With the Connectivity Elements, MindSphere provides multiple, varied and easy-to-implement connectivity solutions (connectors, agents, libraries, …) to be able to onboard a wide range of assets (Siemens and 3rd-party) in both brown- and greenfield environments. For assets which cannot be on boarded from scratch, the MindSphere Connectivity Elements also enables self-programming of connectivity modules by using the MindConnect LIB. More specific information on each of the elements can be found via a click on each of the names below.
The following connectivity elements are available:
MindConnect IoT2040 is a device for collecting data using different protocols and transferring the data to MindSphere. The device supports transmission of data through a secure internet connection, to enable cloud-based applications and services. MindConnect IoT2040 can only be used according to the specific terms included in the datasheet, with MindSphere.
MindConnect Nano is a device for transferring data and allows connectivity to MindSphere. Different protocols are supported in order to collect data. The device supports transmission of data through a secure internet connection to MindSphere to enable cloud-based applications and services. In comparison to MindConnect IoT2040, the MindConnect Nano has higher performance regarding to the amount of data collection. MindConnect Nano can only be used according to the specific terms included in the Datasheet, with MindSphere.
The MindConnect FB 1500 is a TIA Portal STEP7 library to extend the functions of the S7-1500 PLC. It supports encrypted transmission of PLC data to the MindSphere Platform through a secure internet protocol in order to enable cloud-based applications and services. MindConnect FB 1500 is compatible with S7-1500 PLC which enable secure open user communication and SHA2. (Firmware must be at least V2.0)
The MindConnect LIB provides connectivity functions to enable communication with the MindSphere Platform. The MindConnect LIB can be integrated into software, building by this way a so-called “Custom Agent”, which connects and transfers data through a secure internet protocol in order to enable cloud-based applications and services. A Custom Agent can be programmed for any common OS (such as Windows 32/64 Bit, Linux32/64Bit, Mac OS X, Yocto, etc.). The developer of a Custom Agent is free with regard to the selection of the hardware platform. The MindConnect LIB is developed in C programming language. For reasons of security, the connection to MindSphere Platform uses SSL/TLS.
MindConnect LIB is only available in combination with the MindAccess Developer offering.
MindConnect Elements Ordering Information:
Article Name Article No.
MindConnect IoT2040: 9AC2112-0AA00-1YA2
MindConnect Nano: 9AC2112-8BA12-0KA1
MindConnect FB 1500: Download: 109746168
MindConnect LIB Download link will be provided via Email after ordering of MindAccess Developer