18-08-2019
3 min. read
Sjors de Kleijn

Remote Access for Siemens PLC

How to get secure remote VPN access to Siemens PLC

Using IXON Cloud you can instantly access your Siemens PLC securely remotely over a secured VPN connection. Configure the IXrouter with our wizard, connect it to your Siemens PLC, and it’ll be automatically accessible for VPN access within a few minutes. It’s as easy as that and enables troubleshooting from remote.

Test the IXrouter 30 days for free with our Starter Kit. Request yours here.

Siemens S7 PLC connected to the IXrouter for remote access

Siemens S7 PLC connected to the IXrouter for remote access

Explore IXON Cloud for remote VPN access to Siemens PLC

IXON offers a powerful industrial remote access and industrial IoT platform for the Siemens PLC range: IXON Cloud. It offers machine builders, system integrators and OEMs easy, fast and secure remote VPN access across the world, for remote maintenance, monitoring and support.

Get instant remote access to the programming software and network of Siemens. Benefits of IXON Cloud for Siemens PLC devices:

  • Support for Ethernet (LAN), 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity with the IXrouter
  • Plug & Play setup and no additional software needed (fully web-based)
  • Secure VPN connections on desktop and mobile
  • Top-notch security level
  • Scalable to your (customers’) needs with additional IoT features for data logging, storage, alarms and visualisation.

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Animation how secure remote access to Siemens PLC works with IXON Cloud & IXrouter

Try IXON Cloud for instant remote maintenance of Siemens PLCs

Leave us your details and we’ll send you a Starter Kit with our most advanced IXrouter (Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE) and all necessary accessories to jumpstart your project. Test a complete scenario for remote access and IoT features with IXON Cloud and your Siemens PLC. Experience the use of the IXrouter and IXON Cloud.

Discover the easiest remote access solution for Siemens. Free 30-day trial without obligations. Request your free Starter Kit here.

IXrouter: Industrial VPN router for Siemens PLC

The IXrouter is a combined industrial VPN router and edge gateway, designed to connect any PLC to the IXON Cloud. It is fully compatible with Siemens PLCs to get secure access remotely.

It’s ready to handle almost any kind of situation conceivable. There’s even a special cellular (4G/LTE) version for remote installations.

IXrouter3

IXrouter3

Siemens PLCs supported by IXON

  • Siemens S7-200
  • Siemens S7-300
  • Siemens S7-400
  • Siemens S7-1200
  • Siemens S7-1500
  • And older Siemens 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.

IXrouter connected to Siemens PLC for remote access

IXrouter connected to Siemens PLC for remote access

How to read and write data from Siemens PLCs with IoT

The IXrouter supports several industrial protocols to automatically read data from Siemens PLCs. Data can be transmitted to the IXON Cloud to make it available for alarm notifications and visualisation, or analysis/machine learning on external platforms via the API:

Supported protocols for Siemens PLC:

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 logging, alarms and trend analysis. Watch this short (1 minute) explanation video of Cloud Logging.

Related article: How to write data to Siemens PLCs from the IXON Cloud

Remote control of Siemens 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 panel and system connected to your Siemens PLC. This functionality is included and free of charge.

Siemens HMI remote control panel

Siemens HMI remote control panel

Remote monitoring Siemens SIMATIC HMI via VNC

An HMI remote monitoring option is available using the VNC protocol. View, access, service and fully control your HMI screen (like SIMATIC Comfort Panel, DiagMonitor, WinCC) remotely via your browser or mobile apps.

Access to Siemens PLC web server

Connect your Siemens PLC web server easily using the HTTPS protocol. Just configure the location of your web server and open it securely from anywhere.

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