edgeConnector Siemens

Software module to connect SIMATIC S7 PLCs with Industrial IoT Applications

edgeConnector Siemens connects Siemens SIMATIC S7-300/400, and S7-1200/1500 controller and provides access to data via an OPC UA server interface. As a docker container, it offers flexible deployment options, for example on devices running Azure IoT Edge or AWS IoT Greengrass.

The application is easy to configure locally via a built-in Web interface. It can also be managed remotely via its REST API. Configuration is flexible and includes fine-tuned security settings (e.g. role based access rights for OPC UA client applications).

As a first strategic extension of Softing’s dataFEED product family into virtualization- and container technology, the new product leverages Softing deep experience with brownfield connectivity and OPC UA technology, and makes it available for new and highly efficient IoT solution architectures.

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Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Overview

Access Siemens PLC Data from OPC UA Applications

  • Access to SIMATIC S7-300/400/1200/1500 data
  • Support of optimized data blocks in SIMATIC S7-1200/1500 controllers
  • Namespace configuration by importing SIMATIC STEP7 or TIA Portal project files or by direct browsing the variables in S7-1200/1500 controllers
  • Standardized OPC UA communication for data integration into management systems like ERP, MES or SCADA or for data exchange with other docker containers like Microsoft OPC Publisher or Amazon AWS IoT SiteWise
  • Connection of up to 20 Siemens PLCs with one Container Runtime
  • Dedicated for retrofit upgrades of existing Siemens controllers

Easy Cloud-driven or Local Deployment

  • Container images stored in different online repositories like Docker Hub, Azure Container Registry (ACR) or Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)
  • Licensing via Softing Floating Licence Server (Windows Application)

Lightweight Flexible Container Solution

  • Less resources plus increased scalability and flexibility
  • Support of security standards as SSL/TLS, X.509 certificates, authentication and data encryption
  • Highly flexible application to be deployed, adjusted or started and stopped immediately, if needed

Technical Data

Supported Controllers

Siemens SIMATIC S7-300/400, and S7-1200/1500 (including optimized block access)

Supported Protocols

SIMATIC S7, RFC1006, OPC UA

Supported OPC Specifications

OPC Unified Architecture V1.03

OPC UA Roles

OPC UA Server

OPC UA Profiles

Data Access

OPC UA Security
Security methodsAes256Sha256-RsaPss
Aes128SHA256-RsaOaep
Basic256Sha256
Basic256
Basic128Rsa15
None
AuthenticationAnonymous
Username and password
Certificate
OPC Certification

Test based on compliance test tools of OPC Foundation

Logging, Diagnostics

Built-in trace and audit logging facilities, configurable and accessible through the web interface
Docker integrated trace logging

Supported Operating Systems

Linux (Docker Engine), Windows 10 (Docker Desktop Linux)

Supported Architectures

amd64

Minimum Hardware Requirements

250MB free disk space, 2GB RAM

Licensing

Licensed via Softing Floating License Server

Downloads

Order Numbers

Order Numbers

LAA-XX-141005dataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, 5 PLC connections (1 year)
LAA-XX-141020 dataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, 20 PLC connections (1 year)


Scope of Delivery

SoftwaredataFEED edgeConnector Siemens, download via Docker Hub or Azure Marketplace
License KeyEmail delivery after purchase including download link
DocumentationAvailable at GitHub

 

Additional Products and Services

LRL-DY-140004dataFEED Secure Integration Server, single seat license for up to 100 OPC UA connections, including maintenance and support contract for 1 year