Reliable and secure data collection is a critical feature to enable Industrie 4.0 and the enterprise of the future. mFactor solutions leverage OPC UA client/server architectures, with the ability to interface with any legacy device or control system using industrial protocols such as Modbus, Ethernet/IP, and OPC Classic. This allows for advanced information modeling, edge device logic execution, and infinite scalability and redundancy for any enterprise needs. Contact us for OPC UA reference architectures and implementations targeting a wide range of high-performance devices including sensors and embedded systems.
A very important layer in data collection is security. Being able to encrypt and protect sensitive data can be difficult. mFactor has developed with many of the most popular open source security tools and best practices in security.
At the edge device level, there are many protocols that can be used on a factory floor. To make data uniform there is an aggrigation peice just above true edge devices. This is so that security and information models can be applied and then later on tracked.