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customer project Recycling

Strong Scalability with the Cloud, MQTT, Mobility & More

The team at ESM developed a scalable asset management system to monitor performance and meet service requirements for a client with systems deployed all over Australia. Using a mix of MQTT and legacy FTP-enabled gateways in the field, we harnessed the scalability of Ignition to provide a platform that allowed the client to add, remove, and manage connected assets without the need to open the Ignition Designer.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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customer project Oil and Gas

Real-Time Data Across the Entire Enterprise for a Leading Oil & Gas Company in Latin America

Pluspetrol, one of the leading oil & gas companies in Latin America, acquired Block 10 operations in Ecuador and successfully finished migrating one of the largest SCADA systems in Ecuador to Ignition in 2019. The fact that all Ecuador operations chose Ignition as their monitoring, control, and information platform allowed the corporation to evaluate its benefits and choose it as the appropriate tool for digital transformation of the company at the corporate level.

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

Improved Data Integrity and Easier Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11

Par Pharmaceutical worked with Grantek as part of Par’s corporate data integrity initiative to improve production data quality and regulatory compliance. The project related to fluid beds, which are pieces of equipment used to reduce the moisture content of pharmaceutical powder and granules. The project was to draft corporate data integrity requirements for all control systems across Par Pharmaceutical's industries, and then develop a new system for the fluid bed as a pilot against the new requirements.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Modern SCADA Improves Operations Across Three Water Districts

Ignition Perspective proved to be a big improvement over the previous SCADA system for the Warren, Simpson, and Butler County Water districts. The new system has much more flexibility and scalability, allowing it to keep up with the districts’ needs as they continue to expand. The project was implemented across 131 separate stations.

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customer project Automotive

Smithfield Hog Production Improves Feed Mill Operations with Modern SCADA Platform

This project — automating the hog feed production plant at Smithfield Hog Production’s facility in Milford, Utah — uses Allen-Bradley CompactLogix processors accompanied with Flex and SLC I/O hardware. The computers are based on a virtual environment, having all machines running on a common server connected to thin clients. CPM Beta Raven’s MillMaster is the interface for the consumer to receive product, run recipes, track inventory, and loadout product seamlessly and accurately.

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customer project Transportation

Improved Data Management for High-Speed Catamarans

The purpose of the project was to develop a DNV-GL approved Ship Integrated Management System (SIMS) to manage data from various inputs on the ship and present information in a consistent manner on operator workstations distributed throughout the vessel.

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customer project Manufacturing

New SCADA and OEE for Ariens, Maker of Four Million Snow Blowers

Ariens has a state-of-the-art landscaping equipment production facility that includes industry-leading machinery and manufacturing principles, but its data-gathering process was falling behind. The company was able to offer highly granular data, but the data came at the cost of time, meaning any insight gained lagged behind. Ariens brought Corso Systems in to take the OEE data collection process from pen and paper to automated real-time results using Ignition Perspective and the Sepasoft OEE Module.

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customer project Transportation

Modern SCADA, MQTT, and the Cloud Bring Intelligent Buildings for SNCF, the French National Railway Company

This project is about digital transformation for railway stations across France. The challenge was to collect and interact with greenfield and brownfield facilities in a highly distributed BMS-like environment.

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customer project Manufacturing

Mobile Robots and Logistics Automation for Avery Dennison

More and more organizations are introducing automation into their logistics operations through the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Over the past several years, Flexware Innovation has assisted customers with this effort by leveraging Ignition to integrate these vehicles into their existing ecosystems. This integration typically includes interfacing with automation/control infrastructure, inventory management systems, and other line-of-business applications. The result of this continuous development is a highly configurable, Ignition-based middleware framework named LIFT (Logistics Integration Framework Technology). 

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customer project Transportation

Edge Computing and MQTT Help Uncrewed Vessels Gather Data from Oceans

XOCEAN is an Irish company with offices in the UK and Canada that has designed and developed a fleet of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) to provide data collection services to surveyors, companies, and agencies globally. XOCEAN’s CyberDeck 2.0 system uses Ignition as its controls platform to create a web-based command and control interface for its fleet of USVs. The system allows XOCEAN to perform over-the-horizon operations with USVs in any marine location, and work with remote pilots in any location with internet access.

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

Creating a High-Capacity Lab for COVID Testing in Just Nine Months

Ginkgo Bioworks expanded its automation capabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for increased nationwide diagnostic testing capacity. Ginkgo designed and built a new sample-processing lab very quickly. The lab is highly automated; once a rack of samples is placed on the line by an operator, it makes its way through a series of work cells with no human intervention. Ultimately the goal of the system was to prepare COVID-19 test samples for DNA sequencing & PCR testing for the virus. At the heart of this new lab is the Ignition SCADA platform.

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customer project Mining

High-Performance HMI and Single User Interface for Minerals Division of Global Resources Leader

This project is a high-performance human-machine interface (HMI) which assists technicians at BHP’s Technology Remote Operations Centre (TROC) for Minerals Australia in monitoring and managing the status of critical technology infrastructure and components across the operations.

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customer project Manufacturing

OEE, SPC, and Real-Time Dashboards for Greater Insight into Six Production Lines

Gaining real-time and historical insight in the production process on any level is the key in this project. All of this is achieved by leveraging the options that Ignition delivers. Using standards in combination with the customization resulted in a state-of-the-art project.

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customer project Transportation

Toronto Airport Moves from Seven SCADA Systems to One

This project was an upper level/HMI replacement of the baggage handling systems of both Terminals 1 and 3 at Toronto Pearson International Airport. This project went into live operation in March 2020.

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customer project Food and Beverage

Unique Project for Large Distillery

This project was designed to provide the operators with an interface to control the machines within their work areas. It also follows workflows to provide real-time monitoring of the recipes in production in grain operations, mashing, fermentation, distillation, processing, and finished goods. The company believes this is the first implementation of Ignition on this scale in any US distillery.  

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customer project Oil and Gas

SCADA Migration, Connection to Enterprise for Large Oil & Gas Customer

This project involves the migration and updating of one of the largest SCADA systems in Ecuador developed in Wonderware. Its main challenges were to bring the customer’s operations from the late 1990s into the most modern technology for control and monitoring, and to deliver information from five field sites in the jungle into Agip’s corporate level located in its headquarters in Quito, Ecuador.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

New SCADA System Includes 3D Images, Mobility, and More

This was the first Ignition project done by MR Systems for the City of Anderson, South Carolina, to replace the City’s older, failing, iFix SCADA system. The Water Authority desired to go with a different package that would provide a significantly more robust, reliable, and flexible control system.

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customer project Energy

Turning Landfill Gas Into Clean Energy With Ignition Perspective

Operations run 24/7/365. This requires around-the-clock monitoring, control, security, and notification, in addition to the ability to interact with the system at any given time.

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New Capabilities in Medical Sterilization

Steritec Automation created its Sterilizer Control System to control, monitor, and document multiple simultaneous instances of the ethylene oxide sterilization process and all ancillary facility resources.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Replacing Five SCADA Systems with One

The Utility Department for Fort Smith, Arkansas, provides water and sewer service to a population of approximately 150,000 within the city limits and in the greater Fort Smith area, either directly from Fort Smith’s systems or indirectly through Fort Smith’s wholesale customers.

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

MES for a Top Pharma Factory in El Salvador

This project involved the implementation of a manufacturing execution system (MES) in the Salvadoran pharmaceutical industry. The project was for Gamma Laboratories, one of the top 10 pharmaceutical factories in El Salvador. Gamma has more than 280 employees.

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