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50-Year Migration Plan
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Need a generation-to-generation upgrade path? Opto 22 customers have it. With all the buzz of Opto 22's 50-year anniversary in the air, many of us here at Opto 22 headquarters in Temecula, California...more
Trade shows are back—Automate 2024 was electric
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Were you in Chicago for Automate 2024? Dan White shares some highlights from last week's show. As cities worldwide buzz back to life post-pandemic, trade shows are reclaiming their spotlight, and none...more
Energy management starts with energy monitoring
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Start analyzing your energy data to manage and reduce your energy consumption. Managing and reducing your energy consumption sounds like a no-brainer. Save thousands on electricity, maintain critical...more
Case Study: Heat Treatment OEM Chooses Flexibility, Scalability
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Mercer Technologies continues to innovate—adding energy cost per part. Are you considering ways to include energy monitoring in your industrial applications? Now you can hear first hand how long-time...more
Variables vs. Literals
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Understanding different data types in your PAC Control programming. You don’t need to have the title "software engineer" on your business card before you code up your first automation process. In fact, I...more
Industrial edge architecture and cybersecurity insights
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Opto 22's Director of Technical Marketing, Dan White, explains the features and importance of modern edge devices in this new Control Engineering article. The industrial automation industry is now being...more
Pinturas Tropical adds precision to paint production
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New case study shows how a new dosing and batching system saved labor costs and time. Pinturas Tropical is a leading paint and coating producer operating in Santo Domingo, the capital city and main...more
See groov in Chicago
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Another opportunity to see groov EPIC and groov RIO demos using Ignition software. Have you ever attended the Automate show? Considered the leading industrial automation event in North America, this year...more
Add delays to speed up
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Some tech tip advice to help keep your industrial systems running smoothly. Whenever I say this blog title out loud to the Premium Factory Training class attendees, I get some funny looks. I'm not sure...more
Leveraging technology at the DX Forum
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Make plans to attend the first annual Digital Transformation Forum at the Boston Convention Center, May 1-2. Experience two days dedicated to helping manufacturers take on digital transformation...more
The move to groov for an IIoT approach in water management
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A new case study explains how Paloma Irrigation and Drainage District bridged the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) for seamless data flow and efficient management...more
How to use the groov RIO EMU
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Learn more about how this energy monitoring unit works with the newly published groov RIO EMU user's guide. When introduced in 2020, the groov RIO series introduced a new kind of I/O product: edge I/O....more
Opto 22 celebrates 50 years!
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You can count on high-quality Opto products and continued support for all your automation and IIoT applications. I have a hard time believing it’s been 50 years since my dad and mom started Opto 22. My...more
groov EPIC Learning Center 2 available now
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For pilot projects, proofs of concept, and exploring, get the new groov EPIC LC2 with more features and capabilities than the original. A complete package of fully functioning EPIC hardware and...more
Power monitoring is your gateway to operational efficiency
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Watch a recording of this month's IntegrateLive! Workshop and learn how to quickly start monitoring energy for meaningful insights. Did you miss episode 16 of IntegrateLive! last week? No problem—the...more
More chances to see live groov demos
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See what shows and conferences have been added to Opto 22's 2024 event schedule. Have you visited the Events page on the Opto 22 website lately? A recent post shared what trade shows have been...more
Real-world examples of industrial edge computing
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Visit the groov Case Study Library for application stories utilizing groov EPIC and RIO in a variety of industries. Looking for real-world examples of industrial edge computing in action? Several new...more
More groov EPIC graduates for the class of 2024
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Read feedback from students in the March 2024 groov EPIC Premium Factory Training class. It was another full class of eager-to-learn groov EPIC students who made the trip to Opto 22 headquarters in...more
See live demos of groov EPIC and RIO at ENTELEC
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The upcoming conference in Houston provides opportunities to learn best practices for data mobility and security for today’s industrial cyber environment. Join us in Houston for this year's ENTELEC...more
Learn with Interactive Demos: groov View and Ignition Cloud Edition
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Visit Opto 22's two product demo sites for a hands-on learning experience. I know, you're always on the hunt for tools that make your life easier and your projects cooler, and I've got something you...more
New OptoDistributor in Europe: Cully Automation Ltd.
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Ireland-based distributor now available to help meet your automation needs. Announcing a new addition to our international channel of distributors and partners: Cully Automation Ltd in Ireland. Cully...more
IntegrateLive! Virtual Workshop: Power Monitoring
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Take a deep dive into the transformative potential of monitoring your power consumption.  Join us for the first IntegrateLive! episode of 2024! OptoPartner Corso Systems will help us present a live...more
Long-term support for SNAP PAC systems
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You can feel secure in your SNAP PAC product designs. In the ever-evolving industrial automation industry, it's crucial to have a solid foundation you can rely on. For many of you, that foundation has...more
The Smart Manufacturing Roadshow: Indiana
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See real world examples of smart manufacturing success, a lunchtime mini-expo of programs, technologies, and interactive workshops. Calling all Indiana-based manufacturers! You're invited to help shape...more
Where's your EPIC?
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Tell us how you use groov EPIC in your projects, and we'll send you our popular mini 3D-printed EPIC. Remember how we celebrated your EPIC stories this past holiday by creating the mini groov EPIC...more