factorycube-edge

sensorconnect

This tool automatically finds connected ifm gateways (e.g. the AL1350 or AL1352), extracts all relevant data and pushes the data to a MQTT broker. Technical information and usage can be found in the documentation for sensorconnect

barcodereader

This tool automatically detected connected USB barcode scanners and send the data to a MQTT broker. Technical information and usage can be found in the documentation for barcodereader

mqtt-bridge

This tool acts as an MQTT bridge to handle bad internet connections. Messages are stored in a persistent queue on disk. This allows using the factorycube-edge in remote environments with bad internet connections. It will even survive restarts (e.g. internet failure and then 1h later power failure). We developed it as we’ve tested multiple MQTT brokers and their bridge functionalities (date of testing: 2021-03-15) and could not find a proper solution:

nodered

This tool is used to connect PLC and to process data. See also Getting Started. Or take a look into the official documentation

emqx-edge

This tool is used as a central MQTT broker. See emqx-edge documentation for more information.


barcodereader

This is the documentation for the container barcodereader.

sensorconnect

This docker container automatically detects ifm gateways in the specified network and reads their sensor values in the highest possible data frequency. The MQTT output is specified in the MQTT documentation

mqtt-bridge

This tool acts as an MQTT bridge to handle bad internet connections.