Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

We needed to find a way for the engineers on the Baler to see if the fans were running and to stop them remotely.  We also wanted to be able to see the status of the Baler from the fan end of the system without running over to check. Board24 is an FSC Certified manufacturer of recyclable corrugated sheetboard. They set high standards in terms of our product quality and environmentally friendly approach. They produce corrugated board which is 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable and made from 90% recycled or recovered paper. We talked to Mark Crawford, Electronics Project Manager, about Continue reading Case Study: Board24 – Remote Monitoring & Control with CCTV and Fire Alarm Integration

New Feature Announcement – Weintek iR-ETN Coupler Now Supports EtherNET/IP

EtherNet/IP is a leading industrial protocol supported by many PLCs and controllers, with this in mind, Weintek has added EtherNet/IP protocol support to their remote I/O coupler module, iR-ETN, allowing iR Series remote I/O to support EtherNet/IP. EtherNet/IP Communication ModesEtherNet/IP provides two communication modes to address different demands. Mode Implicit Messaging Explicit Messaging Transport Layer UDP TCP Exchange Mode Periodic Data Exchange Non-periodic Data Exchange Data is transferred using instructions Applicable Data Data that require immediacy PLC data accessed from the Host Parameter Configuration Architecture Scanner: Device that establishes the connection (PLC) Adapter: Device that provides the data (iR-ETN) The Continue reading New Feature Announcement – Weintek iR-ETN Coupler Now Supports EtherNET/IP

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 Product Announcement – Weintek cMT3072X & cMT3072XH

Lightweight and affordable, 7” HMI have been widely adopted in many different industries and are a firm favourite. With this in mind, Weintek have released new 7” HMI models in the cMT X Series range: cMT3072X and cMT3072XH (“cMT3072X(H)”) to help users with IIoT integration in their smart factories whilst also providing exceptional user experience. cMT3072X(H) is equipped with a quad-core 64-bit Cortex A35 CPU, a big performance step up from the dual-core 32bit processor of the existing cMT3071/cMT3072 models, with the new cMT X Series models boasting a 20% improvement in computing and display performance, delivering better, faster user Continue reading New Product Announcement – Weintek cMT3072X & cMT3072XH

New Product Annoucement: Weintek cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller

Product Introduction As the Industrial 4.0 revolution gathers pace, users are eagerly searching for ways to retrofit legacy factory installations with smart capabilities. To help with this, Weintek have integrated their CODESYS and IIoT Gateway into a single product, the cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller. This new model with built-in CODESYS, in addition to working with all iR modules also features IIoT Gateway protocol translation and the EasyAccess remote access service, making it a great fit for new smart automation systems or as an upgrade path for existing systems. Features: CODESYS-Based High-Performance PLC SystemIn compliance with IEC 61131-3 Programmable Continue reading New Product Annoucement: Weintek cMT-CTRL01 – IIoT Programmable Logic Controller

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

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 Product Announcement – cMT3071 – 7″ HMI

Product Introduction and Features Being compact and cost-effective, Weintek 7” HMI have always been a popular product. With that in mind, Weintek have introduced a new 7” HMI: cMT3071. The new model aims to make cMT Series models a more accessible option allowing more of our customers to build their smart factories using cMT’s rich, powerful features. The cMT3071 boasts higher hardware spec than its iE/iP/eMT Series counterparts in every aspect, with better computational performance it delivers a richer user experience. Equipped with a dual-core Cortex A9 1GHz CPU, 4GB Flash and 1GB RAM, the cMT3071 runs more smoothly, allows projects with Continue reading New Product Announcement – cMT3071 – 7″ HMI