Industrial IoT Gateways SIMATIC CloudConnect 7

Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CloudConnect 7 to transfer information to a wide variety of cloud platforms.

Smartly connecting existing plants

Cloud applications are an important prerequisite for utilizing the benefits of digitalization in an industrial setting. With the Industrial IoT Gateways SIMATIC CloudConnect 7, even existing plants can be easily connected to a wide variety of cloud platforms that support the standardized MQTT protocol, such as to the MindSphere.

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SIMATIC CC712

Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CC712

The SIMATIC CC712 variant allows the connection of one SIMATIC S7-300 or S7-400 via Industrial Ethernet by means of S7 protocol. Starting with firmware version V1.5, field devices with OPC UA Server Interface can also be connected.

SIMATIC CC716

Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CC716

The SIMATIC CC716 variant supports the connection of up to seven SIMATIC S7 controllers via Industrial Ethernet or PROFIBUS/MPI interface. Starting with firmware version V1.5, field devices with OPC UA Server Interface can also be connected.

SIMATIC CloudConnect 7

Simple data transfer to all common cloud platforms

The Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CloudConnect 7 makes it possible to read data easily and reliably from S7-based devices and transfers them via the standardized MQTT protocol to different Cloud platforms like MindSphere, Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud. The data management for existing S7 controllers can continue to be imported for quick and easy configuration.

The connection to cloud systems via Internet or mobile communication can either be made via an existing network infrastructure or can be directly realized through the combination with the industrial routers SCALANCE M.

 

In addition, the data read from lower-level S7 stations by means of SIMATIC CloudConnect 7 can be made available as OPC UA variables (server). This enables standardized data exchange, for example with MES systems or HMI and third-party controllers.

Firmware update 1.9

With the new firmware version 1.9, the SIMATIC CC7 IoT gateway supports the following functions in addition to the previous range of functions:

  • Support for connecting to several different cloud systems: Up to three connections to different MQTT-based cloud services can be activated in parallel.
  • More flexible integration into web-based and cloud-based applications: Process data can now also be transferred to web or cloud services via http-based (REST API) interfaces (POST, PUT, PATCH).

These new features increase the flexibility of the cloud interface and enable additional applications.

Firmware update 1.8

With the firmware V1.8, the SIMATIC CC7 IoT gateway supports the following additional functions:

  • Network structure: Supports subnetworks on the process level by means of up to 20 static routers. This also allows the CC7 to be integrated in a plant’s network structures across cells.
  • Configuration: Displays the outputs of an MQTT Payload format in a preview, making it possible to validate the desired format offline as well as to detect and correct any misconfigurations ahead of time.

Firmware update 1.7

CloudConnect 7 now also supports MQTT brokers that work with MQTT v5 (optional MQTT v5 features are not currently supported). With the new “Collect” function,  process data can also be collected before it’s transferred to the cloud. This means that the data of applications whose process values change very quickly can still be transferred to the cloud with optimized volume and bandwidth. Another innovation: With firmware update 1.7, up to seven process stations can now be configured for the same PB address at CC716. As a result, up to 3,500 data points can also be monitored for S7-PB stations.

Firmware update 1.6

With firmware update 1.6, the data model of the OPC server of the CC7 can be defined by importing a standardized or specific information model in the Nodeset XML format. The mapping of the individual data points to the information model takes place via a simple drag-and-drop interface in the web-based user interface of the CC7. This flexibility enables even easier integration into existing IT/MES systems. OPC data models/Nodeset XML files can be imported to OPC UA client process stations in order to assign the data points to the process station. Information that is available in array formats on the process level can be transferred directly to the OPC server or the cloud interface (MQTT) as a single data point. This eliminates the need for complex configurations for individual access while at the same time ensuring optimal utilization of the configuration limits of the data points.

Firmware update 1.5

In addition to the previous support of Modbus TCP, S7, and Profibus-based automation systems, process stations based on OPC can also be integrated as data suppliers. This greatly expands the range of supported devices to include other Siemens products (SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 with OPC Server, SIMATIC RFID Reader) as well as third-party suppliers. The options for customizing the MQTT Payload for each topic have also been extended and allow flexible adaptation to customer-specific specifications. With the update, the size of data buffering can also be set individually for each MQTT Topic and independent of the Quality of Service Level (QoS) used. This allows up to 250,000 publish messages to be buffered in the event of problems connecting to the cloud provider.

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SIMATIC CC712

Connection to cloud systems via Industrial Ethernet interface
The Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CC712 allows the connection of one SIMATIC S7-300 or S7-400 via Industrial Ethernet by means of S7 protocol. Additionally it enables the connection of field devices with OPC UA server Interface as OPC UA client.

SIMATIC CC716

Connection to cloud systems via Industrial Ethernet or PROFIBUS/MPI interface
The Industrial IoT Gateway SIMATIC CC716 supports the connection of up to seven SIMATIC S7 controllers via Industrial Ethernet or PROFIBUS/MPI interface. Additionally it enables the connection of field devices with OPC UA server Interface as OPC UA client.

 
SIMATIC CC712
SIMATIC CC716
Cloud interface type
Industrial Ethernet 1x RJ45, 1000 Mbit/s
Industrial Ethernet 1x RJ45, 1000 Mbit/s
Cloud protocol 
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) according to OASIS-Standard V3.1/3.1.1 /V5.0 or http (REST API)
Cloud platforms
Siemens MindSphere, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure IOT Hub, Oracle IoT, AWS IOT Core, …
Connected device interface
Industrial Ethernet 1x RJ45, 1000 Mbit/s
Industrial Ethernet 1x RJ45, 1000 Mbit/s plus PROFIBUS/MPI 1x RS485
Protocols device interface
S7, Modbus TCP, OPC UA
S7, Modbus TCP, OPC UA
Trigger management
Event driven, threshold, cyclic
Event driven, threshold, cyclic
Number of connected devices
1
7
Quantity of data points in total
500
3,500
Data buffer
up to 250,000 messages
up to 250,000 messages
OPC UA protocol
Standardized data exchange, for example with MES systems or HMI and third-party controllers as an OPC UA server.
Standardized data exchange with field devices, for example SIMATIC Ident or third-party decive as an OPC UA client.
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SIMATIC IOT2050

Industrial IoT gateways for starting digitalization

The smart gateway for Industrial Edge and cloud connection

In addition to SIMATIC CloudConnect 7, we offer SIMATIC IOT2050 for connecting your plants to the cloud. The smart IIoT gateway is easy to retrofit and provides a simple and economical introduction to digitalization.

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Solutions for many different challenges

Use SIMATIC CloudConnect 7 to solve many potential challenges.
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CP 1545-1 with CloudConnect functionality 

The CP 1545-1 with CloudConnect functionality makes it possible to easily and reliably transfer all IoT data from SIMATIC S7-1500 to MindSphere or another cloud solution that supports the standardized MQTT protocol, such as Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud.

RUGGEDCOM RX1400 with CloudConnect

This Plug&Play router is perfect for use in harsh environments. Its multifunctionality supports a large number of network technologies including WLAN, Ethernet, serial, and mobile communication.

IIoT Gateway RUGGEDCOM RX1500 series with APE 1808 & CloudConnect

The RUGGEDCOM APE1808 for the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 series Multi-Service Platform is a Linux-based utility-grade application processing engine that can act as a secure Cloud gateway with CloudConnect.

SCALANCE M Industrial Routers

Mobile wireless routers and routers for wired communication have been proven in a variety of applications that require industrial remote access, including telecontrol, teleservice, and much more.

SIMATIC IOT gateways

Now it’s easy to implement forward-looking production concepts in your existing plant with SIMATIC IOT gateways – they’re open, versatile, and retrofittable.

SIMATIC RTU3000C

With firmware V5.0, the compact RTUs (Remote Terminal Units) can be connected to all standard cloud systems.

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