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Now Serving: PAC Control and Memory Mapped Data with OPC UA Server

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Jul 6, 2022 7:30:00 AM

groov EPIC OPC UA Server makes it easy to access your data; lessons on OptoU show you how

Do you need access to your PAC Control strategy variables and I/O, or data from the memory map area on your groov EPIC? Do you want to connect to OPC UA client applications such as SCADA, MES, or enterprise software?

groov EPIC is now serving up this data securely and reliably with its built-in groov EPIC OPC UA Server. Publish the data where you need it.

In this post, we’ll go over exactly what data is accessible from the server, the basics of configuring the server, and some examples of how you can use it. And when you’re ready to work with the OPC UA server, you can find step-by-step instructions in the groov EPIC OPC UA courses on OptoU.

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Topics: Training, Node-RED, Ignition Edge, groov View, OptoU, OPC UA

Programming with CODESYS and need a Modbus master?

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on May 16, 2022 7:30:00 AM

groov EPIC becomes a Modbus master/client with a few easy lessons.

With Modbus continuing to be a popular protocol for industrial devices, the chances are pretty good you will need to write a program to communicate with Modbus slave/server devices more than a few times. The groov EPIC controller offers several Modbus communication options, and CODESYS, an IEC 61131-3 compliant development environment, is one of them.

With your PLC programming experience and the Using groov EPIC as a Modbus Master in CODESYS course on OptoU, creating a CODESYS project with Modbus master functions will be a breeze.

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Topics: Training, Modbus, CODESYS, groov EPIC, OptoU

New REST API Node-RED Video

Posted by Terry Orchard on Jan 26, 2022 7:11:10 AM

New video just added to the Node-RED developer playlist covers a simple API flow using daily weather data as an example.

Node-RED is an extremely powerful tool that we’ve featured many times on this blog and our YouTube channel, and one very common use of Node-RED is to use application programming interfaces or “APIs” to move data between devices and/or services that would otherwise be totally disconnected.

To help you get started using APIs with Node-RED if you’re unfamiliar with these tools, we’ve just made a new video about how to build a simple API flow using an example web service for daily weather data.

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

groov RIO lessons coming to OptoU

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 15, 2021 11:03:09 AM

Opto 22's free online training will soon include a series on groov RIO edge I/O.

Good news for all our OptoU students as well as anyone interested in learning more about groov RIO—this new series of videos will help you become a groov RIO expert. groov RIO is the revolutionary I/O module that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package. And now you can learn about it more easily than ever!

The groov RIO Learning Center is the best way to get hands-on experience with this new edge I/O technology, and the new OptoU training series will take you through several lessons utilizing a groov RIO learning center unit (GRV-RIO-LC).

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Topics: Training, I/O, PID loop control, OptoU, groov RIO, groov RIO Learning Center

Get hands-on experience with the groov RIO Learning Center

Posted by Janice Colmer on Apr 14, 2021 9:35:07 AM

Learn more about edge I/O technology and the capabilities of the groov RIO module with the new learning center unit.

If you're up-to-date on your OptoBlog posts, you've heard about the revolutionary I/O that offers over 200,000 unique, software-configurable I/O combinations in a single, compact, PoE-powered industrial package called groov RIO.

Ready to learn about and experiment with groov RIO? Now you can with the groov RIO Learning Center (GRV-RIO-LC).

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Topics: Training, OptoU, groov RIO, groov RIO Learning Center

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

PID control made easy at OptoU

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

New OptoU online training series covers PID in PAC Control

The instructors/engineers at OptoU are kicking off the new year with some exciting new PAC Control training lessons. Based on feedback and popular demand, we've released a new series in Opto 22's online training that covers everything related to PID control.

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Topics: Training, PAC Control, PID loop control, OptoU

More to learn at OptoU

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 1, 2020 8:45:00 AM

New lessons on PAC Control just added to Opto 22's free online training program.

Now more than ever, online training and communication tools have become the key to success in today's world. With COVID-19 changing the way everyone does business, we've seen how important our OptoU lessons have become to our current customers, engineers who are new to the industry, as well as for those looking to be educated on new technology.

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Topics: PAC Control, OptoU

Opto 22: Reconfigured and ready

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 11, 2020 10:56:13 AM

Our sales and engineering teams have implemented new online strategies to help with your automation projects.

Even before the onset of COVID-19, Opto 22 had begun reconfiguring its sales operations to better serve you. With today's business world relying on remote and online capabilities, we've now adapted to provide even more flexible, integrated support. 

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Topics: OptoU, COVID-19 Update, OptoChat, OptoForum

New tech tip videos help you configure your groov EPIC

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 18, 2019 7:57:47 AM

Two new videos just added to the OptoU groov EPIC training series to help you with system configuration options.

Have you visited training.opto22.com lately? The OptoU groov EPIC training series continues to expand with videos that provide technical tips for getting the most out of your groov EPIC system.

Here are two recently added videos you might've missed.

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Topics: Training, groov EPIC, OptoU

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