Multi-function PLC with built in HMI and I/Os
Unitronics has introduced UniStream 5", a multi-function PLC in a compact hardware profile with a HMI I/O built-in.
The unit is said to 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 offering a competitive advantage via a colour-touch HMI panel.
This controller is available in two sversions – UniStream 5" and UniStream 5" Pro. Both support 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 5", with its resistive colour 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, analogue, high-speed and temperature I/Os. Users can expand the configuration up to 2,048 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.
Features that come as standard with UniStream include 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.
A re-use feature 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.
Another benefit to the bottom line for the OEM and system integrators is Unitronics standard policy of customer care—no hidden costs or tiers. All software, utilities, and support—including membership in Unitronics’ Community Forum—are provided at no additional charge
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