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Unitronics Announces New Products

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 9, 2018 9:42:00 AM

With so much emphasis (and fanfare) on the machines that are powering and revolutionizing the manufacturing environment, we're glad to devote this blog to our Partner Unitronics' new products that make programming and controlling these machines possible! 

Introducing the UniStream® Remote I/Os and a PLC + HMI + IO (with a 7" screen).

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Topics: monitoring, machine control, Control Panel, Controllers, Machine Controllers, PLC, PLC+HMI, HMI

Installing a PLC with Remote Monitoring & Control in an Area Without Electricity?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Summary:
A team from the University of Johannesburg’s School of Engineering worked on a service project to bring clean drinking to a remote village.  They believed that by implementing automation and remote monitoring technology they could prevent a “give and forget” effect, where service projects fall into disrepair after a few years.  Using two Unitronics PLC+HMI units, they were able to control a solar powered water pump, record data on the pumps performance and report the status of the pump via cellular communications.   These versatilePLCs made it easy for the team at University of Johannesburg to ensure that the water pump continued operating at optimal levels long after the initial installation.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, HMI, vision1210, PLC+HMI

PLC+HMIs Outperform Microcontrollers Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Kelly Howe

May 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, HMI, vision350

Unitronics - Can a PLC Achieve the Same Results as a CNC Controller?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Summary:  Shriram Automation needed to replace a faulty CNC controller that was automating a gun drilling application.  They recreated the entire CNC using a Unitronics all-in-one PLC, which also enabled them to add user friendly operator interfaces with the integrated color-touch HMI.  The Unitronics PLC was more reliable than the CNC controller and offered new features backed by industry-leading technical support.

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Topics: Unitronics, CNC program, PLC, HMI, Vision430

Unitronics - Energy Plant Solutions with PLC+HMI

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

When you need reliable control fast, an all-in-one PLC+HMI saves development time.

Summary:

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, HMI, energy plant, solutions

Unitronics Success Story for Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, HMI, Oil, Gas

Unitronics - How Can Industrial Automation Improve Safety in Dangerous Professions?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jan 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: Unitronics, HMI, PLC, Fire Fighting, fire service

Learn How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Control Accessible to Users

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Industry - Pharmaceutical, Medical

Summary:

Coating Systems International manufactures equipment to apply pill coats to pharmaceutical tablets.  They needed a flexible control platform with good user ergonomics for a line of coating machines with a payload of up to 500 liters.  Coating Systems selected the UniStream all-in-one PLC+HMI from Unitronics, which offered flexible, modular I/O and clear, precise graphics.

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Topics: Unitronics, HMI, PLC, solutions, pharmaceuticals, medical

Unitronics Success Story for Water Meter Calibration Systems Using PLC+HMI's

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Unitronics, Success, water calibration, PLC, HMI

Unitronics - How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Accessible

Posted by Kelly Howe

Nov 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Industry - Pharmaceutical, Medical

Summary: 
Coating Systems International manufactures equipment to apply pill coats to pharmaceutical tablets.  They needed a flexible control platform with good user ergonomics for a line of coating machines with a payload of up to 500 liters.  Coating Systems selected the UniStream all-in-one PLC+HMI from Unitronics, which offered flexible, modular I/O and clear, precise graphics.

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Topics: Unitronics, HMI, PLC, solutions