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Predictive Analytics from Process Control Data
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The holy grail of IIoT applications is the ability to basically predict the future. We want to know when something, either a system or a component in our process is going to fail—before it actually does.
A Survey of Big Data Analytics Software
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In a previous post we covered time series data. We talked about how process automation and control data can feed our big data applications and cloud-based software platforms, to build Industrial Internet...more
Increase Uptime With An Asset Management Strategy
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We’re all concerned about maximizing our manufacturing equipment uptime and decreasing downtime. If our machines go down, we lose money. It’s that simple. In fact, according to www.industryweek.com, the...more
Using a serial to USB converter with groov EPIC
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This newly released video walks you through using a serial to USB converter with your groov EPIC PR1 controller. In our latest video, Applications Engineer Ben Orchard is back to give you step-by-step...more
Adventures of an Applications Engineer - Part 1
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As an applications engineer, sometimes known as OptoMary on our OptoForums, perhaps I shouldn’t have favorite customers. They’re all my favorites! Sure, our products and people have helped build flashy...more
EPIC w/o I/O? Sure!
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The groov EPIC system now includes a chassis option for applications that don't need (or want) I/O. As we continue incorporating your feedback to improve and extend the groov EPIC system, we're pleased...more
OptoNews: New IoT resources page answers your questions
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What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and what is it good for? Is anybody actually using it yet for real applications? Here's a page of resources to answer some of your questions: The Internet of Things.
New I/O modules for the groov EPIC system
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Meet our latest line up of modules designed to give you more I/O choices for your groov EPIC system. Along with the recent news of including IEC 61131-3 programming options for groov EPIC, there are 5...more
New Automation 101 video explains Sparkplug for MQTT
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The industrial MQTT communication protocol is a powerful tool that allows you to exchange device data freely among devices and applications, with little or no IT involvement. Its simplicity and...more
OptoNews: Sneak peek - SNAP PAC delivers the data
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Are you thinking about how you could use data from some of your SNAP PACs in databases, other applications, even the Internet of Things (IoT)? If so, you'll be pretty excited about the upcoming release of SNAP PAC firmware, R9.5. 
OptoNews: Accuracy/Resolution hands-on demo
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In an earlier OptoNews we defined the terms accuracy and resolution as they apply to analog I/O modules.  These specs help you choose the right module for the job, so you get the results you need. Some...more
I/O module quality indicator LED sheds light on system status
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New video workshop takes a closer look at the LED quality indicator on groov EPIC I/O modules. Are you seeing a yellow light on one of your groov EPIC I/O modules? This means that one or more of its...more
groov EPIC Security Series, Part 4: User Accounts
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In this blog post, let’s take a closer look at user accounts on the groov EPIC system, and how you can improve your system security by giving users and services fine-grained access to applications...more
Welcome new OptoPartner, Merlin CSI
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With over 25 years of experience in industrial controls and automation and a focus on the future, Merlin CSI offers valuable expertise and the vision to help with your applications. We're pleased to...more
New video: What is an MQTT broker?
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This latest video in our Automation 101 series provides a deeper dive and explanation of the MQTT central server, or the "broker". As you recall from previous posts, the industrial MQTT communication...more
OptoNews: Industrial I/O for Raspberry Pi - new code examples
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Are you using G4 or SNAP digital I/O with your Raspberry Pi®? A lot of engineers are finding a Pi surprisingly useful in real industrial applications, as well as for prototyping and experimenting. Used...more
2018 Holiday Greetings & Schedule
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It's hard to believe 2018 is nearly coming to a close! Our Opto 22 lobby is once again transforming for the holidays.  As we reflect on an exciting year that included the epic launch of our award...more
Start EPIC communication to your serial devices
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Learn how to set up, install, and communicate using a groov EPIC serial I/O module. Many industrial automation applications require communication between the controller and multiple serial devices. The...more
Selecting a solid-state or electromechanical relay for an application
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Opto 22 knows solid-state relays (SSRs) very, very well. We’ve been manufacturing our optically isolated, epoxy-filled SSRs for more than 40 years, and over that time have gained quite a bit of...more
Automation 101: New videos show you how to wire, configure, & move data
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How do you get machine data without interfering with the process?  What's an easy way to monitor temperature in a server room? How can you control the flow of heating and cooling water in your HVAC...more
New IoT Webinar: Live technologies demo
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Is the Internet of Things (IoT) just a lot of hype, or can the IoT technologies we keep hearing about provide real value? RESTful APIs, Node-RED, and MQTT are just some of the new technical terms we...more
Are you protecting your SCADA system from ransomware?
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In a previous blog post we covered what ransomware is and how it’s being used to target industrial users like water and wastewater SCADA systems. Ransomware is basically when a hacker obtains control...more
September webinar: groov EPIC system
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Advanced Control Solutions hosts your next chance to see the groov EPIC system in action Join OptoPartner and distributor Advanced Control Solutions (ACS) for a groov EPIC webinar on September 24th...more
Top takeaways from the 2019 Ignition Community Conference
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Opto 22 engineers discuss the latest news and happenings from the annual Ignition Community Conference hosted by Inductive Automation. As an Ignition Onboard partner, Opto 22 was once again a part of...more
Big Updates for groov: New Programming Option and OPC-UA Included
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Take advantage of several new features and enhancements now available for the groov EPIC system, groov Edge Appliance, and groov Server for Windows. A free firmware upgrade is all it takes to start...more