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Power & Energy Monitoring - Why and how?

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 19, 2022 9:54:36 AM

New website resources outline how to securely access and share your energy data.

Opto 22 gives you lots of options when it comes to helping you monitor your power and energy usage.  The groov RIO EMU (energy monitoring unit) is an edge I/O module meant for easy distributed power and energy monitoring of one 3-phase load. Check out our previous announcements for all the details.

However, for monitoring multiple loads located near each other, and for a complete system including real-time control, groov EPIC with power monitoring modules might be the better choice.

But, you might have more questions about which is the right solution for you, why and how do you get started monitoring your machine health or energy data? And how do you do it securely?

Check out our new website resources for some guidance on these important energy topics.

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Topics: Energy management, groov EPIC, groov RIO, power monitoring

MQTT to be featured in upcoming ENTELEC Conference in Houston

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 12, 2022 9:46:38 AM

The world's leading association of energy operators is hosting its annual conference and expo this month in Houston.

Opto 22 is partnering once again with our Tech Partner Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2022 ENTELEC Conference & Expo, April 26 - 28, 2022.  Cirrus Link President and CTO, Arlen Nipper, will be giving the keynote address on April 28th. You don't want to miss it!

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, MQTT, oil and gas

New webinar: Enabling Indiana's Factories for the Future

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 5, 2022 11:04:20 AM

Get insight on an exciting project that Opto 22 is involved in and hear from our Tech Partners about this groundbreaking Industry 4.0 and energy management endeavor.

Learn about how Indiana is leading the way in advancing manufacturers to make Industry 4.0 quick, simple, and cost-effective. Indiana has launched a first-of-its-kind program to enable its manufacturing industries to become the Factories of the Future. Watch the recorded webinar.

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Topics: Energy management, Webinars, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions

groov RIO EMU - Compact and Powerful Energy Monitoring Unit

Posted by Ben Orchard on Feb 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Small in size but loaded with data and connectivity options.

Hopefully, you caught our two previous related blog posts on the technical details of the groov EPIC Power Module, and the recent announcement of the new groov RIO EMU

In this blog post, I’ll focus on the unique features of the RIO EMU as a distributed power and energy monitoring device, plus so much more.

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Topics: Energy management, Node-RED, MQTT, Sparkplug, groov RIO, power monitoring

Monitor machine health with precise power data

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 4, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Product Announcement: New groov RIO EMU (energy monitoring unit)

Opto 22 has exciting product news to announce this week! Introducing the latest offering in our groov RIO product line: groov RIO EMU (energy monitoring unit), GRV-R7-I1VAPM-3.

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Topics: Energy management, New products, groov RIO, power monitoring

Why Consider Energy Monitoring?

Posted by Arun Sinha on Jan 17, 2022 1:39:33 PM

Monitoring energy use is a simple first step to decreasing costs and improving operations.

A manager usually doesn’t approve a major expenditure without a detailed accounting of where the money is spent. So why isn’t energy typically accounted for in the same way?

On the OT (Operational Technology) side of manufacturing, process, and other industrial facilities, energy is often a fixed, overhead cost. The plant manager or machine operator is responsible for performance metrics like throughput and quality, while the energy bill is paid by someone in the accounting department. The implication of this lack of energy visibility is often operational costs that are higher than necessary.

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Topics: Energy management, groov EPIC, power monitoring

Measure live power and energy consumption

Posted by Ben Orchard on Jan 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Take a closer look at the new EPIC I/O  module (GRV-IVAPM-3) and get up to speed on how to install and configure it for your power monitoring applications.

Hopefully, you caught the recent blog post that announced our new 3-phase groov Power Monitoring module (GRV-IVAPM-3). In this next blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this module to help you get up to speed on how to install and configure it for your power monitoring applications.

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Topics: Energy management, I/O, groov EPIC, power monitoring

Two new groov EPIC I/O modules for power monitoring and universal I/O

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 18, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Learn about two new I/O modules just announced for the groov EPIC controller.

Two highly anticipated groov EPIC modules are here: the 3-phase power monitoring module with 64 channels of data (!), and the highly flexible, software-configurable multifunction, multi-signal module. These new modules can take your system to another level of efficiency and another step closer to your digital transformation goals.

Are you looking to lower your energy spend, avoid equipment failure, and reduce carbon emissions? These latest I/O offerings allow engineers to bring energy, performance, and machine health data directly from the edge into backend systems, for old and new equipment alike, aiming to reduce complexity, cost, and timelines.

Let's take a closer look at these new I/O options: 

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Topics: Energy management, I/O, I/O modules, groov EPIC, Edge I/O

See MQTT on groov EPIC and RIO live at ENTELEC expo

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 19, 2021 12:00:07 PM

Opto 22 is partnering with Cirrus Link Solutions to exhibit and present at the 2021 ENTELEC Conference & Expo.

Another live, in-person event is happening next month in Houston, Texas and we hope you can join us! If you are in the energy or oil and gas industries, you'll want to take note.  The ENTELEC Association is the world-leading energy operator member association and is hosting the annual ENTELEC Conference and Expo, August 10 - 12th.

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Topics: Energy management, Events & conferences, Oil & gas, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Cirrus Link Solutions, Technology Partners

Votes are in! Opto 22 recognized as Leader in Automation for 2020

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 20, 2020 11:43:54 AM

The results are in from Automation World magazine's 9th annual Leadership in Automation program.

Opto 22 has once again been recognized as a First Team supplier in automation for 2020. Hundreds of Automation World subscribers cast their votes during the past year which required them to write-in their ballot choices. Over two dozen categories were featured, representing a wide variety of automation technologies, software, and products used by today's manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch, and continuous process manufacturing industries.

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Topics: Energy management, PACs, Awards and recognition, mobile, IIoT, Data acquisition, groov EPIC, HMI, Automation World

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