Hardware : Data & Analytics : Industrial Communication
Opto 22 was founded in 1974 by engineers who designed a better solid-state relay and chose to build it in a non-corporate, flat organization. Now, 45+ years later, we’re still privately held, lean, and run by engineers.Our flat organization fosters individual responsibility, quick response to customers’ needs, and fast development of cutting-edge products. Opto 22 products are designed to run on non-proprietary communication standards like Ethernet, the Internet Protocol (IP), MQTT, and more. Open standards and commercially available technologies decrease the cost of automation and open up data for use where it’s needed. Over the years we’ve had a hand in promoting industry standards.
What is the future of Control Systems? The Evolution of Control Systems.
IIoT builds new bridges to new adventures
Engenuity Inc. in Conroe, Tex., provides control automation and data integration for oil and gas and other industries, and recently found deficiencies in validation pressure testing of blowout preventers (BOP) and well-control devices. Because pressure tests are needed every few weeks for regulatory compliance, executed and recorded manually over several hours, and can cost up to $6 per second to run in offshore valve arrays, testing can cost millions of dollars per year. To reduce these expenses, Engenuity collaborated with clients like Shell International Exploration and Production Co., and developed automated, hydrostatic, test execution and reporting solutions, which use Opto 22’s groov Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC) for process control, automatic notification, and process history storage and replication.