The new F600 Pump Drive forms part of Control Techniques’ new Specialist category of industry-specific drives. The F600’s wide power range, from 1.1kW to 2.8MW, makes it ideal for applications at any power, as well as for industrial heating and cooling. Energy savings – unlocking the potentialOne of the key benefits of Control Techniques’ F600 drive range is its abilities when it comes to energy-saving and efficiency optimisation. Specific features within F600 include sleep mode, which automatically engages when demand falls below a specific point, and Control Techniques’ leading-edge motor control technology which initiates dynamic modification of the rated frequency to further save energy. Simple commissioningF600 is designed for simple Continue reading New Product Announcement: Control Techniques unveils specialist Pump Drive
New Module provides POWERLINK connectivity Control Techniques has expanded the capabilities of its drives further with the launch of a dedicated POWERLINK option module. SI-POWERLINK serves applications ranging from simple open-loop systems through to those demanding precise motion control. The protocol is based upon standard Ethernet and provides a solution for real-time Industrial Ethernet to satisfy the requirements of industrial automation and process control. POWERLINK is used in applications in industries including automotive, energy management, machinery, industrial automation, railway and maritime transportation, robotics, vision systems and more. The new module is compatible with Control Techniques Unidrive, Digitax, Commander, and Pump Drive families, and conforms to the latest Continue reading New Product Announcement: Control Techniques launches SI-POWERLINK module
We’re exhibiting at Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool 13-14 November. Come and visit us on stand A60. Show opening times:Wednesday 13 November: 09:00 – 17:00Thursday 14 November: 09:00 – 16:00Registration from 08:30 Registration Link: https://digital-manufacturing-week.com/page/expo
Integrating miscellaneous factory automation equipment is rarely an easy task since often each machine uses a different controller. When integrating with other IT systems, the variety of protocols often presents a challenge. In 1995, the OPC standard was released to address this issue, in 2006, OPC UA (Unified Architecture) made it possible to get the same information from machines regardless of operating system. The cMT-G02 communication gateway is not only equipped with an Ethernet port, but also supports WiFi which enables connectivity where conventional network wiring provision is not practical. With built-in de-facto IIoT protocols, MQTT & OPC UA, the Continue reading New product announcement – cMT-g02 IIoT Gateway
We’re Exhibiting at the Factories of The Future Exhibition in Manchester Feb 28-March 2nd 2018. The exhibition is running alongside the Industry 4.0 Summit – we’re on Stand Q15 – you can register here for free to attend – come along and discuss how we can help you to quickly develop & build your IIoT & implement with new and existing machines.
In IIoT applications, data integration plays a very important role, to achieve data integration, it’s essential that communication between onsite machines and upper layer data management systems (SCADA, ERP…etc.) is seamless, however, in factories where very often each controller uses a different communication protocol, data integration is challenging. With more than 20 years of experience of HMI development, the Weintek R&D Team have released the IIoT Smart Communication Gateway: cMT-G01 as a solution for data transfer and integration in the IIoT. With in-built de-facto standard IIoT protocols, MQTT and OPC UA and the ability to process data just as a Continue reading New Product Announcement : cMT-G01
Introduced in V5.03.01 onwards of EasyBuilder Pro is an MQTT object for the XE Series HMI. MQTT is a lightweight machine to machine (M2M) “Internet of Things” (IoT) protocol & stands for “MQ Telemetry Transport”, it’s a publish/subscribe, simple and lightweight messaging protocol, designed for low-bandwidth, high-latency or unreliable networks. Users “subscribe” to their chosen “Topics” with an MQTT client. A topic is a UTF-8 string used by the broker to filter messages for each connected client. Topics consists of one or more topic levels. Each topic level is separated by a forward slash (topic level separator). Different users can Continue reading MQTT/IoT Capability for Weintek XE Series