Smart Food: Mama Sita's/OptoTech

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Jan 4, 2021 2:03:07 PM

Opto 22 talks connected manufacturing in the food industry.

Way back when face-to-face interviews were a thing, I had the opportunity to sit down with Pons Tugonon to talk about the development of connected food manufacturing. Pons leads OptoTech (now P&E Automation), a long-time international system integrator and distributor for Opto 22, and his work with the Mama Sita’s brand (Marigold Manufacturing Corporation) of authentic Filipino food products shows off the potential for industrial edge computing in manufacturing.

In this short interview, Pons talks about how OptoTech is using groov EPIC to create a smart manufacturing architecture that integrates multiple automation systems and builds a pipeline for business intelligence and analytics.

Watch the full interview here (5:40):


  • Mama Sita’s project goals (1:22)
  • Smart manufacturing architecture (2:25)
  • Database integration with Node-RED (3:31)
  • Visualization and mobility with PAC Display and groov View (4:03)

OptoTech's project with Mama Sita’s is now in its final stages, so look forward to seeing more from them when they go into production.

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Topics: Case studies, Videos, Food & beverage, groov EPIC

Written by Josh Eastburn

After 12 years as an automation engineer working in the semiconductor, petrochemical, food and beverage, and life sciences industries, Josh Eastburn works with the engineers at Opto 22 to understand the needs of tomorrow's customers.
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