Case Study: Weintek cMT X Series & EasyAccess 2.0 afloat

Ortomarine Weintek HMI display

We talked to Rob Howdle of Ortomarine Narrowboats about how he’s using Weintek’s cMT X Series HMI to display multiple inputs from different protocols. Tell me about yourself – where are you located, what’s your background? . We’re based just outside Kidderminster.  My background was in anything to do with industrial automation, pharma, oil and gas. I travelled constantly round the world and airport to airport was the norm. I ended up in the narrowboat industry by chance.  My brother was made redundant from his job with a narrowboat company, and he came to work with me.  He was then Continue reading Case Study: Weintek cMT X Series & EasyAccess 2.0 afloat

TechTip: Weintek cMT X Series PLC Web Browser Object

TechTip for Weintek cMT X Series Web Browser Object

In a factory setting, it may be desirable to limit the access of the cMT X Series web browser. We can do this by unchecking “Show navigation bar” and using the Control registers instead. Control Word Codes:1 – Go2 – Reload3 – Stop4 – Back5 – Forward6 – Clear Cache7 – Clear Cookies For the favourites buttons, we’re using a “Combo Button” with 2 Actions Action 1 – Write constant string with our URL Action 2 – set the control word to “1” for “Go” Repeat for shortcuts required. As usual, we have a demo project for you to try Continue reading TechTip: Weintek cMT X Series PLC Web Browser Object

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: How to program Weintek HMI via Ethernet

This guide will show you how to connect a Weintek HMI to a PC via ethernet; to do this, we’ll be making sure that both screen and PC/laptop network adaptor are on the same subnet as each other.  Note: The illustrations in this Guide are based on an iE Series HMI. Other Series HMIs may appear a little different. For HMIs with dual ethernet, the IP addresses of the ports MUST be on different subnets.  Weintek System Settings1. On the Weintek HMI, tap the black arrow bottom right  2. To check if there is an IP address already set on the HMI, tap the Information button to show the settings for the device. In this case, we Continue reading TechTip: How to program Weintek HMI via Ethernet

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: 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 Feature Announcement: Weintek cMT Series – 64bit Data

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 Announcement: Weintek cMT Series – 64bit Data

TechTip: Using the Shape Library with Weintek HMI

A frequently asked question we receive is “How do I create a multi-state lamp – for example to use with a Word Lamp?” This TechTip will hopefully make the process of creating a multi-state shape object clearer. Start a blank EasyBuilder Pro Project and locate the rectangle shape tool… Set properties for our shape outline… (note that “Filled” is un-ticked at the moment). Draw the outline frame on the design window… Copy and past the outline frame and make a solid filled shape by ticking “Filled” and setting appropriate colours… Select the Outline frame… Click on “Shape”… … which will Continue reading TechTip: Using the Shape Library with Weintek HMI

TechTip: Using Languages On Weintek HMI

This TechTip is about using languages on Weintek HMI. Languages are controlled by a local word, LW9134. YouTube video of a demo project: Setting LW 9134 to 0 selects “Language 1“, setting to 1 selects “Language 2“, and so on. As usual, we’ve included a basic example program using the language setting. We’ll break down some of the key elements in our demo program so you can follow it. We’re using four languages in our demo, these are English, French, German and Italian. To select these, we’ll set LW 9134 to 0, 1, 2, or 3 respectively. The demo is Continue reading TechTip: Using Languages On Weintek HMI

TechTip: Recipes On Weintek HMI

This tech tip is about the recipe function on Weintek HMI, a frequently asked question. As usual, we’ll work through the steps for a basic example to get you started. As with most of our TechTips, this can be achieved without any hardware, making use of the excellent simulator feature in EasyBuilder Pro. A recipe, is a set of parameters that is used to produce a product or run a particular process. These could be times, temperatures, operation counts, volume or weight of material etc. The example program is for a bread making process. The parameters for our bread recipe Continue reading TechTip: Recipes On Weintek HMI