IoT Smart Factory

IoT Smart Factory

IoT Smart Factory Solutions with the power of the Ignition 8 industrial application platform

Touchscreens, robotics, machine learning capabilities, AI, augmented reality, and real-time data are just a few technologies that are already becoming a part of everyday life on the manufacturing floor.

Leveraging Ignition, one of the most popular and widely used SCADA applications in the world, Cumulus has developed a robust tool set for connecting all your equipment with PLC capability, as well

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as CNC machines, weigh scales, scanners, RFID equipment and other plant floor equipment that you may have, using a single unlimited solution. There is no need for additional 3rd party licensing with our solution, as you’ll find is required with most other solutions available in the market today.

In addition to connecting your plant floor, we’ve also created modules that connect Ignition directly to your business system, whether you have one or many business systems or applications across your enterprise, Ignition can become the single point of truth for your business.



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What is SCADA?

SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a system operating over various communication channels so as to provide control of remote equipment (using typically one communication channel per remote station). The control system may be combined with a data acquisition system by adding the use of coded signals over communication channels to acquire information about the status of the remote equipment for display or for recording functions.

Now that you know the definition of SCADA, come learn about the New SCADA, Ignition by Inductive Automation!

Ignition: The New SCADA

Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation® combines an unlimited licensing model, with instant web-based deployment, and the industry-leading toolset for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) — all on one open and scalable universal platform. Ignition is The New SCADA because it solves all the major pain points of old SCADA. Ignition empowers your business to easily control your processes, and track, display, and analyze all your data, without limits.

Rapidly Develop Any Kind of SCADA Project

Develop at lightning speed with the Ignition Designer, the industry’s most powerful integrated development environment (IDE), which gives you all the tools you need, all in one place. The Ignition Designer is built into the platform, so it’s instantly available, it’s always the right version, it works on any major OS, and it comes with an unlimited number of concurrent design clients. Now your whole team can work on your project at the same time, from anywhere, at no extra cost!

Powerful HMI Software That’s Easy to Use

Ignition HMI by Inductive Automation® is a powerful software solution for rapidly developing high-performance human-machine interfaces (HMI) designed to optimize operator efficiency. Ignition makes working with HMIs easy, it installs in minutes on virtually any device, and updating an HMI with Ignition is fast and painless. With the included Ignition Designer, you can build HMIs with historical trending, alarming, and more with drag-and-drop ease.

What is HMI?

A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or dashboard that connects a person to a machine, system, or device. While the term can technically be applied to any screen that allows a user to interact with a device, HMI is most commonly used in the context of an industrial process.

Although HMI is the most common term for this technology, it is sometimes referred to as Man-Machine Interface (MMI), Operator Interface Terminal (OIT), Local Operator Interface (LOI), or Operator Terminal (OT). HMI and Graphical User Interface (GUI) are similar but not synonymous: GUIs are often leveraged within HMIs for visualization capabilities.

In industrial settings, HMIs can be used to:

  • Visually display data
  • Track production time, trends, and tags
  • Oversee KPIs
  • Monitor machine inputs and outputs
  • And more

Similar to how you would interact with your air-conditioning system to check and control the temperature in your house, a plant-floor operator might use an HMI to check and control the temperature of an industrial water tank, or to see if a certain pump in the facility is currently running.

HMIs come in a variety of forms, from built-in screens on machines, to computer monitors, to tablets, but regardless of their format or which term you use to refer to them, their purpose is to provide insight into mechanical performance and progress.


What is the Difference Between HMI and SCADA?

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and HMI are closely related, and often referred to in the same context since they are both part of a larger industrial control system, but they each offer different functionality and opportunities. While HMIs are focused on visually conveying information to help the user supervise an industrial process, SCADA systems have a greater capacity for data collection and control-system operation. Unlike SCADA systems, HMIs do not collect and record information or connect to databases. Rather, HMI provides an effective communication tool that functions as part of, or alongside, a SCADA system.


The Industry’s Most Powerful Alarm Notification Software

Ignition Alarming by Inductive Automation® is the industry’s most innovative software solution for building industrial alarming systems. Filter, escalate, and route alarms with drag-and-drop graphical pipelines. Produce comprehensive analytics and reports on alarms and user actions. Fast to install, easy to use, and infinitely scalable, Ignition is an unbeatable alarming solution at an incredible price.



Easily Build Any Kind of Alarming System

With powerful, easy-to-use tools for development and connectivity, Ignition is ideal for building virtually any kind of alarming system. Ignition is perfect for alarm notification, SCADA alarms, remote monitoring, and event notification.



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Built Right the First Time

Cumulus and Ignition put the control back into the customers hands to streamline business processes and increase productivity. Cumulus operates according to the ISA 95 Standards for Manufacturing Execution. This ensures your integration is built to reflect the needs of every area of your organization and brings a common understanding of how the business is operating to every single person on your team.

The Right Integration Solution Today and Tomorrow

We understand that businesses change over time, and we value long-term relationships with our customers. We use our unique experience and combination of expertise to:

  • Identify, build, and integrate the right solution for your business today
  • Anticipate future needs to create a solution that can be modified as your business grows
  • Get you up and running more quickly and for a fraction of the cost of other integration firms

As an Authorized Inductive Premier Integrator, we’ll provide the following for your integration:

  • All licensing requirements
  • Installation
  • Setup
  • Configuration
  • Training
  • Ongoing support

Are you ready for:

  • An integration solution that grows with your business?
  • A clear view of every facet of your organization?
  • The ability to make critical decisions based on facts instead of assumptions?

Reach out to us today and let’s build your custom integration solution together!

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