Retrofit solutions – digital transformation for existing systems

Particularly in older industrial systems, there is great potential for optimization. There is usually enough data available that can be networked and made available for super-fast analyses. In the process, ELASTIC GEAR is usually also able to overcome difficulties like technically outdated software (such as DOS, OS/2, VME or Solaris), programming languages or analog technology.

Retrofit your existing systems with ELASTIC GEAR to make them fit for the challenges of Industry 4.0. For example in welding, injection molding or electroplating companies, digital monitoring is already being used successfully in many cases.

Even purely mechanical technology can be digitally recorded. As long-standing test system and measuring equipment experts, we can develop tailor-made solutions from Data Ahead [LINK to the company] for these purposes if required. Here, you can choose between all the functions of the different ELASTIC GEAR modules or a core license:

All processes and components can be called up instantly

Different measuring stations, databases or other, often proprietary, sources of data no longer represent hurdles that need to be overcome. This is because ELASTIC GEAR networks all the involved data just like a search engine into a comprehensive, complete product lifelog. For example, any changes in the process or different components are thus easy to locate. Thanks to the complete homogenization and transparent indexing, even non-standard data sets (including PDFs, images, videos) or the contents of multiple databases can be readily accessed in real time:

  • or precise acquisition and availability of all data inventories.
  • Preservation of all raw data structures and original designations.
  • Even so-called volatile data is saved.
  • Additional sources and data can be easily added.
  • For data changes: clever automation instead of labor-intensive updates.

Superiority at a glance

In real time

Results in just a few seconds, even for annual queries.


ELASTIC GEAR provides high-resolution data acquisition.


With high process frequencies and scalable performance up into the petabyte range.


With ELASTIC GEAR as the platform technology, in addition to our OEE module you can also implement your own applications via REST-API.


State-of-the-art Docker container technology for secure cloud or on-premises solutions.


Equipped for the data queries of tomorrow.


All data formats and data sources are linked via a RESTful API.

Highest performance across all platforms

Whether directly on-site or via the certified cloud, ELASTIC GEAR processes architecture data faster than any other interface technology. Faster even, then the data can be generated!

  • Latest Docker container technology.
  • Virtually linear data processing.
  • Scalable performance into the petabyte range.

Maximum flexibility for your applications

ELASTIC GEAR offers superior performance and the highest flexibility for your specific challenges in product development today – and for the future, it can help with many different functions that go above and beyond this if required:

  • User-friendly, graphical front end.
  • Application-specific dashboard.
  • Comprehensive query catalog.
  • User interface in your own corporate design.
  • Expandable with all our modules.
  • Can be used as the basis for any third-party applications such as OEE, MES, ERP, MIS, BI.

Retrofit for a digital future

With ELASTIC GEAR, the digital transformation will be a success even in systems with outdated technology. Our Industry 4.0 Checklist will help you find out how to make the best use of your data inventory.