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video video  |  Manufacturing

Educating the Next Generation of Manufacturing Engineers

Jake Hall, also known as the Manufacturing Millennial, joins David Grussenmeyer for a great discussion on the outlook on education within the manufacturing industry. They dive in and discuss the effects of the OT-IT convergence in manufacturing, the new generation of manufacturing engineers, and how education is evolving to meet today’s manufacturing needs. Jake and David also talk about the challenges of education and how the pandemic revealed opportunities in manufacturing.

40 min video

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podcast Manufacturing

Educating the Next Generation of Manufacturing Engineers

Jake Hall, also known as the Manufacturing Millennial joins David Grussenmeyer for a great discussion on the outlook on education within the manufacturing industry. They dive in and discuss the effects of the OT and IT convergence in manufacturing, the new generation of manufacturing engineers, and how education is evolving to meet today’s manufacturing needs. Jake and David also talk about the challenges of education and how the pandemic revealed opportunities in manufacturing.

41 min episode

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webinar

Design Like a Pro: Mobile-Responsive HMIs for Any Screen

Mobile apps have become exponentially more important as smart phones and tablets continue to advance and become the dominant computing devices around the world. This means creating an app that is easy to navigate, visually appealing, and functionally consistent is more necessary than ever before. However, there is no user manual to tell you what to include in your mobile app or what structure is best for your purposes.

55 min video

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article Guide  |  Pharmaceuticals

21 CFR Part 11 and Pharmaceutical Best Practices with Ignition

This guide addresses Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11, Data Integrity and Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP). It provides best practices and guidelines supporting regulated Ignition applications in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

1 min read

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How’d You Get Here with Kathy Applebaum: A Professional Journey

Kathy Applebaum joins Arnell J. Ignacio to talk about her professional journey at Inductive Automation. In this discussion, they explore Kathy’s experiences from the early days all the way to her current role as Software Engineering Department Manager. Kathy also shares insight about what it is like to work at Inductive Automation, what makes IA such a unique place, her unusual journey to becoming Software Engineering Department Manager, and much more. We also get a peak into Kathy’s diverse interests and what she envisions for the future.

27 min video

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webinar

Ignition Community Live: Ignition Certification Update

Join us as we explore the details and timeline of the new Certification process, what this means for integrators in the Integrator Program, and the reasons behind the change, as well as addressing any questions from the Ignition community.

56 min video

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How’d You Get Here with Kathy Applebaum: A Professional Journey

Kathy Applebaum joins Arnell J. Ignacio to talk about her professional journey at Inductive Automation. In this discussion, they explore Kathy’s experiences from the early days all the way to her current role as Software Engineering Department Manager. Kathy also shares insight about what it is like to work at Inductive Automation, what makes IA such a unique place, her unusual journey to becoming Software Engineering Department Manager, and much more. We also get a peak into Kathy’s diverse interests and what she envisions for the future.

28 min episode

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webinar

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

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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

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Back In-Person at ICC X: Insights From the Ignition Community

Arnell J. Ignacio of Inductive Automation sits down with guests from Blentech, 4IR Solutions, NetApp, OnLogic, DMC, Flexware, NV Tecnologías, Streamline Innovations, Qanare Engineering, Vertech, and Automation Professionals LLC. In this podcast, Arnell and guests dive into what it is like being back in person at ICC, their challenges and accomplishments during the pandemic, what to look forward to at ICC, and the future outlook of the industry.

77 min episode

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customer project Oil and Gas

Numerous Custom Applications from One Platform for Provider of Gases, Materials, and Equipment

The customer suffered from a classic corporate administrative problem: too many of its critical processes were managed by a hodgepodge of spreadsheets and paper records. Off-the-shelf products solved some of these needs but were too inflexible to be adapted to the custom internal procedures. Ignition allowed custom applications to be built to satisfy these needs and gain wide community acceptance and shape corporate policy and culture.

8 min video

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customer project Mining

Cloud-Hosted Enterprise SCADA for Large Provider of Aggregate Material and Cement

Dolese Bros. is a large provider of aggregate material and cement throughout the state of Oklahoma. Over the past several years, Dolese has upgraded many of its quarries with advanced automation, networking, and operational systems. A key component of this strategy is the deployment of Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform at each quarry, and then a cloud-hosted enterprise-level Ignition system to provide reporting, visualization, and business system integration at a corporate level. Dolese enlisted the help of Industrial Networking Solutions (INS) to accomplish their goals.

5 min video

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

New SCADA Improves Productivity for Biomanufacturing Company

National Resilience Inc. offers a broad mix of customized manufacturing and development capabilities at their Mississauga, Ontario facility to serve the needs of biopharmaceutical companies at all stages of the drug development process – from pre-clinical development to commercial supply. Resilience requested Grantek’s assistance to develop an Ignition SCADA to support new GMP manufacturing processes in the building area known as the “H-Area.” This solution was needed to rapidly scale a brownfield contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, allowing Resilience to maximize their productivity and meet their commercialization goals.

6 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

Improved Monitoring of Power Generators Nationwide

Brown Engineers developed a USA-branded solution specific to their needs for monitoring a nationwide fleet of generators for high-reliability customers.

8 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

Industry Leader Reduces Paper, Gets Faster Reporting and Better Productivity

This project was created by FG Automação Industrial for Saint-Gobain, a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. To better attend to their customers' needs, FG Automação Industrial used Ignition Perspective and Sepasoft's OEE Downtime modules. By combining these modules, they were able to transform the Saint-Gobain tube production management process into a robust, user-friendly, dynamic, reliable, and 100% digital interface.

7 min video

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customer project Transportation

New Mobile Capabilities for United Airlines at Houston Airport

In addition to the HMI baggage handling system Vision application running on the workstations for Houston Terminal C/E (and now B), the intent was to offer the same functionality on a mobile device, such as a tablet. While incorporating the same security roles as the Vision application, the operator on the tablet can view/acknowledge/shelve alarms, view graphics, view and interact with device statuses and controls, view statistics and view connection status details from the new Perspective application.

9 min video

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

Variety of Connections and Unlimited Licensing Aid Cancer Therapy

This project involved using Ignition in the personalized medicine industry to handle multiple communication protocols in one 21 CFR Part 11-compliant environment. The same regulatory data integrity requirements exist in personalized medicine as in large-scale productions and Ignition has proven to be a valuable tool because of its flexibility, mobility, and above all — device integration.

5 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

Improvements Beyond Expectations for Global Leader in Beauty & Wellness

This project was developed for a greenfield site, built for the manufacturing of beauty and wellness products. The customer had outgrown their original site and had to expand their production to meet demand. The new site had to provide a solution with improved visibility on their systems, services, and manufacturing processes, and provide consistency in the quality of their manufacturing procedures.

7 min video

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customer project Food and Beverage

Improved SCADA, HMI, and MES for Ninth-Largest Craft Brewer in United States

Stone Brewing is the ninth-largest craft brewing company in the US, located in Escondido, CA, and was founded by Greg Koch in 1996. The goal of the project was to upgrade the existing Siemens BRAUMAT brewing automation system with a new design consisting of Rockwell PLCs, networks, Ignition HMI, historian, batch, and MES software for the two brewhouses at Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California.

6 min video

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Lower Costs, More Data for Australian Water Agency with Over 300 Sites

A regional municipal council has implemented the next generation of remote telemetry monitoring and data-driven decision-making. This represents a significant step for the water industry in Australia and provides access to the same data-driven decision-making process used by large water authorities for a fraction of the cost. Since implementing the new system, the council has seen the commencement of significant cost reductions, improved planning, and data-driven decision-making

7 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

Global Automotive Machinery Company Gets Single Source of Truth in Every Department

Ignition is used to create a SCADA/MES application that replaces a lot of separate Excel sheets and an old Citect SCADA platform. By using Ignition, AT-Automation instead created a single source of truth for every department (production, process engineering, technical service, quality, logistics) within the company.

7 min video

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customer project Energy

Enterprise SCADA Streamlines Processes for Renewable Energy

SB Energy engaged Vertech to provide a world-class enterprise SCADA solution for their new remote operations center. They needed a single-platform SCADA system to oversee six solar locations across North America and report industry-standard KPIs and data analytics in real-time.

9 min video

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customer project Oil and Gas

Modern HMI/SCADA Improves Oil Pipeline for Global Agribusiness Cooperative

Streamline Control worked with CHS Pipelines and Terminals – a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives across the US – to replace a legacy SCADA with a new system built around open standards for communication (MQTT/SPVB) and utilizing Ignition at all levels of the Purdue Model. Streamline was tasked and successfully executed all project activities including designing the SCADA architecture, developing high-performance HMI displays in Vision, developing a robust and comprehensive tagging/asset structure for each asset location, building Perspective displays for enterprise users, integrating Ignition with leak detection systems, developing applications in Ignition used for batch tracking, pig tracking and compliance.

7 min video

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customer project Water/Wastewater

New SCADA and Greater Mobility for Large Water-Management Agency

The evolution of Réseau31 agents' missions requires more and more mobility and access to management and supervision tools using mobile terminals (smartphones, tablets). In addition, the rapid changes in the infrastructure to be monitored and operated (organic changes in the network, maintenance, new contracts, etc.) require frequent changes to the applications.

7 min video

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