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UNIQ® CONTROL SYSTEM

Batch and length controller with CE compliance and improved safety features

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UNIQ Control System

The UNIQ Control System

What Is the UNIQ Control System?

The UNIQ Control System is not only a batch and length controller, it also offers new and improved safety features, an easier and more user-friendly interface, and is compliant with CE standards. The UNIQ Control System knows the exact length and quantity of the panels input into the system, if you want notching features added, and directs the machine’s start drive, notching, and shear functions.

With improved troubleshooting capabilities, the UNIQ Control System allows machine operators to fix problems on their own, reducing downtime on projects. Error messages pop up on the touchscreen when diagnosing problems and include help pages and videos for user assistance. 

UNIQ Control System is also integrated with AppliCad software, making importing cut lists even easier and more accurate. The control system takes the cut list directly from AppliCad and import it into the machine automatically.

UNIQ Controls Details

  • Global (CE) and OSHA compliant
  • Improved safety features:
    • Machine won’t automatically run when covers are open or not attached to machine
      • New shear cover design allows for easier and safer maintenance
    • Interlocking guards prevents automatic running of machine if shear guards are removed
    • Emergency stop cuts power to hydraulic valves
    • Panel proximity sensors disables machine’s automatic functions while being serviced or doing a die change
    • Lockout/tagout manual switch on outside of contoller to turn power off to the system and lock out the machine for maintenance
  • Simplified screens and purpose-built software for increased usability
  • Help pages and videos on touch screen increase troubleshooting capabilities and reduce downtime
  • Permanently mounted to machine
  • 7-inch touchscreen with high resolution and 16 million colors built into the machine for better weather rating
    • Made with ruggedized glass for increased strength against environmental stresses as well as improved and brighter screen for daylight readability
      • Screen automatically adjusts brightness depending on lighting conditions
      • Screen has greater operating temperature range and vibration resistance
    • Metal lockable covers act as a sun shield, preventing glare, and help protect touchscreen and prevent unauthorized use or vandalism
  • Integrated with AppliCad software (trial subscription).
    • Import up to 600 unique length and notching combinations of panels

What is the UNIQ Control System

The new UNIQ Controls system is not only a batch and length controller, it also offers new and improved reliability and safety features, an easier and more user-friendly interface, and is compliant with CE standards as well as OSHA requirements.

Where can I find tutorials on for The UNIQ Control System?

Our Rollforming Learning Center and New Tech Machinery YouTube channel house all sorts of educational resources on how to use the UNIQ Control System, how it works with your machine, and its capabilities. Also check out our other portable rollforming machine resources and machine manuals for more information.

Which machines will use The UNIQ Control System?

At this point, only new SSQII MultiPro Roof Panel Machines come with the UNIQ Control System. We currently don’t support the new control system to be retrofit or switched on any machines, but we still offer the PLC and NTM200 controllers.

How does The UNIQ Control System work?

The UNIQ Controls knows the exact length and quantity of the panels input into the system, if you want notching features added, and directs the machine’s start drive, notching, and shear functions.

Cut lists can be entered into the UNIQ Control System in three different ways: You can type the panel cut list on a computer and export it to the controller, input the cut list right on the touchscreen on the UNIQ Control System, or generate the cut list through AppliCad and import it into the controller.

How do the troubleshooting capabilites work on The UNIQ Control System?

With improved troubleshooting capabilities, the UNIQ Controls allows machine operators to fix some machine problems on their own, reducing downtime on projects. Error messages pop up on the touchscreen when diagnosing problems and include help pages and videos for user assistance.

As a secondary method of troubleshooting, there are indicator lights that come on if a function of the machine isn’t occurring when it should be.

Are there any reasons why I can’t use The UNIQ Control System?

No, as long as you can run your portable rollformer, you can use the UNIQ Control System. There will be occasional software updates to the control system that we will send directly to you.

We also offer a simplified, non-technological version of the UNIQ Control System that doesn’t have the touchscreen or PLC technology, it only has the push buttons and incorporates the interlock covers.

How does The UNIQ Control System work with AppliCad?

The UNIQ Controls is integrated with AppliCad software, making importing cut lists even easier and more accurate. The control system takes the cut list directly from AppliCad and imports it into the machine automatically.

The AppliCad Roof Wizard software calculates exact quantities of the material you need based on the application of panels to the roof model. The software generates a cut list which feeds the panel cutting details right into your NTM machine control panel.

*Please note that only a trial subscription is offered with the UNIQ Control System. The program is available for purchase after subscription ends. Check out this page for more information on how AppliCad works with your NTM portable rollforming machine.

Where can I get service or support on The UNIQ Control System?

To find service or support on any of our machine controllers, including the UNIQ Control System, contact our service department at 303-294-053

Is there warranty coverage for The UNIQ Control System?

The UNIQ Control System is covered as a part of our machine warranties. For more information about our warranties, including what’s covered and not covered, you can check out this article.

Can I still get parts for my old PLC or NTM200 Controller?

Yes, we will continue to keep replacement parts and inventory for both the PLC and NTM200 controllers. We continue to offer service and support on all controllers.

Will the machine still run in manual mode if the controller somehow malfunctions or gets damaged?

The UNIQ Control System has a 100% manual control that continues to operate in the event either the PLC or HMI fails.

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