Design Engineering

Edge Gateway Software

By DE Staff   

Automation Machine Building

Hilscher EtherCAT Tap software extracts process data from machines on EtherCAT networks.

Hilscher North America released its EtherCAT Tap software application for netFIELD OnPremise edge gateway. The netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap enables the extraction of process data from existing machines on EtherCAT networks. The containerized software includes a built-in configuration app that is accessible via web browser. By implementing a physical data switch, directly after the PLC, users have access to all messaging and data traffic. This is made possible by Hilscher’s netX system-on-chip (SoC) hardware. After configuration, data can be sent via MQTT to monitoring or analytics application. Additionally, the listen-only functionality ensures that netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap is secure by design.


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