FREE Programming software for the Unitronics range including support for the V1040-T20B

VisiLogic 9.0.1, OS 3.3.3
•    V1040 support
The new Big Vision—the V1040-T20B with a 10.4″ colour touch screen—is now supported in Hardware Configuration.
This is also the first Vision to offer a USB programming port.
•    65K colours (16-bit)
From VisiLogic 9 on, all images will be 65K colours (16-bit). However, images in older projects that are opened with this version will remain 256 colours (8-bit).
Note: older projects including many images, especially where images are switched rapidly to provide animation, may run at reduced speeds, and in certain cases may not function properly.

V1040-T20B Visilogic software 9.0.1
FREE Unitronics Visilogic Software from i4 Automation

•    UniVision Licensing
This new utility helps you to protect your intellectual property.
You can create a PLC license number and burn it into a secured, hidden sector in the PLC.
You can then use this license in your Ladder to control how your program functions.
•    New GSM/GPRS Modems We now support 2 more modems:
–    Cinterion MC55i
–    Sierra Wireless GL61000
•    PTO Functions
Simple Motion Control via software!
You can easily implement motor control via high-speed outputs of certain Vision 130/350 models, controlling up to three independent axes. In this way you can, for example, build speed profiles that are appropriate for stepper motors.
The utility can output pulses, pulse/direction or CW/CCW.
Note that the PTO control functions are open-loop, and do not rely on positional feedback.
Available PTO features depend upon specific Vision model.
•    HMI Editor
New view shows the Display screen and Jumps in separate screens, selectable via tabs at the top of the editing window.
Version Compatibility
Do not download a project built with versions lower than VisiLogic 9.xx, to a controller installed with the system files released with VisiLogic 9.xx (Boot V2.002 (xx), BinLib V1.010 (xx) and OS V3.003 (xx)) and up. This will result in version mismatch.
VisiLogic V9.xx is compatible with Boot V2.002 (xx), BinLib V1.010 (xx) and OS V3.003 (xx) and up.
•    Modems
Certain older modems are not supported in VisiLogic 9. If you wish to update a project containing modems to VisiLogic 9, check the COM Init function to see if your modem is supported. It is highly recommended to delete and redefine the COM Init function.

Note that the information in this document refers to Vision Divisions. These are:
•    Standard Vision: V120, V230, V260, V280, V290, and V530
•    Enhanced Vision: V1040, V570, V560, V290-C, V350, and V130

Not only do the people at Unitronics give you FREE software but they also give you FREE training!

Contact us if you are interested in more training like this…..

January 13, 2011 at 16:00-17:00 GMT RE-SCHEDULED  (Was 12 th)
Data Tables & Data Logging – (Part I)

11:00-12:00: Learning the fundamentals of Data Tables & Data Logging

January 19, 2011 at 16:00-17:00 GMT
Reading from Data Tables & DataXport – (Part II)
11:00-12:00: Now that you know about Data Tables…learn about DataXport

January 26, 2011 at 16:00-17:00 GMT
Sound the Alarm
11:00-12:00: Everything you need to know about our alarms feature

You will need a computer and speakers for the webinar.
Please email us at sales@i4automation.co.uk to enrol.

Learn how to use the Visilogic software from the comfort of your PC.FREE software and FREE Training.

OPLC PLC & HMI all in one with FREE software
OPLC PLC & HMI all in one with FREE software

FREE VisilLogic Training

Getting Started with VisiLogic FREE TRAINING

3 Sessions are scheduled:

December 01, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. EST – Getting Started with VisiLogic (Beginner level)

December 08, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. EST – Everything TCP/IP (Advanced level)

December 15, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. EST – Timers, HMI Jumps & More (Beginner Level)

All done but look out for more information on the next session.

EST is Eastern Standard Time and 5 hours before GMT hence these are all 4 PM starts and last 1 hour.

Contact us for more information sales@i4automation.co.uk

This is a web based training programme run by Unitronics USA.  All you need is a computer with web access and a sound card. This training is free as is the Unitronics Visilogic software.

Alternatively if you are interested in doing something similar but at a more sociable time please contact us and we will try and arrange things at a mutely agreeable time and date.

Sensopart release new F10 sub miniature laser sensor

Sensopart F10 laser sensorSensopart F10 laser sensor

A special optical ASIC was specifically developed so that the laser technology could be fitted in the 21 x 14 x 8 mm3 small subminiature housing.  The red light laser produces a very precise light spot, which is still so sharp at long distances that even small parts can be reliably detected in the millimetre range – for example the proximity switch with adjustable background suppression can easily detect a wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm at a distance of 60 mm. The very bright light spot, which is clearly visible even in daylight, facilitates alignment and represents absolutely no danger as the sensors are laser class 1.

Visilogic FREE Programming Software ~ Updates

VisiLogic 8.6.3

This version includes Bug Fixes, but no added features.

For more information http://www.i4automation.co.uk/visilogic.aspx

Introducing the EX-A2X

EX-A2X, Expansion Module AdapterMeet the new I/O Expansion Module Adapter, the EX-A2X. This new adaptor is based on the EX-A1, but offers important new features:

•             An isolated communication port

•             The adaptor may be placed up to 20 meters away from the controller

That’s local Inputs and Outputs up to 20 meters from the controller! Cool or what!

With FREE programming software and loads of FREE utility programmes from remote access to OPC driver. All FREE. Now that’s good value for money in the current climate.

Unitronics announce release of V560 OPLC

Unitronics V560 image

Overview

Meet the new member of the Vision Controller series – the Vision560.  This new model is based on the V570 but has a 5.7”, 16-bit Colour Touch Screen which supports 65K colours.  The V560 offers a full alpha-numeric keypad and the controller’s housing is similar to the V280, and uses the same cut-out.

Features

• 320×240 Resolution (QVGA), 64k Colours, White LED illuminated backlight
• 24 Programmable function keys
All other features are identical to the V570, such as
• Up to 1024 I/O
• Auto-Tune PID, data logging and recipes
• Web server capabilities
• GSM/SMS/GPRS, Ethernet via TCP/IP, MODBUS, CANopen & UniCAN

i4 Automation Forum

We are pleased to announce the launch of the i4 Automation technical forum. The intention is to publish informal application notes and technical tips without the need to produce a formal document.