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Networked robot applications as a booster for flexibility and quality

Robots are playing an increasingly important role in automated production environments. For example, palletizing and handling tasks can often be performed more cost-effectively and safely using robotic arms rather than multi-axis gantries or human labor. Robots can be flexibly adapted to new applications—a decisive factor for plant operators in times of ever-increasing product variability and shorter time-to-market requirements. The smooth integration of your robots into the automated process requires reliable, error-free communication of sensors, servomotors and cameras. Only through industrial communication solutions is it possible for such complex interaction. When you choose Hilscher, you're getting proven technological know-how and components from the world's leading manufacturer of industrial communication solutions.

Challenges facing robot components
Freedom of movement

As moving components within an automated environment, robots rely on components that give them maximum freedom of movement. Wireless technologies such as IO-Link Wireless from Hilscher give you maximum freedom when designing your robots.

Demanding environments

Whether space-sensitive applications, extended temperature requirements or IP protection classes: With Hilscher, you can integrate any robotic application into your existing network.

Flexibility and variability

Global automation markets require a high degree of flexibility due to different standards from different manufacturers. Keeping protocol conversions as simple as possible is your key to serving new target markets quickly and efficiently. With multi-protocol-capable components as well as standardized interfaces, drivers and tools, we ensure maximum compatibility with other components and devices.

With our comprehensive portfolio of products and services for industrial communication, you can integrate your robotics components into modern fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet networks. Over the last few decades, we have developed a wide range of solutions for a wide range of applications based on our proven netX-SoCs. As one of the leading suppliers of industrial communication technology, we support our customers in a wide range of robotics applications, including:

  • Robotic arms
  • Robot controllers
  • Mobile robots
  • Driverless transport systems
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.

Integrate robots into modern networks with Hilscher solutions

Our range of cifX PC Cards includes all form factors available on the PC market. From conventional form factors such as PCI or PCI Express to the smallest multi-protocol PC cards in the very compact M.2 format, we have the right one for your robotics system. With a wide range of network interfaces, you can keep your development costs to a minimum while maintaining compatibility with a wide range of network standards.

Wireless network interfaces are particularly important for robots, preventing cable breaks while also ensuring maximum mobility and freedom of movement. With our IO-Link Wireless Master you can communicate bidirectionally with up to 16 sensors and actuators and connect them to the real-time capable field level. The associated bridge enables wireless technology for IO-Link devices. Thanks to the automatic parameterization, we enable you to easily replace components such as the attachment of a robot arm. We also offer the Wireless Master as a white-label product that you can rebrand with your own label.

Alternatively, you can easily integrate your robots into modern fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet networks with our compact embedded modules as ready-made hardware modules. They support all leading industrial protocols as master and slave and are therefore ideal for robotic control systems. Our comX module and the netRAPID are perfect when you have moving components that need to be held securely. They are plugged in and screwed or soldered directly onto the motherboard.

Your advantages with our solutions at a glance:
  • Extensive portfolio for every application
  • Multi-protocol solutions
  • Wireless versions
  • Lower development costs
  • Fast time to market
  • Easy integration
  • Support and additional services throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Long-term product availability
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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.