About KUNBUS – the Company behind Revolution Pi

In a glance – Our idea

Revolution Pi started in 2016, when we launched the first open source industrial PC based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. From the very beginning, our mission was to develop a low-cost, scalable and industrially suitable controller and to consistently continue the basic idea of Raspberry Pi. Thus, we make no secret of the hardware, source codes and software. Even more, we consciously carry the open source idea internally and externally. We share knowledge, feedback and new approaches from our community and set a new standard in the environment of Industry 4.0. In fact, the success of the Revolution Pi shows that the risk of bringing an open source product to the automation market has been worth it.

In a glance – Figures*

  • Over 1.000.000 communication devices produced
  • Over 150 employees from all over the world
  • 4 R&D offices across Germany
  • 1 state-of-the-art production site
  • Over 30 international distribution partner
  • Founded in 2008

* – The figures refer to the entire company of KUNBUS (as of 01/2024).

Revolution Pi still growing

In the meantime, a complete product family for the implementation of a wide variety of automation and IIoT projects is available and Revolution Pi has established itself as its own brand under the umbrella of KUNBUS GmbH, which continues to grow steadily. Existing installations are digitalized, new plants are automated and distribution channels and business models are revised or newly initiated so that productivity and profitability can be sustainably increased. And our customers, who come from a wide variety of industries and regions around the world, are as diverse as the fields of use and application possibilities.

You can find a selection of exciting reference projects in our Success Stories section.

Different Revolution Pi devices lined up on a DIN rail
A large number of basic and expansion modules ensure that you can configure your Revolution Pi system according to your requirements.

Revolution Pi – Made in Germany

We are particularly proud of the fact that our devices are not only engineered by us, but also produced – in accordance with ISO 9001 – in our own production facilities in Germany. This enables us to meet and verify the high quality standards that our customers and we ourselves demand. Regular quality controls, which ensure complete traceability of batches and 100 % end-of-line tests, play an important role.

Our production at our headquarters in Denkendorf near Stuttgart covers more than 3,000 sqm and has two SMD placement lines with state-of-the-art Fuji automatic placement machines as well as a semi-automatic THT assembly with a modern wave soldering system.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) in front of wave soldering machine in our production
Quick peek at our production facility: AGVs take the Revolution Pi PCBs to the wave soldering machine for THT soldering and then pick them up afterwards.

KUNBUS – More than just Revolution Pi

In addition to our Revolution Pi business unit, we have been developing and offering products and solutions for industrial communication in automation, process, manufacturing and drive technology since our foundation in 2008. This includes a comprehensive portfolio of real-time Ethernet and fieldbus-based protocol technology on state-of-the-art hardware platforms, as well as stacks suitable for the sensor level with IO-Link and IO-Link Wireless and the entry into wireless communication technology.

We are an active member of user organizations of the most common industrial communication protocols and create valuable synergies through cooperation and partnerships with international companies in the automation industry.

You can find more information about our communication portfolio on our KUNBUS Industrial Communication website.

Stocked IO-Link Wireless Master SOMs
Also in our product portfolio: System-on-Modules with IO-Link Wireless Master Stack.