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What is industrial automation?
December 12, 2014

What is industrial automation?

At Opto 22 we make automation simple! As this short animation illustrates, industrial automation is a way to add intelligence to a process. Whether it’s a process for manufacturing solar panels, or producing safe drinking water, or brewing great beer, automation can help.

Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives
November 15, 2012

Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives


In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To learn more, click here to download the presentation "Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives."


Extreme Tests for Video Surveillance
July 09, 2012

Extreme Tests for Video Surveillance

Each Moxa IP camera goes through a rigorous battery of testing, where it is subjected to savage blows and extreme environments to confirm that they possess industrial-grade reliability. In this video, see the harsh conditions Moxa cameras are put through including temperature chambers, vibration tests, and [...]

OptoEMU Sensor Data Communications
November 10, 2011

OptoEMU Sensor Data Communications

Opto 22 Engineer Ben Orchard explains the many options for exchanging data with an OptoEMU energy monitoring unit.

Opto 22 helps process tons of walnuts
July 18, 2011

Opto 22 helps process tons of walnuts

California-based walnut grower and processor Fedora Farms has to clean and dry hundreds of tons of walnuts in a short six-week season. Find out how Opto 22 equipment help makes it happen.

Green Engineering Virtual Event Series
May 04, 2009

Green Engineering Virtual Event Series

Concerns about global climate change, soaring energy prices, and increased government legislation are driving the demand for all things "green". National Instruments provides a wide range of measurement and automation tools that can help engineers and scientists design, develop, and improve products and [...]

Podcast about TheOptimizedPlant
April 29, 2009

Podcast about TheOptimizedPlant

Lean Times Demand Faster Returns Honeywell can help sustain the life of your assets and maximize the operational performance of your plant or mill. Learn more about how Honeywell can help you reduce costs and increase efficiency during these challenging economic times.

New Belgium Brewing Green Automation
March 12, 2009

New Belgium Brewing Green Automation

Igor Valuyev makes creative use of Opto 22 automation systems, which handle all of the facility's brewing processes, as well as the water process systems and virtually all other building management and facility systems.