Finally, a Buzzword Worth Repeating

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

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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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The 5 Layer Model of Automation Explained

Dec 17, 2018 11:51:54 AM / by Shawn Ebersole posted in industry 4.0

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Want to quickly understand the 5 Layer Automation Stack? Watch this quick white board video from Canary partner Walker Reynolds and 4.0 Solutions.

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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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Turn Your Data Into a Self Service Buffet

Oct 5, 2018 8:33:24 AM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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In a data driven world, it’s critical that the people who need the data to make timely, strategic business decisions actually have access to it. Flow Software’s Graeme Welton explains how to get this right.

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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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Move Beyond the Spreadsheet

Sep 1, 2018 4:42:00 PM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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The only thing worse than too little data, is too much. Big data becomes dumb data very quickly — there is simply so much of it that you can’t see the wood for the trees, and you can’t confidently make decisions using the data unless you’ve collected it into a single, aggregated and contextualized format, in as close to real time as you can get it. To do this, companies need to ditch the spreadsheet.

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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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30 Minute Crash Course on the Excel Add-in

Aug 1, 2018 3:00:00 PM / by Canary Training posted in Excel Add-in

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Learn how to retrieve historical data from the Canary System using the Canary Excel Add-in.  Integrated into the Microsoft Excel ribbon, the Add-in makes it easy to: 

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