Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

Donal O’Driscoll from The Goodfish Company shared their case study with us. Problem: We need to defrost fish from frozen blocks at -15°C as quickly as possible without the product temperature exceeding +4°C at any point in the defrost cycle. We need to defrost up to 1.5 tonnes per defrost cycle. 3 trolleys, 12 trays per trolley 6 x 6.81 kg blocks per tray. “Our defroster has run reliably since March 2018. Lamonde provided the Weintek HMI, Haiwell PLC, along with associated expansion digital & analogue modules and 24vdc power supplies.” Both the Haiwell PLC & Weintek HMI come with Continue reading Case Study: Defrosting and Temperature Control in Food Production

New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

New product announcement - cMT3102X

As a leader in HMI research, development and manufacturing, Weintek is dedicated to providing HMI products that are well-suited to the industrial automation industry. In recent years, with interest shifting towards smart capabilities, communication integration and wireless applications, the roles of HMIs have inadvertently followed as well. With evolving demands associated with such industry trends, Weintek introduces cMT3102X, a new type of HMI that incorporates modular design, and a WiFi expansion module – M02, to offer a more flexible connectivity solution. cMT3102X, as a 10.1” advanced cMT X Series HMI, is packed with software and hardware features. More importantly, it’s Continue reading New Product Announcement: Weintek Launch 10″ cMT3102X Advanced HMI – Supports M02 WiFi Expansion Module

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

New Feature Announcement: Weintek iP Series HMI Range Gets Great New Features

New features for Weintek iP Series HMI

To meet the demands for smart manufacturing systems and to provide enhanced data processing features, Weintek have added some great new features to the MT8051iP / MT8071iP / MT8102iP models. The new features are as follows: The iP Series HMIs will need to be programmed with EasyBuilder Pro V6.05.02 or later versions to make use of the new features. Note: The MT8102iP’s OS version must be 20201007 or later. Please contact Lamonde for assistance with upgrading this. However, more advanced features such as USB Tethering, MQTT, e-Mail, VNC Viewer, network time synchronization, etc. remain unavailable on the iP Series. Please Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Weintek iP Series HMI Range Gets Great New Features

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

New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

NFC Weintek OPC UA Historical Data image

Access to historical data is an important aspect in any smart system upgrade and integration. From data/trend analysis, process optimization and failure prediction to pre-emptive maintenance, analytics rely on complete historical data being available before any meaningful action can be taken. OPC UA, which features platform independence, robust security and high scalability, has stood out as a prominent choice for a standardized IIoT communication protocol; and, given its importance in the field, Weintek continues to develop and add OPC UA related feature support. From EasyBuilder Pro v6.04.02 onwards, OPC UA Historical Data Access (HDA) feature has been added, allowing OPC Continue reading New Feature Annoucement: OPC UA Historical Data Access Feature for Weintek cMT Series HMI

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 Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

C-more EA9-RHMI Headless HMI

New from C-more®, the EA9 series remote (headless) HMI unit provides all the functionality of an EA9 touch panel without the extra cost of a touchscreen interface. Intended for the user who doesn’t require a built-in HMI display, needs a larger display, or would prefer to use the C-more mobile app, the headless unit supports an HD1280x720 pixel screen resolution with an HDMI output that supplies both video and audio out. USB port A can be used to connect various USB devices to the panel such as a touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, flash drive or barcode scanner. The remote HMI is Continue reading New Product Announcement: EA9-RHMI Headless HMI from Automation Direct

We’re still open!

Once again, we’d like to reassure our valued customers and suppliers that, as during previous restrictions, we remain open for business. Orders can be placed by phone or email, or via our website, and all items are despatched by courier. We hold good stock levels of our most popular products and we do not anticipate disruption to our supply chain for non-stocked items. Of course, our premises will remain COVID-Secure and we will continue with the steps we have already been taking to ensure our staff and customers remain safe; accordingly, this means we will not be able to welcome Continue reading We’re still open!

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