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Using Ignition with SQL databases creates a powerful combination for handling enterprise data. In this session, you'll hear from the team at Sherwin-Williams about how they seamlessly use both technologies to meet the company’s growing data demands. Get great first-hand tips for using SQL in large enterprises, including how to annotate and model SQL data, using databases to drive user-customized context in Vision clients, handling database downtime smoothly without impacting SCADA and operations, and more.
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Lead Software Developer, MES Database
Analyzing Plant-Design Scenarios
For this project, ANDRITZ Automation used Ignition to create an engineering tool that performs detailed analysis of the preliminary design of a plant. ANDRITZ creates an engineering design model of the plant in its proprietary simulation software called IDEAS. Then, Ignition controls the execution of a multitude of design scenarios and aggregates the results for the user, graphically presenting the impacts of design choices on parameters like plant throughput and energy consumption.
8 min video
Advanced Features of Transaction Groups
SQL Bridge is often used for simple event based logging. It can be used for a lot more, though. We'll discuss different types of Transaction Groups, modes, recipes through TGs, and some of the advanced options.
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SugarCreek Leverages Ignition for Continuous Improvement and OT-IT Convergence
“Before we put Ignition in, getting real-time data was quite often a struggle,” said Ed Rodden, chief information officer for SugarCreek. “Typically, we were looking at information that was a day old. Now with Ignition, the data is immediately available and highly actionable. It’s a world of difference.”
5 min video
Utility Deploys Ignition for SCADA and Much More
With Ignition, data flows throughout the enterprise, from the plant floor to the executive level — even via mobile devices. Operators have a holistic view of the plant, so they can better understand what’s happening throughout the facility. Operators get advance warnings on overflow events, and the department sees time savings and other efficiencies on a daily basis.
5 min video
Water Agency Welcomes the Future with Ignition
While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.
4 min read
12 Ways to Use PLCs & SQL Databases Together
Inductive Automation Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox discusses 12 of the many powerful uses of the SQL Bridge Module. You’ll not only learn a dozen ways to use this versatile tool, you’ll also be able to think up other exciting ways to apply it in your enterprise.
59 min video
Largest Cherry Production Line in the World Thrives on Ignition
Ignition enables Prima Frutta to share data about the line with workers throughout the plant. Every day, 10 managers and 900 other employees get data from more than 120 video screens around the facility. The screens are three different sizes: 27 inches, 32 inches, and 60 inches. Every year, Prima Frutta adds more monitors.
4 min video
Tapping the Power of Your Historical Data
Put your historian to work by fully leveraging your historical data to put things like calculations, KPIs, and trending into your projects. Learn the best practices for maximizing the value of your historical data with new ideas and approaches you can try in Ignition.
52 min video
Water Authority Leverages Ignition for Faster Processes & Lower Costs
The Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority operates a Collection and Distribution (C/D) system of approximately 30 sites, consisting of waste water lift stations, water wells, storage tanks and booster pump stations serving approximately 3,500 homes and businesses in an eight-square mile area south of Denver, Colorado. The system uses over 30 Rockwell programmable controllers at each site communicating to three Master Terminal Units via serial radios which transmit data across Ethernet radio to a Master PLC, using over 300 message instructions.
6 min video