October 15 / 16 / 17
Not only do you get FREE programming software and a programming cable we also offer you FREE training. Please contact us for more information and introduction discounts on your first order. T & C apply.
· Chinese/Japanese/Korean HMI support (Enhanced Vision only)
These double-byte languages are supported by a new fixed text element: Text Image.
· New Alarm Screens for V1040/V1210 (Enhanced Vision)
These are attractively designed and make good use of the Big Vision screens.
· New Alarm option: List Alarm Configuration (Enhanced Vision only)
Previous to the version, Alarms were always displayed according to their ID numbers. You can now choose to display Alarms in the order in which they activate.
· Import/Export HMI Displays–now with Jump Conditions
A .vld file now includes Jump conditions.
· Graphic Images
PNG and CMYK format are now supported.
· String Library
A new Get Next button on the library toolbar enables you to jump to the next unoccupied line.
· Trend HMI Element: Curve Name (V1040/V1210 )
This now supports up to 22 characters for display on the HMI screen.
· HMI Properties Window
Use the Tab to move between properties.
· Download Modes Warning (Enhanced Vision only)
Users are now warned that the PLC battery must be in place and functional in order to carry out Download.
· Signature Log
Now contains a new column: Download Type.
· Operand Values: Connection> Import/Export Operand Values to File
Enables you to take a ‘snapshot’ of operand values.
· Ladder Function: Fill Vector
Now supports all bit operand types.
· MODBUS IP: Slave Address via Operand
To indirectly provide a Slave ID number, click the Slave ID cell and link an operand.
· CANopen: Change COB ID
You can now indirectly provide the ID via operand.
· New CRC type
Fletcher has been added to the algorithm list.
· New System Operands
o SB 112: On-Board USB port detected
o SB 111: (V560 only) Disable Virtual Keypad
o SB 178: ( V130/V350 only) Profibus Card Detected
o SI 246: (V1210/V1040 only) Improve Display of Complex HMI elements. 1- 30
o SDW 49 Signature Log Checksum
Download it now, full working copy is FREE http://www.i4automation.co.uk/visilogic.aspx
The following products come with USB programming ports and USB programming cables
V1040-T20B ~ 10.4” Colour touch screen, TFT, 800 x 600 Resolution (SVGA), 65k Colours, White LED-illuminated backlight, USB programming port, 9 Programmable function keys, Up to 1024 I/Os, CANbus Port, 3 x RS232/485
V1040-T20B-N ~ 10.4” Colour touch screen, TFT, 800 x 600 Resolution (SVGA), 65k Colours, White LED-illuminated backlight, USB programming port, 9 Programmable function keys, Up to 1024 I/Os, CANbus Port, 3 x RS232/485 OEM product no branding
V1210-T20BJ ~ 12.1” Colour touch screen TFT, IP66, 800 x 600 Resolution (SVGA), 65k Colours, White LED-illuminated backlight, USB programming port,Up to 1024 I/Os,CANbus Port, 3 x RS232/485
V1210-T20BJ-N ~ 12.1” Colour touch screen TFT, IP66, 800 x 600 Resolution (SVGA), 65k Colours, White LED-illuminated backlight, USB programming port, Up to 1024 I/Os,, CANbus Port, 3 x RS232/485, OEM product no branding
Title: HMI Displays (tips and tricks) Unitronics, Visilogic.
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 17:00 PM – 18:15 PM GMT
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A & B Packaging retrofitted their packaging & cleaning equipment from pre-programmed PLC boards to the Vision570™ & Vision350™
Unitronics allows more flexibility to react to their customer’s overall needs- versus giving them a canned package.
Their biggest advantage with the Unitronics PLC is the lower overall cost.
A&B Packaging of Lawrence, MI, USA
specializes in fresh packing and
cleaning equipment for fruits and
THEIR PROBLEM? They had been
using custom, pre-programmed PLC
boards to control their packaging
and cleaning equipment that had
quickly become out of date. They
were facing upgrading and reprogramming
costs of over $85,000
on top of additional costs per-board.
Ultimately, they were unable to
change the program on their own,
which forced them to add an outside
THE SOLUTION? Unitronics’ V570
and V350 PLCs with onboard HMIs
were brought in to give A&B
Packaging more flexibility to react
to their customer’s unique needs;
versus giving them a canned
package. “Our biggest advantage
with the Unitronics PLC is the lower
overall cost.” Said Allen Roggow,
Field Tech Supervisor for A&B
Packaging. “These units also gave
us the ability to customize software
and gave us the benefit of having
one database to put together the
Most of the units A&B Packaging is
using are the V570’s due to the size
of the screens (5.7”) and the
restrictions on their panel size. They
are utilizing the V350 models for
their smaller machinery.
“As with any new software, there is
a learning curve that has to be dealt
with. Once it became clear how to
use the software, it became easier
and easier to use.” Says Roggow.
“The training seminars that
Unitronics put on were also a great
help, as was our local distributor,
J.P. Motors & Drives.”
To learn more about Unitronics V350 & V570 models.
Hygienic Pigging Systems (HPS) of Nottingham, UK is a world leader in the development, production, installation and commissioning of pipeline pigging systems for liquid process companies. HPS’ need for a controller stemmed from their need to custom design and manufacture client specific Pigging solutions for more complex multi-source / multi-destination applications. “We had a demo system that we wanted to use to show customers how a pigging system works and what equipment is involved,” Said Ashley Parr, of HPS. “This needed to have an operator interface and a PLC to control the equipment, as well as enough I/O to accommodate and mimic the equipment.” This demo system is located on their demo rig, which is used for exhibitions and in their demonstration room. It will become their standard for all of their more complicated installations.
During production, a pipe work system’s internal liquid is often changed at the end batch or for a change in production demands. Normally, this would mean flushing the pipe work out with the cleaner while it is still full of production liquid until all traces of the liquid are removed. HPS supplies pigs that have a high tolerance fit to the pipe work. These are then moved through the pipe automatically (using a series of valves) to separate one liquid from another. This process makes cleaning (CIP) more efficient, reduces waste and minimizes down time on product change over. The Vision1210 controls the valves in this application and hence the “pig”. This allows an automated efficient change over from one product to another.
“We decided to use the V1210 because we wanted a nice big display to show off the graphics.” Parr says, “Instead of having to buy a PLC & HMI separately, this option enabled us to have both in one unit, which directly translated into cost reduction for the equipment and a more space efficient solution.” Ashley goes on to say, “The huge advantage of this PLC was that with everything built-in, the communications and use of tags in the HMI was so simple and intuitive. We used the snap-in I/O for the back of the unit as this offered an ideal compact solution. The support from the Unitronics team and local distributors i4 Automation was excellent. Within the first few days of playing around with the software I had a lot of questions about what I could and could not do. The response was quick and solved my issues every time.”
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 using 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.
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 controllers 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.