IIoT gateway for Industry 4.0 integration in process plants

16 July 2021

smartLink HW-DP, from Softing Industrial Automation, provides controller-independent access to PROFIBUS DP networks. Besides HART IP and FDT, data for optimising processes can now also be made available via an OPC UA interface.

In addition, the new smartLink DTM also enables FDT/DTM parameter setting for HART devices. It gives access to process data from PROFIBUS devices and HART devices connected to PROFIBUS remote I/Os, as well as secure export to any system inside or outside its own network. 

Users in the process industry who want to adapt their communication architecture to modern IIoT use cases can cost-effectively integrate smartLink into existing plants. Traditionally, access to data relevant for optimisation processes was possible via HART IP for HART devices and FDT for PROFIBUS DP. The new version V 1.10 additionally provides an OPC UA interface. This means that any HART IP and OPC UA clients can be used to configure, monitor, and evaluate field devices via these open communication standards.


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