Though JP Plus has been in business for seven years, Juan Peguero’s experience with Opto 22 goes back to 1997. One of the many things that has always made JP Plus a valued OptoPartner is their rapid response team. Often our customers need on site support or help on short notice and JP Plus never disappoints. Juan also points out how they have adapted to the new “remote” world and are helping clients that way as well.
Firmware and software updates were released this month to help you get the most from your groov systems.
January 2021 started off with some important new releases from the Opto 22 engineering team. There are significant groov View updates that affect the groov family of products: groov EPIC, groov Box and groov Server for Windows. We've even updated the PAC Project software suite to version 10.3003. Here's a quick recap of what you need to know.
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.
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.
With the latest firmware update, groov EPIC gets I/O for the IIoT and more
Out this week, groov EPIC firmware version 2.0 is a milestone for the platform, and there are more than a few reasons to consider updating. Here’s an overview of what’s included.
Watch these new groov EPIC videos for tips on using your Modbus TCP devices with groov View, PAC Control, Node-RED, and Inductive Automation's Ignition software.
Opto 22 engineer Ben Orchard is back in the Opto 22 studio with several new video lessons on communicating to Modbus TCP devices with a groov EPIC processor.
If you are using PAC Control with either SNAP PACs or groov EPIC, please be aware of an urgent bug fix related to how the control engine configures PID loops.
The issue affects:
- SNAP PAC firmware R10.0a - R10.0f: It is advised you update to SNAP PAC firmware R10.0h immediately.
- groov EPIC (all versions): We recommend you update to groov EPIC R1.4.4.
First, OptoTagPreserve has been updated! If you are a fan of this useful utility program (as I am), be sure to download the latest version.
If you're new to PAC Control, or haven't tried OptoTagPreserve, here is why you should take a closer look.
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.
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