mbNET - IIoT PLC Gateway with Remote Access

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The mbNET Industrial Router provides secure remote access to PLCs, PLC to cloud data collection, and cloud data visualization in a single box. The router ensures maximum access protection by allowing remote access only to identified and authenticated users. These features make the mbNET an affordable Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway for a variety of applications, with no additional cloud development required!

Use the mbNET to gather Tag data from Ethernet, serial or PROFIBUS connected PLCs and push the data to a free cloud account (up to 50k data consumption and up 250 data points) known as mbCONNECT24. Create dashboards using an extensive widget library, monitor process values, create alarms when limits are exceeded. Alerting methods include email, SMS, or text-to-speech phone call (fee). Use the cloud account to create reports, archive data and more.


 

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Example dashboard with wigets and graphing


The free cloud account is available on the mbCONNECT24 public cloud. Upgrading performance levels is possible. Other cloud options include a complete private cloud solution with server hardware hosted at the end user facility, and the option of a virtual private cloud – hosted on the end-user’s platform or cloud service.

The router features an integrated 4-port switch to connect PLCs or other devices to the factory Ethernet network. Use the WAN port to connect to the office network with internet access for the connection to the cloud. In addition to a WAN port, other versions are available for connecting to the internet via WiFi, 3G or 4G Cellular modem, or even Dial-up.

Connect PLCs or other serial devices to the two RS232/485 ports for remote access, and/or for gathering Tag data to send to the cloud. Drivers for many brands of PLCs are available including Allen-Bradley, AMK, ASB, AtlasCopco, Baumuller, Berger, Bosch, B&R, DanfossVLT, Elau, F-Tron, GE_Fanuc, Hitachi, I-for-T, Indramal, IQ2000, KEB; Kuhnke, KEB, Lauer, Lenze, Locon, Micro_Innovation, Mitshubishi, Möller, Motoman, Npos, Omron, Parker Hauser CompaxC3, Phoenix, Pilz, PLC Direct, Primo, Proface, Promicon, Quin, SCS Automata, Seidel Kollmor-gen, SEW, Siemens, Stoeber, Stromag, Sütron, Tsx37, Tsx47, Tsx57, Vectron, Vega Sensor, Voelkel Grenzlastregler, and Winloc.

Remote access security is achieved through encrypted connections (SSL/TLS). The mbNET serves as a firewall to the outside world. It allows transparent access to PLC, HMI and other end devices. Via a web browser, users can visualize equipment, read operating data or manage the process, view webservers in PLCs, and even view an IP enabled security camera.

As previously mentioned, each version offers an optional dial-up, 3G, 4G or WLAN modem option. The mbNET can be configured through the cloud account or through a web server on the unit. Configurations can be easily saved as files or templates and used to configure other units when deploying multiple units.




Product Ordering Summary:

 

Part #
Title
Type
Internet Modem
Manufacturer Part # (mb Connect Line)
2 Serial Interfaces
PROFIBUS
LAN & WAN
LAN only
None
3G
4G
WLAN
GC-MBC-MDH814 mbNET MDH814
X
X
8814-UL
GC-MBC-MDH850-A mbNET MDH850
X
X
8850-UL-AT&T
GC-MBC-MDH811 mbNET MDH811
X
X
8811
GC-MBC-MDH834 mbNET MDH834
X
X
8834-UL
GC-MBC-MDH855-A mbNET MDH855
X
X
8855-UL-AT&T
GC-MBC-MDH831 mbNET MDH831
X
X
8831
GC-MBC-MDH816 mbNET MDH816
X
X
8816-UL
GC-MBC-MDH849 mbNET MDH849
X
X
8849-UL
GC-MBC-MDH859-A mbNET MDH859
X
X
8859-UL-AT&T
GC-MBC-MDH841 mbNET MDH841
X
X
8841
GC-MBC-MDH819 mbNET MDH819
X
X
8819-UL
GC-MBC-MDH858 mbNET MDH858
X
X
858-UL-AT&T

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