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Arun Sinha

Arun is an engineer with over 30 years experience including instrumentation, controls & automation. He enjoys work, golf, music, movies, sports, playing guitar, friends & family, and fine cigars.
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What Does an IIoT Focused S.I. Look Like?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM

OptoPartner video from Enginuity features IIoT based technologies

Many automation systems integrators are expanding beyond what we might consider “traditional” skill sets into technologies that may typically be the purview of IT professionals or software developers. While instrumentation, controls and SCADA obviously play a critical role in digital transformation, bridging the gap between OT and IT can require additional tools like Node-RED, REST APIs, databases, pub-sub communication protocols and Linux Shell programming chops.

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Topics: IIoT, CODESYS, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation, OptoPartner video

Technology Partnerships Help Digital Transformation

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 21, 2021 12:57:50 PM

A common challenge of digital transformation projects and IIoT deployments is integrating and sharing data between different systems and services. Many applications become a complex set of integrations between hardware devices and software services. Even with systems based on open architecture, true interoperability can sometimes be difficult.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation, Technology Partners

Latest OptoPartner Video - Advanced Control Solutions

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM

ACS helps customers gain a competitive advantage in their market through efficient and creative use of factory automation technology.

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, IIoT, groov EPIC, industrial automation, system integrator, OptoPartner video

New OptoPartner Video - Meet Martin CSI

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Martin Control Systems Inc. helps customers with common challenges

In our latest OptoPartner video, Nate Kay, Sr. Project Engineer with Martin CSI says the most common challenges faced by customers are tight schedules, plant shutdowns, budgets and working on legacy equipment. While Martin CSI offers standard control engineering services, they also have specialty areas including safety, machine vision and data collection.

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Topics: Data acquisition, MQTT, Ignition Edge, Ignition, system integrator, digital transformation, OptoPartner video

Get to Know OptoPartner Grantek

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 6, 2021 9:54:20 AM

For 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Bev, CPG and Pharma have called upon Grantek to take on their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek’s team of professionals located in 17 offices across the globe deliver solutions to complex problems in Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Networking, Automation and Industrial Safety.

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Topics: Remote monitoring, Integrators, IIoT, compliance, groov RIO, digital transformation, OptoPartner video

Hear From Our OptoPartners!

Posted by Arun Sinha on Dec 29, 2020 12:47:59 PM

Opto 22 system integrators tell their stories in new videos

Many of us are aware of the important role automation system integrators play in the industrial sector. Companies and organizations of all types often look to an outside firm to help design, install or commission their automation projects. Some system integrators are generalists while others have domain knowledge of specific verticals, but ultimately they help combine different devices and machines into an integrated, efficient system. 

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Topics: groov EPIC, industrial automation, Ignition, OptoPartner, groov RIO, Inductive Automation, OptoPartner video

The internet of things: new business models for manufacturers?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jun 27, 2018 10:50:17 AM

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) systems may help manufacturers embrace new service offerings using web-based business models.

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Topics: groov, Internet of Things, IoT, Machine builder, OEM, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, EPIC

2018: How Do Engineers Choose Automation Today?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 8, 2018 2:41:50 PM

The web has transformed the way engineers, technicians, and plant managers find, select, and buy industrial automation, instrumentation, and controls.

I recently binge-watched the series "Halt and Catch Fire" on Netflix. It’s a fictional but historically based drama about the rise of the personal computing industry starting in the mid 1970s and running through to the internet age.

It was really interesting, especially for those of us who lived through it, or some of it (I started college in 1985). Not to mention the great soundtrack, if you like 1980’s punk, new wave, and alternative music!

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Topics: Videos, Internet of Things, IoT

Justifying an Automation Project

Posted by Arun Sinha on Nov 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, API, REST API, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things

Predictive Maintenance on a Compressor

Posted by Arun Sinha on Aug 16, 2017 2:46:09 PM

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." 

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Topics: Internet of Things, Remote monitoring, IoT, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Data acquisition

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