NOA – Next Open Automation

The open IIoT and Edge Platform in Industrial Automation

Industrial automation is changing. This is accompanied by fundamental requirements such as more flexibility and simplification. Systems are becoming increasingly open for cooperation between different manufacturers. For machine and plant manufacturers, this reduces the development effort and the dependence on one product. Results are more opportunities to flexibly integrate their own functions into the systems. Solutions optimised in this way can strengthen your own portfolio in the market. This is exactly where KEB’s new, open and microservices-based platform comes in: NOA – Next Open Automation.

What is NOA?

As a platform, NOA offers the possibility to design your own automation solutions based on open systems. In addition to hardware and software products from KEB, the concept can be easily expanded – through the user’s own know-how or the integration of third-party suppliers. In this way, basic elements can be easily supplemented with knowledge from specialised companies.

The central infrastructure NOA Core relies on a Linux and container based architecture and can be used on embedded hardware, IPCs and panels from KEB or 3rd party devices. NOA apps such as solutions for HMIs, machine learning, monitoring and controls as well as customer-specific apps can be managed via the App Manager. The cloud based NOA Portal provides the higher-level services such as device management. If required, this can also be adapted as a white label variant for end customers. The open architecture of NOA enables the use of state-of-the-art technologies and reduces complexity.

KEB Head of HMI and IIoT Development Uwe Huber


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With NOA from a rigid, proprietary system to an open, flexible platform

  • Hardware independent
  • future proof real open​ architecture
  • add your own and 3rd party apps
  • increasing flexibility
  • Linux and container based architecture