I am currently working on a project where I want to send and receive data from a PLC via a seperated network.
The data will be send with an OPC UA Connection.
Where the Phoenix (AXC1050) PLC is the OPC UA Server
And the Laptop with TIA Portal is the OPC UA Client.
Below a schematic:
But to receive data from the PLC in SCADA I have to fill in the IP Adress of the PLC. “UA Server discovery URL”
This has to be something like: opc.tcp://192.168.99.100:48000
My problem is that this won’t work because the Sierra RV50 with M2M Sim-Card is a different network than the Laptop with Tia portal on office-network.
Could someone please help me how I could “connect” Both networks so I can reach the IP from the Phoenix PLC to send data back and forward to the Laptop with TIA Portal.
This all is new to me, but do I maybe need to set a VPN connection and how could I do that?
Hope someone can help me.
Thanks in advance!!
Extra info: I chose for this hardware because it works on solar panels so has to be energy efficient.