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Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet

The Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver enables ThingWorx Kepware Edge to connect to Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500 PLCs over Ethernet. By converting from the Siemens Industrial Ethernet protocol to more secure and efficient protocols directly at the edge, users can secure communications and reduce costly network traffic. 

The ThingWorx Kepware Edge Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver includes different features and functionality from the KEPServerEX Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver, but offers the quality, reliability, and security of all Kepware products. Users can rely on the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver built into ThingWorx Kepware Edge without fear of communication-related downtime. 

The Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver also provides access to Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500 PLCs for ThingWorx. Users of ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT platform, can now connect to these devices in a Linux environment using ThingWorx Kepware Edge.

 

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Performance

  • Supports multiple connections for each device
  • Supports maximum Packet Data Unit (PDU) size configured on device for performance and efficiency
  • Supports the following Memory Types: I, E, Q, A, M, F, T, C, Z, and Data Block Access
  • Supports bit-level access
  • Supports the CP-243, CP-343, and CP-443 TCP/IP Communications Cards
  • Supports access on PC/PG/OP access ports
  • Supports the low-cost NetLink communications adapter
  • Supports the NetLink Configuration Utility (Gateway from Ethernet to S7 MPI)
  • Supports Automatic Tag Generation from TIA Portal for the S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500 devices via the TIA Portal Exporter Utility

Protocols

  • Siemens Industrial Ethernet

Supported Devices

  • netLink 50-MPI - S7-300
  • netLink 50-MPI - S7-400
  • netLink -MPI - S7-400
  • netLink-MPI - S7-300
  • netTap 40-MPI - S7-300
  • netTap 40-MPI - S7-400
  • S7-1200- Family
  • S7-1500- Family
  • S7-200 - Family
  • S7-300 - Family
  • S7-400 - Family

Available Languages

  • English

Application Support

  • Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) Consumers
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Clients
  • ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform

TIA Portal Exporter Utility

The TIA Portal Exporter Utility enables users with Siemens S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 or S7-1500 controllers programmed with Siemens TIA Portal to automatically generate the specific tags they need for their ThingWorx Kepware Edge projects. Offered at no additional cost as a standalone installation, it provides compatibility with TIA Portal V13 SP1, V13 SP2, V14, V14 SP1 and V15.

The TIA Portal Exporter Utility features the ability to:

  • Select a specific controller within the Siemens TIA Portal project
  • Select tags from all tag tables, data blocks, UDTs and function blocks
  • Search/filter on tag name, address or data type
  • Import the specific tags required in a ThingWorx Kepware Edge project
Download the TIA Portal Exporter Utility

What is a Driver?

ThingWorx Kepware Edge allows the most valuable features of KEPServerEX to be deployed in Linux-based environments. It offers users flexible deployment of valuable Kepware functionality and native connectivity to ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT platform.

A driver is a software component that enables ThingWorx Kepware Edge to meet the connectivity requirements of a specific device. The driver handles all proprietary communications to the data source; interfaces handle all supported connectivity to applications that monitor or control devices.