Hello. I am production brewer that recently came across Ignition while talking to the process engineer at my current employer. We have been using an automated plc system to run most of our operation and are starting to look at ways of managing and analyzing all of the data we are collecting. From what I have gathered it seems like this program is more than capable of handling what we would be looking for, especially in the beginning.
While I have gained a working knowledge of our current automation software, mostly from the operator side of things, I have very limited knowledge in the field of programming and IT. That said, I am looking to get into this field and would like to ask those of you willing to offer a little advice on the subject what kind of training one should have to start using this software for simple data collection, charting and reports, custom alarms and alerts, etc? Are there specific programming languages (such as Python, Java) that I should be focusing on to get off the ground with this software? The main installation/setup to link Ignition to our current system will likely not be done in-house, so I am essentially just looking for information on what type of training and fundamentals an entry level operator of a SCADA software like this needs to have. Any advice will be greatly appreciated as I am obviously just starting out. Thank you for your help.