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18-09-2019
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Sjors de Kleijn

Remote Access for Omron PLC

Get secure VPN and data access for Omron PLCs and equipment

Get full remote access to Omron PLCs from IXON's web-based IoT platform. Setup a secure connection from anywhere and get full control over your PLC for programming and monitoring and collect PLC data for dashboards and alarms.

In this article we explain what IXON Cloud can offer, the benefits and how it works:

  1. Introduction into IXON Cloud: Remote Service and IIoT platform
  2. Industrial VPN router for Omron PLC
  3. Remote access for Omron PLCs
  4. Remote control of HMI panels
  5. Data logging
  6. Create alarms & dashboards
  7. Try IXON Cloud 30 days
Omron PLC connected to the IXrouter for remote access Omron PLC connected to the IXrouter for remote access

 

Explore IXON Cloud for remote VPN access to Omron PLC

IXON offers a complete and powerful industrial remote access and industrial IoT platform for the Omron PLC range: IXON Cloud. Our solutions give engineers easy, fast and secure remote VPN access across the world for remote troubleshooting, monitoring, maintenance, and support. You get instant remote access to the programming software and Omron network to access logs or publish software releases from anywhere. 

 

Benefits of using IXON Cloud for Omron PLC devices:

  • A single web-portal to manage all your machines and control user access
  • Plug & Play setup and no additional software needed (fully web-based)
  • Support for Ethernet (LAN), 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity with the IXrouter
  • Secure VPN connections on desktop and via mobile apps
  • Top-notch security
  • Futureproof and scalable to your (customers’) needs with additional IoT features for data logging, storage, alarms and data visualisation.

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IXrouter: Industrial VPN router for Omron PLC

The IXrouter is a combined industrial VPN router and edge gateway, designed to connect any PLC brand to the IXON Cloud. It's ready to handle almost any situation conceivable. There’s even a special cellular (4G/LTE) version for secluded installations.

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Omron PLCs supported by IXON

  • Omron PLC CP1 / CJ / CS
  • Omron PLC NX / NJ / NY / NA

And other Omron PLCs with an ethernet module.

If your type isn’t listed here, please get in touch with us to check the compatibility of your product.

 

How to connect the Omron PLC with IXON Cloud

Using IXON Cloud you can get instant and easy access to your Omron PLC over a secure VPN connection from anywhere in the world. Just run the wizard to configure the IXrouter and connect it to your Omron PLC via your own remote service portal. Then it will be automatically registered on the IXON Cloud and makes the Omron PLC accessible for remote access, remote programming and remote monitoring

Quick-start remote access to your Omron PLC with our 30-days free Starter Kit. Request yours here.

 

Instant remote access and maintenance of Omron PLCs

Once your IXrouter device is activated, you can log into your IXON Cloud account to set up a secure VPN connection to your connected machine. Choose the device you want to connect to and press the VPN button. Next, a secure VPN tunnel is created from your computer, via the IXON Cloud to your PLC. You’ll have full access to your Omron PLC for analysing faults, remote troubleshooting or uploading new PLC software.

 

Remote viewer of Omron HMI and other connected PLC equipment

With VPN access you get secure and full network access to the PLC network remotely. To give you more options we support the VNC and HTTP protocols to remotely access any industrial control system connected to your Omron PLC. This functionality is included and free of charge.

An HMI remote viewer & monitoring option is available using the VNC protocol. View, access and fully control your Omron HMI screen (like Omron NA / NB) remotely via your browser or mobile apps.

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Access to Omron PLC web server

The Omron PLC web server can be accessed easily using the HTTPS protocol. Just configure the ip-address location of your web server and open it securely from anywhere via your browser and smartphone.

 

Omron PLC data logging

The IXrouter supports several industrial protocols to automatically read data from Omron PLCs. Data is securely collected and transmitted to the IXON Cloud to make it available for storage, visualisation, alarm management & notifications or analysis/machine learning on external platforms via the API:

Supported protocols for Omron PLC:

  • Ethernet/IP (Supported by Omron NX / NJ / NY / NA series)
  • OPC UA

Using Cloud Logging you can configure the data protocol and device address from your IXON Cloud account without any coding whatsoever. Push the configuration settings to the IXrouter and it will automatically read the data and store it on the IXON Cloud. This opens advanced IoT functionality for data storage, alarms and machine trend analysis. Watch this short (1 minute) explanation video of Cloud Logging.

Alarms and dashboards

Now your data is collected from your PLC, and securely transmitted and stored in IXON Cloud, you can use it to configure your dashboards and alarms. Dashboards can be setup using our drag & drop editor. You can add widgets and build multiple dashboards based on the collected data. In IXON Cloud you can add alarms in the Cloud Notify section. Choose the PLC variable, the priority and set the condition and instructions for the operator. Next, you define who must receive the notification when the alarm is being triggered and you are done.

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