The Echocollect gateway
The Ecocollect is a gateway for the Integration of Process Data with Higher-level Systems and IoT Solutions
echocollect e is an industrial multi-protocol gateway providing a modern process data management solution. It offers bidirectional real-time connectivity between PLCs and databases, and direct OPC UA and OPC Classic connectivity. Its functionality includes both local data logging and direct integration of data into IoT cloud applications via MQTT.
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|Ethernet Addressable Controllers||Siemens SIMATIC S7 and S5, controllers with Modbus TCP (Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, etc.), Mitsubishi (Melsec-Q), etc.|
|Ethernet Protocols||TCP/IP, RFC1006 (ISO on TCP), ISO (H1), S5, S7, TCP/IP with PLC header, Modbus TCP, Melsec-Q, raw data|
|Ethernet Interfaces||2 x independent interfaces TP (RJ45), 10/100 MBit/s|
|Embedded OPC UA Server||Symbolic Mapping; Browsing, Read, Write, Subscribe; Self-Discovery Service; possible reconfiguration without device restart; possible multiple Client connections, optional read-only PLC connection; OPC UA Security with password or certificates|
|Embedded MQTT Publisher||Establishment of MQTT Broker connection, optional user authentication and data encryption, easy topic generation from existing symbols, maximum of 1,000 topics, adjustable publishing interval|
|Supported Databases||MySQL, Oracle, DB2, MS-SQL|
|Other Protocols||Telnet, SMTP (email notification), OPCpipe (OPC Tunnel)|
|Supported Engineering Tools for Symbol Import||SIMATIC STEP 7, TIA Portal|
|Limitation||Maximum of 5 PLC connections, 10,000 items in total
Data mapping PLC – database must be structured in 400 tables and 200 items per table
|Visualization||atvise webMI visualization, functional level ‘Advanced’ (fully event-driven data exchange) Limited to up to 50 visualized items per echocollect (optional upgrade possible), maximum of 5 simultaneously accessing browsers|
|Configuration Software||Softing NetCon for device configuration, atvise builder for SCADA project editing, dataFEED Exporter for symbol import|
|Power Supply||24 VDC, ca. 0,3 A|
|Ambient Conditions||Operating temperature: 0 °C … 55 °C, storage temperature: -20 °C … 70 °C|
|Dimensions (HxWxL)||131mm x 47mm x 111mm|
|Weight||ca. 0,4 kg|
|Mounting||35 mm DIN Rail|
Drivers & Software
Manuals & Documentation
|GAL-YY-143101||echocollect e (connectors: 2 x Ethernet, 1 x TTY)|
|LRA-YY-143001||Upgrade echocollect: License for database access to Oracle, DB2 and MSSQL (default: MySQL only)|
|LRA-YY-143002||Upgrade echocollect: License enabling data logging on SD Card (default: no data logging)|
|LRA-YY-143004||Upgrade echocollect: License supporting unlimited number of visualization items (default: maximum of 50 visualization items)|
|LRA-YY-143005||Upgrade echocollect: License embedded OPC UA Server (default: no embedded OPC UA Server)|
|LRA-YY-143007||Upgrade echocollect: License MQTT Publisher functionality (default: no MQTT support)|
|LRA-YY-143115||Upgrade echocollect: License enabling maximum of 15 PLC connections (default: maximum of 5 PLC connections)|
Additional Products and Services
|700-5596-04||AC Adapter, 24 VDC, Euro, UK, or USA|
|MEA-YY-144002||CD atvise elements, 4,000 high-quality bitmaps and vector graphics in SVG format|
|110-1000-01||Industrial Ethernet – Troubleshooting in Automation, 3 days|
Scope of Delivery
|Hardware||Multi-protocol gateway echocollect e, SD card, connector for power supply*|
|Software||Net configuration software on CD-ROM, also downloadable from Softing website|
|Documentation||Quick Start leaflet, context-based online help, CD-ROM with product handbook and configuration tutorials, also downloadable from Softing website|
Connector Power Pack 24 V DC
|Country-specific connector power packs are available. Note: A connector power pack is not included in the delivery of the echocollect. If necessary please order it separately.|
100 – 240 V AC, 47 – 63 Hz, sec. 24 V, 1,25A
Version EURO, UK, USA
Which cloud platforms are supported?
We support with all Softing gateways (echocollect, uaGate, edgeGate) the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, IBM Bluemix Cloud and other cloud providers, which are using MQTT for telemetry data.
What is the size of the Store & Forward queue on the echocollect?
The S&F queue for MQTT is unlimited (except the size of the sd-card). The echo buffers in the ram, and after it collects a bunch of messages, they were copied to the sd-card. To use the S&F feature, QoS 1 or QoS 2 must be used.