May. 19 2020

New Siemens gateway between cloud, in- company IT and production

•  Simatic IOT2050 gateway designed for industrial IT solutions directly in the production plant

•  Future edge functionality for integration in Siemens Industrial Edge solutions

•  Open platform acquires, processes and transfers production data to a cloud system

•  Wide range of communication options und easy connection to MindSphere, the open, cloud-based, IoT operating system from Siemens

Siemens is launching a gateway based on the TI ARM processor family which links cloud, in-company IT and production. Simatic IOT2050 is designed for industrial IT solutions for the acquisition, processing and transfer of data directly in the production environment. It can be used for connecting the production process to a cloud-based analysis of machine and production data, for example. The new IoT gateway will also be equipped with remote edge functionality for easy integration into Siemens Industrial Edge solutions.

The gateway can also be retrofitted in already existing plants, where it then harmonizes communication between different data sources, analyzes the data, and passes it on for evaluation to a cloud, for example. This cloud can be MindSphere, or any other solution preferred by the user. The Simatic IOT2050 complements the MindConnect Nano cloud gateway from Siemens. This gateway is already on the market, and is specifically designed for MindSphere.

The hardware of the new Simatic IOT2050 gateway has a compact design and is based on rugged, reliable and long-lasting industrial technology. The device is suitable for both wall and standard rail mounting, is equipped with a power-saving Texas Instruments ARM AM 6548 (+Secure Boot), 2 GB DDR4 RAM and multiple interfaces including two Gbit LAN, two USB, and a serial and Arduino interface. It comes with the Simatic Industrial OS already installed. Simatic IOT2050 can be easily expanded for tailor-made solutions with Arduino shields and mini PCIe cards. It also supports Linux based on Debian. There are also many other options for programming in high-level languages. Together with the planned edge functionality, it is easy for the user to integrate the Simatic IOT2050 into Siemens Industrial Edge solutions.

The Simatic IOT2050 is typically used for preventive machine maintenance and linking production to the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) level in order to minimize expensive production downtimes. Relevant indicators can be evaluated and impending signs of wear detected at an early stage. These are the ways the new IoT Gateway contributes to making production more versatile, reliable and efficient. Simatic IOT2050 acquires, processes and stores the relevant data. These are transferred to a cloud-based analysis tool, and the evaluated data then passed back from the cloud to the production maintenance system. This continuous data exchange completes the control loop for optimizing maintenance intervals in production plants.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI)

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

For further information please contact:


Andreas Friedrich
+49 1522-2103967
friedrich@siemens.com