dataFEED MindSphere Connector

Secure Transfer of Production Data to the Siemens MindSphere Cloud

dataFEED MindSphere Connector enables the simple and efficient connectivity not only of all Siemens controllers, from the SIMATIC S5 to the latest SIMATIC S7, but also of a wide range of other controllers, e.g. from Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), Schneider Electric or B&R, to Siemens MindSphere cloud solutions. This makes the process data available for further processing and analysis within MindSphere. Thanks to the integrated Store&Forward functionality, data is buffered when the connection is interrupted and automatically forwarded when the connection is re-established.

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Data Integration in MindSphere Cloud Solutions

  • Integration of controllers from leading manufacturers (Siemens, B&R, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Wago, Mitsubishi)
  • Cost savings by using existing OPC Classic components
  • Use of modules without cloud interface (e.g. SIMATIC S5 PLCs) in MindSphere cloud applications
  • Intermediate storage of data in case of disconnection

Simple and Fast Configuration

  • Configuration wizard with practice-oriented presettings
  • Intuitive graphical user interface with drag & drop support
  • Automatic data type conversion between PLC, OPC UA and MindConnect
  • No modification to controller program required
  • Extensive flexible trigger options

State-of-the-Art Security

  • Guarantee of high data security for production applications
  • Authentication via certificates
  • SSL encryption support




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Technical Details

Supported dataFEED FeaturesMindSphere Connector, OPC UA Server and Client, OPC Classic Server and Client, OPC Tunnel, MQTT Connector, REST Connector, Database Access (SQL/NoSQL), File Access, Data Exchange (in any direction between OPC UA and OPC Classic Servers or controllers), Filter, Optimizer, Concentrator, Bridge, Local Items (in any direction between OPC UA und OPC Classic Clients)
Protocols for IoT Cloud LinkMindConnect
Transport protocol: HTTPS
Security: SSL including certificates, authentification via Shared Secret or RSA
Methods: POST
Extended FunctionalityWeb Proxy support
Maximum Number of MindSphere Conenctions20
Maximum Number of Items10.000
Supported OPC SpecificationsOPC Classic Data Access V1.0a, V2.05, V3.0, OPC Classic XML-DA V1.01, OPC Unified Architecture V1.02
Supported OPC Data TypesVARIANT Data Types I1, UI1, I2, UI2, I4, UI4, R4, DATE, BSTR, BOOL and arrays (VT_Array) of these data types
Operation ModeApplication (OutProc Server), Windows Service
Logging, DiagnosticsLogging of OPC Calls and Notifications, OPC Data, MQTT messages, configurable via integrated web server diagnostic
Test ToolsOPC Classic Demo Server, OPC Classic Demo Client, OPC UA .NET Demo Server, dataFEED OPC UA Client
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded, 8.1 Industry, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise,
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
LicensingRuntime license per computer
Demo VersionFull dataFEED OPC Suite functionality, time limited to 72 hours


Order Numbers

LRL-DY-134501dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols and protocols for IoT cloud access, OPC UA support, access of any number of OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and dataFEED OPC Tunnel Servers plus additional functionality like Database Access, File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
HUA-DD-130001USB Hardware Key for dataFEED OPC Suite, Version V4.01 and higher, replacing the standard Software Key


Scope of Delivery

SoftwaredataFEED OPC Suite
DocumentationManual in PDF format and Online Help in English and German


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