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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

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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customer project Mining

Artificial Intelligence Drives Innovative Automation

ANDRITZ used Ignition to create a platform for training an artificial intelligence (AI) controller to run an industrial plant. The company built a software application in Ignition that integrates process simulation software and machine learning components.

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customer project Manufacturing

One System Replaces Many While Also Improving Mobility

ATA used Ignition to create a project that serves as an HMI, SCADA, and MES tool for Limex, touching on multiple levels of the automation pyramid. The machine interface was previously done with Ignition’s mobile module, and is currently running on the new Ignition Perspective.

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customer project Transportation

Smart Technology for Paris Tramway

The Smart Mobility Platform (SMP), built with Ignition, is a project commissioned two years ago by the Products and New Technologies Department of Bouygues Energies & Services (BYES). The aim of this project is to provide a software solution empowered and customized for the Smart Mobility sector:

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customer project Pharmaceuticals

Greater Efficiency for Pharma Customer

This project was done for Biofarmitalia, a pharmaceutical company that’s been in business for more than 20 years. Biofarmitalia develops new technologies for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. The project was aimed at managing IT infrastructure used for quality control analysis integrating 18 types of equipment (PHmeters, scales, HPLC, GC, Spectrophotometer, TOC Analyzer, conductivity, moisture analyzer, refractometer, polarimeter, water analyzer). All analysis data is collected according to data integrity, CFR21, and GAMP5 compliance.

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customer project Transportation

New Baggage-Handling System at Large International Airport

Brock Solutions worked with the Dublin Airport in Dublin, Ireland, to replace the airport’s baggage handling system in Terminal 2. Brock was able to complete this upgrade on schedule and on budget. Brock believes this is the largest Ignition airport baggage handling system in the world. The airport has been so pleased with the project, it’s planning to work with Brock to add more solutions built on the Ignition platform.

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customer project Data Center

Building Management at Largest Data Center Campus in Italy

This project provided Aruba with an advanced real-time monitoring and control system for its new Global Cloud Data Center (ANSI/TIA 942 Rating 4 compliant), the largest data center campus in Italy (200.000 sqm).

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customer project Oil and Gas

Edge and MQTT Help Convert Toxic Gas to Sulfur

Streamline Innovations operates natural gas treating units in South and West Texas that convert hydrogen sulfide (H2S) into fertilizer-grade sulfur. Hydrogen sulfide is an extremely toxic, explosive chemical found in most natural gas.

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customer project Water/Wastewater

More Data for State’s First Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment Plant

This was a SCADA project for the first membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment plant in the state of Arkansas. The City of Decatur’s plant treats water from municipal, industrial, and commercial sources. The new SCADA system provides the Utilities Department with real-time decision-making data it had never had before.

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customer project Oil and Gas

Cloud, Edge & More Enable a Fast Solution for Numerous Sites

ARB Midstream acquired a new pipeline asset which includes 36 RTUs and central gathering locations. As part of the agreement, ARB was required to completely take over pipeline SCADA in four months. Challenged with this aggressive schedule, ARB contracted Industrial Networking Solutions (INS) to deliver a SCADA solution offering cloud-based reporting, management, visibility, control, and a communications network with failover capabilities and store-and-forward technologies.

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New Mobile Capabilities Bring More Data to Decision-Makers

San Bernardino County in Southern California was looking for its next-generation visualization and control system for its landfills. Piloting the San Timoteo Landfill allowed SCS Remote Monitoring and Control (SCS RMC) and Corso Systems to provide major upgrades, use a flexible, scalable platform including Ignition 8 and Ignition Perspective, and integrate next-generation options such as 3D imaging from drones and virtual reality (VR).

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customer project Energy

More Than 30 Solar Sites on One Platform

This project for Ecoplexus was the creation of a standardized, customizable system designed to handle the needs of large-scale solar and energy projects that are capable of deep data acquisition and manipulation, and most importantly, control. This new system for Ecoplexus culminated in the creation of NextDAS, a ground-breaking operations and management platform that is completely Ignition-based.

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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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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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Project Scope

  • More than 1 million tags
  • More than 100,000 alarm tags
  • 22 projects serving hundreds of clients
  • Hub and Spoke Architecture
  • Trillions of historical data points over the last year

Project Overview

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. Data centers require thousands of pieces of supporting equipment to provide hundreds of different operating metrics within specialized specifications. Power consumption, availability, temperature, humidity, and space require constant monitoring. Deviations from the specifications can lead to lost revenue in the forms of damaged equipment, increased staffing, service level agreement refunds and lost customers.

Ignition has allowed Casne to provide these standardized solutions to all 22 data centers in the portfolio:

 

Local access and standardized navigation: Using Ignition’s navigation component, Casne provided a standard, easy-to-use, spoke-and-hub system. This allows for a navigation system that is identical across all sites, reducing the need for multiple Subject Matter Experts, allowing the customer’s users to easily get to the data they need.

 

Graphical Equipment Detail screens: Detailed information is easily available to remote operators, allowing for data collection and trend analysis. Data is presented in identical graphical representation of the field device, allowing field operators to view data in a familiar form.

 

Third-Party Integration: Integration into the client’s Customer Portal has allowed Casne to match operational data with sales data. Operations can maintain equipment capacity to ensure proper operation of the system while the sales division is able to trend and predict future sales needs.

 

Event Notifications: Out-of-spec event notifications allow for immediate problem management. Emails can be delivered to multiple pipelines to ensure the right team is getting the event notifications — reducing the number of nuisance events.

The combination of features has reduced the need for lengthy manual data-collection periods, freeing up time to increase the business and perform preventative maintenance. Out-of-specification situations have been reduced as personnel now can trend and see possible situations before they become spec violations.

Data has become available to multiple verticals, eliminating the cross efforts required to deliver information from one department to another. This allows for Operations to concentrate on maintaining the data center.

Colocation data centers are ever-expanding. New sites and new equipment are always being deployed. Ignition allows for a fast and standard way to collect and integrate the data, making it readily available to the Operations team.

End User Description
Digital Realty Colocation operates interconnection and colocation data centers nationwide. The company provides high-speed data center interconnectivity, colocation services, dedicated internet access, internet exchange, Remote Hands, and security services for financial, cloud, IT, digital media, healthcare and mobile industries.
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Integrator Description
Casne provides engineering services for major utilities, process industries, and critical facilities. Casne offers a team of capable engineers who develop and support engineering solutions using best-of-breed products and technologies.

<p><strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://casne.com" target="_blank">casne.com</a></p>
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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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