Industrial

Software module for connecting SIMATIC S7 controllers to industrial IoT applications

Container technology with access to Siemens controller data via OPC UA and flexible deployment options for higher-level applications

edgeConnector Siemens connects Siemens SIMATIC S7-300/400, and S7-1200/1500 controller and provides access to data via an OPC UA server interface. As a docker container, it offers flexible deployment options, for example on devices running Azure IoT Edge or AWS IoT Greengrass.

The application is easy to configure locally via a built-in Web interface. It can also be managed remotely via its REST API. Configuration is flexible and includes fine-tuned security settings (e.g. role based access rights for OPC UA client applications).

As a first strategic extension of Softing’s dataFEED product family into virtualization- and container technology, the new product leverages Softing deep experience with brownfield connectivity and OPC UA technology, and makes it available for new and highly efficient IoT solution architectures.

The product can simply get mounted next to the SINUMERIK NCU on a DIN rail and requires 24 VDC power supply. It has two independent Ethernet interfaces, one addressing the machine and the other addressing the IT network. Between these, the gateway acts as a firewall. The configuration is performed in just a few clicks using any web browser and the integrated web server.

Overview

Access to Siemens PLC Data from OPC UA Applications

  • Access to SIMATIC S7-300/400/1200/1500 data
  • Support of optimized data blocks in SIMATIC S7-1200/1500 controllers
  • Namespace configuration by importing SIMATIC STEP7 or TIA Portal project files or by direct browsing the variables in S7-1200/1500 controllers
  • 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 20 Siemens PLCs with one Container Runtime
  • Dedicated for retrofit upgrades of existing Siemens controllers

Easy Cloud-driven or Local Deployment

  • Container images stored in different online repositories like Docker Hub, Azure Container Registry (ACR) or Amazon Elastic Container 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 deployed, adjusted or started and stopped immediately, if needed

Order Information

Scope of Delivery 
SoftwaredataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, download via Docker Hub or Azure Marketplace
License KeyE-mail delivery after purchase including download link
DocumentationOnline: www.github.com/SoftingIndustrial/datafeed-edge-connector
Order Numbers 
LAA-XX-141005dataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, 5 PLC connections (1 year)
LAA-XX-141020dataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, 20 PLC 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
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