SensorLink is a combined hardware and software solution for connecting machines as well as for machine data extraction and monitoring. Its set-up is quite simple since the system adapts automatically to changes (e.g. retrofitting of sensors / machines) in contrast to existing solutions. Foundation for this is a unique plug & play procedure. SensorLink enables plant operators to quickly retrofit sensor systems and optimize production via additional data acquisition. Also, integration into existing sensor systems is possible. Via a data analysis and visualization solution in the cloud or on on-premise server, data can be displayed and utilized.