Many companies in the process industry face the challenge of reconciling innovation and continuity. After all, due to long runtimes, control systems from different manufacturers and generations are in use in many process plants. These make it difficult to exchange production and plant data across systems.
Softing's smartLink HW-DP gateway helps to network sensors, devices, controllers and production plants horizontally and vertically, thus creating the prerequisite for the use of digital asset management systems and Industry 4.0 applications.
Leverage Device and Sensor Data for Monitoring and Optimization
smartLink HW-DP provides controller-independent access to process data from PROFIBUS DP networks via OPC UA, MQTT, HART IP and FDT/DTM. It enables the implementation of digital asset management and monitoring for new and existing PROFIBUS DP networks and represents a cost-effective and future-proof solution for meeting forthcoming industrial IoT challenges without affecting communication in the core process.