Industrial

OPC UA Server & MQTT Publisher Gateway for PLC Controllers and CNC Machines

Access PLC, CNC, and OPC UA Data via MQTT and OPC UA for higher-level management applications

edgeGate makes data integration easier than ever before. The gateway supports the connection of PLC & CNC Controllers from and uses the OPC UA standard for a simple and secure data integration of new and existing plants in higher-level management systems, such as ERP, MES, or SCADA systems.

In addition, edgeGate also offers MQTT Publisher functionality, enabling direct integration of Machine data into private or public IoT cloud applications on the IT side. The generic MQTT implementation supports the use of many different cloud providers. Like the OPC UA standard, MQTT also supports various security mechanisms such as encrypted connections, certificates, and user authentication, thus contributing to a high level of data security.

Moreover, the functionality of edgeGate can be extended with the complete portfolio of our edgeConnectors and edgeAggregator solutions.

With this functionality, edgeGate is a compact, secure, future-oriented, and proven gateway for data integration.

Overview

Access to existing PLC and CNC Controller Data

  • Read and write access to Simatic Siemens PLC, Allen-Bradley PLC, Siemens Sinumerik controller, Fanuc CNC controller, Modbus TCP, or OPC UA Client machine Data.
  • Easy local and global access to field data and routing through firewalls.
  • Protect investment through simple retrofit upgrades, as well as for modern controllers’ integration, without require modifying the running configuration in them.
  • No PLC programming or dedicated PC required.

Standardize and Simplify the Machine Data Integration

  • Integration of higher-level management systems like ERP, MES, or SCADA using integrated OPC UA Server providing open, platform-independent, and market-proven communication.
  • Simple data transmission to an MQTT broker using the MQTT publisher functionality for local or cloud-based solutions.
  • Separate Web interface for Gateway configuration and Access Data application to avoid misconfigurations.

Industry-proven Security

  • Physically separated interfaces for OT and IT networks add security layer to the plant.
  • Supporting security standards such as SSL/TLS and X.509 certificates.
  • Support of all security functions of OPC UA and MQTT.
  • Filtered access depending on IP address (Whitelist / Blacklist for OPC UA endpoints).

Technical Data

edgeGate    
Hardware Processor Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1,5GHz
  Status LEDs (Gateway) PWR (Power Supply), RUN (Running), ERR (Error), APP (Application)
  Real-Time Clock Real-Time clock with buffering, setting the time via browser or by NTP server
(buffer time depends on conditions such as ambient temperature and duration of use)
Interfaces Ethernet 2x IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, Connector: RJ45
  USB 1x USB 2.0, Connector: Type A
  HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0, Connector: Type A
Supported Communication
Protocols
Northbound
  • MQTT V3.1, V3.1.1, & V5
  • OPC UA Server
  Southbound
  • OPC UA Client
  • Modbus TCP
  • SIMATIC S7, RFC1006, S7+: S7-300/-400/-1200/-1500 PLCs
  • EtherNet/IP CIP: Allen-Bradley CLX PLCs
  • Sinumerik 840D (RFC1006): Sinumerik PL & SL CNCs
  • FOCAS (Ethernet): FANUC CNCs
Physical Properties Dimensions (H x W x D) 120 mm x 28 mm x 110 mm
  Weight Approx. 420g
  Power Supply 24Vdc ±20%, SELV/PELV supply mandatory, typical input current 500mA
(max. 1A, considering rush-in current at switch-on)
  Typical Power Loss 9.5W
  Operating Temperature -20°C … +60°C
  Storage Temperature -40°C … +85°C
  Relative Humidity 5% … 95%, non-condensing
  Cooling Convection, no fan
  Mounting DIN rail 35mm
  Protection Class IP20
Conformity/Standards CE
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
  • EN61000-6-2 Generic standards – Immunity standard for industrial environments
  • EN61000-6-3 Generic standards – Emission standard for residential, commercial, and light-industrial environments
  • EN61000-6-4 Generic standards – Emission standard for industrial environments
  • EN61326-1 Electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use
  • EN61131-2 Programmable controllers – zone B
  • EN55011 Industrial, scientific, and medical equipment – Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics – Group 1 Class B
  • EN55032 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission Requirements - Class B
  • EN 50581:2012/EN IEC 63000:2018 RoHS, Assessment to the restriction of hazardous substances
  FCC FCC FCC 47 CFR Part 15B and ICES-003 – Class B
  VCCI Class B Information Technology Equipment (ITE) set forth in the Agreement of Voluntary Control
Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI), April 2015

Order Information

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware edgeGate
Software Integrated web interface to configure the device.
Integrated web interface to configure the Machine Data connectivity.
Order Numbers  
GAL-YY-051000 edgeGate
LRL-XX-161001 edgeConnection – Perpetual License*
LMA-XX-161001 edgeConnection – Software Upgrade License
* edgeConnection License already include 1 Year Software Upgrade license (LMA-XX-161001)
Additional products and services
  edgeAggregator
  edgeConnector Siemens
  edgeConnector 840D
  edgeConnector Modbus
  edgeConnector FANUC CNC
  edgeConnector Allen-Bradley PLC
GPA-CS-041000 NETLink S7-Compact (for S7-300/S7-400 without CP or Ethernet connection)

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