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Industrial protocols data puller

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Pulr - pull devices and transform data into events

What is Pulr

Pulr is a small command-line tool, which can pull data from the device and convert it into events. Meaning the data is being outputted ONLY when it's changed.

The data is always being outputted to STDOUT, you can grep it or use any pipeline processor (I use vector) to push it via HTTP, into databases etc.

Before the output, any data part can be transformed: converted, divided, multiplied, rounded and so on.

The data can be outputted as plain text or as nd-json.

pulr -F modbus.yml -L


pip3 insall pulr
# for SNMP support
pip3 install python3-netsnmp
# for Modbus
pip3 install pymodbus
# optionally, install rapidjson to make JSON output faster
pip3 install python-rapidjson


Look in ./examples for the example configurations.

How does it work

One Pulr instance pulls one piece of the hardware equipment. The goal is to pull and process the data as fast as possible, but die as soon as any errors occur. Pulr is built to be started by supervisor, which collects the data from it and restarts the process on crashes.

But it's possible to run the tool with "-R" flag, which tells Pulr to restart the main loop in case of failures.

Is it fast enough?

Pulr is written in Python, but it's written to be fast enough (e.g. Modbus devices can be pulled up to 50 times per second without any problem).

Pulr code is written to be easily transformed to Rust or Golang, I plan to do this very soon.


Currently supported:

  • Modbus (TCP/UDP)
  • SNMP (v1/v2)

Planned very soon:

  • Ethernet/IP (Allen Bradley ControlLogix)

Data transformers

  • speed - calculate value growing speed, useful for SNMP interface counters
  • multiply, divide, round
  • bit2int - convert boolean bits into integers (1/0)

Output type

  • none or blank "output" field specified - output the data as plain text
  • ndjson - output the data as newline delimited JSON
  • eva/datapuller - specific type for EVA ICS

Bugs, feature requests, patches

You are welcome. For the patches, please avoid Python-specific coding style (e.g. function kwargs), as Python version will be rewritten very soon.


  • Outputs. No outputs are planned, except STDOUT. Use pipeline converters.

  • Pulling more than one device simultaneously. Isn't planned, start another Pulr process instead.

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