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How to use context storage in Node-RED

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 14, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Follow along in this new developer series video as Terry Orchard guides you through storing and passing data in a Node-RED flow.

What if you need to snapshot a message from a very specific part of a Node-RED flow?

For those of you who've been using the Node-RED programming tool or are just getting started, Terry's latest video provides some guidance on storing data. In a Node-RED flow, each node can add to, modify, or delete data in different ways.

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Topics: Videos, Node-RED, groov EPIC, groov RIO

It's time to update to groov RIO 3.3.1

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 11, 2022 10:13:34 AM

A recent firmware release provides important updates for groov RIO MM1 and MM2 devices.

Keep your groov RIO edge I/O module up to speed with the latest firmware updates and fixes. The recently released groov RIO firmware version 3.3.1 is now available. Here are some reasons you'll want to update.

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Topics: Firmware, PAC Control, groov RIO

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 EPIC and RIO showcased in the UK

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 31, 2022 1:01:53 PM

Opto 22 UK distributor System Devices will be featuring groov EPIC and groov RIO at the upcoming Drives and Controls 2022 exhibition.

As the industrial automation industry returns to live, in-person events. we are pleased to announce that System Devices will be exhibiting at next week's Drives & Controls event in Birmingham (United Kingdom). System Devices is a long-time distributor of Opto 22 products as well as being certified IoT OptoPartners and trainers.

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoChannel

The Art of the Possible: Build an MQTT network super fast

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 29, 2022 11:45:40 AM

Want to get started with MQTT today? Ian Skerrett of HiveMQ shows you how, as our guest series on the open automation ecosystem continues.

Many companies are turning to MQTT and Sparkplug to simplify the process of acquiring their industrial data. MQTT provides lightweight, publish/subscribe communication that allows you to decouple hardware from software. By removing these dependencies, you can also remove the data silos that have existed in many industrial deployments. Sparkplug provides a common format for industrial operators to send data that can be processed by different applications. The openness and data interoperability of Sparkplug makes it possible to start implementing many IIoT use cases.

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Topics: MQTT, groov EPIC, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, HiveMQ

Spanish Webinar Series about groov Products and Industry 4.0

Posted by Rene Gamero on Mar 10, 2022 2:06:10 PM

Una serie de webinars patrocinado por Procetradi en Perú resalta casos de éxito en aguas y minas, la ciberseguridad, y las características de la Industria 4.0 ya integradas en los productos de groov.

El mes pasado, Opto 22 participó en una serie de webinars patrocinado por Procetradi, nuestro OptoPartner en Perú. Los eventos fueron muy concurridos, llenos de excelentes preguntas y respuestas, y todos los webinars fueron grabados y colocados en el canal de YouTube de Procetradi. Los cuatro webinars están aquí abajo y fueron entregados tanto por René Gamero, Gerente para Latinoamérica y por Norma Rodríguez, Directora de Capacitación Técnica.

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, groov EPIC, OptoPartner, groov RIO, Spanish

Case Study: Using Edge I/O to Automate Quality Control

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Mar 9, 2022 9:08:32 AM

Intrinsics Imaging’s AI-powered vision system uses groov RIO to connect the cloud to the edge.

Machine vision systems can recognize superficial aberrations in manufactured goods—like lines, spots, holes, color discrepancies, and more—that would typically require time-consuming manual inspection. California-based Intrinsics Imaging solves this problem with its Heijunka Vision analytics-as-a-service software. But when Intrinsics was approached by a customer hoping to integrate Heijunka directly into process controls, it looked to Opto 22’s groov RIO edge I/O for a way to connect the cloud to the edge.

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Topics: Case studies, Node-RED, MQTT, groov RIO, SCADA

The Art of the Possible: Blockchain for industrial data

Posted by Josh Eastburn on Feb 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Nathan Field of Ascend Data Tech joins our guest series to explain why and how you should put your process data into a distributed ledger

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology, increasingly ready to change the landscape of business, everything from finance to supply chain. As you set forth into the path of Industry 4.0, you should take stock of how you could integrate blockchain into your own processes. Let's talk about how to know when it could benefit your process and how Opto 22's groov series can help you succeed.

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Topics: MQTT, groov RIO, Art of the Possible, blockchain

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

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

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