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Industrial Automation: PLC Connectivity

Take a look at a typical modern production line or industrial process and you will find many different kinds of control systems. The sheer diversity and complexity of such systems can create some real challenges for control engineers and IT managers alike.

As the network grows over time, this often leads to a disjointed and sprawling architecture where communication is difficult and inefficient. We are able to offer a wide range of PLC-related products to address this. 

Please click on the links below to be taken to the relevant products for your requirements.
 

PLC Connectivity

dataFEED edgeGate

  • Gateway to easily connect industrial networks with IoT hubs and the cloud
  • Bidirectional and highly secure communication with Microsoft Azure IoT suite connected factory
  • Connectivity to OPC UA Servers
  • Connectivity to Siemens S7 PLCs, symbol import directly from SIMATIC STEP 7 and TIA Portal projects
  • Support of OPC UA and MQTT protocols for integrating data into higher level systems or cloud platforms
  • Native integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite connected factory
  • Physically separated network interfaces preventing intrusions
  • Suitable for new applications and retrofits, adding modern communication capabilities to existing plants

     

dataFEED edgeGate is a gateway connecting industrial networks to IT applications running on-premises or in the cloud. It connects OPC UA Servers and PLCs with applications via OPC UA or the MQTT protocol. In addition, the gateway offers deep integration into selected IoT hubs. With its OPC UA standard compliance, its simple configuration and its security features, the gateway makes it easy to start with small solutions and grow them over time.

dataFEED uaGate SI

  • OPC UA server gateway with MQTT-connectivity for S7-Controllers
  • Stand-alone infield hardware for integrating PLC data in on-premise and cloud applications
  • Connectivity between controllers and IT (ERP, MES, SCADA) systems as well as between controllers using the open, platform-independent and market-proven OPC UA standard
  • OPC UA technology supporting easy local and global networking as well as routing through firewalls
  • MQTT Publisher functionality for transferring production data into IoT cloud solutions
  • Gateway configuration based on web interface allowing easy symbol import directly from SIMATIC STEP 7 and TIA portal projects
  • Physically separated network interfaces preventing intrusions
  • Adding modern communication capabilities to existing plants

dataFEED uaGate SI is a compact gateway for industrial use providing convenient and secure data connectivity without the need for a PC. It integrates data from SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 and S7-1500 PLCs via OPC UA into higher-level management softwares such as ERP, MES or SCADA of new or existing installations. Using the MQTT Publisher functionality, these data can be integrated into IoT cloud applications.

Data Management Tools

Providing process data to higher-level systems

The "echo" range provides a solid basis for modern process data management systems. Process and manufacturing data are passed on directly to a higher level management system via echocollect’s diverse interfaces – and all this without intervening in existing controller systems.

echocollect e

  • Integration of existing systems in new quality assurance systems
  • Direct production connection to weak point analysis
  • Database & ERP connection to SAP, Oracle, dB2, MySQL, MS-SQL
  • Open data communication via OPC
  • Support for variety of controller systems (Siemens, Rockwell, Scheider, Beckhoff, ABB...)

echocollect e is an industrial multi-protocol gateway providing a modern process data management solution. It offers bidirectional real-time connectivity between PLCs and databases, and direct OPC UA and OPC Classic connectivity. Its functionality includes both local data logging and direct integration of data into IoT cloud applications via MQTT.

echocollect r/p/m

  • All the functionality of the echocollect e (as shown to the left) but with the addition of serial communications

echocollect r/m is an industrial multi-protocol gateway providing a modern process data management solution. It offers bidirectional real-time connectivity between PLCs and databases, and direct OPC UA and OPC Classic connectivity. Its functionality includes both local data logging and direct integration of data into IoT cloud applications via MQTT. 

PLC Development Kits

PLCcore-926 Kit

  • Evaluation board & 5.7" touch screen
  • Combines Linux with OpenPCS PLC runtime system and SpiderControl MicroBrowser for target visualization
  • Easy introduction to developing a PLC with integrated process visualization
  • Process data off the PLC can be directly visualized on the attached display

The Development Kit PLCcore-9263 is a high-capacity, complete package at a particularly favorable price. Based on a compact PLC with integrated target visualization, it enables the user to develop own, custom specific HMI devices.

The Kit ensures quick and problem-free commissioning of the PLCcore-9263. Therefore, it combines all hard- and software components that are necessary to create own HMI applications: the PLCcore-9263 SOM, the corresponding Development Board containing a QVGA LCD Display, I/O periphery and numerous interfaces, the OpenPCS IEC 61131 programming system, the SpiderControl HMI Editor (demo version) for the creation of the graphics pages as well as further accessory.

PLC Programmable Modules

PLCcore-9263

  • A simple, performance-optimized hardware platform combined with a production-ready, GUI-enabled operating system
  • Ready-to-use core module with small dimensions to reduce effort and costs for the development of user-specific controls
  • Suitable as a basic component for custom specific HMI devices as well as intelligent network node for decentralized processing of process signals (CANopen and UDP)

 

With our PLCcore-9263 we respond on growing requirements for HMI-enabled applications. Having in mind the ever present cost pressure and demands on performance, the PLCcore-9263 perfectly balances both. It provides a simple yet performance-optimized hardware platform combined with a production-ready, GUI-enabled operating system.

Making PLC available as an insert-ready core module with small dimensions reduces effort and costs significantly for the development of user-specific controls. The PLCcore-9263 is also very well suitable as basic component for custom specific HMI devices as well as intelligent network node for decentralized processing of process signals (CANopen and UDP).

PLCcore- 9G20

  • An OEM-able single board computer running Linux & a ready-to-use IEC 61131-3 runtime kernel plus CANopen manager pre-installed
  • Integrates a compact and high-performance Hard-PLC into user-specific applications
  • High-speed components on a compact low EMI multilayer circuit board
  • Suitable for use in various industrial fields

Developing modern and sophisticated control systems requires versatile, interdisciplinary know-how. This does not only involve hardware and application development. In fact, operating system adaptations, the connection of communication and field buses as well as data exchange between processes running in parallel becoming necessary. By applying the PLCcore-9G20 as PLC kernel in user-specific controls this development effort can be minimized.

PLCcore- 5484

  • An ideal basis for customized solutions
  • Based on SYSTEC's SOM - ECUcore-5484
  • It allows the integration of compact, Linux-based and very high-capacity Hard-PLC into applications with low effort
  • All necessary components are already being preinstalled, no additional license costs will occur

The PLCcore-5484 is an ideal basis for customized solutions. Based on the SYS TEC's SOM - ECUcore-5484, it allows for an integration of compact, Linux-based and extremely high-capacity Hard-PLC into own applications at low effort. With all necessary components already being preinstalled, no additional license costs will occur.

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