OptoNews: Sneak peek - groov 3.0 coming soon!

Posted by Jean Femia on Apr 29, 2015 5:09:00 PM

If you've already got your groov, make sure it's activated and back up your project.

If you don't have groov yet, you'll definitely want it now.

Get ready for some great new features in groov 3.0, available soon. Here's a preview of just a few:

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Topics: groov, Updates, optonews, OptoNews 2015-04-29

OptoNews: Liquid waste overflows avoided with groov

Posted by Jean Femia on Apr 29, 2015 5:09:00 PM

High on the list of things you'd rather not do: clean up liquid waste from an overflowing storage tank.

Avoiding this kind of mess is especially good when your business includes storing and disposing of liquid waste from industry and manufacturing.

That's the business Plummer's Environmental Services is in.

Along with a variety of other services—including hydro excavating, manhole rehabilitation, and emergency spill response—the Michigan-based company collects liquid waste from Midwest industrial and municipal customers, stores it, and treats it.

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Topics: Case studies, Water & wastewater, optonews, OptoNews 2015-04-29, Integrators

OptoNews Tech tip: Eval() in OptoScript?

Posted by Jean Femia on Apr 29, 2015 5:08:23 PM

Here's a tech tip for the more adventurous among you, who'd like to learn a faster, shorter way to code repetitious actions on similarly named variables or I/O.

A recent post on the OptoForum asked for an OptoScript equivalent to Eval(), a function used in a variety of programming languages, typically to act on expressions or operators passed in a string.

We won't get into the question of whether Eval() is "evil" or not (apparently it has a reputation for trouble in more than one language). Instead, we'll move right into how you can do good things by using a similar approach in your PAC Control strategy—and clean up a lot of spaghetti code in the process. 

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Topics: Tips, optonews, OptoNews 2015-04-29

OptoNews: From D.C. to Del Mar to Chicago

Posted by Jean Femia on Apr 29, 2015 5:08:00 PM

You'll have three chances in the U.S. to explore industry trends and new products in the next few weeks.

One of those trends is mobile. Come see how you can monitor or control your automation systems and equipment with a simple groov mobile operator interface you build yourself—with no programming.

We'd be glad to see YOU at one of these three events: CSIA Executive Conference, Del Mar Electronics & Design Show, or The Automation Conference.

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, Electronics, optonews, Events & conferences, OptoNews 2015-04-29, Integrators

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