Atlas Edge

Atlas Edge connects your machines to the cloud

Your shop floor architecture might be holding your business back from achieving the 4IR dream. Atlas Edge allows you to deliver the power of the cloud on premise.

Making 4IR dreams a reality

Fast data processing

Without Edge, small changes can be slow to implement, hard to deploy and expensive to maintain. Ambitious global rolls out of industrial IT can lose pace and grind to a halt. This is where Atlas Edge comes in.

To adopt the revolutionary approaches that 4IR technologies open the door to, low-latency and lightning fast data processing is a necessity. With Atlas Edge, the distance between your machines and the cloud is cut down to insignificance.

Expand your computing capabilities

Creating a factory in a box

With Atlas Edge, we’ve created a way to package all your business processes from Atlas Play, your resource models and digital twins from Atlas Optimise, your AI algorithms from Atlas Boost and your equipment connections into a single self-maintained container.

This container can be deployed 1000s of times, into your existing IT landscape, into the smallest edge device or into an entire 5G network.

Atlas Edge is your route to a truly connected world

5 steps to a connected world

Step 1 - Connect to the edge

Atlas Edge allows you to create millions of connections between your equipment and the cloud, reducing latency and increasing efficiency

5 steps to a connected world

Step 2 - Secure everything

With industry leading security, you can be confident that your connection to the cloud is safe

5 steps to a connected world

Step 3 - Collect your data

With Atlas Edge, you can collect and process data in real-time from your shop floor.

5 steps to a connected world

Step 4 - Instruct your equipment

By using edge computing, every aspect of your business can be completely under your control

5 steps to a connected world

Step 5 - Automate your operation

With Atlas Edge, true automation becomes a reality. Using real-time data collection and instantaneous analysis and implementation, Atlas can automate your world and allow your equipment to operate with autonomy

Power of the cloud

Atlas Edge connects things to the internet of things

With Atlas Edge, all of your equipment becomes a part of the internet of things

  • Collect and transfer data instantly
  • Make the cloud feel like home
  • Configure architecture to suit your needs
Integrate Edge

Atlas Edge connectivity

Using advanced APIs, Atlas Edge connects your equipment seamlessly to the IIoT. By interfacing with platforms such as Microsoft Azure IoT, AWS IoT Greengrass and OPC Foundation, Edge enables connectivity and interaction on an unparalleled scale, from SMEs to Enterprise.


What is the difference between edge and cloud computing?

Edge computing happens at the ‘edge’ of a network, allowing full or partial data processing to happen closer to the end user than at cloud facilities. Edge facilities can be on-site or in locations near to end users, such as in cities or at network exchanges.

Cloud computing happens completely offsite and can result in latency if the cloud servers are far from the end user. Edge computing helps eliminate this latency by carrying out some of the computing closer to the end user.

What is an edge data centre?

An edge data centre is a facility that exists closer to end users than cloud facilities which allows for full or partial data processing ahead of communication with the cloud. This edge computing helps minimise latency by making communication with the cloud more efficient.

Is my data transmission reliable with Atlas?

Data passed between Atlas Cloud services and Atlas Edge is safe, secure and reliable. We keep your data safe using cutting edge technology and layered security methods. We also buffer the data at the edge to ensure any network interruption will mean no loss of data.

Can Atlas Edge feedback results to my machine or devices?

Yes! Atlas Edge enables instant feedback from all your devices, facilitating instant data collection, analysis and implementation. This can be as simple as a basic rule or as complex as using AI generated modules to bring the power of big data to the edge.

Can I set up alerts?

Atlas Edge in combination with Atlas Boost can set up a wide range of alerts so you know what’s happening with your devices at all times.

Can I instruct my machine or device?

Using Altas Edge in combination with Atlas Play the user can control and manage machine instructions. These can be as simple as a pointer to a program or the individual parameters, or as complex as delivering a complete program or AI algorithm.

Are my devices compatible with Atlas Edge?

We use cutting edge APIs to link to almost any piece of equipment your business might use. If you find your device isn’t automatically compatible with Atlas Edge, our engineers will make it so.

Does it make a difference whether I’m connecting to a new build site or an existing one?

Whether you’re looking to use Atlas Edge with an existing site or a new facility, Atlas Edge can be integrated with your equipment. The questions you have to ask yourself is what is the business value of the data? Who is the user of the data and is the data required to flow both ways, to instruct the equipment or device, or to collect data? With a green field site it is easy to define the interfacing standards while purchasing the equipment.

Should I standardise on OPC UA?

OPC UA is probably the most popular choice for manufacturing sites where PLC’s and SCADA is commonly used. However, there are 100s of industries and types of equipment and devices where OPC UA is not commonly used. For example, quality test machines, Teleco or IoT. Therefore any manufacturing architecture should include OPC UA, but whether it should be exclusive is debatable. With Atlas Edge, we architect a solution that allows for several types of standard protocols including IoT and API interfaces.

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Dr. Katy Milne


Chief Engineer

As a centre of innovation working with supply chain companies from multiple sectors, MTC needs an extremely flexible and configurable workflow management system. That's why we have been beta testing Atlas Play in our state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facility in the DRAMA programme.

Peter Wilson CEng MIET


Senior Research Associate

We are just at the beginning of two Industry 4.0 projects which will utilise Atlas software. The team is very knowledgeable, flexible and professional. I have high expectations of Atlas!

Steve Horrex


Head of Sales

In Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, one of the key customer demands for turbocharger welding systems is full industry 4.0 compliance. With Atlas we will provide traceability, improve productivity, reduce downtime and achieve a reliable production output.