Unlock your PLC data.
Achieve seamless PLC data transmission to the cloud with Factbird. We help you leverage the power of MQTT and Kepware (OPC UA) technologies to enhance your ability to monitor and control your manufacturing processes efficiently.
Rely on our expertise to streamline your business operations and boost your productivity.
The Factbird solution
Drive continuous improvement towards your business goals!
Factbird lets you collect and analyze production data to optimize your operations.
An end-to-end solution that is retrofitted to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure
Perfect for global deployment, Factbird enables quick implementation and uniform reporting.
Tasks are engineered to be performed with a minimum time to completion and minimum number of clicks.
Advanced encryption and secure network communication ensure maximum protection of your data
Choose a lightweight and efficient method to transmit your PLC data
Perfectly suited for environments where network resources are constrained or where high latency and unreliable connections exist.
With MQTT, your PLC data is sent directly to an MQTT broker - this could be hosted in the cloud or on a local server, depending on your requirements. This broker then ensures that your messages are routed accurately between devices and the cloud, providing a flexible, reliable, and efficient method of data transmission.
Optimize interoperability with seamless PLC data transfer
Suitable for businesses looking to exploit the potential of OPC UA (Unified Architecture) standards in their data transmission processes. With this, we first set up your PLC and Kepware to communicate effectively.
An OPC UA server is then established on Kepware, which exposes your PLC's data in a universally recognized format. An OPC UA client in the cloud consumes this data and sends it efficiently to the general or private Factbird cloud platform.
Integrate PLC data seamlessly with Factbird Cloud
No matter which data transmission method you choose, we work closely with you to ensure smooth cloud integration. We configure the AWS cloud service to effectively receive and store your data from the MQTT broker or the OPC UA client.
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"Because it’s very easy to install. It took us only 3.5 hours, then all our lines were up and running. And then there was no interaction between our IT infrastructure, so all these things where you need to find out if it’s possible or not. We’re simply the easy accessibility, and then we could get the data right away."
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Factbird ensure the smooth integration of PLC data into the cloud?
No matter which data transmission method you choose, Factbird works closely with you to ensure a smooth cloud integration process. We configure the AWS cloud service to effectively receive and store your data from the MQTT broker or the OPC UA client.
What businesses would benefit from exploiting the potential of OPC UA standards in their data transmission processes?
Any businesses looking to optimize interoperability and achieve seamless PLC data transfer would benefit from exploiting the OPC UA standards. This is particularly beneficial for businesses with diverse automation devices and complex data transmission processes.
Can I access my PLC data remotely with Factbird?
Yes, since Factbird transmits PLC data to the cloud, it can be accessed remotely from any device with an internet connection, providing you with real-time insights.
Can I choose between a general or private Factbird cloud platform for storing my PLC data?
Factbird offers the flexibility to choose between a general or private cloud platform for storing your PLC data. The general cloud platform allows you to leverage Factbird's infrastructure, ensuring ease of use and scalability. If you have specific security or compliance requirements, Factbird also provides a private cloud platform option. This enables you to have dedicated and isolated cloud resources for enhanced data privacy and control.
How secure is the transmission of PLC data to the cloud using Factbird?
Factbird prioritizes the security of PLC data transmission to the cloud. It utilizes industry-standard security measures such as encryption and authentication to protect the data during transmission. MQTT supports secure connections using protocols like MQTT over SSL/TLS, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the data being transmitted.
How do MQTT clients work?
MQTT clients are the end users of the communication system. Clients can both publish messages on a specific topic and subscribe to topics to receive messages. Each client is identified by a client ID, which helps in distinguishing between different clients in the system. You can read more about it in our guide by clicking here.