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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

“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

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.

In only three months, E66 had automated manufacturing lines producing up to 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer a week in a cGMP-compliant facility, and they continue to expand their core process capabilities at a rapid clip.

“When we say we do stuff quick,” says E66 chief of operations, Robert Bodnar, “we're talking days, not weeks or months.”

In this blog series, we’ll follow E66’s growth, examining the technologies and techniques they and long-time OptoPartner Northeast Automation Company (NACI) used to achieve competitive advantage in a challenging market environment.

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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

Getting the most out of groov View

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 12, 2021 7:30:00 AM

New interactive demo illustrates many of the features and capabilities of the groov View HMI software.

From pumps and processes to production data to the weather, your world is full of things you need to control, view, or monitor. With browser-based groov View, you can easily build a web-based, responsive operator interface to see and interact with exactly what you need. groov View is included with groov EPIC, and also available separately for Windows-based PCs (groov Server for Windows). To take a deeper dive into what you can do with it, we've added another interactive demo to the Opto 22 website.

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Topics: mobile, groov View, groov EPIC, HMI

New OptoWebinar this month: Getting an Edge in Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Join Opto 22 for an hour presentation and live demonstrations of edge computing platforms groov EPIC and groov RIO in action.

You've heard us talk about our groov family of products and have probably watched a video, read a white paper, or reviewed a data sheet on our website about either the groov EPIC controller or groov RIO edge I/O. Now for the first time we're demonstrating them working together in an all-new webinar!

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Topics: Webinars, Node-RED, MQTT, groov EPIC, Ignition, groov RIO

How to use the Node-RED package for groov View

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 26, 2021 11:02:46 AM

Follow this new video to create Node-RED flows that interact with groov EPIC's embedded HMI server.

Thanks to all your positive feedback, Terry Orchard is continuing with his video series for groov EPIC and RIO users in the developer community.

Next up: How to use the Node-RED package for groov View.

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Topics: Node-RED, groov View, groov EPIC, developer

Learning how to use groov EPIC

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Feb 25, 2021 7:30:00 AM

The groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller can do so much—but where do you start?

Do you want to learn about groov EPIC but aren't sure where to start? Are you curious about how to securely share your sensor data with other applications, want to learn different ways to write a control program, read data from other PLCs, or explore the range of features groov EPIC offers?

To help you navigate learning, register for free, step-by-step training courses at OptoU.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, OptoU

Recognized as a 2021 Leader in Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 23, 2021 9:19:54 AM

The results are in from Automation World magazine's 10th annual Leadership in Automation program.

Opto 22 has once again been recognized as a First Team supplier in automation for 2021. Hundreds of Automation World subscribers cast their votes during the past year which required them to write-in their ballot choices with unaided recall. 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: PACs, Awards and recognition, mobile, IIoT, Data acquisition, groov EPIC, HMI, Automation World

Join us at the CODESYS Tech Talk

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 15, 2021 8:30:00 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, so we jumped at the invitation to be a part of their annual user conference.

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

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