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Unitronics Announces New Products

Posted by Mark Howe on October 9, 2018 09:42 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).

PLC+HMI+IO, now with 7" screen
Compact. Connected. Industry 4.0 ready

Unitronics’ new UniStream® 7″ Built-in All-in-One controller brings you the advanced communication capabilities you need for Industry 4, complete control functionality, and the ability to support the newly-released line of UniStream Remote I/O modules – over Ethernet.

Highly compact, all-in-one controllers fill a niche in the programmable controller market—serving OEMs and system integrators who need space-saving controllers that deliver the functionality to control complex machines, while creating a competitive advantage via a color-touch HMI panel.

The new All-in-One controller is available in two series: UniStream 7″ Built-in and UniStream 7″ Built-in Pro. Both series support MQTT, SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS, email, and communications via GSM/GPRS modem. The Pro version also offers a built-in Webserver, audio jack, and video support, as well as SQL, a plus for system integrators and OEMs facing Industry 4.0.

UniStream® Remote I/O are supported by all members of the UniStream family, both Modular and Built-in, greatly expanding the range of your potential UniStream applications. The new line comprises an Ethernet-based Remote I/O adapter and a broad range of Remote I/O modules, each offering a different configuration of analog and digital I/O.

The Hardware

UniStream built-n 7″, with its resistive color touch-screen reduces space and wiring requirements, and eliminates the need to set up Panel-PLC communication.

Built-in I/O configurations vary according to model, offering digital, analog, high-speed and temperature I/Os. Users can expand the configuration via:

  • Short-range Uni-IO, up to 2,048 I/O points
  • UniStream Remote I/O, over Ethernet, to more than 10,000 I/O points

Built-in COM ports include Ethernet, 1 USB host and 1 Mini-B USB device ports; additional add-on ports for serial and CANbus are available.

Powerful Programming
UniStream 7″, with its resistive color touch-screen reduces space and wiring requirements, and eliminates the need to set up Panel-PLC communication.

Built-in I/O configurations vary according to model, offering digital, analog, high-speed and temperature I/Os. Users can expand the configuration via:

  • Short-range Uni-IO
  • UniStream Remote I/O, over Ethernet

Built-in COM ports include Ethernet, 1 USB host and 1 Mini-B USB device ports; additional add-on ports for serial and CANbus are available.

The rich feature range of UniStream includes auto-tuned PID, data logging, data tables and Recipes, data sampling displayed via built-in Trends and Gauges, Alarms, multi-level passwords, and plug & play communications for CANopen, CAN Layer2, MODBUS, EtherNet/IP, and more.

A Re-Use paradigm enables the programmer to build Ladder and C functions, design HMI screens, and create Web pages in multiple languages including Asian languages—then save it all in a Library to reuse in other projects.

UniStream® Remote I/Os
Expanding over Ethernet

Unitronics’ recent launch of a new line, UniStream® Remote I/O, greatly expands the reach of UniStream, the award-winning PLC + HMI controller series. The new line comprises an Ethernet-based Remote I/O adapter and a broad range of Remote I/O modules, each offering a different configuration of analog and digital I/O.

A single UniStream Remote I/O adapter can support up to 63 12mm-wide I/O modules. Each adapter comprises two Ethernet ports; this enables users to link an adapter to a controller, and then daisy-chain adapters to support up to 8 adapters per controller, enabling to increase the total number of I/Os supported by a single UniStream.

I/O configuration is a snap; users simply drag & drop the selected module to add it to the hardware configuration in UniLogic, the All-in-One programming environment.

Unitronics-remote-big-1024x683UniStream Remote I/Os are a powerful addition to the UniStream series, which supports Industry 4.0 via features such as MQTT, VNC, FTP, Web Server, email and text messaging, and SQL Client. Other benefits include auto-tuned PID, data logging, data tables and Recipes, data sampling displayed via built-in Trends and Gauges, Alarms, multi-level passwords, Video + RTSP, and plug & play communications for CANopen, CAN Layer2, MODBUS, EtherNet/IP, and more.

Could these or existing products from Unitronics help your company?
Contact us at 908-464-4800 or solutions@knottsco.com

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