This Thursday's OptoWebinar demonstrates controller redundancy in PAC Project Professional 9.0. Opto 22's implementation uses standard controllers and offers unusual flexibility, and it's a new way of thinking about your control strategy.
Controller Redundancy Seminar
When: Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT 17:00)
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Anyone familiar with SNAP PAC controllers
Next week, guest star Dave Brosseau of Case Technologies teaches you how to use Qlarity Foundry software to program OptoTerminal operator touch screens.
Programming OptoTerminals Seminar
When: Thursday, July 29, 10 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT 17:00)
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
Recommended for: Anyone interested in operator interfaces
New Opto 22 International Distributor Instrumentalia demonstrated the treatment of dangerous gas byproducts at a recent show in Argentina.
Instrumentalia used Opto 22 products to monitor and control all of the instrumentation in treating the acidic byproducts to neutralize them.
We welcome Instrumentalia as our new Argentinian distributor of Opto 22 products. Instrumentalia has over 30 years of experience, dedicated to providing advanced technology for the environment, laboratory, science, industry, and automation and process control fields.
In addition to selling Opto 22 products, Instrumentalia provides professional advice and after-sales support as a distinctive service.
Visit Instrumentalia's website.
Contact Instrumentalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving around in flowcharts is a lot easier in PAC Control 9.0. The new version of Opto 22's control development software adds shortcuts for panning and zooming in a chart, centering the chart on a specific block, previewing the contents of a block, and much more. Here are some of the new features.
To move around in a chart, first click inside the chart. Then hold down the spacebar and click again. The cursor turns into a fist, and you can drag the chart around to the position you want.
To zoom to a specific percentage size or make the whole chart fit in the window, choose the size you want from the zoom drop-down in the lower-right corner of the chart window.
And here's the best new feature: a whole raft of shortcuts for moving around. Remember you need to click inside the chart first.
- Center on block zero: Press 0 (zero)
- Center on a specific block: Press J and choose the block from the list
- Fit the whole chart in the window: Press F
- See what's in a block without opening it: Click the block with your mouse's middle button
- Lots more...
See all the shortcuts by clicking the information icon or Shortcuts link in the lower-right corner of the flowchart window:
Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.
For those of you in the northeastern U.S., here's a reminder about SNAP PAC System training in Massachusetts this August.
Opto 22 Distributor and Certified Trainer Martindale Associates will teach you about PAC Project software, SNAP PAC controllers, and SNAP I/O in this hands-on, three-day class.
SNAP PAC System Training Class
When: August 3-5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 65 Avco Road, Unit M, Haverhill, MA 01835
Price: $600 per person. Lunch is included all three days.
Space is limited to six people.
For information or to register, call or email Martindale Associates:
Phone: 978-372-2120 ext. 114
Toll-Free (in the U.S.): 1-800-447-1191