Opto 22

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OptoWebinars


Watch for new webinars coming soon. All webinars are free.

Many archived webinars can be viewed on the OptoVideo Channel on YouTube.

Archived webinars:




Building Mobile Interfaces for Industrial Applications with groov

Here's a simple way to create operator interfaces for mobile devices, so you can securely monitor and control your automation system from anywhere you need to. With groov, it's easy to build interfaces for PCs and mobile, at the same time.

This short webinar focuses on mobile. It covers:

  • Which mobile devices are supported by groov
  • Differences between desktop and handheld view
  • Best practices for designing mobile views
  • How to limit iOS mobile devices so they show only your groov screens (for example, to use a mobile device as an off-the-shelf interface for your equipment)

Watch the archived webinar.
Duration: 32 minutes
Recommended for: Everyone

Learn more about groov.



Introducing groov

groov logo

Would you like to dramatically simplify the process of creating and deploying operator interfaces for your automation system or OEM equipment? Then check out groov.

This short webinar covers:

  • What is groov and why you need it now
  • How to create and view operator interfaces in groov
  • How groov works on virtually any browser-based computer, tablet, smartphone -- even HDTV
  • Security: choices for securely adding groov to your facility or machine architecture
  • Live demo of groov in action

Watch the archived webinar.
Duration: 32 minutes
Recommended for: Everyone

Learn more about groov.



Introduction to SoftPAC

SoftPAC logo

Mary St. John answers your questions about SoftPAC, Opto 22's software controller that runs on a PC.

Watch the webinar to learn:

  • What SoftPAC is and how it compares to a hardware PAC
  • What applications will benefit from a software controller, and why
  • How to configure and use SoftPAC
  • How to leverage the power of your PC with SoftPAC

View the archived webinar.
Duration: 32 minutes
Recommended for: All customers (some knowledge of PAC Controllers may be helpful)

See more about SoftPAC.


Energy Monitoring for Profit: Introducing Demand Response

OptoEMU Sensor Product Family

Let Opto 22 show you how to transform energy from a cost to a revenue.

This webinar introduces Demand Response (DR), a concept that goes beyond reducing energy costs. DR can transform electrical energy usage from a fixed cost to a future source of revenue for your business.

This webinar covers:

  • How power gets to your business
  • Types of energy management programs and how they save you money
  • Basic energy market terminology, so you can talk to your energy provider
  • Three simple steps to start a DR program
  • Case study example: SUPERVALU Grocery

View the archived webinar.
Duration: 34 minutes
Recommended for: Everyone

See the OptoEMU Sensor product family.


Energy Monitoring and the OptoEMU Sensor

PID loop tuning

Do you know what goes into your energy bill? Most industrial and commercial businesses have no way to see how they're using energy, yet measuring usage is the first step to managing costs.

In this webinar, Opto 22's Arun Sinha introduces the OptoEMU System for energy monitoring. With OptoEMU, you can:

- Connect to building meters, electrical panels, or directly to large energy consuming equipment
- View energy data in web-hosted software
- Eliminate usage assumptions and identify trouble spots
- Identify opportunities for immediate savings

Energy Monitoring and the OptoEMU Sensor Seminar
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Everyone

See the OptoEMU Sensor



Introduction to PID Loops

PID loop tuning

Opto 22 Application Engineer Ben Orchard introduces proportional integral derivative (PID) loop control. Find out:

  • What is a PID loop
  • How to calculate dead loop time
  • How to configure and tune a PID
  • How to save parameters to your PAC Control strategy

Introduction to PID Loops Seminar
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Customers with a basic understanding of PAC Control

More about PAC Control


Controller Redundancy in PAC Control 9

Controller redundancy

This webinar demonstrates controller redundancy with SNAP PAC S-series controllers and the SNAP PAC Redundancy Option Kit (SNAP-PAC-ROK). Controller redundancy was added to PAC Control in version 9.0.

  • See how redundancy works
  • Watch setup and configuration
  • Find out what you need to get started

Controller Redundancy Seminar
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Anyone familiar with SNAP PAC controllers

More about the PAC Project Professional Software Suite
See SNAP PAC S-series controllers



How to Use Energy Monitoring to Improve the Bottom Line

Energy Monitoring Seminar

Amid rising utility rates and an uncertain economy, businesses everywhere are reevaluating how they view energy costs.

Opto 22's Arun Sinha and special guest Bill Holmes, P.E., explore energy monitoring. Watch and learn:

  • Why managing energy could be your number one opportunity to boost profits
  • What real results you can get from monitoring energy
  • How to design your energy monitoring system

How to Use Energy Monitoring to Improve the Bottom Line
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: All customers

More about energy monitoring



Introduction to OptoDataLink

OptoDataLink

Opto 22 Engineer Alexi Beck Gray introduces OptoDataLink, an easy-to-use database communications application that shares data between your company database and the SNAP PAC System. Learn how to:

- Configure a data link
- Log data to an ASCII file and to a database
- Send data to a PAC controller from a database
- Trigger handshakes to control data flow

Introduction to OptoDataLink Seminar
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: All customers (some knowledge of PAC Control may be helpful)

More information about OptoDataLink



Recipes in PAC Display

PAC Display

Recipes are text files that load data to a PAC controller or PAC Display. They're highly useful for batch processes with pre-determined variables that vary between runs or product types. You can also use recipes to save critical process settings or to restore a system after a failture.

Recipes can be a real time-saver. In this webinar, you'll learn about:

- What is a recipe? Uses for recipe uploads and downloads
- Creating, editing, and validating recipe file templates
- Configuring both trigger-based and operator-driven recipes

Recipes in PAC Display Seminar
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Customers with a basic understanding of PAC Display

More information about PAC Display



Recetas en PAC Display

PAC Display

Recetas son archivos de texto que se pueden usar para mandar informacion a un controlador de SNAP PAC, o a PAC Display. Son muy útil para procesos por lotes con variables que tienen valores predeterminados que cambian entre cada proceso o entre productos. También puede usar recetas para guardar valores críticos del proceso, o para restorar un sistema despues de una falla.

Las recetas pueden ser un ahorro de tiempo. En este webinar, aprenderá:

  • - ¿Qué es una receta? Usos para las descargas o subimientos de recetas
  • - Como hacer, cambiar, y verificar las plantillas para recetas
  • - Como configurar recetas con disparadores y recetas controladas por el operador

Recetas en PAC Display
Mire sesión grabada
Duración: 45 minutos más ronda de preguntas
Se recomienda para: Los clientes que usan los sistemas de SNAP PAC

Más información sobre PAC Display



Basic Troubleshooting for the SNAP PAC System

SNAP PAC System

Opto 22 Product Support Engineer Norma Rodriguez has helped customers troubleshoot problems with their industrial automation systems since 1991, and now she brings you her expertise.

  • See how to use PAC Project features and feedback for troubleshooting
  • Locate troubleshooting resources on our web site
  • Find out tips about working with Product Support
  • Ask the expert your questions

Basic Troubleshooting for the SNAP PAC System
View archived seminar
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: All customers using the SNAP PAC System

More about the SNAP PAC System



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