6. April 2017

SOMA – Using Machine Data to Your Advantage

SOMA – Using Machine Data to Your Advantage

Industry 4.0, Big Data, Internet of Things. The terms and buzzwords for networked and intelligent production are manifold. With SOMA, softgate provides a software solution for recording, visualization, and evaluation of production machine data. Data sources as well as areas of application are virtually unlimited. Any machine that delivers data by nature or maybe by retrofit sensors can be connected to SOMA by plug & play.
And this is the exact point of the buzzwords mentioned at the beginning: Linking of machines to powerful IT systems. Based on the extracted data, these IT systems are able to create relations, which allow prognoses or trends about machine or tool wear, product quality, or power consumption.

Digitalization of Production Machines

Digitalisierung von Produktionsmaschinen mit SOMASOMA uses modular hardware and thus allows an easy connection of a single machine or even a machine cluster. Central data storage provides customized comparisons or evaluations of a single machine or a machine group. By using the latest web technology and safety technology, worldwide access to your recorded and analyzed production machine data is possible.

SOMA offers hard- and software for the following areas of application:

The modules mentioned above have an alerting system, which allows notification either on mobile device or on desktop PCs.

Our SOMA software classifies the status of the individual machines into a traffic light system. The machines with a green background function perfectly. The machines marked in yellow are still working, but there is a problem coming up and they are no longer running permanently. The machines highlighted in red show a fault. The machine no longer functions and a technician should inspected it as quickly as possible.

Additional Functionalities:

  • Creating of user groups and profiles
  • Notification in your company network only (notification of reachable employees and data security)
  • Confirmation of alarm acceptance
  • Optimum response times

SOMA consist of the modules SOMA Data Acquisition for acquisition and SOMA Analytics or visualization and evaluation of machine data. Both modules are suitable for stand-alone operation. You can tailor each module to your requirements.

To demonstrate and test our SOMA platform, we will also be glad to provide you with our evaluation system for predictive maintenance on request.

Your Additional Benefit:


  • Performant software platform SOMA
  • SOMA Analytics und SOMA Data Acquisition
  • Alarm management via traffic light system based on of configurable limit values
  • Installation and commissioning by our specialized employees
  • Evaluation system Predictive Maintenance


Our Services at a Glance:


  • Advice on election of suitable communication protocols
  • Implementation of communication protocols
  • Integration of your Beckhoff IPC into your machinery
  • Configuration of your Beckhoff IPC
  • Storage of measurement data locally or in the cloud
  • Revision-safe archiving
  • Connection to third-party systems
  • Automated capture
  • Transfer of measurement data
  • Our SOMA platform
  • Analytical approach
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Predictive maintenance evaluation system