A frontline operations platform to connect people, machines, devices, and more.

About Tulip

Tulip is a connected frontline operations platform that connects people, machines, devices, and systems used in a manufacturing, production, or logistics process. The platform allows you to build apps for your frontline operations without writing any code. This allows you to go from idea to production in a matter of minutes. Drag and drop tools make a user-friendly solution with logic editors and rich media.

Devices, sensors, and machines can become connected with integrations throughout your factory. Tulip’s I/O Gateway and Edge MC help you connect devices to the apps you build–all while providing a library of supported devices to choose from, or allowing you to configure devices on your own through their interface.

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Tulip Features

The Tulip platform can be broken down into varying sections:

Edge and Industrial IoT

Tulip allows you to leverage IIoT with plug-and-play connections to machines, sensors, and smart tools. The apps you create in Tulip allow you to build triggers and workflows by incorporating events and measurements recorded by your devices and sensors.

  • Serialize: Serialize work with barcode or RFID integrations to dynamically control your process.
  • Measure: Create apps that adjust based on data from connected scales, calipers, thermometers, and sensors.
  • Capture Images: Operators can instantly record defects by taking images and videos with camera integrations.
  • Computer Vision: Use powerful, native computer vision to identify, localize, and track parts or motions to error-proof work.
  • Guide Operators: Add IoT to dynamic work instructions with rich media, CAD integrations and more to streamline operations.
  • Monitor Machines: With support for machine protocols and edge devices for legacy machines, have visibility into machine data

Data and Analytics

The no-code Tulip tables allow you to collect and store data automatically–allowing you to create dashboards and reports. This allows you to collect real-time production data and calculate KPIs across your facility. Along with configuring data models for endless use cases, you’ll be able to select defect rates, production targets, machine data, and more.

  • Build dynamic workflows: Visualize data from Tables in digital workflows. Combine work instructions and backend processes using logic.
  • Aggregate data from apps: Create, update, and display records from apps, machines, and sensors. Analyze table data alongside app data.
  • Dynamic analysis: Dynamically filter data being shown in the analysis based on a variable, table record, machine output and more.
  • Communicate with Tulip APIs: Communicate with data in Tulip Tables from external systems with the Tulip API and Connectors.
  • Get started with prebuilt apps: Teams around the world use Tulip apps in their operations. The Library makes it easy to hit the ground running.
  • Tulip Player: Use the player to run your applications on any interface–from tablets on the frontlines to your mobile phone.

Connectors

Tulip can be connected to your existing infrastructure including systems and machines. Tulip provides their own integrations out of box but also allows you to write your own–allowing you to read and write data from the software already in place within your business.

  1. Create a Connector: Configure connectors, making it easy to send data between HTTP APIs, SQL databases, OPC UA servers and Tulip.
  2. Build functions and logic: Specify inputs and outputs and control how your apps push and pull data from integrations using no-code logic.
  3. Move data with peace of mind: Best-in-class security takes the worry out of systems integrations.

Tulip Pricing

The cost of Tulip starts at $1,200/station/year. This includes unlimited apps and no user limits. There is a 30-day free trial available. There is no free version available.

  • 30-day Free Trial: Access to Frontline Operations Platform
  • Standard: $1,200/station/year (for frontline operations apps)
  • Professional: $2,400/station/year (for robust IIoT-enabled apps)
  • Enterprise: Custom pricing available (for Enterprise-grade apps)

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User Reviews of Tulip

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Submitted on May 14th, 2020 by Reinhard Musch from DMG MORI

We implemented this system together with our operators. Including them in the process from the start has been a great success.

The Tulip software helps digitize shop floor processes that vary by customer. The intuitive software is flexible and easy to configure, making it a sustainable and scalable solution.

We use Tulip at every DMG MORI site. Each site has a different focus. At DECEL-MAHO Pfronten we focus on the production of motor spindles.

Tulip provides timely information to operates and can be installed quickly on the shop floor. A complicated data network is not required. After four weeks, we gained insight into how we could significantly reduce errors and stabilize production.

Our spindle line assembly consists of over 16 stations. It’s important that the operator knows exactly which task they need to perform to complete the job. Tulip supports this 100%.

Now there’s live information from the operators and stations and we know where improvement is needed in order to reduce errors.

Tulips helps us identify the root cause of problems. It’s easy to configure with no programming skills required. This helps us reflect daily changes tor requirements.

Tulip helps us determine the root cause of problems with absolute certainty.