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webinar | January 30, 2019

Mobility Meets Manufacturing

Don Pearson from Inductive Automation and a panel of industrial professionals will discuss mobile trends and specific, real-world use cases of industrial organizations that have successfully incorporated mobile technologies into their processes.

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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.

56 min video

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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

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Ignition Architectures

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

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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

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case study Pharmaceuticals

Pharma Company Meets Standards for 21 CFR 11 with Ignition

When Bachem Americas needed a system for human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), it required one that could not only improve its processes, but also satisfy requirements from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 11 — also known as 21 CFR 11 — establishes rules for the use of electronic records and signatures, covering authentication, confidentiality, integrity, availability, and more.

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Custom ERP Software for a Variety of Businesses

North Point Technology, LLC has created ProFusionSM, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system designed for small project-based businesses that need all the features of the big brands without the price tag. North Point calls it “ERP for the Rest of Us.”

8 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

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

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video Ignition Community Conference

Technology Panel: Open Technology's Impact on Industrial Automation

Industrial automation is changing faster than ever, and the adoption of open technologies is a big reason why. In this panel discussion, you'll hear from many of the innovators and thought leaders behind some of the open technologies that are impacting industry the most, such as MQTT, OPC UA, the Ignition platform, and more. In this fascinating session, our panel will also discuss the benefits and challenges associated with using open technologies as well as the potential role of these technologies in the continuing evolution of the industrial automation industry.

62 min video

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customer project Oil and Gas

Largest Offshore Oil Operation in Argentina Improves Production

ENAP Argentina has operations in the Austral Basin and the San Jorge Gulf Basin. The Magallanes area has five oil and gas production platforms. It is the largest offshore operation in Argentina. ENAP has an integrated business model based on a strategic management process and projects, whose ultimate goal is to increase the value of the company with safety and responsibility, contributing to the integration and energy supply of Argentina and Chile.

6 min video

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case study Energy

Solar-Power Provider Improves Integration, Data Analysis, and Reporting

DEPCOM uses Ignition for monitoring and controlling solar power plants — and also for data analysis, troubleshooting, design, and reporting. By analyzing historical data from Ignition, DEPCOM continually improves plant performance and efficiency. DEPCOM also likes Ignition for its fast development tools and flexibility in integrating with other platforms.

4 min video

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Fixing SCADA: How Ignition Saves Money

In this webinar, Inductive Automation's Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson and a panel of experienced industrial professionals discusses how organizations like yours are saving money with Ignition — and how to start getting a lot more out of your SCADA system for a lot less.

57 min video

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case study Agriculture

Early Success with Ignition Leads to Expanded Role

When CFF wanted a comprehensive software package that could run processes across several departments while collecting and analyzing data, it turned to Ignition by Inductive Automation®. Ignition is an industrial application platform with numerous tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

4 min video

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case study Water/Wastewater

Ignition Increases Flexibility, Lowers Costs for Two Water Utilities

Both Mountain Regional Water District and Park City Water have seen significant improvements since switching from their previous SCADA systems to Ignition. MRW saves more than $400,000 per year on energy with greater control from Ignition. Park City saves the equivalent of one full-time employee by using Ignition to automate its reports to a state agency. Both utilities plan to do more with Ignition in the future. And operators are becoming more engaged with the data at both organizations, creating their own screens in Ignition.

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Design Like a Pro: SCADA Security Guidelines

In this webinar, Inductive Automation’s Co-Director of Sales Engineering Kevin McClusky and Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson will discuss a prevention-focused approach that encompasses physical security as well as cybersecurity. As you’ll learn, an effective SCADA security plan doesn’t just safeguard the platform itself but also each network, device, and database connection.

53 min video

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video Ignition Community Conference

Integrator Panel: Positioning Your Integration Business for Success

At this panel discussion, some of the leading system integrators in the Ignition community will talk about many aspects of success for integrators today, including the Integrator Program, strategies for business growth, technology trends, and how Ignition helps transform challenges into opportunities.

64 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Alarm Management

In this webinar, alarming experts from Inductive Automation will dive into the best practices of alarm management to help you improve the safety of your industrial system and reduce catastrophic downtime incidents. No matter which industry you work in, these time-tested principles will help you get the most out of your SCADA alarming system.

57 min video

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article White Paper

Design Like a Pro: Best Practices for IIoT

The industrial automation industry is benefiting from the incredible opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT). While the IoT has shown promise within the corporate and consumer environment, there is a great opportunity to unlock the data in the industrial space.

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What is Ignition?

Ignition seamlessly connects data from the plant floor to the top floor, and everywhere in between. We built Ignition from the ground up to improve the processes for every industrial professional in virtually every industry. Design any kind of industrial application with ease, and instantly web-deploy clients to anyone, anywhere. Discover the power of Ignition’s modularity, affordability, flexibility, and expandability.

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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

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case study Agriculture

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

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article White Paper

IIoT: Combining the Best of OT and IT

Two worlds are converging as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes the controls industry by storm. This white paper examines how professionals from Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) can find common ground to establish the IIoT. Through IIoT solutions such as MQTT, a lightweight communications protocol, industrial organizations can gain the ability to easily collect data from large remote systems and share it with the enterprise level.

15 min read

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case study Transportation

Clearing for Take-Off with Ignition

After understanding the needs for this particular project, we felt that Ignition was tailor-made for this. It’s a very open system, and we like the development and operation environment. We thought it was well-suited for this type of web-based system.

5 min video

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case study Food and Beverage

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Makes Ignition Its Go-To SCADA Solution

As the sixth largest brewery in the United States, Sierra Nevada Brewery Company used to have an overwhelming amount of IT requests. However, the tables have turned now that IT personnel have begun using Ignition.

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video Customer Testimonials  |  Water/Wastewater

Water/Wastewater: Fast & Easy

Fast industrial application development, staying up and running during rollout with zero-install, and a SCADA software that's easy to learn are critical needs in the water/wastewater industry. Hear water industry professionals tell us why Ignition is providing a new level of openness and better ways of meeting a water utility’s SCADA and business needs. "It’s actually extremely user-friendly." — Julie Halford, City Corporation

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video Customer Testimonials  |  Water/Wastewater

Water/Wastewater & Remote Access

Ignition users in the water & wastewater industry talk about their entire team gaining remote access to their whole facility. "We’re seeing more and more automation and operators ability to know everything that’s going on very readily.” — Jason Hamlin, Plant Instrumentation Technician - Dept. of Water Resources

2 min video

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Unlimited Integration

Engineers, Managers, Plant Directors, Integrators, and company Presidents tell us what makes Ignition limitless in SCADA integration. Hear about the open, unlimited nature of Ignition and not having to worry about adding tags, clients, or devices. "Ignition opened those doors, made it user-friendly, and openly integrated with every data type connection." — Jimmy Hood, DEPCOM Power

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Gaining Remote Access

Ignition users from different industries and different levels share their experiences with gaining remote access and having full control of their plant floor from any location. "It eliminates having people going out to the location multiple times to check on the unit. You're able to log on and look at it in real time." — Jimmy Leal, PROS Incorporated

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Flexible and Adaptive

Ignition users from different backgrounds and positions talk about having the flexibility to implement customized projects and be adaptive in any industry. "When you receive a request from the customer, you have the tools right there and the ability to do so many different things all in one place." — Jim Coleman, Automation Engineer, Miller Eads Company

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System Integration

Ignition users from different industries and different levels talk about Ignition’s compatibility with existing systems, and the seamless integration process. "It’s probably the best platform for integrating with other software packages out there." — John Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Plant Operations - DEPCOM Power

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Upping Plant Floor Efficiency

Ignition users from different industries and levels discuss improving the efficiency of their industrial facilities, automating processes, and using data to drive decision making. "Ignition has really helped us to improve the efficiency on our filling lines and packaging lines and has also reduced the amount of downtime." — Hugh Roddy, Vice President of Global Engineering & Project Management - Chobani

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Water/Wastewater & Unlimited Growth

Ignition users in water & wastewater talk about the cost-effective, and unlimited growth in their industry. "Whether it’s new instrumentation, or new reporting capabilities, we are constantly modifying our SCADA system, and before Ignition, we did not have that luxury.” — Nick Graue, Public Utilities Engineer - Park City Water

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Getting Data on Demand

Ignition users from different industries and different levels discuss how they solved the increasing demand for data from multiple sources and put that data into more hands. "Ignition makes it very easy and affordable for plants and plant managers to get this data." — Mike Ficchi, Engineer - Multi Dimensional Integration

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A Great Learning Tool

Ignition users from different industries and different levels share how easy it is to get your team members trained with Ignition. "I believe Ignition is the easiest platform to teach new people, and using Inductive University is a great tool." — Chris Grindstaff, Energy Specialist - Vertech

2 min video

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Technical Support

Ignition users from different industries and different levels share their experiences with the unbeatable tech support provided by the people at Inductive Automation. "There’s really really smart people that can architect a system for you, get it right, and understand what’s at stake with these projects " — Titus Crabb, Owner & President - Vertech

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video Ignition Community Conference

Andy Stanford-Clark: The Internet of Things

Andy Stanford-Clark is the CTO for IBM UK, co-inventor of MQTT, and even recognized as an IBM Master Inventor. Stanford-Clark was hosted by Inductive Automation for an evening of stories and examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action. From setting up a twitter feed to notify passengers of local ferry times to reprogramming animatronic dinosaurs in a local amusement park for more realistic movement, Stanford-Clark is a fountain of wisdom on all things Internet of Things. This is a fun, engaging talk for anyone who is interested in this highly relevant topic.

77 min video

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video Ignition Community Conference

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.

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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.

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article Guide

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.

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video Ignition Community Conference

ICC 2018 Keynote

The world of industrial automation is changing for the better and the Ignition community of industrial professionals are leading the way. In this special extended keynote, you'll hear from Inductive Automation's leadership about the exciting new developments at the company, in the Ignition community, and for the Ignition platform as you get a preview of the game-changing new features of Ignition 8.

78 min video

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video Ignition Community Conference

Introducing the Ignition Perspective Module

Get a preview of an upcoming Ignition module and get a first-hand look at how to use it to create amazing new Ignition projects. In this session, the Ignition development team will give you a guided tour of the module’s powerful new features in action.

61 min video

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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

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Live Ignition Build-a-Thon

Co-Directors of Sales Engineering Travis Cox and Kevin McClusky both have years of experience building Ignition projects for companies in just about every industry. At this one-of-a-kind session, you'll get a front-row seat to watch Travis and Kevin build an Ignition project from start to finish in under an hour. During the session, Travis and Kevin will answer questions and share tips about the many ways to rapidly build projects in Ignition.

63 min video

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customer project Food and Beverage

Animal Nutrition Producer Sees Benefits Throughout Facility

The project uses Ignition Vision Modules to develop a custom Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution. Ignition delivers information that enables the optimization of production activities from order launch to finished goods. Using current and accurate data, the system initiates, responds to, and reports on plant operations as they occur.

7 min video

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customer project Transportation

Improving Productivity for Dana Incorporated

This project was developed to provide real-time statistical analysis and visualization of machine data to allow for better and faster decision-making concerning performance and efficiencies. The project also needed to be flexible enough to adapt to future needs of the client company, Dana Incorporated.

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customer project Food and Beverage

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.

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customer project Food and Beverage

World's Largest Yogurt Plant Streamlines Clean-In-Place

Operators in Chobani’s KDB control room are tasked with scheduling 150 possible washes on the 18 available lines of the centralized CIP system. They must prioritize certain washes for critical lines, schedule time for wash validations, and quickly deal with changing schedules and other interruptions. Chobani operations approached its automation department and asked for a software scheduling solution. The automation department immediately suggested Ignition and talked to Tamaki about integrating the solution.

7 min video

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customer project Food and Beverage

Collaboration Brings Unified Platform for New Food-Production Plant

JTM Food Group challenged ECS Solutions and Blentech to create a SCADA system that included the full spectrum of process automation for its new state-of-the-art production facility.

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