PLC+HMI all in ONE

Save time and money with this all in ONE PLC+HMI
Save time and money with this all in ONE PLC+HMI

Cost Savings Having a combination PLC+HMI has many advantages over the traditional control. You can use the FREE programming software and FREE programming cable to get things started straight out of the box or download the software in advance and start planning and developing your project. You only have to programme a Unitronics OPLC once, as the controller is an integrated PLC+HMI giving you a further cost saving as you are now saving project time, plus free support (no maintenance contracts).

There are three ways of connecting the inputs and outputs (I/O) all very cost effective and any method can be used independently OR all three methods can be used to give optimum distributed control.
On board IO is the lowest cost option by having all the wiring on the back of the PLC+HMI PLC+HMI all in ONEusing one of several snap in cards or on smaller units selecting the type of display and then your type of inputs and   outputs. This is not only a low cost solution but it also makes the most use of  the available space.
DIN railmounting allows you to either expand your I/O count or to more conveniently mount your I/O on DIN rail up to 20 meters away from the PLC+HMI using the dedicated I/O expansion port and Unitronics own wide range of cost effective I/O modules allows for an easy way to expand your control.

Unitronics own remote IO blocks, analogue and digital options
Unitronics own remote IO blocks, analogue and digital options

Lastly Remote IO can be achieved using the easily configurable CANbus option (included “free of charge” on all 5.7”, 10.4” and 12.1” models) which allows you to link several
Unitronics CANbus networked IO and controllerscontrollers together or a single controller to remote I/O islands again using   Unitronics own wide range of modules. It’s fast and easy to use with Unitronics own UNIcan    version being used over the CANbus network taking the strain out of               configuration. Plus most controllers have MODbus built in and Profibus options as well as Ethernet, all easy to configure with simple function blocks.
The Unitronics range accepts a wide range of inputs from Thermocouples, PT100, load cell / strain gauge and standard analogue inputs and using the built in PID control it can easily become your complete machine controller. The flexibility of having PLC+HMI in ONE allows for the removal of several standalone devices with a single cost      effective controller with its free                 programming software and several utility              programmes giving you easy remote access and complete control of your equipment.
i4 Automation and Unitronics are so confident that once you have tried their range you will be hooked that they are running training courses for just £50 per day. With the objective of getting you up and running with hands on programming so you will quickly see the benefits for yourself. The booking fee will then be refunded with your first order and you will be offered a 35% discount (Terms & Conditions apply). Last time this
training was run it was very quickly booked up and hence we suggest booking early. Sounds too good to be true? Please contact us for more information and make the most of our combination PLC+HMI and the terrific training deals while you still can. Do not forget the support and the software are FREE and full working copies of the software can be downloaded from our website.
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i4 Automation review of 2011

In this Newsletter we have a review of what’s been new in 2011 as we have had so many new and exciting products added we thought many were worth another mention.

Unitronics:- IO-AI8
Low cost Analogue expansion
Analogue Inputs at a Lower Price!    With close similarities to the current IO-ATC8 module, the NEW IO-AI8 now offers 8 Analogue inputs without the thermocouple capabilities. Now, if your requirements do not call for thermocouple capabilities, you can add solitary analogue I/O at a lower cost!
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- V570-57-T20B-J
Same as the standard 5.7" without the silver bezel.
5.7″ Full Colour PLC with integrated PLC
• It is rated IP66
• It has a fully flat fascia
This is especially beneficial to industries, where customers need to be able to spray & wipe down the panel.
IN STOCK
Westermo:-SDI-550

Westermo 5 way un-managed swith
Westermo Data Communications Westermo products have always meant quality, which is normally reflected in the price but that’s not always the case.
SDI-550  i-Line Unmanaged Switch
5 x 10/100 Base TX
£65.00 IN STOCK
Unitronics:- Profibus Capabilities
Now with Profibus
V100-17-PB1:   Via an easy to use function block, the enhanced Vision350™ & Vision130™ controllers installed with the new communication card can function in a PROFIBUS DP network as slave devices via GSD files. This enables the controllers to be integrated into applications that have a PROFIBUS network, under PROFIBUS master devices.
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- High-Speed, PTO
These new, high-speed “TR” models (Listed below) can handle inputs up to 200kHz while high-speed outputs are able to support 5Hz to 200kHz. They enable the user to implement up to 2 independent Pulse Train Output instruction sets at one time for accurate Step-motor control. Providing flexibility when configuring a system’s precise requirements, these new high-speed I/Os offer particular benefits wherever speed control is required. *V350-35-TR20, V350-35-TR6, V130-33-TR20, V130-33-TR6*
IN STOCK
PULS:- Redundant Power Supplies
Why Redundancy?
• Protects against system failures
• Saves money over the life time of a system
• Reduces call out engineer costs
• Removes emergency call outs
• Zero down time
• Longer life
• Peace of mind for customers
Unitronics:- V200-18-E62B
 More I/O Than Ever! Snap-in I/O module are equipped with 62 I/O! Being equipped with more I/O allows this snap-in module to help cut costs by taking the place of expansion modules and adapters allowing for a large number of I/O in a very small foot print at very low cost.
Unitronics:- V1210 & V1040
12.1″ & 10.4″ Full Colour Touch Screen PLC and HMI more excellent value for money with the programming software and cables with every product.
Programme it ONCE!
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- V200-18-E46B
In addition to its variety of I/O capabilities, the latest feature this module has to offer is its ability to support 9 analogue inputs.
That’s a low cost way of getting many analogue inputs into a PLC and HMI saving you space and money.
IN STOCK
SensoPart:- V 10
V 10 Object detection
New Vision Sensor product family
• Detects the right part in the wrong place – and vice-versa
• Five detectors plus position detection
• Image processing made easy

Exhibition Videos NOW on YouTube

Ok they are not very exciting and yes they are a little dark BUT we thought they would give you an idea of how we looked on the road. The range of products and all the good things about working with i4 Automation.

i4 Automation exhibiting Unitronics, Westermo, i4 Automation display Unitronics, Westermo, SensoPart and PULS at the September Sensors + Systems Exhibition in Farnborough.

i4 Automation at the NEC, short video of our exhibition stand Unitronics \”PLC & HMI\” OPLC Sensopart Westermo PULS \”Industrial Automation\” …

Don’t forget to contact us for some special offers that we have factory supported pricing to share with you.

Introducing Our New 2011 Products!

Introducing Our New 2011 Products!

NEW V130-33-TR20 replacing V130-33-R2

NEW V130-33-TR6 replacing V130-33-R6

NEW V200-18-E62B

NEW IO-AI8

NEW EX-A2X replacing EX-A1

NEW V130-33-TR20 replacing V130-33-R2

With the addition of 2, faster than ever high-speed PTO outputs, these enhanced units will be REPLACING the V130-33-R2 and V130-33-R6 units and still remain the SAME LOW COST!

V130-33-TR20 V130-33-R2(To be discontinued)
Inputs
Digital pnp/npn 12 12
HSC/Shaft –Encoder/Max. Freq. Measure 3 x 200kHz32-bit 3 x 30kHz32-bit
Analogue 2 x 10-bit, 0-10V,0-20mA, 4-20mA 2 x 10-bit, 0-10V,0-20mA, 4-20mA
Outputs
Digital 6 x Relay 6 x Relay
High-SpeedOutputs/PWM 2 x npn (2PTO)200kHz max None

More functionality for the same price

NEW V130-33-TR6 replacing V130-33-R6

With the addition of 2, faster than ever high-speed PTO outputs, these enhanced units will be REPLACING the V130-33-R2 and V130-33-R6 units and still remain the SAME LOW COST!


V130-33-TR6 V130-33-R6(To be discontinued)
Inputs
Digital pnp/npn 8 6
HSC/Shaft –Encoder/Max. Freq. Measure 2 x 200kHz32-bit 1 x 30khz32-bit
Analogue 6 x 10-bit, 2 x 0-10V,4 x 0-20mA, 4-20mA 6 x 10-bit, 2 x 0-10V,4 x 0-20mA, 4-20mA
Outputs
Digital 6 x Relay 6 x Relay
High-SpeedOutputs/PWM 2 x npn (2PTO)200kHz max None
More functionality for the same price!

The Advantage is clear:

At the SAME LOW COST as the previous R2 and R6 models, these new, High-speed “TR” models can handle inputs up to 200 kHz while high-speed outputs are able to support 5Hz to 200 kHz. In addition to all the core features of the previous R2 and R6 models, these new “TR” models enable the user to implement up to 2 independent Pulse Train Output instruction sets at one time for accurate Step-motor control. Providing flexibility when configuring a system’s precise requirements, these new High-speed I/Os offer particular benefits to the motion industry, or wherever speed control is required.

NEW V200-18-E62B

More I/O than Ever!

This new snap-in I/O module is equipped with 62 I/Os!

V200-18-E62B
Digital Inputs(isolated) 30 npn/pnp (including2 shaft-encoder inputs)
Analogue Inputs 2  x 10-bit0-10V, 0-20mA

4-20mA

Digital Outputs

(isolated)

28 x pnp2 x npn/pnp

High-Speed

What Are the Advantages of More I/O?

Specifically, the E62B snap-in module can be promoted where budget is a primary factor. Being equipped with more I/O allows this snap-in module to help cut costs by taking the place of expansion modules and adapters that may have otherwise been purchased.

NEW IO-AI8

IO- AI8 IO-ATC8
8 Analogue Inputs 8 Thermocouple/ Analogue Inputs
0-10V, 0-20mA 14-bit T/C J,K, T, B, E, N, R, S, 0.1˚ Resolution,0-10V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 12/14-bit
A low cost alternative!

The EX-A1

local I/O expansion adapter has also been upgraded and will soon be replaced with the NEW EX-A2X

local I/O expansion adapter with an isolated communication port.

For the SAME LOW COST, now with a cable length of up to 20 meters (versus

A 1 meter cable with the EX-A1) the EX-A2X is able to significantly reduce electrical noise in the field.

EX-A2X EX-A1(To be discontinued)
Local I/O module adapter Local I/O module adapter
Galvanic isolation 20 meters max 1 meter max
Up to 8 modules may be connected to a single PLC Up to 8 modules may be connected to a single PLC
Supports both 12/24 VDC Supports both 12/24 VDC
Same price greater functionality

Remember:

• The compatible cables for this unit are the “XL” type (EXL-CABXXX).

• *Note: The “EX1-CAXXX” cables cannot be used with the new model!

• The “EX XL” modules with the built in expansion port also use this updated isolated port and “XL” cables. (EX-D16A3-RO8 and EX-D16A3-TO16)

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

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.