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Programming with CODESYS and need a Modbus master?

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on May 16, 2022 7:30:00 AM

groov EPIC becomes a Modbus master/client with a few easy lessons.

With Modbus continuing to be a popular protocol for industrial devices, the chances are pretty good you will need to write a program to communicate with Modbus slave/server devices more than a few times. The groov EPIC controller offers several Modbus communication options, and CODESYS, an IEC 61131-3 compliant development environment, is one of them.

With your PLC programming experience and the Using groov EPIC as a Modbus Master in CODESYS course on OptoU, creating a CODESYS project with Modbus master functions will be a breeze.

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Topics: Training, Modbus, CODESYS, groov EPIC, OptoU

Recorded Tech Talk: CODESYS in the field with IntegrateCA

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 4, 2022 10:01:07 AM

Watch the recorded presentation from the Spring 2022 CODESYS Tech Talk and see a real-world application using groov EPIC and the CODESYS runtime engine.

If you missed attending the virtual CODESYS Tech Talk earlier this month. now you can watch the Opto 22 presentation on demand.

Opto 22's Benson Hougland, Senior Application Engineer Garrick Reichert, and Allen Ray of Integrate Controls and Automation present a current CODESYS in-the-field application. 

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Topics: Webinars, CODESYS, groov EPIC

CODESYS and groov EPIC in the field

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 1, 2022 1:34:18 PM

Attend the "CODESYS in the field" presentation at the Spring 2022 CODESYS Tech Talk.

The Spring 2022 CODESYS Tech Talk returns! As the only event dedicated exclusively to CODESYS users in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the Tech Talk focuses on the latest and exciting innovations in all areas related to the engineering of control systems. 

This 5 day virtual event is your chance to learn, engage and discuss tech innovations and engineering in real-time. Join the discussions with CODESYS experts and delve into the CODESYS cloud-based platform, the CODESYS software architecture, and the various Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) possibilities.

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Topics: Events & conferences, CODESYS, groov EPIC

Flexible, low-cost water monitoring with edge I/O

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 11, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Remote I/O over MQTT helps Rust Automation deploy affordable remote monitoring in a challenging environment.

Did you watch the Fall CODESYS Tech Talk virtual event that we shared with you last October? It demonstrated how the CODESYS runtime engine works and why it's included on Opto 22's groov EPIC.

Jared Bates, from OptoPartner Rust Automation & Controls, joined us for that presentation. He discussed a current water management application that utilizes CODESYS on EPIC, groov RIO remote I/O, and MQTT for secure data communications. 

Now, we've put the story of all that cutting-edge technology into a case study, so you can dig into all the details!

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Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, CODESYS, groov View, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO

Ready to write a CODESYS project?

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Jan 11, 2022 9:02:12 AM

Use your PLC programming experience to program groov EPIC.

Ready to write a control program for your groov EPIC, but not sure how to get started? With three options to write your control program–PAC Control, the easy-to-learn flowchart language, the Linux-based Secure Shell (SSH) to run your custom program, and CODESYS, an IEC-61131-3 compliant language–which do you choose?

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Topics: Training, CODESYS, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, PLC programming

New groov EPIC firmware 3.3.1 is here

Posted by Ben Orchard on Nov 3, 2021 1:11:19 PM

Several highly requested features have been added to the latest firmware update for groov EPIC PR1 and PR2.

Even with the Covid pandemic lingering on, our mostly remote team of software engineers at Opto 22 have been hard at work. As a result, we have a groov EPIC firmware update that addresses a bunch of requested features, and like any software update, some bug fixes as well.

Simply known as version 3.3.1, you can freely download and take advantage of these improvements right away.

Let's take a look at what's new...

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Topics: Updates, Firmware, Node-RED, CODESYS, groov EPIC, Ignition

CODESYS and groov EPIC in the real world

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 27, 2021 10:46:38 AM

Watch the "CODESYS in the field" presentation from the Fall 2021 CODESYS Tech Talk.

In case you missed the Fall CODESYS Tech Talk virtual event, we have an important session to share with you. As an experienced Opto 22 user and engineer, Jared Bates from Rust Automation & Controls joined us to present a current water/wastewater application that uses the CODESYS runtime engine on groov EPIC.

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Topics: Events & conferences, CODESYS, groov EPIC

Join us at the Fall 2021 CODESYS Tech Talk

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 29, 2021 8:26:06 AM

The upcoming 5-day virtual event is your chance to learn, engage and discuss CODESYS tech innovations and engineering in real-time.

CODESYS is a free, platform-independent IEC 61131-3 programming tool for industrial automation systems. And if you use groov EPIC controllers, you already know EPIC supports CODESYS as a control programming option and runtime engine. CODESYS GmbH is one of Opto 22's valued Technology Partners, and we are once again participating in their semi-annual user conference.

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Topics: Webinars, Events & conferences, CODESYS, groov EPIC, Technology Partners

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

Switching from Rockwell to CODESYS and groov EPIC

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Aug 11, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Interested in giving CODESYS a try? Here are a few fantastic reasons why you should...

Looking for a solid ladder logic programming environment that doesn’t lock you into a particular vendor? CODESYS provides that and more. With a familiar but powerful set of tools, not only can you use IEC 61131-3 languages like ladder, but you’ll also enjoy code that is open, structured, customizable, and portable.

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Topics: CODESYS, groov EPIC, CODESYS blog series

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