Ein netX-Chip auf einer cifX-PC-Karte von Hilscher
empowering communication


Solutions for fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet

Are you an automation technology manufacturer? Then equip your components with state-of-the-art communication interfaces, ensuring their communication capability. It will enable your solutions to interact quickly, reliably and robustly with controllers, field devices and higher-level systems — whether IPCs, HMIs or actuators such as drives and robots, or even complex applications such as automated optical test systems.

Automated systems also require seamless signal transmission, control and monitoring between different fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet communication standards. We ensure this with precertified solutions.

When you choose Hilscher, you turn the high variability of network standards on the market to your advantage. No longer will you have to decide on a single standard—our multi-protocol solutions can cover them all. We deliver a wide range of solutions for industrial communication as well as innovation, know-how and expertise from decades of project experience.


Challenges facing automation manufacturers
Integration costs

As an automation engineer, you want to minimize the cost of integrating industrial communication interfaces and be able to adapt them flexibly to market demands. This saves you money and minimizes the time to market for your customer solutions.

With unified drivers, configuration tools, and application interfaces across all protocols, you can quickly and easily get your devices and systems up and running and respond quickly to changing market conditions.

Flexibility and variability

As an automation engineer, you're looking for efficient communication solutions that can be integrated quickly and easily. Protocol variability can be a barrier for you to serve the customer segments you want.

With our multi-protocol solutions and standardized interfaces, drivers and tools, you can turn this into an advantage over your competitors. With just one piece of hardware, you can cover all protocols and have the right solution for your customers.

Wide range of hardware options

Depending on the application, you require communication interfaces with special hardware requirements.

Whether it's a wide range of form factors, rugged M12 connectors or remote network interfaces, and an extended temperature range, our PC cards and embedded modules with their broad spectrum of product versions offer you the ideal solution for every application.

Hilscher: empowering communication

As a specialist for industrial communication, it is our mission to make the integration of automation components into any communication network as simple as possible. With more than 35 years of experience and expertise in industrial automation and countless customer projects, we've put together a broad product and service portfolio. We have just the right solution for every application and have already equipped countless components and devices with the right communication interfaces:

  • Sensors
  • Actuators (drives, robots, etc.)
  • Measuring instruments / simulation systems
  • Optical inspection systems
  • HMI terminals
  • Industrial PCs



Learn more about Hilscher products in action
Thermal spray coating machine by Oerlikon.

Oerlikon Metco AG setzt netFIELD ein, um die Echtzeit-Datenerfassung von Industriemaschinen wie thermischen Spritzanlagen weltweit zu ermöglichen.

netX 90 communication controller mounted on a circuit board.

Vom Motorcontroller bis zur Konsolidierung gesamter Schaltschrankinhalte realisieren dieEntwickler Elektronik (dEE) innovative netX-90-Projekte und erschließen die gesamte interne Peripherie des kleinen Multiprotokollcontrollers.

An actuator by SCHIEBEL painted in black on white background with a red spring incorporated on the left side.

Mit den Embedded-Modulen netIC 52 und netRAPID 90 von Hilscher bindet SCHIEBEL seine Stellantriebe an industrielle Kommunikationsnetze an und setzt mit einem neuen Steuerungsboard Maßstäbe.

A clean and bright inside of a factory with several machines lined up left and right. On two white rails at the upper half of the picture Güdel is written in red large letters. In the foreground, a sheet of metal lays on a conveyor belt.

Der Anlagenbau-Spezialist Güdel aus der Schweiz realisiert mit netFIELD fortschrittliche IIoT-Lösungen von der punktuellen Verschleißüberwachung bis zum ganzheitlichen Industrie-4.0-Ansatz.

A pneumatic valve application with many cables and lines going about, disappearing into a cabinet on the bottom. On the far right side, AVENTICS is written on the device. In the background, you can see some green and blue boxes. The valve application is mounted on a sheet of metal.

Emerson, ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Automatisierungstechnik und Software, aktiviert OPC UA in den AVENTICS™-Ventilsystemen und vereinfacht die IIoT-Integration und Analysefähigkeiten mit dem netX90.

Titleimage Systemtechnik Leber

Systemtechnik LEBER und E-T-A entwickeln mit Hilfe des netX 90 einen platzsparenden und preissensitiven Buscontroller zur Überwachung elektronischer Sicherungsautomaten.

A man with a blue hard hat and safety glasses is working on a orange robot arm.

netANALYZER unterstützt den Servicespezialisten Leadec zuverlässig bei der Fehlersuche in Real-Time-Ethernet-Netzwerken.

A packaging machine from MULTIVAC.

Der führende Hersteller integrierter Verpackungslösungen MULTIVAC entwickelt kundenorientierte Services und ermöglicht höhere Maschinenverfügbarkeit mit netFIELD.

A female factory worker in pharmaceutical clothing standing beside a large fluid machinery.

netTAP 151 bietet eine flexible und skalierbare Lösung für die einfache Integration unabhängiger Verarbeitungssysteme in ein industrielles Kommunikationsnetzwerk.

A pneumatic test bench with several cables going in and out, placed in a production environment.

Die müller+krahmer GmbH realisiert mit Hilschers cifX-PC-Karten Pneumatik-Prüfstände mit on-the-fly-Protokollwechsel.

A grey box with several connectors up front.

Für die Entwicklung innovativer Produkte setzt das Ingenieurbüro kumkeo GmbH als eines der ersten Unternehmen auf den netX 90, den weltweit kleinsten Multiprotokollchip von Hilscher.

2 panel PCs facing each other, another IPC with netJACK highlighted blue in the foreground.

IPC Spezialist ADS-TEC Industrial IT nutzt das Optionsmodul netJACK als universelle Lösung, um seine industriellen Box PCs und HMIs bedarfsorientiert, flexibel und werkzeuglos mit Master- und Slave-Funktionalitäten auszurüsten.

Front view of a NORD inverter standing upright with connectors on bottom.

Der Antriebshersteller NORD DRIVESYSTEMS realisiert mit netX kompaktere Baugröße und vereinfacht Servicing.

Worker inspecting an electrical Installation at a Leadec plant.

netMIRROR ermöglicht dem Fabrik-Servicespezialisten Leadec die schnelle und zuverlässige Fehlersuche in Real-Time-Ethernet Netzwerken.

Der Bildverarbeitungsspezialist VITRONIC integriert mit den cifX-PC-Karten automatisierte Systeme für die Prüfung von Schweißnähten in eine Vielzahl von Real-Time-Ethernet- und Feldbus-Netzwerken.

Integrating automation components – reliably and network-independent

Depending on the application and region, automation at the OT level is characterized by a wide variety of communication protocols. We've developed a wide range of multi-protocol capable PC cards that make it as easy as possible to integrate your automation components into communication networks. From PCI and PCI Express to CompactPCI or PC/104 and Mini PCI Express, our cifX product family offers all common formats for master and slave applications. With our M.2 PC cards, we even offer the smallest multi-protocol enabled PC cards in the automation market for space-saving integration into your devices.

Thanks to Hilscher's platform strategy, the entire cifX family uses the same drivers and tools, significantly simplifying integration. Whether it's different cable lengths, M12 connectors, integrated NVRAM, extended temperature range, dual-channel cards or remote network interfaces, numerous hardware options always offer the right solution for every specific application. We're also continuously adding to our product and services portfolio, so you're always optimally prepared for new market demands.

For connecting industrial networks, we also offer a selection of standard gateways in various performance levels. Based on our multiprotocol netX-SoCs, the protocol converters serve you flexibly in all common fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet networks. They make it easy to connect devices and network segments using the same or different communication standards.

Your advantages with our solutions at a glance:
  • Multi-protocol enabled components
  • Low development costs
  • Fast time to market
  • Easy integration
  • Comprehensive portfolio for industrial communication
  • Support and additional services throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Long-term product availability
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Two Hilscher employees discussing a contract.

Sie sind auf der Suche nach einem Integrationspartner für Ihr industrielles Kommunikationsprojekt? Von multiprotokollfähigen netX-Chips bis IIoT-Anwendungen – unser Netzwerk aus Partnerunternehmen bietet Ihnen den Support, den Sie benötigen!

Employee sitting on the back of a couch in Hilscher's office building.

Durch unsere Lösungen kommunizieren weltweit Maschinen automatisiert und sicher miteinander. Von Kommunikations-Controllern über PC-Karten und Embedded-Module bis hin zu Netzwerkanalyse und Industrie 4.0 – wir ermöglichen industrielle Kommunikation. Lesen Sie unsere Success Stories.

Communication controllers and printed circuit boards are extensively tested at Hilscher in Germany.

Wir machen industrielle Kommunikation möglich. Vom Legacy-Feldbus über Real-Time-Ethernet bis in die Cloud. Unsere Lösungen sind multiprotokollfähig, flexible und zuverlässig. Grundlage dafür ist unser fundiertes Wissen über Automatisierungstechnik – welches sich in unserer Technologie widerspiegelt.