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Client Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

  • Distributor Module

This is an Ignition module made by Cirrus Link. It acts as a hub (Server) for MQTT clients (systems or devices) to securely connect, publish, and subscribe to data. It supports up to 50 Edge of Network Gateways (each can support multiple PLCs).

Control System Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

1- A control system is a device, or set of devices, that manages, commands, directs or regulates the behavior of other devices or systems. Industrial control systems are used in industrial production for controlling equipment or machines. -Wikipedia

2- Refers to a PLC, Process control system, all field sensing devices, motor and valve control devices, the wiring to the controller, the controller itself, software and anything else related to controlling a manufacturing process. Some antiquated control systems use straight electrical wiring or pneumatic control systems without the use of computers. The majority of control systems are computer-based though.

Client Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

A software program that is used to contact and obtain data from a Server software program either on the same computer or on another computer. A client makes a request and the server fulfills the request. In Ignition, a client is the runtime that operators use to interact with projects, and is launched from the Ignition Gateway webpage.

Control System Specialist Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

Refers to a person with highly specialized knowledge of control systems. Such a person must have a working understanding of computers, computer programming, IT and networking, electrical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical systems and often chemistry. Such a person may be degreed or not. When degreed they are usually electrical or mechanical engineers.

ControlLogix Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

An Allen-Bradley (Rockwell) family of PLC controllers, a very powerful, networked, and broad family.

ControlNet Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

Open network protocol which operates at a higher speed than DeviceNet but lower speed than Ethernet.

Controls Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

Refers to the field of Automated Control Systems that control manufacturing machineries. These are usually highly computerized using specialized controllers. Controls is a specialized field which is invisible to the public at large but which is huge because it is involved with nearly every manufacturing process on the planet.


CPU Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the main processing chip of a computer. The part of the computer or computer system which performs core processing functions.

Cron Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

  • Crontab

Cron (or Crontab) is popular scheduling format that allows users a simple way to set repeating scheduled events using only 5 values. This is used in Ignition's Report module to schedule report generation, as well as in Gateway auto-backups. You can learn more about it here on wikipedia.

30 1 * * * # Every day at 1:30 AM
0 0 * * 0  # Every Sunday at midnight

CSV Created May 11, 2016 (22:38)

A Comma Separated Value (CSV) file is a way to store tabular data in a text file. It uses commas to separate columns of data, and newlines to separate rows. It may have zero or more header rows with column names or other data.

"column a","column b","columnc"