Case Studies

Thousands of organizations around the world use Ignition® to improve their processes. Here are some of their stories.

Case studies in our most popular industries:
  • Water/Wastewater
  • Oil and Gas
  • Food and Beverage
  • Manufacturing
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case study Water/Wastewater

Water Utility Implements Ignition System to Improve Efficiency, Compliance, and Reporting

California American Water found that the SCADA system at its Monterey facility was struggling to maintain the high standards required of a water utility in a “hydraulically challenged” area and chose Flexware to replace its legacy SCADA system with Ignition.

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case study Pharmaceuticals

Variety of Connections, Unlimited Licensing Aid Cancer Therapy

Autolus Therapeutics is working hard to deliver life-changing benefits to cancer patients.

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case study Manufacturing

Two Companies Assist University with Engineering Education

For engineering students, experience with real-world tools can be very beneficial.

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case study Manufacturing

Improved Efficiency and Reporting for Large Manufacturer

Atlas Copco is a global company based in Stockholm, Sweden, with 40,000 employees worldwide.

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Three Companies Aid Engineering Education

In many ways, today’s engineering students are our future. They’ll be key players in keeping our industries running for the next few decades.

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case study Food and Beverage

SCADA and MES Connect with SAP in New Plant

AriZona Beverages implemented a system based on Ignition and Sepasoft MES for its SCADA integration with SAP. Learn more in this Ignition SCADA case study.

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case study Oil and Gas

From Edge to Cloud in Record Time

In under six months, ARB Midstream built a complete Ignition SCADA system for an oil pipeline with 37 sites while upgrading hardware, creating a new network, adding edge computing, and more.

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case study Agriculture

Ignition Meets FSMA Requirements for Better Food Safety

SmartWash Solutions is based in Salinas, California, near Silicon Valley and the California Central Valley — one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. It’s the perfect location for a food-safety technology company. SmartWash cares a great deal about food safety. That’s why it’s enabling data collection and analysis for its customers, and also helping those customers meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) created FSMA to strengthen prevention of foodborne illness.

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case study Food and Beverage

Entire Brewing Process on a Single Software Platform

MadTree Brewing in Ohio starts using Ignition for its brewery SCADA system as the company grows rapidly. Learn about brewing beer with SCADA in this Ignition case study.

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case study Manufacturing

Leveraging Data from More Than 20 Applications Built on Ignition

JMA has built more than 20 applications on top of the Ignition platform, and plans to create even more in the future. The flexibility of Ignition allows JMA to quickly design whatever it needs. The software also gives JMA numerous options when it comes to absorbing data and analyzing it. The result has been a rise in productivity.

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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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case study Energy

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

DEPCOM has been using Ignition for its solar SCADA system to monitor and control its solar power plants since 2015. Learn more in this SCADA case study from Inductive Automation.

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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).

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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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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.

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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.

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case study Food and Beverage

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

Ignition expands the limits of SCADA for breweries by providing more features for IT and the ability to grow their SCADA systems exponentially. Learn more in this Ignition SCADA case study.

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case study Pharmaceuticals

Cutting-Edge DMS Emphasizes Data Contextualization For Pharmaceutical Organization

The objective of this project was to develop the Automation Infrastructure and Data Management System backbone for the world’s largest Cell and Gene Therapy Pharmaceutical (CDMO). Center for Breakthrough Medicines’ (CBM) primary aim was to automate data collection and contextualization while ensuring logical controls are in place to protect client data and proprietary information. The system will provide a platform for equipment deployment and integration, maximizes flexibility and redundancy while minimizing upkeep and maintenance, and incorporates cutting-edge automation and IT technology for expansion and future growth.

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case study Pharmaceuticals

Alarm Management System Makes Compliance Easier For Biopharmaceutical Company

Merck & Co., Inc., the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world, requested Grantek’s assistance in building an alarm management system with the Ignition SCADA platform for its facility in West Point, PA. This solution provides alarm monitoring, historization, and a management interface for 10,000+ points while also delivering ad hoc and scheduled reporting tools to aid in the rationalization of up to 30,000 alarm events per day. Grantek’s solution, built with Ignition Perspective, also provides point change management and tracking tools to assist site administrators in maintaining the associated point metadata. These results would be difficult to achieve without Ignition’s versatile capabilities.

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case study Data Center

Data Center Supports Continuous Improvement Through SCADA Synchronization

Vantage Data Centers’ goal for this project was to design and deploy an Ignition Perspective system for multiple data centers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), used for both system control and monitoring, as well as supporting operational excellence and continuous improvement.

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case study Social Services

Ignition Community Unites To Build Homeless Management Information System

Room in the Inn (RITI) was using four disparate software packages, Excel, and email to run their operations, but there were still too many gaps and the logistics were too complex for the existing solutions. Vertech offered to build an Ignition application that combined all their software packages for their existing operations and included additional logistics features. And Vertech offered to do it for free. Over 150 volunteers from around the world participated in this two-and-a-half-year project to provide RITI with the solution they need to help serve the homeless community in Nashville, TN.

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case study Manufacturing

Ignition Empowers Business Evolution For Leader In Water Supply Lines

Saint-Gobain PAM has launched a business modernization program to remain at the highest level of competitiveness, and digital technology plays a key role. Saint-Gobain PAM chose the 150-year-old reference plant to demonstrate that leveraging Ignition as an enterprise platform could cover every need and that a team of 6 experts could successfully manage the entire transformation, including SCADA, MES, track and trace, quality control, and many other functions.

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case study Electronics

Custom Visual Tools Help Bring Animatronic Creatures To Life

Creature Technology Company developed and implemented the C-Tech 2 system with support from ESM Automation Systems (AKA ESM Australia) and Inductive Automation. The system provides theatrical technicians and operators with simple visual tools to modify or create interaction and motion of complex animatronics figures without needing to access or be experts in PLC, motion, or SCADA programming. The drag-and-drop interface offers a friendly and familiar way to pull dynamic functions from a palette to a workspace and draw links between them to create complex relationships. For this project, the data structures, functions, variables, relationships, and even screen layouts and tabbed views are linked to a PostgreSQL database. Beckhoff industrial controllers, connected to the same database, interpret configurations in the database into logic and motion control settings. The logic and motion control settings are used in conjunction with motion profiles generated by studio animation tools to create fluid, lifelike movements, and interaction of animatronic creatures.

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case study Chemicals

SCADA Aids New Approach to Process Safety Studies and Training

Safety training of industrial personnel is extremely important, and while most training techniques are well established, there’s always room for improvement.

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case study Utilities

New SCADA Helps to Heat Second-Largest City in Denmark

Aarhus chose Ignition for their district heating software and their SCADA solution for district heating system, and connected about 700,000 tags and 150 devices.

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case study Oil and Gas

Creating a Smart Field with 114 Sites in Just Eight Months

NGL Energy Partners is a diversified midstream oil & gas company that provides multiple services to producers and end users, including transportation, storage, blending, and marketing of crude oil.

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case study Automotive

Automotive Supplier Moves Faster with New SCADA/MES

Veoneer, a leading global supplier for the automotive industry, chose Ignition to quickly build a new SCADA & MES solution. Discover the power of Ignition SCADA in automotive industry control systems.

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case study Energy

Digital Transformation for 18 Hydroelectric Power Plants

Taking care of our planet requires commitment and leadership. Engie has displayed both in its expansion of renewable energy production, such as hydroelectricity.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Utility Replaces Five SCADA Systems with One

The Utility Department at the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, provides water and wastewater services to 150,000 people.

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case study Food and Beverage

EFA Automazione S.p.A. & Orva s.r.l. Revamp Plants Under Advanced Supervision System

Orva uses Ignition for better production in the food industry.

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case study Building Automation

EFA Automazione S.p.A.: SCADA Keeps Ötzi the Iceman Cool

The South Tyrol Museum leverages Ignition for perfect environment control.

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case study Oil and Gas

EFA Automazione S.p.A. & Drillmec S.p.A. Create Single Project With Three-Level Synchronization

Drillmec updated its SCADA system, created new dashboards, and made several other improvements.

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case study Automotive

Numerous Tools on One Platform Save Time and Money

Madison-Kipp Corporation wanted to bring down costs and raise efficiency, so it implemented Ignition in numerous areas within its production facilities.

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case study Transportation

Baggage-Handling System Upgrade Inspires Future Projects

Dublin Airport improved baggage-handling operations with Ignition, looks to expand on its use.

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case study Energy

Solar Provider Puts More Than 30 Sites on a Single SCADA Platform

Ecoplexus now has a consistent look and feel for all the sites — in addition to lower costs, greater efficiency, more data than ever before, and improved data analysis.

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case study Manufacturing

Semiconductor Fab Plant Improves Connections to Machinery

Qorvo uses the SECS/GEM Module for Ignition, which enables Ignition projects and third-party applications to communicate with semiconductor fab equipment.

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case study Pharmaceuticals

Helping Customers with 21 CFR Part 11

Snapdragon recently adopted Ignition for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and is leveraging that system to help its customers comply with requirements from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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case study Agriculture

Improving Product Quality and Quantity

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case study Food and Beverage

World’s Largest Yogurt Plant Thrives on Ignition

See how Chobani, the top Greek yogurt brand in America, has been leveraging Ignition SCADA software for its plant automation for several years.

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case study Food and Beverage

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.”

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case study Manufacturing

World Leader in Aerial Work Platforms Expands on Ignition

JLG began using Ignition in 2014 to better understand its downtime causes. Since then, JLG’s use of Ignition has expanded rapidly. JLG uses Ignition for machine control, data collection, remote alarm notification, reporting, and more. “We’re using Ignition in various areas throughout the plant, and we’re seeing results in machine control and greater efficiency thanks to the downtime tracking,” said Tom Koontz, senior maintenance engineer at JLG.

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case study Food and Beverage

Brewery Improves Efficiency in Multiple Areas with Ignition

To run its main brewery in Escondido, near San Diego, Stone uses Ignition by Inductive Automation® for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and for its manufacturing execution system (MES). Ignition is an industrial application platform with several tools for creating solutions in SCADA, MES, human-machine interface (HMI), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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case study Food and Beverage

Agricultural Cooperative Solves Automation Problems with Ignition

Many problems were resolved with the Ignition architecture, which centralized both historical and real-time data in a single database. This allowed for better management of data overall. Ignition’s licensing model, which provides unlimited licenses at no extra expense, was also helpful. And Ignition’s ability to work with a variety of operating systems also improved things for AFA.

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case study Water/Wastewater

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.

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case study Agriculture

Two Plants, One Solution

Adams Group, the largest supplier of organic expeller-pressed vegetable oils in the US, uses Ignition in its SCADA & MES solution. Read more in this Ignition SCADA case study.

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case study Water/Wastewater

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.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Ignition Gets It Done for Electric, Water, and Sewer

Ignition is so versatile, CLW will use it across three departments. It’s already working for water and electric, and will be used for waste water too. CLW was introduced to Ignition by systems integrator Brown Engineers.

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case study Chemicals

Ignition Gives New Chemical Plant Room to Grow

Baze Chemical called upon Coherent Technologies to develop a SCADA system that could fit and grow with the needs of the new ethoxylation plant. For Timothy Triplett, the CEO and founder of Coherent Technologies, the challenge of the project was not only in finding the software solution that would best fit Baze's needs, but in anticipating what solutions the plant would need at the start of construction, through the growth of the plant, and finally to the full operation

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case study Building Automation

Jail Enhances Security Network with Ignition

On paper, the security technology that Mendocino County Jail used prior to 2014 was a perfect fit for its day-to-day operations. But in reality, the system had become outdated and its performance was not up to par.

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case study Building Automation

Ignition Proves Effectiveness of Energy-Saving Systems

Enermix, a Finnish integration firm that regularly works with energy systems and building automation, provides a free service that uses Ignition to make sure its customers are getting the most out of their building’s heating system. Due to the extreme winters in Finland, building heating systems are an expensive necessity. Fortunately, with Enermix’s work in Ignition, customers are able to save energy and money and see their month-over-month consumption and savings.

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case study Data Center

Large Data Center, Manageable System

After a number of vendors failed to show American Internet Services (AIS) a system versatile enough for its needs, the company turned to Brown Engineers, a mechanical and electrical consulting firm it had worked with on other projects. Brown Engineers suggested a modular software platform called Ignition by Inductive Automation®.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Ignition Saves City of Hot Springs Several Million Dollars

Brown Engineers’ work with the City of Hot Springs Arkansas resulted in millions of dollars of savings, thanks to Ignition. The city was experiencing challenges with flooding and due to both their topographic location and their large geographic boundaries. With the flexibility, cost-efficiency, and remote capabilities of Ignition, the city saved scores of money in preventative maintenance and future care.

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case study Water/Wastewater

Municipal Water District Goes All-In with Ignition

For a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week water and waste water management operation, having a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is a must. A SCADA system should make workers’ jobs easier, but if it’s not working properly, or it’s unable to keep up as the enterprise expands and upgrades its processes, it becomes a hassle to deal with.

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case study Agriculture

Ignition Brings Data Together for Grain Facility

Mid Kansas Cooperative, a grain storage and intake facility, worked with KASA Industrial Controls to create a system that carefully monitors their site data. With many complex processes and industry standards, Kansas Mill needed a flexible system that could leverage templates, graphics, and more in an efficient design environment. The facility’s use of Ignition has received rave reviews from operators and management alike.

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