CNC control gateway opens up machine tools to Industry 4.0

28 July 2019

Softing Industrial has released the new uaGate 840D gateway which allows access the data from SINUMERIK 840D machine tools via the OPC UA standard for use directly in Industry 4.0 applications.

The SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC controller from Siemens is used in a variety of machine tools where a central requirement is the further processing of both the control data as well as the NC and drive data within an integrated overall application. 

Traditionally only the data from the integrated SIMATIC S7 controller could be reused outside the machine tool, while the NC and drive data could not be accessed from outside. 

Softing's new uaGate 840D gateway provides access to the complete machine tool data to allow important spindle and axis data, such as torque and power consumption, to be read out and processed outside the Siemens world using the OPC UA and MQTT communication technologies. 

Together with the associated alarms, this data becomes available for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, data logging or analysis tasks. In addition, the gateway allows the SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC controller to be integrated into Industry 4.0 applications. 

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