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Harnessing the Power of Edge-to-Cloud Architecture
Cloud-native applications have supercharged industrial systems with previously unthinkable levels of storage space and computing power.
De-Risk Your Digital Transformation — And Reduce Time, Cost & Complexity
Although many manufacturers want to get a Digital Transformation project going, they feel hesitant about investing major time and effort into a project that may not deliver the desired results. However, just imagine if you could achieve a quick win for Digital Transformation in only 90 minutes!
60 min video
How to Best Plan Your Perspective Project
Join us for practical insights on how to ensure success with the Ignition Perspective Module. Whether you're starting your first Ignition Perspective project or want to understand how to best approach your next project, this is the session for you. We’ll cover Perspective’s powerful features, server sizing and architecture design and how to set goals for your design and layout, with considerations for best practice implementations, to achieve faster development.
22 min video
Ingestion to Insights
In this informative session, attendees will learn how a manufacturer – or any automation setting – can successfully begin their industry 4.0 journey. Starting with data collection, then moving to data visualization, alerting, and analytics, Ignition allows organizations to do it all. And, with multiple web-based architectural options, Ignition offers flexibility while keeping cyber security in mind.
50 min video
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).
7 min video
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.
18 min read
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