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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 | December 6, 2022

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.

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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 | December 8, 2022

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.

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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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customer project Food and Beverage

Data from Numerous Processes Aids Large Salmon Producer

This project has been developed by employees at the automation department of Nordlaks Produkter AS for the Nordlaks group. The project consists of several departments where operators can control entire processes and managers can extract information and data all the way down to the component level.

8 min video

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Largest Publicly Traded U.S. Water/Wastewater Company Benefits from Enterprise Solution

More organizations are bringing Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) together to assist in business decisions at every level of the organization. American Water teamed up with Flexware Innovation and Automated Controls Concepts (ACC) to create an Ignition ecosystem for SCADA/HMI standards, central data collection and analysis, and integration with other backend systems to support data-driven decision-making across the company. This project was the first and largest-scale standardization of their operational technology systems, and consisted of converting an outdated SCADA system to a modern system that is ISA 101-compliant. Ignition Perspective and Cirrus Link MQTT modules were included as key parts of this solution.

9 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

UK’s Leading Leather Manufacturer Has Better Data, Better Results

The project allows Scottish Leather Group to track rawhides through an intake fridge system, and categorizes these hides based on their food grade, weight, gender, origin and status to intelligently fill the fridge rails. An outfeed selection algorithm helps operators choose the best available hides for a given fridge outfeed job (i.e. lime processing, recirc, etc.).

10 min video

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icc | 2022 Build-a-Thon  |  Manufacturing

Build-A-Thon

The 2021 Build-a-Thon was the first ever to feature members of the Ignition community battling it out head-to-head. This year, we invited all of Inductive Automation’s Premier Integrators to apply for a chance to wear the Build-a-Thon blazer, and after three rounds of challenges, the final two integrators, DMC and Roeslein & Associates, will face off at the conference.

61 min video

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icc | 2022 IA Session

Running Ignition in a Container Environment

Leveraging Docker can be a powerful technology for rolling out large systems and setting up flexible development environments. In this session, you'll hear practical tips for running Ignition in a container environment from Inductive Automation's Docker expert.

45 min video

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icc | 2022 Community Session

How Far We've Come - Ignition Across the Enterprise

Ignition was always great for solving problems and beloved by Operations. But could it scale? Could it be deployed across an enterprise? Could it stand up to scrutiny in the boardroom while execs are aligning on their digital strategy? Absolutely. Over the past several years, Brock Solutions has been deploying Ignition across enterprises, helping customers accelerate their digital transformations. But don't take it from Brock; hear it from our customers' mouths about how and why Ignition has become the real deal in their enterprise landscape.

42 min video

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icc | 2022 IA Session

Performance Tips & Tricks for Optimizing Gateway Networks

Getting the most out of your Ignition gateway network is important to your system’s performance, especially for large implementations. In this session, you’ll get expert tips about how to optimize the performance of your gateway network for heavy workloads.

60 min video

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icc | 2022 Community Session  |  Food and Beverage

Stone Brewing Successfully Implements Modern Batch System

In this session, Stone Brewing and Wunderlich-Malec Engineering will showcase the first successful implementation of Sepasoft’s Batch Procedure Module. Going into the project, Stone Brewing hoped to upgrade to a flexible and modern batch system that could handle complex recipes. With the support of Wunderlich-Malec, Stone Brewing easily configured the module to replicate existing processes. Attend this session to learn about Stone Brewing’s quick adoption of Batch Procedure and more project highlights.

47 min video

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icc | 2022 Community Session

Ignition: The New Enterprise Connection Platform

The quest for greater productivity and reduced costs is driving market forces and investments into new projects trying to combat today’s challenges from the supply chain, labor, and inflation. Learn how Ignition has advanced from the “New SCADA Platform'' to become the standard tool for OT-to-IT Enterprise Digital Transformation. The session will discuss and demonstrate how Ignition with MQTT/Sparkplug is the “Swiss Army knife” Digital Transformation platform from the edge to the cloud to achieve these goals. Get your Enterprise ready to Xperience and Xplore the serendipitous nature of your OT data!

48 min video

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icc | 2022 IA Session

Modern Cloud Deployment Strategies

With the systems getting larger and the need for flexibility increasing, effectively running Ignition in the cloud can be a powerful deployment strategy. In this session, Inductive Automation’s architecture experts will talk about how to utilize the cloud for modern deployment strategies.

48 min video

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icc | 2022 Panel

Drain The Data Lake - Model And Contextualize Your OT Data at the Edge

Join a panel of Ignition community experts who helped the State of Indiana launch a Digital Transformation program for manufacturers quickly and simply. Energy data, manufacturing output, and other OT data can be collected and modeled in-plant, and efficiently published into cloud infrastructure and unsupervised AI for actionable insights with a pre-built “I4.0 in a Box” solution.

48 min video

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icc | 2022 Panel

Integrator Panel: How Integration Has Changed & Where It's Going

This panel will bring together some of the Ignition community's most accomplished integrators to discuss how the industry has shifted over the past decade and what technologies and practices will be vital in the future. From IIoT-enabled hardware and cutting-edge security tools to eliminating paper from the plant floor, changes in the last 10 years have altered how integrators approach business and opened up new opportunities. But which areas still have room for refinement and innovation? Hear experienced professionals give their insight and answer your questions about the industry's past, present, and future.

45 min video

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icc | 2022 Community Session

Unlocking Innovation & Delivering New Services Through Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation has accelerated as a result of the pandemic as nearly every industry and every company has had to adapt to changing work conditions, market conditions, and environmental conditions. Those companies that are thriving in this new normal have uncovered new value in leveraging technology to accelerate innovation cycles and deliver entirely new products, services, and even business models. Imagine fully recovering from this pandemic better off than before it started with entirely new revenue streams that fill the revenue gaps with even greater profitability through new channels. Learn how this can be done and hear the stories of companies who have succeeded.

45 min video

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icc | 2022 Panel

Industry Panel: Exploring Digital Transformation

It takes coordination to revamp processes or upgrade machinery, but it’s a far more complicated task to establish change all the way from the plant floor to the C-suite. While the necessary Digital Transformation of manual operations may look different across a variety of industries, the critical benefits of increased stability, flexibility, and security remain consistent. Hear from a panel of industry thought leaders and experts as they explore how enterprise-wide solutions have led their companies to a new level of growth and answer your questions about large-scale Digital Transformation.

64 min video

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icc | 2022 Keynote

Technical Keynote & Developer Panel

This year, the co-creators of Ignition, Colby Clegg and Carl Gould will be expanding the traditional developer panel into a new format. In this new Technical Keynote, Colby and Carl will cover the recent progress of Ignition and look at the roadmap for the near future of the platform. They will also get some help from a few Software Engineering Division all-stars to give further insight into specific aspects of the platform like security, advanced analytics, and design tools.

65 min video

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webinar

Overcoming Digital Transformation Pain Points

In order to succeed at Digital Transformation, organizations must plan and carry it out at the levels of process, technology, and culture. Because it is an all-encompassing and ongoing endeavor, the pain points associated with Digital Transformation can be more complex than those you’d encounter when doing something like a SCADA system upgrade or a first-time OEE project.

60 min video

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