DATA COLLECTOR - scalable, high-performance data infrastructure

Create a unified data base by connecting your machine controllers with the Data Collector - using a variety of protocols.


Connect inventory controls and collect machine data at high frequency

A high-performance data infrastructure for the acquisition and processing of machine data

Read machine data via a wide variety of protocols

Support for a wide range of protocols gives you full flexibility in connecting your machines. Read data from any source such as sensors, machine or robot controllers (PLC, RC, CNC).

  • High-frequency sampling of signals in the millisecond range
  • Support of proprietary protocols for the connection of controllers such as Siemens S7, Beckhoff or Codesys  

Overview of all supported protocols

Scale your machine connections

Configure and manage any number of Data Collector instances on edge devices. Configure and monitor data connections through a central interface.  

The tedious management of individual instances per edge device is no longer necessary.

= Reduction of the administrative effort of your data connections

Use a central interface to provide machine data

The machine data is stored in a high-performance time series database.

Use the collected data with the help of an API (REST, streaming) and thereby make it available to other systems.

Data pre-processing functions simplify the use of data.

= The history of the raw data is easily and performantly available


Advantages of DataCollector

Reading of high number of signals in the millisecond range

Brownfield integration through support of various protocols

Scalability through simple, central configuration

Data Collector solves these production problems.

  • Central tool for collecting machine data from a wide variety of sources on the shop floor
  • Connection of various PLCs from different manufacturers and generations
  • High-frequency acquisition of machine data without influencing the production process
  • Acquisition of data without adaptation to controls themselves
  • Minimum network traffic
  • Reliable data through synchronization of data sources
  • Secure communication

All features of Data Collector

Reading machine data

High-frequency acquisition via a wide range of protocols
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Reading machine data

The DataCollector supports a wide range of protocols for reading machine data.

In addition to machine-to-machine protocols such as OPC-UA, a strength of the DataCollector is its support for a wide variety of proprietary protocols (such as Siemens S7 or Beckhoff TwinCAT).

The reading of the machine data is designed for performance in order to be able to read data at the highest possible sampling rate.

Central management

Scaling through management of any number of sources
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Central management

Manage and configure any number of DataCollector instances via a central interface (web application or API).

You don't have to configure each DataCollector individually and laboriously access each edge computer.

By reducing administrative overhead, DataCollector can be rolled out across entire factories at scale.

Data preprocessing

Preprocessing of data at the Edge
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Data preprocessing

The recorded raw data is pre-processed directly "at the edge". In this way, we increase the performance of data provision and reduce the data traffic generated.

Feature Engineering

Creation of data features based on complex rules
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Feature Engineering

Transform raw data with complex rules to create new statements.

This way you can apply a mathematical operation on a signal to give it a new meaning.

Features are calculated live and can be accessed via a streaming and REST interface.

Signal Viewer

Visualization of signal values and statistics
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Signal Viewer

The Signal Viewer displays signal values. This allows you to track the value progression over time and draw conclusions about the process behavior.

In addition, statistics and histograms give you further possibilities to understand the signal behavior.

Time series database

Storage and provision of measured values
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Time series database

The signal values are stored in a high-performance time series database so that you can access the historical signal values at any time.

You can retrieve the data via an API.


REST and streaming API for integration with inventory systems
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Use the REST and streaming API to interact with the DataCollector. Retrieve signal values or adjust the configuration programmatically via a standardized interface.

This allows you to integrate our solution with existing systems.




encrypted TLS communication
All communication is encrypted with TLS
Role-based access control (RBAC)
User management with dedicated roles and permissions management
Single sign-on
Single sign-on with Microsoft 365

Add ons

System integrations (ETL)
Integration into system landscape through ETL processes
On-Premise Deployment
Optional on-premise deployment

Supported systems and interfaces

ABB AC500/-eCO
B&R 2003/2005, X20
Bachmann M200/MX200
Beckhoff TwinCAT 2/3
Berghof (modular, compact controls)
Bosch Rexroth IndraControl, IndraLogic/XLC
Eaton XC100/150/200/300
Keba KeSystems, KeMotion
Lenze controller 3200 C, p500
Schneider Electric Modicon, PacDrive M/3 (ELAU)
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Siemens SIMATIC S5
Siemens Simatic S7-1200 /-1500
Siemens Simatic S7-200
Siemens Simatic S7-300/-400
Siemens WinAC/WinLC
Sigmatek CP1xy, CP3xy
Wago Controller 750, 758
Yaskawa (VIPA) 300S, 200V
Kawasaki Robotics (E Controller)
Yaskawa YRC1000 / micro
Beckhoff TwinCAT 2/3
Bosch Rexroth MTX
Heidenhain DNC
Siemens SINUMERIK 810/880 (LAN adapter)
Siemens SINUMERIK 828D sl/840D sl
Siemens SINUMERIK 840D pl
Arburg Selogica 5.x
Dr. Boy Procan ALPHA 2/4
Engel CC300
KraussMaffei MC6
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag NC5
Wittmann Battenfeld Unilog B6/B8
Hosokawa Alpine ExVis 2/3/4/5
Modbus TCP/RTU
OPC (Classic)
Apache Kafka

Use our high-performance edge device.

  • Modern hardware with Intel i7 processors (up to 8 cores) and up to 32GB memory
  • Variety of (network) interfaces
  • Industry-ready for DIN control cabinet integration
  • Ready configured delivery with Data Collector software
IT architecture

A scalable IT architecture with central backend and any number of edge deployments

The plus10 IT architecture consists of the central Software as a Service instance and any number of edge computing units that collect data from machine controllers.

Success Stories

What our customers & partners say

Data Collector at vileda

  • Creation of a high-frequency Big Data infrastructure and data mapping for injection molding machines.
  • Implementation of data interfaces to various control systems (Demag injection molding machines, in-mold sensors and other external sensors)
  • Creation of a virtual track & trace system for tracking individual parts after injection molding
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Products used:

Impact = building a high-frequency data infrastructure as the basis for machine learning models.

Shannon® at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies

  • Fully automated production line for automotive cabin air filters, consisting of 21 processes
  • 80 situational solution suggestions generated during the initial test phase and actively used for operational troubleshooting
  • 22 quantified and prioritized technical optimization measures for medium-term optimization and maintenance measures
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Products used:

Impact = Transparency about short stops with technical cause assignment, which in total cost 9% of the production time

Darwin at Schwarzkopf

  • Fully automated and interlinked filling and packaging line for consumer goods (0.17 sec. cycle time)
  • Detailed transparency of downtime per shift at station level for effective shift handover and basis for conceptual optimization
  • Faster root cause identification in the optimization process and in the event of downtimes thanks to visualization of the signal behavior
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Impact = up to 17% potential for throughput increase identified

Darwin at Haselmeier

  • fully automated assembly line for the production of self-injection pens (cycle time less than 5 sec.)
  • Identification and quantification of the causes for availability and performance degradation
  • Trend analysis on fault occurrence and problem resolution times for each individual cause of loss
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Products used:

Impact = Uncovering of OEE potential greater than 10%.

Shannon® at Peri

  • Fully automated production line for safety-critical scaffold decking consisting of 34 process steps with 11 second cycle time
  • Implementation and operation of Shannon® in multi-shift operation
  • High-frequency connection of all machine controllers involved (various PLCs, RC, motion, welding and test controllers) as a fused live data basis
  • Generation of over 50 solutions during implementation phase for situational problem solving with Shannon®.
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Products used:

Impact = data-based transparency on all relevant machine faults including localization and prioritization

Shannon® at ebm-papst St. Georgen

  • Fully automated production line for automotive cabin air filters, consisting of 21 processes
  • 80 situational solution suggestions generated during the initial test phase and actively used for operational troubleshooting
  • 22 quantified and prioritized technical optimization measures for medium-term optimization and maintenance measures
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Products used:

Impact = Shannon® smartwatches were particularly valuable for operational operators and logistics personnel

Shannon® at Schott Schweiz AG

  • Fully automated production line for syringes (GMP-compliant medical environment)
  • Shannon® resulted in less time waiting for experts to be called for more complicated problems
  • Transparency about the frequency of problems and solutions used, e.g. to measure the effectiveness of remedial measures for recurring faults
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Products used:

Impact = 6%. more OEE and reduction of productivity variation by 30%.

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How does the data acquisition work?

plus10 collects the data directly from all integrated machine controllers (PLC, NC), robot controllers (RC), etc. of a production machine or from all controllers integrated in a production line. To do this, we use our plus10 DataCollector to acquire high frequency data from all PLCs, NC and/or RC involved. So far we can collect high frequency machine data with different manufacturer specific PLC protocols and we are continuously adding more controllers. Find out more about the controllers we support here or ask us about compatibility with your specific controller type.

If you already have a powerful IT infrastructure installed in your factory, we also offer the connection to your middleware.

What data is used for the software tools?

Basically plus10 collects and processes all data of the machine control (PLC) of the production machines or the production line in high frequency. The high sampling rate (we are talking about milliseconds) is necessary to detect and assign the causes of problems and not only their consequences. In some cases the RC and NC data of e.g. handling robots are additionally required. In the standard case, no additional sensors or cameras need to be installed.

What are the requirements for the IT infrastructure in production? Do I need to set up a cloud environment in my production network?

The plus10 software tools are flexible in terms of IT infrastructure. Data acquisition and pre-processing runs continuously locally, e.g. on an Industrial Edge Device or a virtual machine within the machine control network. For the next processing step, plus10 adapts to your preferred solution: We can provide a cloud environment for our software tools or they can run on a virtual machine on-premise in your existing in-plant data center. Both are possible and we have experience with both options.

Is it a problem to have machine controls from different manufacturers?

No, that is not a problem. You will find here all machine controls that are currently compatible.

Your PLCs are not yet listed? Contact us to clarify the introduction of new interfaces with our software development.