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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

Making an All-in-One PLC Machine Easier to Use?

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Summary: Procesteh LTD is a Croatian company offering engineering solutions for the process industry; they strive to provide complete solutions for both hardware and software.  For one project, they were building the control platform for a soda pasteurization system at a beverage plant.  They selected the Unitronics UniStream 15-inch modular PLC+HMI.  This PLC offered powerful communications, a large, easy to use display and a variety of I/O options, as well as a innovative, single-environment software enabling reduced programming time.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, PLC+HMI, UniStream, pasteurization

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

Can PLC Provide Highly Accurate Temperature Control

Posted by Kelly Howe

Apr 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Unitronics.

Industry - Material Processing

Summary:  

SCADA Network Solution offers system integration for SCADA and control systems across a range of industries, often relying on Unitronics all-in-one PLCs for efficient control backed by industry leading support.  Using a Unitronics PLC+HMI, SCADA Network Solution was able to improve the control system of steel production furnaces.  Unitronics precise thermocouple inputs and powerful PID control kept the furnaces running at the optimal temperature, backed by industry leading technical support and customer service.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC, Temperature Controller

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

PLC & HMI Controllers: Selecting Smart

Posted by Kelly Howe

Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This whitepaper is brought to you by Unitronics.

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Topics: Unitronics, PLC

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