Softing is launching its edgePlug product line for the Siemens Industrial Edge Ecosystem. The edgePlugs are Linux-based Docker containers that provide access to FANUC and Sinumerik 840D CNC data and deliver it seamlessly into the Siemens Industrial Edge. In a later step, access to SIMATIC S7 data will also be possible. This makes Softing the first 3rd party connectivity provider for users of the Siemens Industrial Edge. All edgePlug products can be configured via the integrated Siemens Industrial Information Hub (IIH) tool. The purchase and licensing of the edgePlugs are fully integrated into the Siemens Industrial Edge Market Place. The licensing model is scalable and based on the number of control connections required.
From mid-May, edgePlug SINUMERIK CNC will be available. It enables access to data from Siemens 840D CNC controllers.
edgePlug FANUC CNC will be available from July. It can be used to read machine and manufacturing data from FANUC CNC product series 30i-B, 31i-B, 32i-B, 35i-B, and 0i-F.
The edgePlugs can be used for all edge, cloud, and on-premise applications that require access to control or machine data. The applications use the OPC UA servers or MQTT brokers available in the Siemens Industrial Edge to access the data provided. The edgePlugs in turn use Ethernet to connect to the controllers.