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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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Analyzing Plant-Design Scenarios

For this project, ANDRITZ Automation used Ignition to create an engineering tool that performs detailed analysis of the preliminary design of a plant. ANDRITZ creates an engineering design model of the plant in its proprietary simulation software called IDEAS. Then, Ignition controls the execution of a multitude of design scenarios and aggregates the results for the user, graphically presenting the impacts of design choices on parameters like plant throughput and energy consumption.

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customer project Food and Beverage

Animal Nutrition Producer Sees Benefits Throughout Facility

The project uses Ignition Vision Modules to develop a custom Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution. Ignition delivers information that enables the optimization of production activities from order launch to finished goods. Using current and accurate data, the system initiates, responds to, and reports on plant operations as they occur.

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customer project Transportation

Improving Productivity for Dana Incorporated

This project was developed to provide real-time statistical analysis and visualization of machine data to allow for better and faster decision-making concerning performance and efficiencies. The project also needed to be flexible enough to adapt to future needs of the client company, Dana Incorporated.

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customer project Food and Beverage

Industry 4.0 Closes the Gap Between Customer and Supplier

This project connected Shopify’s e-commerce storefront ordering process directly to YourCoffee’s production floor. Using Ignition SCADA with web services APIs and Beckhoff PAC-based factory automation platform, ESM Australia delivered YourCoffee the Industry 4.0 tools to connect, evaluate, structure, and control information and physical processes — enabling it to achieve highly dynamic production goals, without limits.

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customer project Food and Beverage

Collaboration Brings Unified Platform for New Food-Production Plant

JTM Food Group challenged ECS Solutions and Blentech to create a SCADA system that included the full spectrum of process automation for its new state-of-the-art production facility.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Two Water Agencies Modernize and Expand Their SCADA Systems

This is a modernization project, as two water agencies moved from old systems to new ones. The two neighboring water agencies have been so pleased with initial results, they are expanding on Ignition to include more of their operations.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Water Agency Gets Unified Platform, Better Reporting, and More

H2O Innovation turned BRPUA’s antiquated, incohesive SCADA system into a new state-of-the-art Ignition redundant SCADA system. A key part of the project gave BRPUA a much faster, easier way to submit reports to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Other reports were automated as well.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

Improving Efficiency in Filter Process for Water Utility

To increase flow rates at its water treatment plant to meet rising demand, the City of Hot Springs needed to upgrade its antiquated filter controls as well as the filters themselves. Brown Engineers helped the City use its recently installed Ignition SCADA platform to dramatically improve the automatic backwash process, conserve water, improve water quality, and initiate collection of filter data needed to extend regulatory run-time limits.

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customer project Aerospace

Fueling Planes at America’s Eighth-Largest Airport

The Ignition project controls the entire fuel farm at the airport. The project was designed to acquire highly accurate SCADA information from the fuel farm and provide an HMI that is operator friendly. This allows the operator to easily identify and correct any issues that arise on the fuel storage and delivery system.

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

Meeting 21 CFR 11 Standards for Pharma

Bachem Americas, a pharmaceutical company, designed and built a new cleavage unit for its chemical process at its Vista, Calif. facility. Inductive Automation’s Ignition software was used as a uniform HMI for the cleavage unit control system to provide fast and reliable access for monitoring data and sending commands securely.

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customer project Food and Beverage

World's Largest Yogurt Plant Streamlines Clean-In-Place

Operators in Chobani’s KDB control room are tasked with scheduling 150 possible washes on the 18 available lines of the centralized CIP system. They must prioritize certain washes for critical lines, schedule time for wash validations, and quickly deal with changing schedules and other interruptions. Chobani operations approached its automation department and asked for a software scheduling solution. The automation department immediately suggested Ignition and talked to Tamaki about integrating the solution.

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customer project Energy

Creating the Ultimate SCADA System for Solar Energy

Using Ignition, Vertech developed a SCADA system to monitor and control more than 200MW of utility-scale solar energy production at five plants.

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Visualizing Data for Improved Repeatability

RollDVR provides deep-drill click visualization and analysis of roll manufacturing wind-in and wind-out properties. The project allows roll build replay with direct association of machine process points, recipe settings, and time series charting using a slider on a scaled vector graphic to select point-of-time for display. Through the use of a best-fit algorithm, roll-to-roll process point comparison is available to assist in root cause analysis.

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customer project Data Center

Greater Access to Info Across 22 Data Centers

This project was a colocation data center HMI for electrical power distribution, thermal management and capacity planning. It provides navigation, equipment detail, history, trending, notifications and alarms.

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customer project Manufacturing

Beyond Customer Expectations for a Fraction of the Typical Cost

This was a SCADA/HMI pilot project for automated statistical process control (SPC) with in-line data capture of incoming and outgoing quality of vehicle-door and hood-gap measurements using wireless digital calipers. The customer — a large automobile manufacturer — was seeking a solution that would help it improve the manual process of measuring door and hood gaps by team members on a moving assembly line.

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customer project Energy

A Variety of Improvements for Solar Plant

The need is to monitor in real-time the photovoltaic (PV) plant equipment to ensure high availability. This includes more than 1,700 trackers which need to be perfectly oriented. Another need is to control the performance of the PV plant.

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customer project Energy

Connecting Numerous Systems for a Brighter Solar Future

This project involved working with Canadian Solar to create CSEye — a custom hybrid asset performance monitoring and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) application for the solar photovoltaic (PV) operations & maintenance sector of the renewable power-generating market.

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customer project Aerospace

Building a Data-Rich Manufacturing Operations Management System

This project was a manufacturing operations management system created for aerospace research. The system was built using the standard Ignition product, without any third-party modules. The result was a data-rich, non-restrictive system.

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customer project Manufacturing

Less Paper and More Data for Better Decision-Making

JLG Industries wanted to standardize on one software platform for the entire manufacturing plant — a platform that would unify existing applications and devices, eliminate paper forms, provide historical data storage, and provide MES capabilities.

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customer project Transportation

Custom Ignition Drivers for Plex and SAP Improve Inventory Accuracy

This project features automated recording in an ERP system using custom Ignition drivers and screens for Plex and SAP.

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customer project Food and Beverage

Improving Efficiencies at Two Facilities While Creating Standards for a Third

This project by Automation Solutions Ecuador (ASE) applied a SCADA system for controlling and visualizing the batch dosing process, which is the first-step process for animal food production. The Batch Dosing System accomplishes this and also registers all raw material consumption at two production facilities. The Batch Dosing System also controls the inventory of raw material in the hoppers. It records the consumption of raw material by indicating the lot from which the raw material is coming.

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