Software module for connecting SINUMERIK 840D controllers to industrial IoT applications

Container technology with access to SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line und Power Line data via OPC UA and flexible deployment options for higher-level applications

edgeConnector 840D connects to the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line and Power Line controllers without any inter-vention in the machine configuration and provides the data as an OPC UA server. All process parameters from the NC part (axis, tool, program data), as well as the PLC part (status, program sections, alarms) and the drive data can be read out. As a Docker container, the product offers flexible deployment options, e.g. on standard IPCs or devices running Azure IoT Edge or AWS IoT Greengrass.

The application can be easily configured locally via an integrated web interface. It can also be managed remotely using the REST API. The configuration is flexible and includes precisely coordinated security settings (e.g. role-based access rights for OPC UA client applications).

As the first strategic expansion of Softing’s dataFEED product family to include virtualization and container technology, the new product leverages Softing’s extensive experience with brownfield connectivity and OPC UA technology and makes it available for new and highly efficient IoT solution architectures.


Accessing Tooling Machine Data from OPC UA Applications

  • Provision of SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line and Power Line data
  • Pre-defined namespace, customizable for special machine data sets
  • Standardized OPC UA communication for data integration into management systems like ERP, MES or SCADA or for data exchange with other docker containers like Microsoft OPC Publisher or Amazon AWS IoT SiteWise
  • Connection of up to 5 SINUMERIK 840D controllers with one Container Runtime
  • Reading of NC/PLC alarms, as well as GUD variables and R parameters
  • Dedicated for retrofit upgrades of existing SINUMERIK controllers

Easy Cloud-driven or Local Deployment

  • Container images stored in different online repositories like Docker Hub, Azure Container Registry (ACR) or Amazon Elastic Con-tainer Registry (ECR)
  • Licensing via Softing Floating Licence Server (Windows Application)

Lightweight Flexible Container Solution

  • Less resources plus increased scalability and flexibility
  • Support of security standards as SSL/TLS, X.509 certificates, authentication and data encryption
  • Highly flexible application to be started or stopped immediately, if needed

Order Information

Scope of Delivery 
SoftwaredataFEED edgeConnector 840D, download via Docker Hub or Azure Marketplace
License KeyE-mail delivery after purchase including download link
Order Numbers 
LAA-XX-142005dataFEED edgeConnector 840D, 5 NCU connections (1 year)
LAA-XX-142020dataFEED edgeConnector 840D, 20 NCU connections (1 year)
Additional Products and Services
LRL-DY-140004dataFEED Secure Integration Server, single seat license for up to 100 OPC UA connections,including maintenance and support contract for 1 year
GPL-CS-191000echolink S7-compact (PROFIBUS/MPI adapter for communication with SINUMERIK 840D pl)
6FC5851-1XC45-4YA8SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC software and SINUMERIK Operate, toolbox including NCVar Selector
(please order directly from Siemens)

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