Hilscher netPI Edge Gateway in use.
empowering communication


Take advantage of the benefits offered by the netFIELD ecosystem

The foundation of modern IoT solutions is a highly complex interaction of different hardware and software components in order to aggregate seemingly endless data to gain insights leading to process optimizations. However, market requirements and architectural approaches differ greatly depending on the application, forcing you to make great investments in developing individual solutions.
netFIELD gives you a perfectly coordinated solution of hardware and software components and services for your IoT world. This hybrid edge and cloud ecosystem lets you easily make your customers' plants fit your Industry 4.0 solutions. Our scalable netFIELD Cloud delivers turn-key software to make the start easier, such as OPC-UA server/client and various cloud connectors. With netFIELD you can develop individual Docker applications, deploying them around the globe in no time. It enables you to monetize your expertise with previously unmined data from your customers.

Challenges for IoT system integrators
Cloud flexibility

Manage your netFIELD Cloud portal remotely, create your own instances for your customers as a sub-organization, or let the customer manage it. Whether small or medium-sized enterprises or large corporations, netFIELD is designed with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of every organizational structure.

Remote management

Manually monitoring and managing automated systems on site is time-consuming and costly. Our netFIELD ecosystem offers a wide range of products and software along with an open API. That means, not only can you monitor and manage systems manually and visually from a remote location, but you can also do so automatically via your own or third-party software. As a system integrator, you can offer your customers a single solution.

Individual IoT applications

No production plant is the same and each one requires individual IoT applications for process analysis and optimization. Our netFIELD Cloud provides services such as remote device and container management, making it much easier for you to roll out your solutions and to provide support for them later. This allows you to develop your own container-based applications and to deploy them centrally via the Internet directly to the edge devices.

Hilscher: empowering communication

With decades of experience to draw on in industrial communication technologies, and in our efforts to create solutions tailored to the needs of our customers, we amassed a comprehensive IoT solutions portfolio. The result: our open netFIELD ecosystem. This makes it possible for you to implement individual IoT projects for your customers. Our netFIELD Cloud, the user-friendly netFIELD portal, dedicated software and scalable gateway hardware provide a solid foundation for the IoT capability of production plants. End-to-end managed services also enable centrally provisioned and containerized applications to be managed at the edge. With this hybrid cloud and edge model, your solutions set the course for modern edge computing.

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.

Easily integrated IoT connectivity

Our netFIELD ecosystem of hardware and software solutions and related services provides a global holistic solutions approach to the IoT connectivity of production plants. It enables you link distributed devices to a smart factory in order to generate tangible business assets derived from the extensive plant data.

Our netFIELD Cloud serves you and your customers as a central instance for managing your data, devices and container applications. Depending on individual requirements, we offer various scalable subscription models—from personal accounts to solutions for corporate customers.

Our cloud portal is your digital workplace with an intuitive interface. A mouse click away from accessing your managed services. Our software library provides a selection of turn-key applications. You can also develop custom, application-specific containers together with your customers. Concentrate entirely on your core competence. netFIELD takes care of the software roll-out process for you.

Important for you as a system integrator: our metrics solution in the devices and in the cloud measures and logs actual cloud usage and the usage of managed services. This allows you to invoice your customers based on actual usage.

Our powerful netFIELD Edge devices serve as smart interfaces between the field layer and the cloud. They enable you to aggregate extensive data from your customers' distributed OT devices. You can upload the data to the cloud or process them locally using the Docker application that you have loaded onto the devices via the Container Manager in the cloud.

Your advantages with our solutions at a glance:
  • Gain access to our extensive and proven know-how
  • Scalable subscription models by organization size
  • Comprehensive IoT portfolio
  • Easy integration
  • Secure software provisioning via Docker containers
  • Lower development costs
  • Fast time to market
  • Reach your planned profitability earlier
  • Support and additional services throughout the entire lifecycle
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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.