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 US, 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.
Following from a very successful show last year, we’re again exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics – Southern is the UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. Conveniently located at Farnborough, Hants & just off the M3, it’s easy to get to. We look forward to welcoming existing customers onto our stand as well as hopefully meeting some new ones. Visit http://www.industrysouth.co.uk/ to register as a visitor.
The AutomationDirect Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. Using remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are possible! New DC discrete I/O modules include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module. The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports allow programming, Continue reading More Productivity2000 PLC Discrete I/O Modules Added
Building on Weintek’s long experience of HMI software design, V6 brings EasyBuilder Pro bang up to date in both look and feel. The new ribbon style menu systems are logical, intuitive and easy to follow. Recently used objects populate this panel on the home tab as and when you use them allowing for even faster project design. Expanding the recently used panel reveals the groups of objects for faster access from the home tab without having to go to the object tab. New model Support V6 of EasyBuilder pro supports the new HMI models recently released, such as the cMT3072, Continue reading EasyBuilder Pro V6 is here!
Hot on the heels of the cMT3072 is the cMT-HDMI, the proven, popular cMT architecture with an HDMI output. The cMT-HDMI is an HMI without a screen – the screen can be an HDMI screen such as a TV or industrial monitor. As well as the rich cMT features, the cMT-HDMI also offers several improvements over the mTV-100 with support for different resolution screens and native support for several industry standard touchscreens (list of currently tested models below – connection to the touchscreen is via USB): • HOPE HIS-ML (19.5) • IMD-C160PT (15.6) • iEi DM-F22A/PC-R11 (21.5) Support for the cMT-HDMI will be Continue reading Announcing the cMT-HDMI
Following on from our new product announcement about the Productivity 1000 range, we’re pleased to announce our starter kit – P1-STARTER. The kit includes the following parts: • 1 x P1-540 CPU • 1 x P1-01AC Power Supply • 1 x P1-08TRS 8point Relay Output Module • 1 x P1-08SIM 8point input simulator • 1 x P2-RTB Terminal block – screw-type • 1 x P2-RTB-1 Terminal block – spring type • 1 x USB-CBL AMICB6 – USB programming cable • 1 x D2-BAT-2 Backup battery • 1 x PCON-KIT Power connector Ordering information Order online here – P1-STARTER or over the phone Continue reading Productivity 1000 Starter Kit
2017 marked a milestone for Lamonde Automation Ltd. Founder, Mike Donoghue started Lamonde Automation back in 1982 as a Texas Instruments PLC distributor and a manufacturer of peripheral accessories and I/O to compliment the TI range. In the early 90s TI sold their PLC business to Siemens. Lamonde continued to support the installed TI base until 2015. In the meantime, Lamonde became distributors for PLC Direct (who later became AutomationDirect.com), Weintek Labs Inc. and Kessler Ellis Products (KEP) – further products and ranges are always being added to our offerings, please check our website regularly for the latest products we Continue reading Lamonde turns 35!
New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O The popular CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units have been added to the range providing both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs. The CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with a variety of current and voltage (0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC) inputs and outputs, and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs. The new CLICK Analog Continue reading New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O
Announcing the DURApulse AC Drives – GS4 Series (230 / 460 VAC Sensorless Vector w/PLC) New! … Next Generation GS4 Series DURApulse AC Sensorless Vector Drives. 1 to 25 HP … 230 VAC Single/Three-Phase 1 to 100 HP … 230 VAC Three-Phase 1 to 300 HP … 460 VAC Three-Phase The DURApulse GS4 series of AC drives includes many of the same standard features as our other GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, removable keypad, and much more: Single-phase input capability (all 230VAC drives can be supplied single-phase) V/Hz control or sensorless vector control for improved speed regulation 100kA Continue reading New from Automation Direct – GS4 Drives