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Outside-In Journal: Unboxing the groov EPIC Learning Center

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Oct 31, 2019 8:25:22 AM

Curious to get your hands on a groov EPIC learning center (LC)? So was I. Lucky me, this was dropped off at my cubicle recently. Let’s see what’s inside!

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Topics: Training, IIoT, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

Outside-in Journal: Training Day Part 3

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 23, 2019 3:54:52 PM

See what the final day of Opto 22's factory training looks like from the inside.

As the resident engineer-in-training, I’ve taken on the job of communicating to the outside world what it looks like inside of Opto 22. I’ve started off by giving you a look into the mindset and technologies at work here through the lens of our on-site training. Follow these links if you missed part 1 or part 2 of the series.

Last time I left you hanging right when we were about to get into CODESYS® near the end of Day 2. Today I make good on that teaser, as well as looking at Day 3 content (including Node-RED, MQTT, and the groov View™ graphics library) before Ben and Norma wrap up the class with a lesson on design fundamentals.

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Topics: Training, Node-RED, MQTT, Codesys, groov View, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, Factory Training

Outside-In Journal: Training Day Part 2

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 10, 2019 12:52:37 PM

Step inside Opto 22 HQ again for day 2 of groov EPIC training.

The Outside-In series brings you an outsider’s perspective into the way Opto 22 operates behind the scenes. Today, we’re back in Temecula, CA (not Australia… I know! I was surprised too) for the next day of groov EPIC® system factory training. If you missed the first day, the class was introduced to groov Manage and PAC Control™. Plus, we got to see Terry Orchard demo Linux® secure shell access on the EPIC.

Day 2 wraps up PAC Control and covers PAC Display™, groov View™, Ignition Edge® and CODESYS®. If you’re interested in the hands-on training available for HMI/SCADA development or IEC 61131-3 languages on the EPIC platform, keep reading.

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Topics: Training, IIoT, Ignition Edge, PAC Display, Codesys, groov View, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, Factory Training

Outside-In Journal: Training Day Part 1

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Sep 4, 2019 10:18:01 AM

Documenting the journey from the outside world into the world of Opto: First in a series.

After more than a decade as an automation engineer, I recently joined Opto 22’s marketing group. A few weeks ago, my workday was focused on maintaining the cell culture process automation of a world-class pharmaceutical manufacturer. This system had dozens of distributed controllers and hundreds of devices that worked together to deliver thousands of kilograms of the finest monoclonal antibodies you’ve ever seen. It was big.

What I enjoyed most about my job, though, was helping other engineers succeed. In the early years, I learned pretty quickly that you could take a group of smart people, give them bad tools, callous management, and a ridiculous schedule, and they would fail every time. I did the best I could to fix the managerial and scheduling issues, but the tools were always a limitation.

Now it’s my job to help connect other engineers with the kinds of tools and technologies I wish I’d had. I’m kicking it off with a deep-dive into the first place I visited as a new Opto employee: the training room.

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth your time and money to get some Opto training yourself, I’ll be walking through everything you can expect to experience.

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Topics: Training, PAC Control, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center, Factory Training

groov EPIC Learning - You Have Options!

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Aug 29, 2019 12:37:03 PM

Pick from three options to fit your time and budget.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin

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Topics: PAC Control, IIoT, Node-RED, MQTT, Ignition Edge, Codesys, groov EPIC, HMI, groov EPIC Learning Center, OptoU

groov EPIC Premium Factory Training now offered in the Southeast U.S.

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 17, 2019 8:31:49 AM

OptoPartner and Distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) now offers groov EPIC classes in their new OptoCertifed training facility located in Marietta, Georgia.

Good news for those of you looking for instructor-led classroom training on Opto 22's groov EPIC system. You now have a choice: come to Opto 22 headquarters in California or head to the southeastern U.S., whichever is more convenient for you.

ACS's recently opened training lab is staffed by OptoCertifed Trainers and teaches the same EPIC Premium Factory Training curriculum. Choose your location and get the same great training for your next automation or IIoT project.

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Topics: Training, EPIC, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

Automation & IIoT Learning Center includes free Premium Factory Training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 25, 2019 10:57:02 AM

Two complimentary seats (a $1990 value!) with your purchase of the groov EPIC Learning Center

Start your control or industrial internet of things (IIoT) project today with the groov EPIC Learning Center (GRV-EPIC-LC). Packed with fully-functioning EPIC hardware and software, the Learning Center gives you a compact and complete system to prototype your projects.

AND you get two complimentary seats in our instructor-led, hands-on training at
Opto 22's Southern California headquarters. 

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Topics: IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

New video: How to connect groov EPIC to an HDMI touchscreen

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jun 21, 2019 11:18:06 AM

This video provides step-by-step instructions for adding an external touchscreen to the groov EPIC processor.

Our video library continues to expand and we've just added another video to the groov workshop series

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Topics: IIoT, groov View, groov EPIC, groov Manage, groov EPIC Learning Center

groov EPIC training coming to Morocco

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 30, 2019 10:42:36 AM

Join OptoPartner Optomation Systems for a groov EPIC seminar and training.

The groov EPIC system is gaining recognition world wide and now Optomation Systems is bringing 2 days of EPIC seminars to Tangier, Morocco.

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Topics: Training, IIoT, EPIC, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

Announcing groov EPIC Premium Factory Training

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 25, 2019 3:57:45 PM

Opto 22 debuts its newly renovated classroom that offers hands-on, instructor-led training for the groov EPIC system.

Are you interested in getting more hands-on experience with the groov EPIC system? We are pleased to announce groov EPIC Premium Factory Training in our EPIC classroom at Opto 22 headquarters. 

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, groov EPIC Learning Center

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