What’s New in CLICK Programming Software V2.40

Hot on the heels of version 2.30 of the CLICK® programming software, is version 2.40 with two great enhancements… 1. EtherNet/IP™ (Adapter Server) Protocols now supported The CLICK® Ethernet PLC models now support the EtherNet/IP™ as an (Adapter Server) device. This allows the CLICK® PLC and its I/O to be controlled by an EtherNet/IP™ Scanner (Client). Take advantage of the low cost CLICK® PLC I/O selection for your application needs with fast and easy configuration to your existing network. 2. Copy Instructions Improvements The Copy Instruction offers the ability for data manipulation when communicating to other devices. Improvements have been Continue reading What’s New in CLICK Programming Software V2.40

New Product Announcement – SOLO® Basic Temperature Controllers (SLB4848 Series)

The new SOLO Basic from Automation Direct is a single loop temperature controller that can control heating or cooling processes. Depending on the particular model of controller, the available outputs include relay, voltage pulse or current. On some models, there are two alarm outputs available with nine selectable alarm types. SOLO Basic controllers have a single control output that can be used for control of a heating or cooling application. Models with alarm outputs can also be configured to use one of the alarm outputs as a second control output allowing both heating and cooling control or two-stage heating or Continue reading New Product Announcement – SOLO® Basic Temperature Controllers (SLB4848 Series)

New product announcement: New High-Speed I/O and Communications Expansion Modules for the BRX Micro PLC System

AutomationDirect has added high-speed I/O modules and a serial communications expansion module to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX expansion modules add discrete I/O, analog I/O and now high-speed I/O and communications functions as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU). Two High-Speed (HSIO) discrete I/O modules are available with (8) 12-24 VDC sink/source inputs and either (8) 12-24 VDC sink outputs or (8) 12-24 VDC source outputs. These BX-HSIO modules are capable of up to 250kHz high-speed input/output signals. The BX-SERIO serial Continue reading New product announcement: New High-Speed I/O and Communications Expansion Modules for the BRX Micro PLC System

New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

Product Introduction EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a high performance and very efficient Ethernet-based fieldbus, thanks to these advantages, it is one of the most widely adopted industrial Ethernet technologies and has gradually become a standard communication interface in industry. Responding to the increasing demand for EtherCAT, Weintek are releasing a new iR Series EtherCAT communication coupler, iR-ECAT, to facilitate integration of iR Series I/O modules into EtherCAT applications. iR-ECAT connecting iR Series I/O modules works as an EtherCAT slave, which allows control by EtherCAT master controllers simply after importing the ESI (EtherCAT Slave Information file) description file Continue reading New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

We’re Exhibiting at The Industry 4.0 Summit Expo 10-11 April 2019

We’re exhibiting at the 3rd Annual Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo, Manchester 10 – 11 April 2019. UK’s premier event for the 4th industrial revolution. We’ve exhibited previously at this event in 2017 & 2018. For information about the Summit, please visit:https://www.industry40summit.com/ Please get in touch with us for a promotional code to get a discount on booking.

We’re Sponsoring Matt Wetherell #232

We love motorcycle racing at Lamonde Automation, so we were only too happy to step up when approached for sponsorship support by Matt Wetherell, #232. Matt, an accomplished road and track-day rider is competing in the Bemsee/MRO mini-twins championship. Held over 9 rounds at famous UK race circuits, including Brands Hatch, Donnington Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park & Oulton Park, the mini-twin championship is exciting, close racing with machines adhering to strict power & modification limits, so it really is about rider skill, race-craft (and a bit of luck of course). We’ll keep you posted with Matt’s progress as the season Continue reading We’re Sponsoring Matt Wetherell #232

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

New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Control Token

cMT Series HMI offers flexible and versatile functions which allow multiple users to control an HMI at the same time, to help ensure system safety by preventing an object from being controlled by multiple clients simultaneously, Weintek have developed a new feature: Control Token: With control token enabled, only one cMT Viewer client can acquire the control token at a time, and only the cMT Viewer client that with possession of the control token can operate the object. Other clients can only acquire the token one by one only when the previous possessor of the token leaves or closes the page. Continue reading New feature on Weintek cMT Series HMI: Control Token

New Product Announcement: cMT-SVR-200 – cMT Server with WiFi

Product Introduction Over the past few years, Weintek have continuously invested in research and development, driving innovation with the cMT Series. As the series grows with even more capabilities it is gaining acceptance in IIoT applications which rely heavily on network communication support. Nonetheless, Weintek is aware that not all factories were built with network connectivity in mind. In many cases, establishing network and wiring can be an obstacle for system upgrades, this is especially true if the installation needs to be made on a moving platform. In such cases, WiFi can come to the rescue. In light of this, Continue reading New Product Announcement: cMT-SVR-200 – cMT Server with WiFi