We’re Exhibiting at Robotics and Automation 2019 – Ricoh Arena, Coventry 29/30 October 2019

We’re exhibiting at Robotics and Automation 2019 being held at the Ricoh Arena 29th & 30th October 2019. Come and see us on stand 622. Be sure to register at https://www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk/ . Look forward to seeing you there.

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

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: Embedding Variables In a Weintek HMI Alarm/Event Log

Often, when wanting a notification about a process, it is just that, a notification. A simple email reporting a few process values at a given point in time. In a previous TechTip, we covered sending alarm emails from the Weintek HMI. We can adapt the same approach to send a reporting email too. As usual, I will step through building up a simple example project. First off, we need to set up the email details. Full details are in the alarm emails TechTip mentioned, previously: Next, we need to setup an Alarm/Event log: For this example, we’re going to trigger Continue reading TechTip: Embedding Variables In a Weintek HMI Alarm/Event Log

New Product Announcement: cMT-iV6 – Industrial Touch Screen with built-in cMT Viewer

Product Introduction The cMT-iV6, is a touch panel with built-in cMT Viewer, which allows it to connect to multiple cMT-SVR or cMT Series HMIs for monitoring. Equipped with a 9.7” 1024×768 touchscreen, built-in speaker and a high-performance 1GHz processor, it is able to deliver outstanding visuals, sound effects, and operator experience. The cMT-iV6 inherits most of the functions from cMT-iV5, but with the addition of an SD card slot. By using an external SD card, it can support many features that were otherwise not available on cMT-iV5, for example, file browser, media player, picture viewer, PDF reader, and screen hardcopy, Continue reading New Product Announcement: cMT-iV6 – Industrial Touch Screen with built-in cMT Viewer

TechTip: Using StringLength In a Weintek HMI

This TechTip is about using StringLength in a Weintek HMI. An example application for this might be where you want to return a string to generate a batch code where you may gather data from various sources – different devices for example. Previously on a TechTip, we covered using StringCat, where StringLength is useful is where your strings vary in length. By measuring the length of the string, we can use it to create an offset when we concatenate using StringCat. Let’s break down what we’re doing here: Declare variables for the source LW data and declare the OutputString: char Continue reading TechTip: Using StringLength In a 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

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Action Trigger

In EasyBuilder Pro V6.02.01, Weintek added a brand new feature – “Action Trigger“. This feature allows users to pre-define a series of actions through the graphical UI of EasyBuilder Pro, eliminating the need for combining multiple objects or writing macros. Action Trigger triggers pre-defined Actions when the specified Conditions are met. Condition After pre-determined idle time or trigger condition is true Action Users can combine a variety of actions, such as Set Bit, Set Word, Execute Macro, Change Window, Screen Hardcopy, Wait Until, Data Transfer…etc. As shown in the following screenshot, actions within the same Action Group are executed at Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Action Trigger

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Idle Timeout Setting to Release Control Token

Control token is a feature that helps ensure system safety by preventing a screen object to be controlled by multiple cMT Viewer clients simultaneously, however, sometimes users may encounter an issue where other users are prevented from gaining operation when the token possessor, having finished their operation, does not release the control token. The new idle Timeout setting is added to address this issue. When the token possessor’s HMI remains inactive for a given time period, the control token will be released for the next user. Idle Timeout setting can be found in Control Token settings page. Please note that when Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Idle Timeout Setting to Release Control Token