New Products, Awards, Media Highlights, MVPs – The 2015 Roundup

2015 was a great year for Unitronics.

We introduced products to round out our existing lines: UniStream, Vision, and Samba. We also leveraged the UniStream platform with powerful new features such as EtherNet/IP communications and a full Alarms system.

Now, </drum roll/> please join me—for the Unitronics’ 2015 Roundup!

Our Industry Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Unitronics’ products have been honoured by Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice awards.
This year, in the category of Hardware – Integrated HMI controllers, the winner was our UniStream 15.6″ HMI panel – big and handsome, with an elegant LED touch-panel offering 1366 x 768 resolution and a 16M (24-bit) colour range.

Unitronics Product Launches these were released in 2015:

  • UniStream: our award-winning 15.6″ HMI panel –snap on up to 5 Uni-I/O modules, expand up to 2,048 I/Os, and employ the advanced feature profile to execute highly complex control.
  • We also released 3 Uni-I/O™ modules offering new thermocouple and analogue I/O options.
  • Samba 7″: with its on-board I/Os and a larger, 7” colour touch screen, Samba 7” is proving to be a popular choice for those small machine projects with a critical profit margin.
  • Vision700: this new member of our award-winning Vision “workhorse” series offers a 7” HMI colour touch screen. Supports all Vision Snap-in and expansion I/O modules, and all advanced power features.
  • A gateway for MBUS
  • GSM-KIT-17J-3G (Cinterion EHS6T GSM modem)

UniLogic for UniStream: New Development

The feedback from our users tells us that UniLogic is a hit. This year, R&D added a number of strong features. Here’s a sample:

  • C Editor, enabling you to write C functions directly in UniLogic
  • Alarms system, designed in accordance with ISA ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009 guidelines
  • EtherNet/IP, scanner and adapter, supporting both implicit/explicit messaging
  • Video Streaming via RTSP
  • SNMPv1/v2/v3
  • WebServer Gauges
  • Password protection for Ladder Functions, HMI screens, Data Tables and Recipes

Media Highlights for 2015

We are proud to continue to bring you Unitronics true All-in-One value: our complete range of automation products and software from the pioneers of the PLC + HMI controller, backed by Unitronics unparalleled sales and tech support.

Enjoy them in the coming year!

Cara Bereck Levy,

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