIT macro instruction is very useful in these circumstances, enabling you to retrieve an individual bit and use that in conjunction with further logic such as an Continue reading TechTip: Using GETBIT in a Macro on Weintek HMI

New Feature Announcement: All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges and turned remote working into daily normality for many. As we face these changes, Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0 remote solution is enabling users to overcome some of the challenges associated with remote working. To address these demands, Weintek is introducing EasyAccess 2.0 and VNC support to all their current HMI series. Additionally, for selected non-Ethernet HMI models, 4G dongle support will also be provided so that they can connect to the Internet to make use of EasyAccess 2.0. Since its launch 6 years ago, EasyAccess 2.0 has been offering a stable and reliable remote Continue reading New Feature Announcement: All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

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