edgeGate

Bidirectional and Highly secure communication with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite connected factory

dataFEED edgeGate is a gateway connecting industrial networks to IT applications running on-premises or in the cloud.

edgeGate connects PLCs with OPC UA applications.  edgeGate connects PLCs to the cloud via the MQTT protocol.  In addition, the gateway offers deep integration into selected IoT hubs.

With its OPC UA standards compliance, simple configuration, and security features, the edgeGate gateway makes it easy to start with small solutions and grow over time.

Overview

Connection of IoT Hubs with Siemens and Modbus PLCs

  • Adjustable topic settings for MQTT payload
  • Perform analytics, monitoring, and create globally available dashboards in cloud solutions from different vendors, e.g. Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure
  • Integration of OPC UA and MQTT client applications running on-premise as well as in private and public clouds
  • Worldwide remote access to field data
  • Suited to new applications such as IoT or analytics
  • Use edgeGate for migration or retrofit upgrades
  • No PLC programming necessary
  • Symbol import from STEP 7 and TIA Portal projects
  • No software updates, operating system patches, or PC updates required

Integration with Microsoft Azure

  • Direct data access from Microsoft Azure to Siemens and Modbus PLCs
  • Bidirectional data exchange between cloud and shop floor by accessing OPC UA Servers on edgeGate or in OT network via integrated Microsoft OPC Proxy and Publisher components

Industry-proven Security

  • Physically separate interfaces and separate configuration rights for OT and IT networks preventing intrusions
  • Supporting security standards as SSL/TLS and X.509 certificates
  • OPC UA compliant data encryption and user authentification

Technical Details

HardwareProcessorAltera Cyclone V SoC with Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
 Connectors2 x IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (independent interfaces)
 Status LEDsPWR (power supply), RUN (running), ERR (error), SYS (configuration)
 Dimensions (H x W x D)100 mm x 22.5 mm x 105 mm
 Power Supply18 VDC ... 32 VDC, SELV/PELV supply mandatory Typically 200 mA, maximum 1 A at switch-on
 Operating Temperature, Horizontal DIN Rail Installation-40 °C .. 50 °C (0 mm minimum distance) 
-40 °C .. 55 °C (22.5 mm minimum distance)
 Operating Temperature, Vertical DIN Rail Installation-40 °C .. 35 °C (0 mm minimum distance)
-40 °C .. 40 °C (22.5 mm minimum distance)
 Storage Temperature-40 °C .. 85 °C
 Relative Humidity10 % ... 90 %, non-condensing
 WeightAbout 0.2 kg
 MountingDIN Rail (35 mm)
 HousingPhoenix Contact ME MAX
 Protection ClassIP20
SoftwareIT Network / Cloud ConnectivityOPC UA (Server, 60,000 items in total), MQTT (Publisher, up to 1,000 topics)
 Controller ConnectivityRFC1006, Modbus TCP
 Maximum Number of Controllers5
 Supported IoT HubsMicrosoft Azure connected factory, Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, IBM Watson IoT Hub, General Electric Predix, Amazon AWS, etc.
 Supported ControllersSiemens S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500
Modbus TCP-compatible controllers (Schneider Electric, Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, etc.)
 Supported Engineering ToolsSIMATIC STEP 7, TIA Portal V13, V13 SP1, V14, V14 SP1
ConformityEmissionEC Directive 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, EN 55011, Group 1, Class A EC Directive 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, EN 55022, Class A EC Directive 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, EN 61000, Part 6-4 FCC CFR45, Part 15 Section 15.107 and 15.109 (Class A), VCCI Class A Information Technology Equipment 2002
 ImmunityEC Directive 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic Compatibility”, EN 61000, Part 6-2
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS 

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Order Numbers

GAA-YY-145122edgeGate

Scope of Delivery

HardwareedgeGate
SoftwareTool for configuration over integrated web interface, dataFEED Exporter for easy symbol import from Siemens Project Files
DocumentationQuick Startup Guide (printed documentation)