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i4 application notes

i4 Automation Application Notes



i4 Automation's strength is the ability to support products in a technical capacity, whether the subject be complex or simple. The following application notes cover a variety of subjects and are offered to help solve customer issues and make application development faster and easier.


Initialize and Reset PLC using Visilogic



Explains how to reset and initialze a Vision or Samba PLC using visilogic.
Initialize and Reset PLC

PLC OS Update



Explains how to update the operating system on a vision or Samba PLC.
PLC OS Update

Deleting unwanted COM ports



Explains the process for deleting unwanted COM ports on PC, allowing communication to new units on old COM ports.
Deleting Unwanted COM ports

Loading a program to a Vision PLC from VisiLogic



Explains how to Download a program from VisiLogic to a Vision/Samba controller and outlines the difference between the types of download.
Load Program to Vision PLC

Creating file to download to PLC via UniDownLoader



Explains the process for creating a .UDC project file that can be downloaded to PLC without the use of VisiLogic Programming software.
Creating UniDownloader File

Enabling Gmail for use with UniStream



If you would like to use a Gmail E-mail address to send E-mails via UniStream then there are some settings you need to set first. This .PDF will guide you through these steps.
GMail for UniStream

Visilogic Serial Comms



Explains how to configure Visilogic function blocks for Serial comms on compatible PLCs.
Function Block Serial Comms

Replacing Battery on V230/ V260/ V280/ V290 PLCs



Explains how to replace the battery on various Vision PLC models including the V230, V260, V280 & the V290.
Function Block Serial Comms

Pulse Train Outputs Motion Control Made Easy



Explains how to easily set up Pulse Train Outputs and Motion Control
Function Block Serial Comms

Vision High Speed Output Technical Specifications



A guide to the precise specifications of the High Speed outputs available in the Vision range
Vision High Speed Output Technical Specifications

How to Install UniStream USB Drivers for Win 7,8 & 10



The Definitive UniStream USB installation for Windows
Definitive UniSTream USB Installation guide for Windows 7,8 & 10

Unilogic USB Cable Drivers under W8



Explains how to install the Unilogic W8 or W8.1 RNDIS driver for USB.
Unilogic USB drivers under W8

Unilogic USB Cable Drivers for Win10



Explains how to install the Unilogic Win10 driver for USB.
Unilogic USB drivers under W8

Dual Screens



Explains how to set up Vision OPLC's with dual screen functionality.
Dual Screens

Dungs MPA4112 Burner Controller



Explains how to connect Dungs MPA4112 Automatic burner controller to Unitronics PLC.
Dungs MPA4112 burner controller

Ethernet IP to IFM AC1421 ASI gateway



Explains how to use Ethernet IP comms to IFM AC1421 ASI
Ethernet IP to IFM AC1421 ASI gateway

Invertek drive Serial Comms



Explains how to set up Serial comms to Invertek E2 drive.
Invertek drive serial comms

Unitronics OS Corruption



Explains how to recover from a corruption of the operating system caused by power failure during upgrades.
Unitronics OS corruption

Unitronics Spurious Alarms



Explains how to prevent previously acknowledged alarms from being reported after power fail.
Unitronics spurious alarms

Klockner Moeller SUCOS4 to S40 Import



Quick start guide for importing older Klockner Moeller programs into S40 software.
Klockner Moeller PLC

Unitronics CANbus Cable



The recommended cable to use for CANbus applications and how to wire the system.
Unitronics CANbus cable

Unitronics Touchscreen Permanently On



Explains the reason for unexplained booting to INFO mode or lack of response from touchscreen.
Unitronics touchscreen permanently on

KeyGen CX Counter PLC Licensing



Explains how to retrieve a KeyGen code and activate your PLC for use with the CX Counter.
KeyGen CX Counter PLC Licensing

Dual instances of Visilogics on PC



Describes how to run two instances of the Visilogics programming software on the same PC at the same time.
Dual instances of Visilogics on PC

Load a Vision PLC from SD Card



Summarises the procedure for loading an OPLC from an SD card including both the project files and the OS files.
Load a Vision OPLC from SD card

Remote Download to Unistream



Guides you through the process of downloading to a Unistream product remotely.
Remote download to Unistream

Video Streaming


Outlines the process for streaming video direct to your Unistream PLC.
Video Streaming to PLC

Modbus Comms



We have tested Modbus communication to a variety of different devices, if you would like details of how to connect then please contact us for details.

Devices include:

Dungs MPA4112 automatic burner controller.
Deep Sea 9470 battery charger
Computronic Sentinel 300P battery charger
Carlo Gavazzi VMU-E DC Energy Analyzer Unit
Mitsubishi Electric D700 inverter
Industrial Interface Z-PORT-RS Isoslice gateway
Allen Bradley Micrologix PLC
DMX lighting controllers

If you have issues with Modbus communications to Unitronics controllers we would be happy to offer assistance.

Canbus Comms

We have tested Canbus communication to a variety of different devices, if you would like details of how to connect then please contact us for details.

Devices include:

Stober MDS Servo drives
Stober SDS Servo drives
Stober SD6 Servo drives

If you have issues with Canbus communications to Unitronics controllers we would be happy to offer assistance.

Ethernet IP Comms

We have tested Ethernet IP communication to a variety of different devices, if you would like details of how to connect then please contact us for details.

Devices include:

Sensopart Visor recognition cameras
IFM AC1421-AC1422 Ethernet IP to ASI Gateway

If you have issues with Ethernet IP communications to Unitronics controllers we would be happy to offer assistance.

EMC Design Considerations



This document gives guidelines on how to design your system for optimal performance in noisy environments.

Design your system for optimal performance

PID Server



This document covers the PID server features, how Auto-tune works and how to set this up on Vision & M90/91 PLC systems.

PID Server features

PID Tips



This document covers how PID works & tips on how to setup and run PID on your PLC.

PID Tips

PID M90/91



This document covers how to setup and run PID on an M90/91 PLC.

PID M90/91

Unitronics Devices & RS485



This document contains information about the RS485 standard and the best practices for implimenting this with Unitronics Devices.

Unitronics and RS485

Unitronics Devices & Ethernet



This document contains information about Ethernet & using ethernet to communicate with Vision PLCs.

Ethernet and Vision PLCs

Vision Devices & Ethernet



This document contains information about Ethernet & using ethernet to communicate with Vision PLCs.

Ethernet and Vision PLCs

Computer Comm Protocol



This document contains information and guides on how to communicate your Vision PLC with a PC in ASCII and Binary format.

Computer Communication Module

Accessing Data in PLC Data Tables



This document explains how to access data from data tables stored on PLC.

Accessing Data in Data tables

AnyBus Comms



There are an ever increasing number of digital bus protocols being developed for industrial communications and if you have specific requirements we would be happy to assist in the integration of Unitronics combined HMI+PLC's with any bus of your choice.

Bus types include:

Profibus - BacNet - M-Bus - AS Interface - J1939