Jeff Knepper


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2 Ways to Access Event Data

Jan 21, 2020 2:14:15 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Events, Excel Add-in

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A lot of Canary System administrators want to offer their organization reports based on asset conditions.  Since Version 17, the Canary Data Historian has featured an Events service that will help you accomplish this task. 

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How To Lower Cost for SCADA and Data Historians

Dec 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0, Canary Historian

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Battling inefficiencies and trying to save money is important to every industrial process. It is frustrating that most companies first have to invest a large amount of capital to equip themselves with SCADA solutions and data historians in order to find ways to run more efficiently.

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Finally, a Buzzword Worth Repeating

Sep 26, 2019 2:23:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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In an industry consumed by buzzwords, could there be room for yet one more?  Of course there is!  But hold your groans because this particular catch phrase has been doing serious, heavy-duty lifting for decades, and deserves your attention. 

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Axiom Wrapped In Electron

Jul 10, 2019 11:56:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom

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New with the release of Version 19 is the merger of the Axiom Browser and Axiom Application.  Previously, Canary supported two different versions of Axiom, each with their own individual user interface differences.  Now, using Electron, Canary is able to offer the same product in either browser or Windows application.  

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3 Axiom Features New For V19

May 10, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom

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With the release of Version 19 expected within a few days, many have asked about new Axiom features.  Axiom, Canary's trending and dashboarding tool, has been one of the most popular products Canary has ever released, and it continues to grow with three new features.

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Artificial Intelligence Explained

Dec 4, 2018 11:42:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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We recently met Dr. Patrick Bangert, CEO of Algorithmica Technologies and discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can benefit process manufacturers. As an expert in advanced analytics, predictive and prescriptive maintenance, and 

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How to Setup Redundant Historians

Oct 5, 2018 8:17:32 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Canary Historian

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For redundancy, it is recommended you push data from the Canary Collecter and Sender Service to both a primary and secondary Historian’s Receiver Services.  This means that both the primary and secondary Historian are getting the same constant data feed from any Canary Collector.   

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Trend 30 Days of Data for 70 Tags

Aug 7, 2018 8:07:18 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom

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Here was the idea.  Let's show how Axiom would perform if we placed 70 individual trends on a single chart.  Each trend polls at one second intervals and updates 100% of the time.  Then, once we have all 70 trends on a single chart, let's call for 30 days of historical values. 

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Have You Heard of Prescriptive Analytics?

Jul 25, 2018 8:39:12 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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No, it's not a typo. I didn't mean predictive. This morning I was reading an article from SparkCognition, "Changing the World by Way of Oil and Gas", and I came across the term for the first time. After some research, here is what I learned.

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IIoT: Progressing from data connection to data insight

Jul 24, 2018 9:33:02 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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The Industrial Internet of Things is changing the way companies operate. Whether you have already adopted an IIoT strategy or are beginning the planning phases of how/where to begin, there are two key elements that you must first focus on. 

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