Welcome IoT Certified OptoPartner: Blue Ridge Automation

Posted by Janice Colmer on Nov 2, 2022 8:19:14 AM

Indiana-based system integrator brings MES, Ignition, and groov product knowledge to take your manufacturing project to the next level.

Based in Pendleton, Indiana, Blue Ridge Automation serves the midwestern United States and has completed nationwide projects as well.

Like other IoT Certified OptoPartners, Blue Ridge has proved their expertise in edge control and I/O technology using groov EPIC and groov RIO as part of their solutions, most recently in successful large-scale applications.

Get to know Blue Ridge in their own words: "Transforming Manufacturing Beyond Limits"


Get to know Blue Ridge Automation
Who We Are

Established in 2011 as a one-man operation, Blue Ridge has grown over the last decade into a dynamic team of engineers who have had the opportunity to contribute to the ever-changing landscape of industrial automation. We pride ourselves on living out our core values at all levels of the company, allowing us to not only meet customer expectations but exceed them. We believe this underlying approach is the key to...transforming manufacturing beyond limits.

What We Do
System Integration – Industrial Design – Factory Business Integration

We love a challenge! Whether it’s programming an HMI, providing support, troubleshooting, installing a new line, or designing a process; we are up for the challenge and ready to assist you in making your factory as efficient as possible. When you partner with Blue Ridge, you’ll have access to the industry’s leaders in creativity and problem-solving.
Blue Ridge's Director of Factory Business Integration, Brian McClain, recently shared news of the Opto 22 partnership on LinkedIn:

Arun Sinha, Opto 22 Director of Business Development, oversees the OptoPartner program and enthusiastically welcomes Blue Ridge to the Opto integrator community.

"Blue Ridge's expertise in the MES layer, alongside their automation expertise, is a great combination for customers looking to begin or continue their digital transformation journey," he notes. "Additionally, with their Gold Certification in Inductive Automation's Ignition platform, they have the perfect toolset to maximize the capabilities of the Opto 22 groov platform."

Learn more on Blue Ridge Automation's OptoPartner page, or hear directly from Brian McClain in this OptoPartner video


Interested in becoming an IoT Certified OptoPartner? 

IoT Certified OptoPartners are partners with combined skills and experience in both Information Technology (IT) and automation (Operations Technology, OT), who have been successful in developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications for customers.

If you have these skills and experience, you may want to apply for IoT Certification. Please contact Arun Sinha at optopartner@opto22.com.


Topics: IoT, IIoT, groov EPIC, system integrator, OptoPartner, groov RIO, OptoPartner video

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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