See what people are up to with Opto 22’s new edge I/O module.
groov RIO has been available for a few months, and people are already surprising us with how they’re putting it to work. Here are a few of the amazing examples we’ve seen from our early adopters.
“RIO gets me I/O on the edge… that isn’t a PLC”
-- Doug Yerger, Principal Engineer
Industry: Material Handling
Application: Granular temperature monitoring for intelligent automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS)
Solution: Grantek used groov RIO to design an efficient, easy-to-install system that collects temperature data across an entire warehouse and delivers it directly into their customer’s Ignition SCADA system using MQTT. They leveraged groov RIO’s power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, so the system can scale affordably without power supplies or PLCs to add to the cost of labor and configuration.
“RIO is really, really, really easy to get online.”
-- Felipe Villas Boas, Application Engineer
Industry: Plastics manufacturing
Application: Collect performance data from 80 different pieces of standalone equipment and move them into a central database for analysis
Solution: Since these units lacked any comms interfaces, Leuze’s applications team developed a solution using groov RIO to read I/O directly from each unit, process the signals in Node-RED, and transmit the data to the company database. Done! In addition to that, with groov RIO’s internal and external storage options, they can buffer data locally in case the database connection is lost for any reason.
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“Where EPIC scales vertically, RIO scales horizontally beautifully.”
-- Loren West, CTO
Application: Indoor farming control and business intelligence product
Solution: MicroClimates sells groov RIO as a Modbus microcontroller, packaged with onboard control software and a mobile HMI developed in Node-RED. For as little as $1000, their customers can add automated control of LED lights, environmental sensors, nutrient pumps, and more, using power over Ethernet to grow their automation incrementally as their operations expand.
“RIO has the resolution they need without having to calibrate over and over.”
-- George Mitchell, Technical Director
Industry: Automotive Manufacturing
Application: Integrated assembly line calibration test and reporting system