One Integrated Solution for Control & Automation
Building new machines for today’s smart factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, and VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). As all components must be integrated, selecting the right combination is crucial to the efficiency and success of the machine development project.
Why risk multi-vendor complexity?
It’s possible to source the various components from different suppliers. This allows flexibility in selecting each element according to highly specific criteria, but it almost always carries high costs in time, effort and hassle at every stage of the process.
Researching different products from multiple companies can be a major drain on time as well as confusing, with different offers and delivery schedules. And, when you have questions or issues with integrating the components, how do you identify the root of the problem? Which vendor do you call for support?
Choose single-vendor simplicity
Unitronics’ integrated solution for control and automation offers a better option. An easy way to avoid hassles, save time, and be confident that everything will work together exactly as you need it to, while still enjoying a wide choice of components and configurations. Our all-in-one approach means dealing with only one vendor – which translates to less research time, simplified ordering, coordinated delivery, and a single point of contact for support.
There’s no legwork to find the source of a problem, and no finger-pointing between vendors. With one integrated solution comprising the PLC + HMI + VFD + related components, all programming can be done at once, all in one environment. You benefit from a short learning curve, simplified workflow, and assured integration.
Complete range of PLC + HMI controllers
Unitronics’ one integrated solution includes the following components and options:
- Unitronics’ PLCs with integrated HMI are field-proven in factories worldwide. Easy to use, efficient, and affordable, Unitronics controllers have been automating processes, systems, and stand-alone applications in diverse fields for over 30 years.
- You can choose from three major PLC product series: UniStream®, Samba™, and Vision™. Each PLC series is designed to address application needs in a broad range of industry sectors, such as packaging, food and beverage processing, water treatment, oil and gas, textiles, and printing.
- UniStream® – These powerful programmable controllers target complex machine applications and automation projects. In addition to high-performance features such as Trends, auto-tuned PID, and multi-level password protection, UniStream controllers offer an embedded webserver and support the advanced communications protocols required by smart factories, including MQTT and SQL.
- Vision™ – These programmable controllers (PLC + HMI) range from palm-sized controllers with onboard I/O to large-screen controllers with snap-in I/O. A true workhorse, Vision controllers are reliable, versatile, and field-hardened – providing a cost-effective all-in-one controller for a wide range of applications.
- Samba™ – These all-in-one PLC+HMI+I/Os provide a highly cost-effective full-function controller, ideal for simple machines on a budget. They feature a full-color integrated touchscreen measuring 3.5″, 4.3″, or 7″.