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Fixing SCADA: How Ignition Reduces Frustration
Join Inductive Automation’s Don Pearson and Kevin McClusky along with a panel of experienced industrial professionals as they discuss how organizations like yours are experiencing smoother operations, better connectivity, more flexible development, and fewer tech-related headaches by using the Ignition industrial application platform.
Design Like a Pro: Planning Enterprise Solutions
This presentation will help you start and maintain a smoother development process that results in an open, interoperable, standards-based, and secure enterprise solution.
60 min video
One thing that sets Ignition apart is its server-centric web-based deployment model; you can deploy it anywhere and use it everywhere. Discover unlimited expansion with our standard architecture. Get massive amounts of data under control with the scale-out architecture. Link multiple local and remote sites to the central Ignition Gateway with the Hub and Spoke architecture, and collect data from any field device with the IIoT Architecture. The possibilities for SCADA solutions are endless.
3 min video
How to Quickly Create Effective Plant-Floor Screens
Learn how to use the Ignition Vision Module to rapidly build top-notch screens and easily deploy them to HMIs and other industrial displays on your plant floor.
60 min video
Kent Ignition Remix
Sales Engineer Kent Melville is more than just a control systems master, he’s also a top-notch singer. At ICC 2018, in anticipation of the release of Ignition 8, Kent put his two passions together to create his highly entertaining song “Remix of Remix: Ignition”, a play on the pop song “Remix: Ignition”. Any Ignition user will appreciate this short, funny video and see why the Ignition community is so excited about Ignition 8.
1 min video
Kevin and Travis Training Video
Inductive Automation’s Co-Directors of Sales Engineering battled it out for fun and bragging rights in this satirical training video leading up to the release of Ignition 8. With Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson championing his role as trainer to Travis Cox and Kevin McClusky, this montage is hilariously epic. See what training was going on behind the scenes to build out some of the first projects in Ignition 8, and what Don has to say about Kevin and Travis’ building efforts.
2 min video
What is SCADA?
SCADA systems are crucial for industrial organizations since they help to maintain efficiency, process data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.
7 min read
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
Real-Time and Historical Data Improve OEE
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) contracted Piedmont Automation to build a monitoring & control system that would enable DTNA’s operators to call for help and still keep the continuous assembly lines running.
7 min video
Industry 4.0 Closes the Gap Between Customer and Supplier
This project connected Shopify’s e-commerce storefront ordering process directly to YourCoffee’s production floor. Using Ignition SCADA with web services APIs and Beckhoff PAC-based factory automation platform, ESM Australia delivered YourCoffee the Industry 4.0 tools to connect, evaluate, structure, and control information and physical processes — enabling it to achieve highly dynamic production goals, without limits.
3 min video