Customer Projects

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customer project Recycling

Strong Scalability with the Cloud, MQTT, Mobility & More

The ESM team developed a MQTT fleet management system for a client with systems across Australia. See how Ignition makes cloud scalability a reality.

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customer project Software

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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Real-Time and Historical Data Improve OEE

Piedmont Automation chose Ignition SCADA software for visualization and Sepasoft MES software for optimizing OEE downtime in this project for Daimler.

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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 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 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 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 Water/Wastewater

Modern SCADA Improves Operations Across Three Water Districts

Read how three counties in Kentucky are using Ignition to leverage MQTT and SCADA for their water treatment plant operations, gaining flexibility and scalability in the process.

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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 Data Center

Advanced Monitoring and Control for a Data Center Leader in Italy

This project provided Aruba with an advanced real-time monitoring and control system for its revamped IT2 Arezzo Data Center. This was Aruba’s first data center, put into operation more than 15 years ago, covering approximately 2,000 square meters.

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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 Agriculture

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

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 Pharmaceuticals

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

Ginkgo Bioworks built a new diagnostic sample-processing lab using the Ignition SCADA platform. See how to leverage a modern SCADA system in pharma applications.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Cloud-Hosted SCADA with MQTT Gives Water Agency Faster Access to Data

This water utility in Michigan uses the Ignition platform to leverage MQTT and SCADA for water treatment plant monitoring and control.

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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 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 Energy

AWS, MQTT, Edge, and Perspective for Easy Government Compliance and Better Operations

With this new system, Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) can collect data from numerous locations and see all the data in one place. It’s now much easier to do compliance reporting, and data is also used to improve operations in several ways.

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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 Manufacturing

Perspective and Edge for Better Results

Ennis-Flint contracted DSI to help automate the material flow process for each of its polymer-producing machines and record the data for reporting and material consumption. DSI has automated the facilities in Ennis, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; and Thomasville, North Carolina. Each facility has several mixing systems, with up to 20 independent raw-material feeders, along with tank farms, flow meters, weight scales, and agitators. Current plans include automatically sending recipe information from the company’s product development and ERP systems to enhance the end quality of the product and reduce the possibility of mistakes. 

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customer project Oil and Gas

Perspective, Edge, and MQTT Bring Significant Cost Savings

WaterBridge, a midstream water management company, was not receiving the level of reliability and support that it needed with its existing control and SCADA system. TIGA performed a phase-one engineering assessment to determine the level of effort required to replace WaterBridge’s control and SCADA systems to an updated IIoT platform. Through the assessment, TIGA was able to define a migration path to allow WaterBridge to gain flexibility, consistent visibility into its operations, ownership of its control and SCADA systems, and significant cost savings over the life of the systems. Ignition Edge with MQTT was implemented at 65 saltwater disposal facilities, and Ignition Perspective was used for mobile devices.

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customer project Transportation

Better Asset Monitoring for Dublin Airport

The Dublin Airport Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) system gathers aircraft ground power usage data. It compiles, stores, and sends the resulting records to the Dublin AOS system (a part of the Airport billing system). This data is collated with the stand allocations and used to generate billing for airlines' ground power usage. 

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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 Automotive

New SCADA/MES For Supplier to Leading Automakers

At Veoneer’s facility in Goleta, California, the company manufactures advanced night-vision systems for the world’s leading automakers. For supervisory control and traceability, Veoneer used an internally built system in Goleta. Due to a change in the corporation’s structure, this solution was no longer viable and Flexware was asked to develop a solution that replaced and enhanced the previous solution’s functionality with the Ignition platform.  Prior to this engagement, Flexware developed a custom MES solution for a different Veoneer facility with the Ignition platform, and word traveled around the organization about how powerful the software is. It was an easy decision to continue the use of Ignition at the Goleta facility.

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