Unitronics (USA) - Unitronics has recently released six new models of Samba™, a cost-effective all-in-one, PLC with HMI and onboard I/Os. Samba™ fills a growing niche - OEMs on a tight budget who need compact controllers for simple machine control, but still want the competitive advantage of an elegant, color-touch HMI panel.
System integrators and OEMs often develop applications that require PLC control, but that settle on simple text displays due to limited budget. Unitronics, a trendsetter in the field of all-in-one PLC + HMI integrated controllers, has specifically developed a device for these situations: Samba™.
Samba™ is an all-in-one, palm-size controller. The beautiful 3.5" / 4.3" / 7" HMI 16-bit touchscreen enables data entry and display of variable data, including color Trend graphs and alarm screens. Samba supports 24 user-designed screens, and up to 40 images per application. The integrated PLC controller offers a broad range of features including 2 auto-tuned PID loops, time-based RTC control, datalogging, recipes and more. Internal memory holds 0.5 MB of application logic, plus 512K for fonts and 0.5 MB for images.Onboard I/Os offer digital, analog, and high-speed functionality.
The flat fascia and IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating makes Samba an excellent fit for the food & pharmaceutical industries--ideal wherever spray/wipe down requirements apply.
Both Samba units come supplied with an onboard port. The Samba 4.3'' has a USB programming port. The Samba 3.5'' – has an RS232 port for programming and communication. Additional ports can be added: RS485/RS232 or Ethernet, and CANbus port. Samba supports GPRS/GSM, email, SMS, as well as industrial TCP/IP protocols, MODBUS, DF1 slave, CANopen, J1939 and more—and it may be adapted to any 3rd-party protocol.