The TwinCAT IoT product family transmits data to the cloud or between networked machines, creating the potential for increasing production efficiency. MindSphere, the Industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens, is one of the latest solutions that can integrate with TwinCAT.
TwinCAT 3 automation software can communicate with HTTP(S) servers as an HTTP(S) client, for example for exchanging data via a REST API. Establishing a connection with MindSphere is also possible through this HTTPS communication for exchanging telemetry data. This connection is secured by TLS (Transport Layer Security) and uses MindSphere-specific authentication mechanisms.
The sample implementations of the TwinCAT 3 Function TC3 IoT HTTPS/REST (TF6760) (TwinCAT IoT and TF6760 | TC3 IoT HTTPS/REST) show how to establish connections with MindSphere. These examples provide a simple introduction to connecting TwinCAT with MindSphere and help users to adapt the program code to suit individual requirements.