Industrial

PROFINET Software Gateway for Asset Management

Access PROFINET networks via FDI and OPC UA

smartLink SW-PN provides access to PROFINET networks. By integrating standardized technologies like FDI (OPC UA), it provides transparent access to all connected devices.

smartLink SW-PN can be used for asset management, device configuration and monitoring. It allows to access device identification, health, diagnostics, and process data.

Overview

Parameterization, Plant Asset Management and Process Data Provision using Standard Industry Tools

  • Independent of configuration tools
  • Centralized and time-saving parameterization of PROFINET and PROFIBUS field devices directly from the control room
  • Access from Plant Asset Management applications for field devices configuration

Ethernet Access Point to PROFINET networks

  • Provides 2nd channel to access the field devices
  • Acts as a PROFINET supervisor
  • Support of multiple PROFINET networks
  • Needs only standard Ethernet (UDP) connection to the PROFINET networks

Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Re-use of existing PROFINET networks without requiring modification
  • Access to acyclic data via FDI communication server (OPC UA)

Asset Management and Parameterization of PROFINET Devices

Configuration, Parameterization, Plant Asset Management
  • Secure, standardized access to devices
  • Parallel to and independent of the controller
Compatible with established communication standards
  • Implements the standard FDI communication server interface based on OPC UA

Asset Management and Parameterization of PROFIBUS Devices

Configuration, Parameterization, Plant Asset Management
  • Secure, standardized access to devices
  • Parallel to and independent of the controller
Inexpensive and low-risk Integration
  • Connection of PROFIBUS devices without additional hardware
  • Use of existing infrastructure using the PROFINET/PROFIBUS proxy standard for connecting to the PROFIBUS devices
Compatible with established communication standards
  • Implements the standard FDI communication server interface based on OPC UA

Technical Data

smartLink SW-PN
Supported Communication Protocols PROFINET, PROFIBUS
FDI communication server (OPC UA)
  PROFINET/PROFIBUS Proxies Softing:
pnGate DP, pnGate PA, pnGate PB
aplSwitch Field PA
Docker Container Minimum Hardware Requirements Docker Container: 200 MB free disk space, 500 MB RAM
Virtual Machine:
- VMware 3 GB free disk space, 2 GB RAM
- Hyper-V 5 GB free disk space, 2 GB RAM
  Licensing Node locked license for Docker container

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Software Virtual machine or Docker container – additionally available via Docker Hub
Documentation User Guide as PDF download
Order Numbers  
LRA-AA-027003 smartPlus PN, License access to one field device
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