uaGate SI Supports Optimized Block Access in Siemens Controllers


Haar, October 11, 2018 - At the SPS IPC Drives 2018, Softing Industrial will present the uaGate SI gateway with a new firmware. This now also allows to access data in optimized blocks in Siemens controllers.

uaGate SI is a gateway for the integration of OPC UA and MQTT communication in existing and new systems with Siemens SIMATIC controllers. This makes it easy to integrate modern communication technology into Siemens SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 and S7-1500 PLCs. uaGate SI uses the modern security features of the OPC UA standard to protect the transmitted data.

With the new firmware version V1.60 uaGate SI can now also can access data blocks in SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers that work in optimized mode. For this, the user simply switches from the existing to the new Siemens protocol. This means that data in optimized blocks can also be used and further processed in applications outside the controller. Access to optimized blocks is currently not supported by any other hardware gateway.

The new uaGate SI firmware version now also makes it possible to read symbolic information directly from the Siemens PLC. Thus, the symbol import or the complex configuration of the data points by hand are no longer necessary. The gateway makes the read symbol information available to OPC UA Client applications via the integrated OPC UA Server. These applications then can access the data in all data blocks via the symbolic name.

Sebastian Schenk, Product Manager at Softing Industrial Data Intelligence, has the customer benefit in view: "Customers have always loved the simplicity of using uaGate SI. The new firmware version now provides our customers with an even simpler integrated solution for powerful access to the data of the entire SIMATIC S7 controller family."

The uaGate SI gateway with the new firmware version for access to optimized blocks in Siemens controllers and for reading the symbol information will be presented at the SPS IPC Drives at the Softing booth in hall 5, booth 260.


About Softing Industrial Data Intelligence

The key technologies of Softing Industrial's business area Data Intelligence are the implementation and improvement of efficient and reliable digital data exchange processes in industrial applications as well as the transfer of information between production and IT. These enable the integrated manufacturing of the future, which involves networked systems across different sites and a continual need to optimize equipment and production processes. Softing Industrial Data Intelligence thus serves the ever growing demands of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0.

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