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Real-Time Data & Custom Drivers Allow Power Supplier to Anticipate Demand
First Gen is one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in the Philippines that has an interest in power generation and power distribution. While Energy Development Corporation is a diversified renewable energy company, both are under the First Philippine Holdings Corporation – A Lopez Group of Companies, who constantly strive to meet the needs of its customers. In June 2021, the Enhanced Wholesale Electricity Spot Market Design Operations (EWDO) was launched. This officially started the new regulations for shortening of the dispatch interval: instead of a per-hour basis, it was transitioned to a five-minute interval. First Gen and Energy Development Corporation (EDC) have adapted the five-minute interval in their Central Dispatch Operations (CDO). This new regulation was addressed by installing multiple Ignition gateways for faster data monitoring, collection, and secured control of power generation across more than 30+ power plants (and counting). Controtek developed customized drivers to get the real-time dispatch setpoints from the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) to meet the demands of the operations and compliance with the new regulation of the EWDO.
12 min video
Digital Troubleshooting Guide Boosts Chemical Company's Efficiency
Cooley Group has a corporate Manufacturing 4.0/Digital Transformation initiative that it is implementing using the Ignition platform. RoviSys was brought on to help guide Cooley Group on this journey and develop the functionalities it needed in a templatized way that promotes scalability and supportability. Cooley Group requested the use of Ignition to develop a Digital Troubleshooting Guide that operators could use to help resolve downtime events impacting their OEE. For this project, RoviSys implemented a creative solution that gave Cooley Group exactly what it asked for, yet made it easy for it to build and configure on its own within the Ignition designer.
3 min video
Server Sizing, Historian Sizing, and 62443 Security
We'll spend some time doing a deep dive on the Server Sizing & Architecture guide, the Ignition Historian guide, and share what our new security pages and 62443 certification means to you and your customers. As always, please bring your questions for an open Q&A at the end as well.
Ditch Data Silos: Create a Unified Namespace with Ignition UDTs & MQTT
Data management can sometimes seem like the Wild West, with the chaos caused by inconsistent conventions for naming and organizing data. The current manual and point-to-point data entry methods used in the manufacturing industry result in inefficient operations, difficulty scaling, and dreaded data silos that make it hard for people to share information.
56 min video
Derived Ignition Docker Image and Git
In this session, we will show how to create a derived Ignition Docker image that adds third-party modules, bundles an integrated Gateway backup, and pulls the latest projects from a Git repository. This example is perfect for creating individual development environments. As always, we have a Q&A period at the end.
Preview of Ignition's MongoDB Connector
In this session, you will get an early preview of the new MongoDB connector for Ignition that will automatically be part of Ignition Cloud Edition and available for purchase in standard Ignition. As always, we will end with Q&A.
Integrating SQL Databases and SCADA to Maximize Efficiency and Reliability
SQL databases have been working in the background of many different systems for decades, but even today there are some who are hesitant to mix SQL with industrial automation software like supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). However, as more SCADA software users feel the pressure of keeping up in today’s connected, data-driven world, SQL has received more well-deserved attention.
15 min read
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.
59 min video
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
Desbloquee los Datos de su Planta
A veces, ya tenemos un Tag Historian en nuestro conjunto de herramientas, entonces, ¿por qué necesitarías SQL Bridge? O si ya tengo SQL Bridge, ¿por qué necesito Tag Historian? Le enseñaremos cómo se pueden combinar SQL Bridge y Tag Historian para hacer un mejor uso de las bases de datos y los datos históricos de su planta.
29 min video