Software Up-Grades October 2015

VisiLogic 9.8.0, what’s New?

New Hardware = New software. Introducing the 7″ wide screen PLC and HMI Vision700 controller

V700-T20BJ is a powerful PLC + HMI that comprises a beautiful 7″ built-in color touchscreen.

The V700 belongs to the same Vision division as the V1210, V1040, and V570, and supports the same Snap-in I/O and I/O Expansion modules, as well as all of the same high-level functionality.

In addition, this controller comprises a built-in Ethernet port that supports 8 sockets, a USB programming port and a RS232/485 port. You can also order and install two additional COM ports, both a CANbus port and an additional serial port which may be RS232/485 or a Profibus port.

Note that your V700 Ethernet applications will not use the standard Ethernet system operands. Check the Help topic Vision700 – Using Ethernet to learn more (or give us a call).

   Samba43 & Samba7: Expanded Memory
VisiLogic version 9.7.74 and up includes firmware, OS 4.1.15 and Boot 2.2.41 and later. This firmware nearly doubles the memory capacity of Samba models SM43 and SM70.

Please note that:
    Beginning from VisiLogic version 9.7.74, when you download an application to a SM43 or SM707 that is running firmware previous to OS 4.1.15 and Boot 2.2.41, VisiLogic will request that you update the firmware. This will delete the application in the controller.
    This firmware upgrade includes both Boot and OS.  Boot files can only be downloaded via a serial connection.
    If you use UniDownload Designer, make sure that you includeOS 4.1.15 and Boot 2.2.41 or later along with the project files. In addition, note that any Downloader files that contain a Boot file can only be downloaded via serial connection.

Samba43 & Vision430: New Virtual Keypads
Improved, elegant alpha-numeric and numeric virtual keyboards are supported by the OS released with this version of VisiLogic. Beginning from VisiLogic version 9.7.74, when you download an application to a SM43 or V430 that is running an OS previous to OS 4.1.15, VisiLogic will request that you update the firmware.
After the OS is updated, and you download an application from VisiLogic 9.7.74 and up, the controllers will display the new keyboards.
3G Modem Support
Vision and Samba controllers now support the Cinterion EHS6T 3G modem.
Note that the modem must be running firmware version 03.001.

Please note that as of this version, the function block PLC DataCom is no longer supported.

Download it directly from Unitronics website VisiLogic 9.8.0

 UniLogic 1.15.70, what’s New?

This major release increases your control power with new hardware, plus a number of software features that greatly broaden the range of your potential applications.

Two new I/O modules are supported in this version, including the UIS-WCB1, a member of the Wide I/O series. Nicknamed the ‘Combo Module’, this module offers temperature, analog, and digital I/Os, including high-speed options.  Broadened high-speed capabilities-PWM Target-are now available for the USD-0808THS high-speed module

In addition to new and expanded features in Alarms, expanded Web Server function such as file download, Password protection, new SD card – USB Stick file operations executed via Ladder function or SD Browser widget and more, UniLogic now brings you the ability to write C functions (beta). Once written, you use C functions just as you do Ladder functions.

The new version also brings you faster project compilation and download-and the UniStream’s start-up time has been reduced by 20-25%.

Download it directly from Unitronics website  UniLogic 1.15.70

Have any questions? Please contact us.

Slash Software Development Time

Save time Ofir Levi, the Technical Support manager at Unitronics hosted a fascinating webinar on Unilogic™ PLC software -the Software that Slashes Development Time – 10 Killer Features in 20 minutes!!
During the webinar Ofir showed the benefits of UniLogic™— how to raise your profit margin by saving your most precious resource – Time.
The webinar is now available to watch in full, for no charge. Check out the YouTube Channel for this and many other Unitronics videos

Check out the YouTube Channel for this and many other Unitronics videos

10 Killer Features in 20 minutes!

10 killer FeatuersOfir Levi, the Technical Support manager at Unitronics would like to invite you to participate in a fascinating webinar on Unilogic™ PLC software – the Software that Slashes Development Time – 10 Killer Features in 20 minutes!!
During the webinar we will show you the benefits of UniLogic™— how to raise your profit margin by saving your most precious resource – Time.

The webinar is open for all participants, for no charge.

To register, please contact us. Wed, Jul 15, 2015 9:00 AM -BST

Alarm management system added to all-in-one controller

AlarmsWith its latest version of Unilogic 1.14.33, Unitronics have once again focused on value for money with an intuitive alarm management system built in.

Alarm screen
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Plus loads of other features:

  • Alarm management system
  • UniLogic Multiple languages support
  • New Recipes feature
  • New HMI Widget:  SD Browser widget
  • New feature to decrease HMI screens load time
  • UniLogic Programmer Experience Improvement Program

In addition, we are inducing a new Unistream Data Converters utilities suite.

Download it now, give it a test run for yourself, its a full working copy with no strings. http://goo.gl/qRSkxa

 

Samba Party at i4 Automation

SM35-J-R20 SM35-J-T20 SM43-J-R20 SM43-J-T20 SM70-J-R20 SM70-J-T20
i4 Automation having a Samba Party.

To Celebrate the launch of the 7″ Samba from Unitronics we had a little office Samba party, most the pictures where censored but before it all kicked off we took a photo to share with you.

more information at http://goo.gl/4XAYy6

SM35-J-R20    3.5″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, 1 x RS232/RS485
SM35-J-T20    3.5″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), 1x RS232/RS485
SM43-J-R20    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, USB programmable
SM43-J-T20    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), USB Programmable
SM70-J-R20    7″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Relay Outputs, USB programmable
SM70-J-T20    7″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 12 Digital Inputs, 2 Analogue/Digital Inputs, 1 HSC 30kHZ,  8 Tran Outputs (6 x PWM 0.5Hz), USB Programmable

Go Wide—Meet the Vision430™ All-in-one PLC + HMI+ I/O – 4.3” Touchscreen

The award-winning Vision controller series welcomes its newest member—the Vision430™. The beautiful, wide 4.3″ built-in colour touchscreen brings added value to any application that requires a compact PLC controller with onboard I/Os. The touchscreen and five function keys are housed in a flat fascia with an IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating—a fine fit for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Each Vision430™model offers a unique onboard I/O configuration that can include digital, high-speed, and analog I/Os, including PT100/Thermocouple and weight/pressure measurement. Expansion modules enable local and remote I/O at distances of up to 1000 meters, making Vision430™ a cost-effective solution for applications up to 512 I/Os.

Power features include 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure. Time-based and immediate interrupt support make Vision430™ a natural for ‘rapid response’ applications such as packaging machines.

Built-in recipe capabilities are supported by Data Tables, which store the parameters required to control a specific process. Data Tables also enable the controller to store data logs to micro-SD card. The micro-SD card also stores application back-ups, and allows complete PLC cloning.

Communication options include Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, DF1 slave, BACnet, J1939, CANopen and more. In addition, the ‘Protocol’ utility allows Vision430™ to communicate via almost any ASCII protocol. The unit can be directly accessed via mini-USB programming port, and remotely accessed using GPRS/GSM/CDMA and other IP networks for data acquisition and program download. Another major benefit is the ability to notify supervisors of critical information via e-mail and SMS, enabling real-time remote management.

V430The machine operator communicates directly with the application via the resistive analog touchscreen—or remotely, via the free Remote Operator utility—which displays data, colour trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens. Display options are almost endless, with more than 1024 user-designed screens supported by 12 MB of memory for images and 1MB for fonts.

OEMs and machine builders profit from intuitive, all-in-one VisiLogic software that enables rapid hardware configuration, PLC, and HMI application programming. VisiLogic includes a full library of Drag & Drop function blocks for complex automation control tasks, such as PID, and a rich, FREE colour library of industrial images.

Produced by Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of PLC + HMI controllers, Vision430™ is backed by Unitronics standard policy of customer care, includings FREE software and utilities, plus FREE personalized technical support. This combines with reduced overall system costs—minimized hardware requirements, saved cabinet space, and reduced Panel-PLC –I/O wiring—to bring an excellent price-performance ratio.
Full range below:-

V430-J-B1    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, no on-board I/Os, can be connected to expansion modules, RS232/RS485
V430-J-R34    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 20 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 12 Relay Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-RA22    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 8 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 2 TC/PT/Digital Inputs, 8 Relay Outputs, 2 Analog Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-T2    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 10 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 12 Transistor Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-T38    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 20 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 16 Transistor Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-TA24    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 8 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 2 TC/PT/Digital Inputs, 10 Transistor Outputs, 2 Analog Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-RH2    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 10 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog/Digital Inputs, 6 Relay Outputs, RS232/RS485
V430-J-TR34    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 17 Digital inputs, 3 HSC with up to 200kHz,2 Analog/ Digital inputs, 8 Relay outputs,  4 npn- HSO- 5Hz-200kHz ( 3 PTO),RS232/RS485.
V430-J-RH6    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 6 Digital Inputs, 2 Digital/Analog (current/voltage) Inputs, 4 Analog (current), 6 Relay Outputs, RS232/485
V430-J-TRA22    4.3″ Colour Touchscreen, 24VDC, 5 Digital inputs, 1 Digital/ HSC, 2 Analog/ Digital inputs, 2 PT100/ Thermocouple or 4 Digital inputs, 4 Relay outputs, 4 npn- HSO- 5Hz-200kHz ( 2 PTO), 2 Analog outputs, RS232/RS485.

more information on our main website http://www.i4automation.co.uk/v430.aspx

Unitronics adds EtherNet/IP™ support to its UniStream PLC + HMI series

UniStream, the award-winning PLC + HMI all-in-one controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP™ Industrial Ethernet standard. Unitronics announced that UniStream successfully passed the ODVA conformance test, and has been certified as compliant with the standard and interoperable with other EtherNet/IP devices.EtherNet_IP

UniStream can function simultaneously as both EtherNet/IP I/O Scanner and Adapter, exchanging I/O data via its two Ethernet ports with other EtherNet/IP compliant devices. In addition, a single controller can contain multiple scanner and adapter definitions.

Combining UniStream and the EtherNet/IP protocol facilitates high-performance efficient I/O data exchange in real time, resulting in much faster process control and benefitting other industrial automation applications. Via EtherNet/IP, a UniStream controller can directly read the inputs and control the outputs of I/O blocks and compatible EtherNet/IP devices produced by other vendors. Thus it is now easier to integrate the UniStream in plant wide networks and motion control applications.

No special software add-on or gateway is needed—just UniLogic, the all-in-one programming environment for UniStream, which is provided free of charge. A simple, quick configuration task enables machine builders and automation control programmers to easily integrate EtherNet/IP communication into their projects. The user enters EtherNet/IP parameters and assembly instances into an intuitive EtherNet/IP grid–no Ladder programming is required.

* EtherNet/IP™ is a trade mark of ODVA

More information or need a demo? Give us a call http://www.i4automation.co.uk/contact.aspx