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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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 doesn’t do small. The company is famous for its 23-ounce “big can,” and since its founding in 1992, AriZona has made a big splash in the market with its popular teas, juices, and energy drinks.

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From Edge to Cloud in Record Time

INS helped ARB Midstream build a SCADA system for an oil pipeline, do hardware upgrades, create a new network, and build a new control room — all in just six months.

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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 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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Entire Brewing Process on a Single Software Platform

At MadTree, Ignition connects to 70,000 process tags, 15 process PLCs on the plant floor, 150 process valves, and about 50 sensors. The software enables MadTree to see data more quickly than in the past, enabling better troubleshooting and faster responses. “We’re getting data feedback that we never had before,” said Blevins. “Ignition allows us to look at that data and analyze it quickly.”

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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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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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

Distributor Case Study: EFA Automazione S.p.A.

Orva uses Ignition for better production in the food industry.

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case study Building Automation

Distributor Case Study: EFA Automazione S.p.A.

The South Tyrol Museum leverages Ignition for perfect environment control.

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case study Oil and Gas

Distributor Case Study: EFA Automazione S.p.A.

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

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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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World’s Largest Yogurt Plant Thrives on Ignition

Chobani uses Ignition at all three of its plants — on filler and packaging lines, for quality control, in asset management, with enterprise resource planning (ERP), and in capital-expenditure project management. “Ignition has really taken Chobani by storm,” said Hugh Roddy, vice president of global engineering and project management for Chobani. “Once we brought Ignition onboard, it opened up a new world for us.” That includes access to data that Chobani never had before. With Ignition, Chobani can see data from the plant floor all the way up to the executive level.

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