Software from Balluff

A total package: from evaluation, to the concept, to implementation

Digitalization and the IIoT have meant rapid diversification of technology and increased pressure to integrate. This places ever new demands on automation and poses new security questions, among other things. To make sure you can take advantage of the opportunities presented by new technologies, we support you with our custom-tailored IIoT solutions. And we do this entirely according to your specifications.

Taking your requirements as the starting point, we develop individual 360° IIoT solutions for which we evaluate the current situation, take your OT and IT infrastructure into account and apply the right strategy, methodology and technology. For example we can modify your devices for the best possible functionality. Along with implementation, such as integration into the control station, we deliver individual support over the entire life cycle for this total package. We ensure practicality of our solutions through use cases in IIoT scenarios.
Economy and quality are priorities for us. And we think about data security from the very outset. Seamlessly linking OT and IT is a matter of course for our experts. It's understood that they make use of various competencies from IT and OT, research and development, process and project management as well as the sales area.

individual 360° IIoT solutions from Balluff

Our services

  • (1) Industrial and Cyber Security

    We find the right strategy

    The IIoT, digitalization, and increasing networking come with new risk scenarios that require an appropriate response. With our years of experience and our comprehensive know-how, we help you find the right defense strategy.

    Security Engineering

    In any IIoT project, security is a major consideration which our planning takes into consideration in the very first planning step. We draft threat models and design a holistic defense. This ensures the highest degree of security.

    Security Assessment

    Complex OT or IT infrastructures are subject to increasing threats, and the overall system is only as strong as its weakest link. We are able to penetrate this complexity and identify weak points. We consider every single level: Infrastructure, architecture, design, hardware and software, and individually developed applications and systems.

    Security Consulting

    The variety of different technologies, trends and products is growing enormously and placing far-ranging demands on security. We stand by you and guide you through all the safety-relevant topics and help you, for example, achieve ISO-27001 certification.

  • (2) Backend Integration

    Tailored to your specific needs

    The rapidly increasing quantities of data generated by the IIoT require a stable foundation upon which to implement a value-creating information flow. We develop and integrate custom-tailored backends for you, based on proven and emerging technologies such as web and cloud services (e.g. Spring/Spring Boot), JVM-based languages or Net Core.
    Since we have a large technology mix at our command and development paradigms like polyglot architectures and microservices, we can always offer you precisely tailored solutions.

  • (3) HMI Design and Development

    Visualization creates transparency

    Whatever processes need to be visualized in your automation, we make sure it's done the right way. For example, we can create a dashboard to visualize your production line and make processes and conditions transparent.
    Pressure changes represented on a dashboard provide detailed information about the machine status and are useful for a condition and discrepancy analysis. If, for example, changes in the current draw are visualized, you can draw conclusions about the system status at a glance.

    For us, visualization also means adapting your Corporate Design to the digital world. Usability determines how it is implemented.

  • (4) Embedded Development

    For virtually any device

    With our software we can optimize the hardware you use to your specific requirements. This applies both to Balluff devices and to third-party hardware. Our modifications allow, for example, data to be read and written on a RFID data carrier via NFC.
    Whatever you use, we enable communication between your devices and higher level systems, including up to the cloud.

  • (5) Smart Devices and Enterprise Web

    For a wide range of software platforms

    Whether Android, iOS, Windows or Linux-based operating systems, for whatever software platform you use, we develop apps for many different mobile devices, including tablets, smartphones, handhelds and wearables. Also for the system preferred in your plant.
    You also receive platform-neutral hybrid apps that work on the greatest number of different devices. Then processes, data and analyses can be made available on every device at any location in the world.

    For the Enterprise Web we develop dashboards on which you can visualize your applications. Your smartphones and computers then draw on this same platform. This simplifies handling and increases efficiency.

  • (6) Hardware Design and Integration

    Build upon years of expertise

    As automation specialists and long-time partners of many different industries, Balluff offers well-founded know-how and reliable experience along with a vast product range.
    This expertise enables us to offer you optimal hardware solutions and integrate them into your applications.

    We develop a custom, sustainable hardware model for you, perform feasibility testing, and integrate the hardware into your automation. Take advantage of this expertise.

  • (7) Data Management

    The basis for high transparency and reliable forecasting

    Collecting, processing and analyzing data is the basis for predictive maintenance. Valuable information can be drawn from this data which you can productively use in your automation. Trends can be ascertained and their causes determined. You detect weaknesses in the process early and can respond to them directly.
    Transparency through targeted data management opens up whole new spheres of action, for example in preventing unplanned system stoppages.

  • (8) DevOps and IT Infrastructure Management

    We bring different worlds together

    The Industrial Internet of Things links areas such as information and operative technology, which used to be separate, because complex machinery with networked sensors and software requires the interplay of OT and IT.
    Our DevOps team supports the interlinking of both worlds. We design the right infrastructures for devices and systems to function smoothly. The complete environment flows are in our development. You too can optimize your entire process.

    With our IT infrastructure management you also benefit from well thought out cloud engineering which is tailored to your processes. Whatever IT systems you use, we ensure optimal data transfer to the cloud and support you in data management.