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Solving Data Problems to Accelerate Digital Transformation
One of the biggest Digital Transformation challenges companies face is how to make the most of their data. Problems like stranded data, lengthy setup times for systems, and difficulties bringing IT and OT data together inhibit an organization’s ability to gather insights. Without these insights to fuel the decision-making process, many companies end up stalled on their Digital Transformation journey.
59 min video
How 3 Food & Beverage Companies are Tackling Problems with Ignition
When looking for an answer to their security and automation needs, three American companies — Chobani, MadTree Brewing, and SugarCreek — adopted Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform.
8 min read
Mobile Robots and Logistics Automation for Avery Dennison
More and more organizations are introducing automation into their logistics operations through the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Over the past several years, Flexware Innovation has assisted customers with this effort by leveraging Ignition to integrate these vehicles into their existing ecosystems. This integration typically includes interfacing with automation/control infrastructure, inventory management systems, and other line-of-business applications. The result of this continuous development is a highly configurable, Ignition-based middleware framework named LIFT (Logistics Integration Framework Technology).
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Checklist: Avoid Common Project Mistakes in Data Collection, HMI Design & Scripting
It’s easy to make mistakes. We’ve all done it! Sometimes we complete a task in an inefficient or overly complex way. Other times we only discover a mistake after the fateful copy/paste that breaks an entire screen. Luckily, with Ignition it’s just as easy to fix mistakes and in the process create reusable assets that save development time. Below, we’ve compiled a checklist to help you avoid common mistakes and make your project as efficient as possible.
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Ignition’s data historian functionality is a robust set of features that are built into Ignition modules, providing data acquisition, storage, retrieval, and visualization. As with everything else in Ignition, historian functionality is modular. Several modules are often used together to provide a complete system. Often, users combine Ignition’s historian functionality with SCADA, HMI, IIoT, or MES functionality. Although many people think of Ignition’s Tag Historian Module as the “Ignition Historian,” a full data historian often is described by not only storing tag data, but also storing event-based data and providing visualization. As such, this document covers the modules for those features.
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Ignition Community Live: Ignition Edge at the I/O Level
With the introduction of Ignition Edge, Inductive Automation allows you to drive operational data collection at its source. And through the Ignition Onboard program, we made it possible for industrial hardware vendors to provide Ignition Edge pre-installed in products aimed at jumpstarting your Digital Transformation projects. These products include a range of industrial PCs (IPCs), cellular gateways, panel PCs, and PLCs, like Opto 22’s groov EPIC.
59 min video
Design Like a Pro: How to Pick the Right System Architecture
Whether your automation project has only a few tags or hundreds of thousands of tags, you need to make sure that it will work properly now and that it has enough room to grow in the future. Having the right architecture and server sizes are absolutely essential in reaching this goal.
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A deeper dive into historian will be provided, including a review of the recent guidance document, benchmarks, and practical architecture for large scale data storage. Additionally, this is set up as an open Q&A, so bring your questions from any topic.
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Historic Opportunities: Discover the Power of Ignition's Historian
The ability to store and query historical data easily and efficiently is vital to digital transformation. The Ignition Tag Historian Module has long provided a superb solution for this need and recent improvements have broadened the scope of what it can do. Is your organization harnessing the full power of historical data for a successful future?
60 min video
Connecting 93 Sites with Maps, Dashboards, and More
This project for Manila Water Company integrates remote local control systems of water-supply and used-water facilities, in different locations, into a centralized SCADA system for remote data gathering, operations monitoring, and enterprise integration. Ignition is connected to 93 sites.
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