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Thursday Podcast: Paulo Guerra on the InduSoft Educational Program

Today we’re speaking with Paulo Guerra, who helped develop the educational edition of InduSoft Web Studio. Paulo graduated with a degree in Control Engineering in 2008 while working with system integrators with a big focus on software development for SCADA, HMI, and other proprietary systems. Paulo joined InduSoft in Brazil in 2010, working with support, QA, and the consulting services team. Paulo created the InduSoft Web Studio educational program, and assisted in development of the InduSoft Web Studio Educational version of the product. He transferred to the USA in 2013, and has worked with the consulting services team to specify, manage, and develop SCADA/HMI templates for wide array of industries. Paulo is now head of the consulting services team at InduSoft. Continue reading

New InduSoft Student Work: Operation and Online Monitoring of an Exploration Vehicle using InduSoft Web Studio SCADA Software

This project was developed by students at the University of Technology of Pereira Colombia, as a part of their curriculum in the Mechatronic Engineering Program. This project is an integration of different disciplines, including programming, electronics, microcontrollers, communication networks and SCADA systems. The project was developed in, and runs on InduSoft Web Studio Educational licenses. Continue reading

New InduSoft Web Studio Student Project: Pressure Vessel Monitoring Application

This InduSoft Web Studio student project was intended to allow students to create an application for monitoring the pressure of Festo pneumatic tanks. The application displays pressure values and constantly monitors the varying degrees of pressure. The Arduino platform for communications and activations was used for this project. Continue reading

New InduSoft Web Studio Case Study: Packed Column Experiments with the University of Kentucky

For the University of Kentucky’s undergraduate engineers, a hands-on approach is used to demonstrate core engineering principals. Jerry Rougeux, the manager of the Chemical and Materials Labs at the university worked with InduSoft to develop an application that could demonstrate these principals in a controlled setting and record accurate data for later analysis.
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New InduSoft Educational Student Work: Package Sorting System

Sales for the global packaging market are expected to top 1 trillion USD by 2018. As packaging systems and conveyor technology improves, manufacturers are adding more automation to increase profits and improve efficiency on packaging lines. The University of Technology of Pereira in Columbia recently developed a student application that showcases their ability to design and implement in-demand technology like advanced package sorting systems. Continue reading

New InduSoft Case Study: Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Scientists

According to the United States government, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs are expected to rise 14% between 2010 and 2020. The 2015 Presidential budget allocates $170 million for training the next generation of STEM workers. President Obama’s administration has set a goal of recruiting and training over 100,000 STEM teachers in the next decade, and hopes to graduate an additional 1 million STEM students. Continue reading

Summer Camp with InduSoft – Students 25 or Younger Invited to Develop Game or Demo for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire HD!

InduSoft is holding a special virtual summer camp this year! From June 2- September 2, anyone under the age of 25 may compete for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD! We will have two age brackets: 18 and younger, and 18-25. Continue reading

InduSoft adds new Educational Partner, Bakersfield College in California

InduSoft has added Bakersfield College to the list of InduSoft Educational Partners. Bakersfield College will be using InduSoft Web Studio in classes during the Fall 2014 semester to teach a curriculum including networking and HMI. The instructor, Manuel Fernandez, Associate Professor Electronics, also teaches numerous PLC courses. According to Manuel, “I plan on requiring students to build software representations of their trainers and then tie those to tags to be controlled and monitored remotely using InduSoft Web Studio.” Continue reading