The last official release of 2018 is now available, version 18.1. Both Axiom and the Canary Historian have seen some new feature additions as well as a few bug fixes:
Why should you consider Chirp! for your next Ignition project? Ignition already offers some great SCADA and HMI solutions and their unlimited licensing model has resonated very well with system integrators and end users alike.
Could Cassandra be optimized to store time-series data? This is a question that has become a common topic for discussion. I recently came across a great read that compares Cassandra performance to another dedicated time-series database, TimescaleDB.
It's exciting to discuss the virtues of collecting and storing years of process data with engineers and operators. We often hear the ideas that are exchanged about what could be done and how the process could operate more efficiently if data was available to key individuals. It has struck me recently how many times these data historian discussions seem limited by the fear of budget and deployment time. Generally, by the end of a preliminary discussion, someone at the table sighs and makes a statement like, "It would be nice, but I'm sure the investment would be too much to consider".
Version 18.0.1 was officially released on May 1, 2018. Below is a brief summarization on all content changes and bug fixes. To download Version 18.0.1, please click below.
Add more analytic tools to the already powerful Ignition platform with Chirp! Powered by Canary's data historian, Chirp! works completely within Ignition and helps you:
Recently, a system integrator asked us to provide data that would provide both speed and storage requirement comparisons between an out-of-the-box SQL database and Canary. They wanted to use this data to decide whether it would be best for customer's to deploy a Canary system, or deploy, tune, and maintain an SQL system.
Your data historian holds more analytical potential today than you may realize. This process knowledge powerhouse can help you transform operations and fundamentally change the way time-series data is interpreted. However, few companies have taken the necessary steps to actualize their data historian’s full potential. Most engineers, supervisors, and operators are either working double-time to meet spikes in demand, or are handling duties outside their typical job description to reduce cost. The bottom line? You are likely too busy elsewhere to spend time mining the knowledge base waiting inside your process historian.
Since 2008, the East West Power Renewable Corporation (EWP) has used Canary software to assist them in the remote monitoring of power generation facilities across the United States. Using more than twenty remote loggers, EWP can centralize all site data to a corporate historian, while still making data available to plant operators, supervisors, and engineers.
Every OEM wants their equipment to operate to the highest standard, and no one, client included, wants to experience unplanned downtime due to equipment failure. As an OEM, what steps can you take to reduce warranty claims and increase client satisfaction? You might be surprised to learn how you can benefit from "building-in" the ability to remotely capture data from your equipment in the field.