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Engineering Ideas Clinic at the University of Waterloo

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Industrial automation hub brings the real-world into the classroom for students

Though I have the highest regard for the university where I received my engineering degree, I felt the curriculum was more theoretical than practical. I was steeped in differential equations and engineering mathematics and didn’t actually have a design project or build anything until my senior year.

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Topics: Case studies, Videos, groov EPIC, industrial automation, Ignition, system integrator, groov RIO, digital transformation, Inductive Automation

A chance to return to in-person events with Opto 22 and Canary Labs

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2021 2:23:51 PM

Join Opto 22 in Phoenix, Arizona May 3 - 4th as we take part in the 2021 Canary Road Show.

Ready for a road trip? Then we have exciting news to share.

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Topics: Events & conferences, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO

Engenuity OptoPartner Video - Oil and Gas Pros

Posted by Arun Sinha on Apr 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Pressure testing validation of well control and BOP

In this OptoPartner video see Jeff Hilpert, President of Engenuity Inc., talk about the benefits of controls and data in a single solution.

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Topics: Oil & gas, Node-RED, MQTT, Codesys, groov EPIC, industrial automation, MariaDB, system integrator, OptoPartner, edge computing, OptoPartner video

Need Help Getting Started with Digital Transformation?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Check out G5 Consulting in the latest OptoPartner video

Are you thinking about digital transformation, Industry 4.0 or IIoT and looking for someone to help get you there? Talk to David Schultz of G5 Consulting and Engineering Services.

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Topics: IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, Ignition, system integrator, digital transformation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

“Getting an Edge in Automation” Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by Benson Hougland on Mar 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

See how groov EPIC and groov RIO can solve industry problems and help you get an edge in your automation and IIoT/digital transformation projects.

I recently presented a live webinar discussing industry problems we all face in building the next generation of automation and digital transformation architectures. 

To our delight, over 500 of you registered to attend!

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Topics: Webinars, groov EPIC, groov RIO

OptoPartner Video - Meet Instrulogic

Posted by Arun Sinha on Mar 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Instrulogic is “all-in” to serve you.

In our latest OptoPartner video, it is clear right at the start that Instrulogic Chief Operations Officer Jason Hamlin cares about service. Instrulogic has helped customers in the water and wastewater market along with other industries for over 30 years and also holds innovation as one of their core values.

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Topics: IoT, MQTT, Ignition, system integrator, Inductive Automation, Cirrus Link Solutions, OptoPartner video

Advanced data logging in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 24, 2021 1:30:00 PM

This new Node-RED developer video shows you how to do more with your data with CSV logging and file storage.

Welcome back to the world of Node-RED. Video host Terry Orchard just completed a new episode on more advanced ways of logging your data. Rather than just logging to a text file, perhaps you want to change your data to a CSV file and save it to a USB drive on the groov RIO. This video gives you simple step-by-step instructions on how to do just that.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, developer, groov RIO

Warehouse to Enterprise: Emerald 66/NACI

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 23, 2021 9:25:54 AM

New plant uses unique edge architecture to run at the pace of modern business

With demand for hand sanitizer more than doubling across the US, and continuing annual growth of more than 20% expected in coming years, 2020 presented the cleaning industry with a big financial opportunity. Emerald 66 Enterprises (E66) mobilized resources to meet this need, setting up shop in an empty denim processing plant in Seminole, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

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Topics: Case studies, groov EPIC, groov RIO

CODESYS on groov EPIC: real applications, real talk

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 22, 2021 9:54:21 AM

Watch the CODESYS in the field presentation from this month's CODESYS Tech Talk.

In case you missed the Spring CODESYS Tech Talk virtual event, we have an important session to share with you. OptoPartner Trimax joined us in presenting a current wastewater application that uses the CODESYS runtime engine on groov EPIC.

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Topics: Events & conferences, Codesys, groov EPIC

How to build a basic UI in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 15, 2021 11:48:48 AM

Next up in the Node-RED developer video series, this tutorial makes it easy to create your own HMI or dashboard.

When we first introduced the Node-RED developer video series a few months ago, we started off with how to "Set up groov I/O nodes." Once you've installed and configured them, it's time to do something interesting with your data.

This new video does just that. Next up in the Node-RED video series is the Basic Node-RED Dashboard UI Tutorial.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, groov Manage, developer, groov RIO

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