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The Open-Source 
Manufacturing Data Platform

The United Manufacturing Hub is an Open-Source industrial IoT and manufacturing data platform enabling users to connect all IT - OT devices to a secure infrastructure.

We connect your factory – 

simple, quick, and secure.

The United Manufacturing Hub is based on Open-Source architecture leveraging state-of-the-art hardware and software components. It brings together all the necessary building blocks to digitize your machines, production lines, and your entire factory in a simple, fast, yet scalable and secure way. Best of all, the Open Core is free of charge – forever.

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Open source in Industrial IoT: an open and robust infrastructure.

How we are keeping up with the established players in Industrial IoT and why we believe the United Manufacturing Hub is changing the future of Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 with the help of Open-Source.

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The United Manufacturing Hub.

Our data platform bridges the IT - OT gap by providing the central infrastructure to enable all IT & OT  solutions to communicate in a secure network. The exchanged data can be extracted, analysed and stored in a secure environment which creates the foundation for digital factory applications. Visualizing the gained insights in a dashboard is always a good starting point.

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… of IT leaders expect their use of enterprise OSS for emerging technologies to increase over the next 2 years

… see enterprise open source as more secure or as secure as proprietary software

... are already using enterprise open source 

Source: Red Hat Open-Source Survey 2021

For every user, the perfect app.

The applications are as diverse as the different users in the factory – from the machine operator to the production manager. Digital factory applications build on the United Manufacturing Hub empower users and automate processes across multiple manufacturing functions

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An easy to implement and open architecture.

The Open-Source IT/OT stack meets the needs of highly complex manufacturing environments by leveraging existing, state-of-the-art IT and OT building blocks and supplementing them with our own components and solutions.

Successful implementations

Following are selected projects from our installations across industries that show how the United Manufacturing Hub is used in practice.

Semiconductor industry

A semiconductor manufacturer producing components for respiratory equipment needs to fully utilize its machine capacity to meet the increased demand due to the COVID 19 crisis. For this purpose, we have implemented hardware and software components to lay the foundation for bottleneck and process analyses and to support the optimization of the production process through insights. 

Flame cutting and blasting

An international steel group operating several flame cutting plants (>1000 employees) wants a cross-plant overview by networking a heterogeneous machine park. For this purpose, we connected and retrofitted various machines and sensors to create the basis for continuous improvement processes based on real-time data. 

Brewery

Digitalization and automation of a German brewery together with a bottling plant manufacturer. The brewery wants to connect several non-digital brewery plants to a central IT infrastructure to analyze causes of malfunctions. We connected and retrofitted several plants to create the basis for an end-to-end stop basis and bottleneck analysis.

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Feel free to contact us at any time, no matter how crazy the idea, question or concept. We are always there for you. 

Why the IT community loves us.

We are fully committed to developing our core Open-Source and adhere to the highest standards of flexibility, scalability, security, and data protection. The result are multiple advantages for our users:

Open

Open-Source and well-documented standard interfaces (MQTT, REST, etc.).

Scalable

Horizontal scaling, including fault tolerance through Docker/Kubernetes/Helm. Edge devices can be set up and configured quickly in large quantities.

Flexible

Flexible deployment options from on-premise to hybrid to public cloud. Free choice of programming language.

Tailored

ReReady-made manufacturing apps are included. Use of established automation standards (OPC/UA, Modbus, etc.).

Well-documented

Builds exclusively on well-documented software components supported by a large developer community.

Secure

Meets the highest data protection standards. Compliant with the three pillars of information security: Confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Our offering

Around our Open Core we provide products and services to quickly get started and to build a tailored data infrastructure.

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Consulting

We help with implementations, training of employees, maintenance and support

Certified Hardware

We provide starter kits, edge computers, plug-and-play sensors and accessories

Scalable

We host & service your system with ready-to-use apps and enterprise support

Open Core

The core software is completely open for everyone, forever!

Tailored Software

We fit our core and relevant components into your existing IT infrastructure

Managing Director

Management 

Production Manager

Health & Safety

Business Analyst

Sustainability & RPO

Operations Manager

Machining & Fabrication

Assembly Worker

Assembly

Quality Inspector

Quality

Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance

Supply Chain Coordinator

Logistic & SCM

Automation Engineer

CI, Training & Others

​Learning Factory 

​The Digital Capability Center requires the planning and implementation of a Greenfield Factory IT/OT infrastructure to showcase the digital transformation of a company. For this purpose, we have connected various data sources and software solutions as the basis for several software applications and programs.