Hilscher – empowering communication
Hilscher - Your Partner in Industrial Communication
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Industrial communication from Hilscher in action

Hilscher's communication solutions are used worldwide in a wide variety of industries. Whether for fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet systems as master or slave applications, a modern cloud infrastructure or additional services and support during the development phase, we have the right solution for you.

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Service from the expert - comprehensive and personal

Together with our partners, we provide comprehensive support for you both in Germany and at our international locations. We accompany you in every phase of your products' lifecycle, give you ideas and impulses, think ahead and recognize problems before they arise.

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Hilscher – The Company

For over 35 years the name Hilscher has stood for trendsetting automation solutions. We understand industrial communication like no other and stand behind our customers with innovative solutions and services for integrating their machines into their network.

netX – our communication controller family

Our netX communication controllers are your gateway to industrial communication. netX technology is the foundation of our product portfolio—from PC cards and modules to industrial 4.0 applications.

The multi-protocol capability of our chips makes them unique on the market. Simply reloading the protocol stacks in the form of our firmware is all you need to cover all protocols. Hardware and software from a single source—no more worrying about development, risks, certification or reliability. Simply focus on your own core processes and applications. We ensure reliable and long-term availability of all components, even for systems with a long lifecycle.

Since the first netX generation, Hilscher has combined innovation and technology for flexible industrial networking.

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Advantages of netX technology
Flexible solution

Connection to all fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet systems with one chip family

Quick launch

Complete communication solution with a comprehensive ecosystem

Easy integration

Comprehensive product support and development services

Future-proof investment

Long-term availability and expertise from the market leader in industrial communication

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News: infoteam Software Group and Hilscher form integration partnership

Hattersheim, 31. Jan. 2023 – The infoteam Software Group, headquartered in Bubenreuth, Germany, is the new integration partner of Hilscher. Both companies had already announced the cooperation at the Smart Production Solutions trade fair in Nuremberg at the end of 2022.

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News: Oliver Paffenholz becomes Hilscher’s new CFO

Hattersheim, 14. Nov. 2022 – The management team at Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH has been reinforced with the addition of Oliver Paffenholz as Hilscher’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

News: The new Hilscher at SPS 2022: New brand unveiled

Hattersheim, 08. Nov. 2022 – Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH, specialist for industrial communication solutions, launches its new brand strategy at SPS 2022 in Nuremberg and presents itself in a completely new corporate design.

News: Siemens SIMATIC IPCs are now multiprotocol capable thanks to cifX PC cards from Hilscher

Hattersheim, 04. Nov. 2022 – Siemens, one of the world's leading technology groups, and Hilscher, a specialist in industrial communication solutions, have joined forces. Equipped with Hilscher's cifX PC cards, the German technology group now offers its customers the ability to connect their SIMATIC IPCs to all industrial communication networks.

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News: dieEntwickler Elektronik GmbH now embedded integration partner of Hilscher

Hattersheim, 13. Oct. 2022 – dieEntwickler Elektronik GmbH (dEE), an industrial hardware and software development service provider from Bad Zell in Austria with expertise in industrial communication and programming of microcontrollers, is now Hilscher's official embedded integration partner. The two companies already have a history of cooperation on numerous development projects based on Hilscher's netX chip technology.

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News: Helmholz Benelux and Hilscher form strategic partnership for Benelux region

Hattersheim, 14. Sept. 2022 – Helmholz Benelux, one of the leading Dutch experts in PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks, and Hilscher, a specialist in industrial communication solutions, have joined forces in a strategic partnership. The new strategic partnership will benefit customers in the automation segment in the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) by streamlining their automation projects.

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News: Hilscher underlines IIoT strategy – Thomas Rauch becomes new CTO

Hattersheim, 17. Aug. 2022 – Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH is strengthening its technical expertise on the management team by welcoming Thomas Rauch as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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Blog: Semiconductor Manufacturing and its Machines

The current chip crisis presents the semiconductor industry with one of its biggest challenges of recent decades.

Blog: comX 51CA-RE\R – It’s now the turn of the Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor industry relies on state-of-the-art technology when planning new production facilities. Thanks to the comX 51CA-RE\R machine builders are now finally able to fully concentrate on the development of their applications when designing their tools for the semiconductor industry.

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Blog: comX – Flexible Communication Module for Automation

The comX communication module was developed to equip automation devices with a network interface. Here, all communication tasks are executed autarchically on the module - independent of the target platform processor.

Blog: Hilscher Embedded Modules: Market Leader for more than a Quarter of a Century

The use of an embedded module has always been a sensible alternative to the traditional and complex Design-In process of a chip. For more than 25 years, Hilscher has been a leader in factory automation with embedded modules for industrial communication and that with a consistent concept.

Blog: Global chip crisis – Hilscher supports the setup of new semiconductor factories

The future prospects for the semiconductor industry are quite positive, with a projected growth of around 9% in 2022. However, the industry is repeatedly faced with supply bottlenecks due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, amongst other factors. By developing a new comX communication module, especially suited for the semiconductor industry, Hilscher is supporting to cope with the current situation.

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Blog: Single-pair Ethernet – Market Potential and Hilscher’s approach

Part 4 of our blog series about Single-Pair-Ethernet: A lot of work is still ahead of the industry to get open questions resolved in terms of system adoptions, standard integration and leveraging benefits in relevant use cases. How do the future prospects of SPE look like?

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Blog: Single-pair Ethernet – System adoptions in different scenarios

Part 3 of our blog series about SPE: Factory automation networks are already largely based on Ethernet standards today. However, the adoption of Ethernet in the process automation field is still in progress. How does SPE affect these two industrial areas?

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Blog: Single-pair Ethernet – Deployment and characteristics

Part 2 of our blog series about SPE: While the idea to enable IP based networks down to the sensor level is obviously beneficial, the question is, how SPE is able to deploy in the focused devices and installations.

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Blog: Single-pair Ethernet – Enhanced cloud access to sensors and peripherals

Part 1 of our blog series about SPE: Single-pair Ethernet, as a new initiative to enable IP based networks to each sensor, adds value through thinner cabling, small footprint plugs and connectors and less space requirements. For that reason, it is suitable to replace numerous existing fieldbuses in the sensor and peripheral area by integrating sensors directly to IT- and Cloudsystems.

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Hilscher at all about automation in Friedrichshafen

Come visit us at the all about autmation in Friedrichshafen – The exhibition for industrial automation in the international Lake Constance region. Experience systems, components, software and engineering for industrial automation and industrial communication in the age of Industry 4.0 and network with users from the region at all about automation.

When:

07.-08. Mar. 2023

Where:

Neue Messe 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Germany

Hilscher at embedded world 2023

The embedded world 2023 is the global platform for the embedded community. Come and visit us to meet the leading experts, key players and industy associations for the latest news on embedded technologies, processes and future-oriented products. The must-attend event for developers, system architects, product managers and technical management.

When:

14.-16. Mar. 2023

Where

NürnbergMesse GmbH
Messezentrum 1
90471 Nuremberg, Germany

Hilscher at INDUSTRY.forward EXPO 2023

Technology, change, future – come meet us at INDUSTRY.forward EXPO 2023, the digital festival of manufacturing in 2023 . Our Chief Marketing Officer Niels Trapp and our Principal Technology Consultant Dr. Andreas Graf Gatterburg welcome you to their key notes to discuss the latest trends in industrial communication.

When

20.-31. Mar. 2023

Where

Online

Hilscher at the PI conference 2023

The 8th PI conference is all about technologies for digital transformation in the industrial sector. Come and talk with us about horizontal and vertical integration of new communication technologies, flexible and efficient production systems as well as TSN and OPC UA in PROFINET and security measures.

When:

22.-23. Mar. 2023

Where:

House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) GmbH
Bessie-Coleman-Straße 7
60549 Frankfurt am Main

Hilscher at Automatisierungstreff 2023

Meet Daniel Stasiak, our Expert for Industrial IoT, at this year's Automatisierungstreff in Heilbronn and learn how you can get your digitization projects startet! The workshop will be held in German.

When:

28.-29. Mar. 2023

Where:

Wissenschafts- und Technologiezentrum / WTZ-Tagungszentrum
Im Zukunftspark 10
74076 Heilbronn

Hilscher at all about automation in Wetzlar

Come visit us at the all about autmation in Hesse – The exhibition for industrial automation in Hesse and the neighbouring German regions. Experience systems, components, software and engineering for industrial automation and industrial communication in the age of Industry 4.0 and network with users from the region at all about automation.

When:

13.-14. Sept. 2023

Where:

Buderus Arena Wetzlar
Wolfgang-Kühle-Straße 1
35576 Wetzlar

Hilscher at all about automation in Chemnitz

Come visit us at the all about autmation in Chemnitz – The exhibition for industrial automation in central Germany. Experience systems, components, software and engineering for industrial automation and industrial communication in the age of Industry 4.0 and network with users from the region at all about automation.

When:

27.-28. Sept. 2023

Where:

Messe Chemnitz
Messeplatz 1
09116 Chemnitz

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(Junior) Product Manager - Gateways
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Embedded Software Application Engineer (SoC)

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation that will push you to new heights and promote you in the long term? Would you like a position where you can put your technical expertise to the test? Then, apply now!

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Product Manager – Technology & Tools

Are you looking for a job that requires foresight, personal responsibility and cross-departmental communication? Then, apply now!

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Project Manager – Customer Projects

Du bist Kommunikations- und Organisationstalent durch und durch und hast Lust auf einen Job mit viel Verantwortung, bei dem es Dir nie langweilig wird? Dann bewirb Dich jetzt!

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Students in the disciplines: electronics, information technology or mechatronics

Are you about to start your degree or are you already in the middle of your studies?

Apply your knowledge and gain on-the-job experience.

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Software Developer

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation, that will stretch and promote you in the long term? Would you like a position where you can put your versatile technical expertise? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Embedded Software Application Engineer

Are you on the lookout for a new, exciting challenge in an innovative branch of industry? Are you eager for varied work that gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your technical creativity? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Software Developer for Embedded Systems and Development Tools

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation, that will stretch and promote you in the long term? Would you like a position where you can give your technical skills free rein? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Product Manager Chip

Are you looking for a job with a lot of responsibility and interfaces? Have you already gained some experience with semiconductors / microelectronics? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

Hilscher is committed to open standards and flexible solutions in leading associations such as the OI4.
System Architect - Security

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation, that will stretch and promote you in the long term? Would you like a position where you can put your broad understanding of technology? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Senior Full-Stack Developer Microservices

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation that will push you to new heights and promote you in the long term? Would you like a role enabling you to leverage our technology together with your team, to take to a new level? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Senior Front-End Developer Microservices

Are you on the lookout for a company at the forefront of technology and innovation that will push you to new heights and promote you in the long term? Would you like a role enabling you to leverage our technology together with your team, to take it to a new level? Then, apply now!

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Electronics technicians for devices and systems (Apprenticeship)

Lay the foundation for a future successful career for yourself with an apprenticeship at Hilscher.

The technical apprenticeship as an electronics technician for devices and systems will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the production area of an industrial company.

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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Industrial clerk (Apprenticeship)

Lay the foundation for a future successful career for yourself with an apprenticeship at our company. The apprenticeship as an industrial clerk will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the various commercial and technical production departments within an industrial company.

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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IT specialist for systems integration (Apprenticeship)

Lay the foundation for a future successful career for yourself with an apprenticeship at our company. During your apprenticeship as an IT specialist for applications development, you will receive a comprehensive insight into the IT department of an industrial company and you will learn how to implement customer-specific information and communications solutions.

Hattersheim am Main – 40h/week

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