15 Jun 2024

Gateway for IoT integration

smartLink HW-DP allows easy integration of Industry 4.0 applications into PROFIBUS & HART systems (Source: Softing Industrial)

Softing Industrial says its smartLink HW-DP gateway enables access to PROFIBUS DP networks independently of the controller and version 1.30 offers extended functions for data transmission and connectivity.

The company says the compact smartLink HW-DP integrates seamlessly without disrupting the operation of existing installations. It offers Industry 4.0 connectivity for both new and existing PROFIBUS DP networks and enables easy and scalable integration of device data into plant asset management applications.

The latest version 1.30 provides the following additional features:

– Support for Endress+Hauser Netilion and FieldEdge SGC500 gateway. Option to operate in parallel    with Endress+Hauser FieldCare.

– Providing an extended HART IP server to add information about the remote I/O level.

– Improved visualisation of the physical network in Emerson AMS Device Manager.

Softing says for users in the process industry looking to upgrade their communications infrastructure for modern IoT use cases, the smartLink HW-DP offers a simple and cost-effective solution. Relevant data for optimisation processes are available for higher-level applications via open, standardised interfaces such as HART IP and FDT. This enables the use of any HART IP client, such as Emerson AMS Device Manager, to parameterise, monitor, and analyse field devices via these open communication standards.