Kicking off the Class of 2023

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 10, 2023 12:55:05 PM

Opto 22 headquarters hosts the first groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class of 2023.

The much anticipated return of in-person, instructor-led training at the Opto 22 factory and headquarters became a reality this week! Hats off to the team of Opto trainers as well as the great group of 12 students who made the class a success.

Students traveled from all across the country to attend and spent 4 days immersed in the groov EPIC system—learning all its features, capabilities, and programming options.


Thank you to our team of Opto 22 instructors who prepared and presented all the lessons:

  • Norma Rodriguez (Director of Training)
  • Ben Orchard (Senior Applications Engineer)
  • Garrick Reichert (Senior Applications Engineer)
  • Terry Orchard (Technical Content Marketing)

Will we see you in the Opto 22 classroom this year? 

Take a look at the 2023 training class schedule, and register to attend one of the 8 remaining classes we're hosting in 2023.


Your four-day groov EPIC System Premium Factory Training includes:

  • Hands-on instruction for the groov EPIC system (Edge Programmable Industrial Controller). Just as the acronym describes, you will learn how to collect, process, view, and exchange data at the edge, explore new programming options, and use industrially hardened equipment to control applications in real time.
  • System components and configuration, networking capabilities, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and communication methods that you can apply to your industrial automation application to build solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • Breakfast snacks and full lunch every day
  • Opto 22 T-shirt
  • Duffel bag with gifts inside

Prerequisites: Students must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, but no prior Opto 22 knowledge is required.

Class starts with lunch on Monday at 12:00 noon and instruction starting at 1:00 p.m., through 5:00 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, class starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Thursday's class starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends with lunch served at 12:00 p.m.

Each class is limited to 12 students and costs $995 per seat. See Class Details for the complete course description. Some course topics you can expect: 

  • Select, install, and connect hardware and field devices
  • Initialize and configure the groov EPIC processor
  • Create control programs and choose programming functions
  • Create HMIs
  • Collect data from cloud services, databases, and other PLCs

We hope to see you soon!



Topics: Training, groov EPIC, Factory Training

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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