How to reduce downtime using all-in-one programming?

UniStream all-in-one control platform from Unitronics is used in water management and building automation applications

Unitronic UniStream Schepers application storyAn application success story from Unitronics

Schepers Techniek BV is a system integrator offering custom control panels and automation solutions.  They have built automated equipment for a variety of projects and industries, including water management and building automation.  For one customer, the integrator needed to update the automation system on a local swimming pool.  Their customer wanted the new system to offer basic control that could also monitor energy consumption.  To be able to keep the control platform easy to use, they preferred to avoid using a SCADA or PC based solution.  Keeping the total cost low, reducing the system downtime during the replacement process, and ensuring the system had the flexibility to expand was another set of requirements.

UniStream offers all-one programming – one unit and one programming environment

As the result, the UniStream all-in-one control platform from Unitronics was selected for the project.  They chose the programmable logic controller (PLC) 15.6 with color touchscreen and HMI panel. The CPU and I/O modules snap to the back of the panel, creating an all-in one PLC+HMI.  The application required analog inputs to read around 40 NTC nonlinear resistance/temperature sensors.  The PLC compiles this data using the data logging and trend functionality and generates reports about the system’s operation, including the energy consumption.

For the client to monitor the system and react quickly if problems arose, the platform had compelling features.   One of the features is an alarm management system. if an alarm is triggered an email notification is sent to the operators so that they can resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  They can also view the alarm history through the HMI.  In addition, it can be monitored remotely via either a webserver or using a VNC connection on any mobile device.

Schepers was able to create a single unit customized to their customer’s specific needs easily, which was programmed using a single software. Furthermore, Unitronics’ UniLogic software offers an intuitive, innovative environment; features like the structs functions made programming fast and simple.

Tri-Phase Automation is a distributor of Unitronics products in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Contact us and we can assist you with your application and all your control panel needs.