Managed OT to Cloud Connectivity

IIoT — Proving Value Fast & Easily Scale Afterward

Data for the IIoT

CloudRail is a fully managed solution to acquire data from industrial environments, preprocess it locally and send it to any cloud — Plug&Play. CloudRail works for greenfield as well as brownfield applications. It uses industry standards like OPC-UA to connect modern equipment, while old machines are retrofitted with secondary sensors. A database of over 12.000 sensor definitions in combination with automated data normalization and device provisioning reduces the setup time for connecting a machine to the cloud from weeks to just hours.

CloudRail lets you start your IIoT journey by…

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…enabling faster IIoT projects at lower cost

  • Automated Plug&Play device provisioning connects industrial assets to any cloud in hours instead of weeks
  • Centralized & cloud-based management lowers maintenance costs
  • Hardware installation by customers’ staff, no on-site configuration required

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…providing secure edge-to-cloud communication

  • Fulfilment of IT security- and compliance requirements of enterprise customers from industries such as FMCG, Pharma & Healthcare and Industrial Equipment
  • Automatic remote updates and security patches

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…allowing future-proof data acquisition

  • One standardized solution for brown- and greenfield data acquisition
  • Scalable solution from the first PoC to the roll-out of an IIoT-ecosystem with up to millions of installations

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…working with a strong distribution and partner network

  • Global availability and on-site support in 95 countries by ifm (sensor experts by ifm can assist in projects if required)
  • Strong partnerships with AWS and Microsoft
  • Global system integrator network for IIoT projects (e.g. BearingPoint, Bechtle, Capgemini, ACP, …)

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…avoiding IT and OT provider lock-in

  • Independent from use-case, software application, and platform (no information silo)
  • Flexible usage of all leading cloud-providers or on-premise systems (AWS, Azure, Alibaba, IBM, Google, SAP, Aveva, MQTT, WebHook)
  • Compatibility with all main OT equipment vendors
    (IFM, SICK, Pepperl+Fuchs, Turck, Balluff, Endress+Hauser etc.)
Heavy Equipment Manufacturer Accelerates Multi Site IIoT Roll-Out with CloudRail
Heavy Equipment Manufacturer Accelerates Multi Site IIoT Roll-Out with CloudRail
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Saves 1.5 Mio. € Monthly per Production Site
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Saves 1.5 Mio. € Monthly per Production Site