Over the years, one of the most difficult things I’ve had to help clients with is justifying an automation project. Whether it’s a new system or an upgrade, the challenge is often in quantifying the benefits financially.
- Data from industrial systems in factories and processes
- Data from sensors and devices in remote locations
- Data from company databases and spreadsheets
- Data available from online services and cloud platforms
What if your operators could enter machine data on their phones and that data automatically appeared in a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet?
What if production or usage data from your spreadsheet was automatically updated in your supervisor's groov mobile operator interface?
Could be pretty handy, right?
Well, we've got a couple of code samples to show you how to make it happen.
Wine + IoT = yum + engineering fun
In my last post, I talked about beer and some hard deadlines at the end of a season. This time, let’s talk about wine and a different kind of season: harvest season!
During that Big Game, and since then, you might’ve seen some ads showing farmers in fields with iPads.
Well, I’ve met them.
Join us at the SORT Fall Technology Showcase in Ontario, Canada next Thursday, September 28.
- See advanced solutions for automotive, metal and steel, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and other industries.
- Learn about the latest technologies to address your manufacturing challenges.
- Attend live demonstrations and seminars.
- How do you get machine data without interfering with the process?
- What's an easy way to monitor temperature in a server room?
- How can you control the flow of heating and cooling water in your HVAC system?
These are the kinds of fundamental questions that come up over and over in automation applications, and our new Automation 101 video series aims to answer them.
Beer and post season
In my last post, a green submarine traveled through space and time to the bottom of the ocean, and an Opto 22 SNAP PAC (programmable automation controller) interfaced with a lot of Modbus equipment to coordinate systems.
These next two adventures are also examples of how well Opto 22 PACs play with others.
You may have been thinking about doing an IoT application that could help your company, but embarking on your first industrial IoT application may seem daunting.
I’ve heard Opto 22 Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy Benson Hougland tell people to "start small," or "just get started."
We've recently released new versions for key products: