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Simplifying integration for Modbus PLCs with IoT and Cloud

25 March 2018

The Softing gateway dataFEED uaGate MB enables the straightforward and secure integration of process- and machine data coming from Modbus PLCs with IoT- and Industry 4.0 solutions.

The new dataFEED uaGate MB is a gateway for communication between Modbus PLCs in industrial automation networks and IT applications. It provides access to process- and machine data via the OPC UA interoperability standard and via the MQTT protocol and it supports relevant IT security standards such as SSL encryption and X.509 certificates, and it can connect multiple applications in parallel.

OPC UA has established itself as the predominant interoperability standard for OT/IT integration, and MQTT is the preferred communication protocol for many cloud based applications and IoT platforms. The gateway also supports hybrid architectures, running partly on premises, partly in the cloud. “Modbus PLCs without integrated OPC UA server are very common in existing factories,” said Sebastian Schenk, product manager industrial data intelligence. “With dataFEED uaGate MB, automation departments and OT have an easy-to-use device to implement a flexible and secure interface towards IT.”

dataFEED uaGate MB requires very little maintenance, it is robust, and it is based on the same hardware platform as the company’s dataFEED uaGate SI gateway.

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