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groov RIO lessons coming to OptoU

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 15, 2021 11:03:09 AM

Opto 22's free online training will soon include a series on groov RIO edge I/O.

Good news for all our OptoU students as well as anyone interested in learning more about groov RIO—this new series of videos will help you become a groov RIO expert. groov RIO is the revolutionary I/O module that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package. And now you can learn about it more easily than ever!

The groov RIO Learning Center is the best way to get hands-on experience with this new edge I/O technology, and the new OptoU training series will take you through several lessons utilizing a groov RIO learning center unit (GRV-RIO-LC).

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Topics: Training, I/O, PID loop control, OptoU, groov RIO, groov RIO Learning Center

Optimizing PAC Project System Performance

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Updated technical note includes tips and design advice for ensuring optimal performance on all devices using PAC Project software.

If you've been keeping up with your OptoBlog posts, you saw last week's news about an available update for the PAC Project Software Suite, version 10.4. If you haven't already, make sure you download it to take advantage of the new features, enhancements, and important fixes included in this update.

But now we have more good news! Whether you're a new user or very experienced with PAC Project and PAC Control programming, you'll want to spend some time reviewing our latest updated tech note: Optimizing PAC Project System Performance (form 1776).

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Topics: PAC Project, PAC Control, groov EPIC, snap pac, groov RIO, SoftPAC

Time to update: PAC Project 10.4 is here

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 9, 2021 7:49:34 AM

Take advantage of several new features, fixes and improvements in this latest release of the PAC Project software suite, R10.4.

Whether you use Opto 22's basic or professional version of the PAC Project Software Suite, you'll want to hear about some new features and enhancements just added to PAC Control as well as some fixes for PAC Display. Let's review the highlights.

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Topics: PAC Project, PAC Control, PAC Manager, PAC Display, OptoOPCServer, OptoDataLink

Flexible MES solutions with groov RIO

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Opto 22 will be joining Technology Partner Sepasoft for a free virtual conference showcasing their latest MES modules.

The Opto 22 events calendar continues to fill up with opportunities to work with our Technology Partners - which means more chances for you to see how our products work together in real-time, with real application scenarios.

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is used to control, track, and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time. MES systems are capable of tracking production by the second and, in some cases, less than one second. Opto Tech Partner Sepasoft wants to show you what this type of MES technology can mean for your business in a free, half-day virtual conference.

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov RIO, Technology Partners, Sepasoft, MES

How to select the right HMI solution for your groov device

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Sharpen your drawing tools. It's time to go to work.

Visualization for industrial automation is bigger than it’s ever been, and it’s not just about control anymore. As it becomes increasingly important to turn data into information efficiently and ubiquitously, visualization platforms deal with more data types, presentation formats, and a broader range of users and use cases. As always, Opto 22 gives you many tools so you can choose what fits your project best. Let’s take a look at some of those options.

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Topics: Node-RED, Ignition Edge, PAC Display, groov View, groov EPIC, HMI, Ignition, groov RIO

OptoPartner Video - meet Automated Concepts

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 2, 2021 10:34:54 AM

Our OptoPartner video series continues with an introduction and overview of Automated Concepts Inc.

Based in Texas, Automated Concepts Inc has been a part of the OptoPartner integrator program for quite some time. With over 20 years experience in the field, we wanted you to hear directly from them about the types of projects they're working on and what technologies are bringing them success.

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Topics: groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoPartner video

CODESYS vs PAC Control

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Aug 25, 2021 1:47:24 PM

Which is right for you?

In this series, I’ve been talking about the strengths of CODESYS for control programming on the groov EPIC platform, but it’s not your only option. You can use CODESYS, Opto 22’s flowchart-based PAC Control, or custom applications built using secure shell access (SSH). Whether you’re a CODESYS developer building projects on groov EPIC or still deciding which programming approach to take, it’s worth understanding how and when each tool might be right for you. This post compares CODESYS and PAC Control head to head to help you decide which approach to take for your project.

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Topics: PAC Control, CODESYS, groov EPIC, CODESYS blog series

Secure & democratize your OT data with Ignition Edge and groov EPIC at ICC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 23, 2021 12:30:49 PM

Join us at the annual Ignition Community Conference for virtual networking and more Ignition learning opportunities.

It's almost September, which means it's time for Inductive Automation's annual Ignition Community Conference (ICC). This year's event will once again be a virtual experience that brings together Ignition software experts and thought leaders from around the world. 

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Topics: Events & conferences, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Ignition, Ignition Community Conference, groov RIO

Interactive demo lets you build an IIoT system architecture

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 18, 2021 11:20:26 AM

The latest Opto 22 website resource allows you to piece together a secure IIoT system build.

Have you tried any of the interactive demos on the Opto 22 website? They are another way to learn more about our product technologies and how they work together. We've just expanded these demo resources to include an in-depth build of an industrial IoT system using both groov EPIC and groov RIO.

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Topics: IIoT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, IIoT System Architecture

The Automation Roadshow you don't want to miss

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 17, 2021 8:51:40 AM

Join Opto 22 as we head out on the road with our Technology Partners for a 3-day IIoT event in Chicago.

Here's a reason your September just got busier! Mark your calendars for September 13 - 15, 2021. Don't miss this hands-on opportunity to build an IIoT architecture using the latest technologies all working together!

**UPDATE** Due to recurring COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been temporarily postponed. A new roadshow date will be announced in the near future. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to check back for updates.

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Topics: Events & conferences, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Technology Partners

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