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

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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

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!

Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

We talked to Nick Cadby at Nacom Automation Ltd about using Weintek MT8050iE HMIs with analogue PLCs. The speed of the responses I get when I put in a support request is really fast Tell me about yourself – where are you located and what’s your background?We’re based in Chesterfield, and I’ve been working in Industrial Automation for over 30 years.  I was a project engineer for a Swiss strapping company and a friend asked me to come and work for him at Advanced Technical Solutions.  From there, I started Nacom 18 years ago, and now we’ve grown to a Continue reading Case Study: Weintek HMIs in Wind/Unwind Application

New Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Weintek’s remote access solution, EasyAccess 2.0, has been an asset to many users, helping them monitor their remote devices and perform maintenance with ease from their offices and homes. As the global pandemic lingers and remote work becomes a regular routine for many, the demand for remote multi-party collaboration has increased as well. From Version 2.9, EasyAccess 2.0 will provide a multi-user connection feature that will permit up to 3 users to connect to an HMI at the same time. This new feature allows an engineer to immediately connect to remote devices and troubleshoot when an error occurs, without having Continue reading New Feature Announcement: Multiple User Connection In Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0

Case Study: DLE Engineering Ltd

We talked to Dave Ludgate of DL Electrical Engineering about how he’s used Weintek HMIs with the Productivity PLC range. Dave, tell us a bit about yourself…I left school at 16 and went straight into an electrical apprenticeship and progressed from there. I’ve always been interested in new stuff, so the minute I saw PLCs I was hooked.  The beauty of the PLCs is that you wire the inputs and outputs and the magic all happens inside. I went back to college and took City & Guilds for electronics and never looked back. I lectured at Northampton College for a year Continue reading Case Study: DLE Engineering Ltd

New Feature Announcement: All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges and turned remote working into daily normality for many. As we face these changes, Weintek’s EasyAccess 2.0 remote solution is enabling users to overcome some of the challenges associated with remote working. To address these demands, Weintek is introducing EasyAccess 2.0 and VNC support to all their current HMI series. Additionally, for selected non-Ethernet HMI models, 4G dongle support will also be provided so that they can connect to the Internet to make use of EasyAccess 2.0. Since its launch 6 years ago, EasyAccess 2.0 has been offering a stable and reliable remote Continue reading New Feature Announcement: All Weintek HMI Now Support EasyAccess 2.0

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

TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

This TechTip is about connecting a Control Techniques drive to a Weintek HMI using Modbus RTU. For the purposes of this TechTip, we’re using a CT Comander C300 drive fitted with an AI-485 option module. Drive SetupEither using the drive onboard menu via the keypad, or Control Techniques Connect, software, verify the communications settings (Address, Baud Rate, Data bits, Stop Bits, Parity) as these will need to be matched in your HMI project. Addressing FormatModbus Addressing format for Control Techniques drives is: 40000 + (menu number x 100) + (parameter number) The Weintek HMI does not require the 40000, so Continue reading TechTip: Connecting a Control Techniques Drive to a Weintek HMI Using Modbus RTU

Case study: Welland Medical Machine Data Capture

“We are very happy with the service from Lamonde and would recommend using this method of moving data. “ Welland Medical’s Story:We were looking for a method to move data from various production lines into our MySQL server. This would feed a front-end program and provide live OEE type data on large screens on the shop floor, but our machines have many different brands of PLCs fitted. We explored our options and received some quite expensive quotes. Duncan at Lamonde advised that we use Weintek’s cMT-SVR-100. We found this easy to use and can extract data from the majority of Continue reading Case study: Welland Medical Machine Data Capture