PLC and HMI compatibility determination in 1 minute

April 19, 2023
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It's possible that you have a new project that goes hand in hand with new tasks, conditions, budget and components from different manufacturers. Most importantly, your many PLCs, I/Os and other devices must function with the meticulous precision of a Swiss watch on James Bond's wrist in the closing phase.

Searching for compatibility between devices can sometimes take more time than the entire ''Lord of the Rings'' trilogy. Flipping through user manuals and data sheets, exchanging countless e-mails with technical support people, does not give the desired end result. And still there are more questions than answers.

We will make you happy! However, everything was not painted in such gray shades. We can make your daily work easier. We will be happy to share our experience and knowledge about Weintek HMI visualization panels. In the following article, you will learn how to determine the compatibility of an HMI panel with a PLC in 1 min.

If you did not know yet, we would like to remind you of the following information. The main advantage of Weintek HMI visualization panels is the wide support of communication protocols. To be precise, it has support for more than 300 different communication protocols built into Weintek HMI panels. Believe us, with so much support, Weintek HMI panel manufacturer provides solutions to many troubles!

Let's look at everything in a turn. Yes, support for 300 communication protocols sounds like a lot! You may be asking what kind of communication does my PLC have? Don't worry, you don't need to check support with all these 300 protocols. To make the user experience as convenient and simple as possible, the protocol support of Weintek HMI visualization panels is designed according to the manufacturer and the model/series of the device used.

In the attached video step by step you can see how to determine the compatibility of the HMI panel with the PLC. Knowing the manufacturer and series of your controller, you can find out in a minute whether the Weintek HMI panel supports communication with your PLC

Using the Device Connection Structure tool available on the manufacturer's website, you will find instructions for establishing communication with your specific device. It shows the steps to be taken between the HMI panel and your PLC side to establish communication and transfer tags.

We would like to remind you that Weintek is an effective and handy addition to your range of visualization panels that will definitely not disappoint

In this video you will see:

  • How to find supported protocols
  • How to find corresponding connecting manuals in Weintek homepage
  • How to find supported protocols In visualization development software  EasyBuilderPro

 Weintek HMI's  applications:

  • Process visualisation
  • Data registartion
  • Protocol gateway
  • PLC functionality with activated Codesys license

Technical parameters of Weintek HMI's:

  • Display sizes from 4.3'' to 15.6'',  16.7M colours
  • Ethernet, RS232, RS485 and Canbus connections
  • Operating temperature: 0°C...+50 °C or -20°C...+55 °C

Advantages of Weintek HMI's:

  • Diverse support of 300+ various protocols
  • Free of charge visualization development software EasyBuilderPro
  • Wide range of HMI series to choose from
  • Excellent price/performance ratio 
  • Continuous functionality improvement

Other articles and video materials about Weintek HMI's:

  1. Tag transfer from Siemens S7-1200 to Weintek in a one click
  2. cMT Standard HMI serie - cost effective solution
  3. How to use Codesys controller with Weintek HMI panel?
  4. Efficient energy monitoring with Weintek HMI


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Pēteris Žerbiņš
Pēteris Žerbiņš
PLC / HMI / Interface Specialist
+371 2860 3305