Node-RED for Manufacturing

Connect, Integrate, Visualize, Automate

Node-RED makes it easy to automate many different aspects of the manufacturing process, including production line monitoring, quality control, and supply chain management.

With its visual interface and extensive library of nodes, Node-RED makes it easy for manufacturers to create custom applications to meet their specific needs.

Connect Hardware & Sensors

Node-RED can be used to connect data from different types of hardware and sensors used in manufacturing processes. This allows manufacturers to gather and analyze data from different parts of the production line, enabling them to make informed decisions and improve efficiency.

Node-RED runs on a wide variety of PLC and IoT Edge Gateways. There are also Node-RED nodes to collect data from different OT protocols, including OPC-UA, Modbus, MQTT, S7, and more.

Integrate OT and IT Data

Node-RED allows manufacturers to integrate operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) data, creating a unified view of the production process. Node-RED is ideal for integrating OT and IT data.

On the edge, Node-RED can pull down relevant data from different services, ex. Weather information, for processing with OT data. Node-RED can also send data to a database or the cloud for processing by IT services. This integration helps manufacturers to make better use of the data they collect and improve the overall efficiency of their operations.

Visualise OT Data

Node-RED provides a visual interface for monitoring and analyzing operational technology (OT) data in real-time.

It is simple to visualize manufacturing data in dashboards or simple HMI making it easy for manufacturers to spot trends and anomalies, and make data-driven decisions to improve their operations.

Automate Event Triggers

Node-RED can be used to automate event triggers based on certain conditions or criteria. This enables manufacturers to respond to changes in the production line in real-time, reducing downtime and improving efficiency.

With Node-RED, manufacturers can create custom event trigger workflows that can be easily modified and managed.

High level architecture diagram showing how Node-RED can assist with data flow across a factory and manufacturing use-case

FlowForge Adds DevOps
to Node-RED for Manufacturing

FlowForge helps companies to reliably deliver Node-RED applications in a continuous, collaborative and secure manner. We introduce to Node-RED many of the devops concepts that are well understood in IT organizations.

Efficient Fleet Management & Monitoring

Many manufacturing companies will use Node-RED to monitor equipment in their factory or fleets of devices in remote locations.

FlowForge automates the process of remote deployment of a Node-RED instance. It can automatically deploy a new version of a Node-RED flow or even roll-back to a previous snapshot.

Collaborative Node-RED Development

FlowForge makes it possible for teams to collaborate on the same Node-RED flows. Team members can now share the same Node-RED instances to make for quicker and more efficient development of your Node-RED application.

Streamlined Application Delivery

With FlowForge, you can not set up devops delivery pipelines to support development, test and production environments. A key to ensuring your Node-RED application delivery is reliable, secure and high quality.

Professional Support for Node-RED

FlowForge offers professional support for Node-RED deployments. Our experts are available to support your Node-RED and FlowForge deployments.

The FlowForge platform keeps your systems up-to-date with the latest versions of Node-RED and security updates, ensuring the continuity of your operations.

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Connect, Integrate, Visualize & Automate your industrial data