Sigmatek

This article will help you to remotely connect to your Sigmatek device using the X4 remote to set up a secure remote connection.

The prerequisites for this guide are

* Sigmatek industrial hardware (equipped with Ethernet). The device used in this guide is an ETV0551 control panel from Sigmatek.
* x500 IoT gateway registered to your company on the X4 remote (view our x500 IoT gateway registration guide)
* X4 remote account (view our getting started guide)

First you’ll have to properly configure your controller. Once that’s done, you can remotely connect to it.

Configure your Sigmatek controller

This chapter shows you how to configure your Sigmatek controller for remote access using Lasal Class 2. You need to be connected to your Sigmatek controller before you can change its configuration. If you are already connected, skip the first 3 steps.

  • Once you have opened your project in Lasal Class 2, click the “change online settings“-icon at the top.
  • Here you can create a new connection. Change the connection name and enter an IP address or use the IP scanner to find your Sigmatek controller. If you have a device with an HMI, you can briefly see its IP address on-screen during startup.
  • Having entered the correct connection settings, you can connect using the “go online“-icon.
  • Once connected, go to [Debug] > [File Transfer] > [Edit Autoexec.lsl…].
  • This opens a file that is located on the device in which you can configure the IP addresssubnet mask, and (default) gateway. The IP address needs to share the subnet of your x500 IoT gateway but cannot match their exact IP address. The subnet could for example be “192.168.140”, meaning the last figure “.1” can vary anywhere from 1 to 254 as long as it’s different from the x500 IoT gateway. The subnet mask needs to be the same as the x500 IoT gateway, which is usually 255.255.255.0. The (default) gateway should be set to the IP address of the x500 IoT gateway. Press [Save & Reboot PLC] to have the changes take effect.

Remotely connect to your Sigmatek controller

Connect to you x500 IIoT gateway

The following steps require you to be connected to your x500 IoT gateway. View our getting started guide for more information.

This chapter shows you how to connect to your Sigmatek controller using Lasal Class 2.

  • Once you have opened your project in Lasal Class 2, double-click “change online settings“-icon at the top.
  • Here you can create a new connection, change the connection name and enter the IP address of your Sigmatek controller. For example 192.168.140.10.
  • Having entered the correct connection settings, you can connect using the “go online“-icon.

Connected

Once you’ve followed the instructions, you’ve remotely accessed your device easy and secure!

Additional features

Does your controller also support other functionalities? Such as an HTTP/VNC/WS server?View our HTTPVNC, and WS service articles to show you how to easily access them.