Shawn Sandoval

Shawn is the Founder of KAASM, entrepreneur, and advocate for software solutions that drive low-cost highly efficient operations.

Increase Workplace Safety with Real-Time Locating Systems

Writing to you from ground zero here in Seattle, we have been monitoring and working with essential businesses throughout this pandemic. Just yesterday, a Tyson Foods plant in eastern Washington, reported that 100 of their workers tested positive for COVID-19. There is no doubt we have to rethink how we are going to get back to work in a safe manner and rethink how we conduct business.

COVID-19 Company Update

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents to immediately heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed, to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors.

Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity: Resources for Non-Experts

Do you drink water? Do you take showers? Have you turned the lights on in your house? Chance are you’ve indirectly touched an industrial control system. Industrial control systems power our daily lives, and these systems must be protected from cyber-attacks. Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to bear witness to the increased complexity of control systems and the ever-evolving nature of Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS). As part of the industrial automation community, I wanted to share with you a few cybersecurity resources that I’ve employed over the years as a contribution to strengthening industrial cybersecurity awareness, education, and resilience.

WinCC OA AEScreen

WinCC OA: How to Change “Came” and “Went” Alert Text

The texts for the alarm direction are defined in the WinCC OA message catalog, the keywords are “entered” for the CAME-text and “left” for the WENT-text. If you would like to translate or change the texts which are shown in the AEScreen for the alert direction you have to perform the following steps: Step …

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Kulshan Brewing

News & Updates: Kulshan Brewing Taps Siemens Automation

At KAASM we have quite a few brewing customers and one of our favorites has been Kulshan Brewing. When they were challenged with rapidly expanding their brewhouse, they called KAASM to help bridge their technology gap. We made a reference video about Kulshan Brewing to show how they successfully used Siemens Industry automation to rapidly …

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WinCC OA: Applying Object-Relational Mappers

What are Object-Relational Mappers (ORM)? To put it simply, it’s a tool that allows you to use your preferred object-oriented programming language and replace the need to write database queries. What’s the big deal? First and foremost, this makes application development a lot easier. Second, ORMs also enable the functionality to move external data in …

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