OPC UA Server Gateway for Siemens SINUMERIK 840D Controllers

The gateway allows reading the complete SINUMERIK 840D machine tool data. It provides access to the NC part with its axis, tool, program and drive data as well as specific alarms. In addition, a connection to the integrated SIMATIC Siemens S7 can be established. The data from both connections are available via the OPC UA and MQTT interfaces and thus can be used for various Industrie 4.0 applications.

With uaGate 840D, important spindle and axis data, such as torque and power consumption, can be read and reused in various applications. In addition, the active program as well as sub programs and the currently used tool is accessible. For instance, these data are available for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, for data logging or for analysis tasks, such as spindle and axis monitoring. The gateway can also be used to acquire data from older SINUMERIK 840D controllers. Due to the preconfigured data symbol file for the standard use case based on one channel, three axes and one spindle, the user does not require any specific SINUMERIK know-how for reading the data.

The product can simply get mounted next to the SINUMERIK NCU on a DIN rail and requires 24 VDC power supply. It has two independent Ethernet interfaces, one addressing the machine and the other addressing the IT network. Between these, the gateway acts as a firewall. The configuration is performed in just a few clicks using any web browser and the integrated web server.

Access to Data in PLC, NC and Drives Area of Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl/pl

  • Access to many different Siemens SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line and Power Line controllers
  • Data integration into higher level management tools like ERP, MES or SCADA systems
  • Embedded OPC UA Server providing open, platform-independent communication
  • Access to NC area containing axis, tool, program, drive data and specific alarms
  • Use of data for analysis, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance or data logging purposes
  • No additional Siemens licenses necessary
  • Initial configuration without requiring PLC or NC programming

Easy Configuration

  • Usage of predefined symbol files for standard configurations for easy comissioning
  • Upload of AWL file created from user-defined NCVar Selector symbol files for NCK connection
  • Easy symbol import from SIMATIC STEP 7/TIA Portal projects for S7 PLC connection
  • Gateway configuration using integrated web server and standard web browser

Industry-proven Security

  • Physically separated Ethernet interfaces protecting SINUMERIK from unauthorized access via IT network
  • Support of security standards like SSL/TLS, X.509 certificates and user authentication for OPC UA and MQTT communication
GAA-YX-145144 uaGate 840D
6FC5851-1XC45-4YA8 SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC software and SINUMERIK Operate, toolbox including NCVar Selector
(please order directly from Siemens)

Scope of Delivery

Hardware uaGate 840D
Software Tool for configuration over integrated web interface
Documentation Quick Startup Guide (printed documentation)
Performance :
  • The uaGate 840D gateway can collect up to 20000variables
  • Polling frequency depends on different paramters. Il can be between 15ms to 80ms