Training Class Details

The three-day groov EPIC System training course takes you through EPIC training -- training for an Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC), and is held at Opto 22 company headquarters in Temecula, California.

Just as the acronym describes, you will learn how to collect, process, view, and exchange data at the edge; explore new programming options; and use industrially hardened equipment to control applications in real-time. Course tasks will take you through the configuration and programming of hardware and software so you can apply them to your industrial automation application and build solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Class size is a maximum of 12 students so that each student receives individual attention. With each student at their own training station, everyone can program their own groov EPIC Learning Center.

Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day, Tuesday through Thursday.

Breakfast snacks and full lunches are provided each day. Lunch is a perfect opportunity to meet some of our Opto 22 employees.

See Opto 22 products in action during a tour of the Opto 22 manufacturing facility.

Prerequisites: Students must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, but no prior Opto 22 knowledge is required.


**The 2019  groov EPIC training class schedule will be posted soon!**
 

 

Introduction to the groov EPIC System 

The groov EPIC System training class provides an overview of the groov EPIC processor, groov I/O, connectivity to other devices, and its many programming options.

  • groov Manage--to configure, commission, and troubleshoot

  • groov View--to build and view mobile operator interfaces

  • PAC Control--a flowchart-based industrial automation programming tool

  • PAC Display--to build HMI operator interfaces for Microsoft® Windows®-based computers

  • Ignition Edge®--from Inductive Automation®, provides drivers to PLCs

  • Sparkplug MQTT--a secure, bi-directional, lightweight publish/subscribe protocol

  • Node-RED--an open-source, multi-platform IIoT tool to connect databases, cloud apps, and APIs

  • IEC-61131-3 support--through the CODESYS® software platform for factory automation

  • Linux shell access--to run your custom-developed automation application


Course Content:

The training includes hands-on exercises, demonstrations, discussions, and knowledge checks.

You’ll learn how to:

Select, install, and connect hardware and field devices

  • Learn techniques and safety tips for proper installation of the groov processor and modules onto the chassis.

  • Practice connecting field device wires to the custom-designed, removable terminator

  • Learn about the flexibility of the various communication interfaces on the processor and connect devices to these interfaces

Initialize and configure the groov EPIC processor

  • Create user IDs & passwords and learn about the different levels of access you can create

  • Establish network connectivity and learn about the other ways you can connect the processor to a network

  • Calibrate the integrated touchscreen and learn how you can connect the processor to external monitors

  • Upload license files

  • Navigate through groov Manage both on the touchscreen and through a computer browser

  • Compare and practice the different ways to configure I/O modules through groov Manage, PAC Control, and CODESYS®

Create control programs and choose programming options

  • Create a comprehensive control program with PAC Control to monitor and control an application

  • Download the CODESYS® Development System and learn to create, download, and run a simple IEC61131-3 compliant program on the groov EPIC processor

  • Learn how to access the optional Linux shell to download and run a custom program

Create Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI)

  • Create an HMI for browsers and mobile devices with groov View

  • Create an HMI for a Windows-based PC that includes graphics and trends with PAC Display

Collect data from cloud services, databases, and other PLCs

  • Obtain weather data from a cloud service and then display it on the HMIs, all through Node-RED

  • Create a communication path between your control program and a third-party PLC with Ignition Edge software

  • Publish and subscribe to data with MQTT through a message broker