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Industrial IoT

The goals of Industrial IoT are to create transparency, increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality.

Our mission: we make your machine and process data accessible and useful so that they work for you!

 

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Are IIoT services already part of your day-to-day business?

Imagine one of your customers is asking for a new software service that allows them to access the performance data of their machines from anywhere and at any time. He wants to assess and increase the efficiency of his machines.

Can your machines already handle that? Or do you have to manually collect the data on site in a time-consuming process? With an IIoT edge infrastructure from Hilscher, you’re well-equipped to meet the challenge.

Here's what to consider:
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Make or Buy?

Developing IIoT solutions can be very resource intensive: Complex requirements, difficult-to-solve challenges, lengthy certification and standardization processes, and a rapidly changing competitive environment. All this requires years of development work to come up with a finished solution on your own.

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Data intelligence on the production floor

In the context of IIoT, raw data needs to be transformed into some kind of tangible value. To avoid overloading your communications infrastructure, the software is placed as close to the machines as possible. This reduces your response time and makes IIoT solutions more efficient.

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Roll-Out of software

Software has completely different lifecycles than hardware. As a manufacturer, you need to ensure that your software is always up to date and always ends up where it’s supposed to. Rolling out and managing software on the production floor from a central location is key to streamlining operations.

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Data ownership

Answering the question, “Where does my data go and who has access to it?” is more important than ever in an era of end-to-end connectivity. You need to be able to decide where the data goes and how it is processed. Use our platform or connect to other cloud services like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). MQTT serves as the industry standard for the transmission of IIoT data.

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Integration with automation networks

IIoT solutions typically require access to a plant’s automation network. As a component supplier, we’ve been developing industrial communication solutions for machines and networks such as PROFINET, EtherCAT and Ethernet/IP for more than 35 years. You can rely on our multiprotocol netX communication controllers and our expertise as a market leader.

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Central access on edge device

Our management platform gives you centralized access to your edge devices, whether you use Hilscher devices or those from third-party suppliers. This allows you to access data down to the control-level of your machines, including their programming.

Use Industrial IoT with the comprehensive edge management platform netFIELD by Hilscher

Industrial IoT will only be a win for you if you manage to effectively leverage the data that is relevant to you. There are many ways to do this, but pitfalls such as unpredictable costs and highly complex development services lurk everywhere. You need a data infrastructure you can rely on, that is based on open standards, and that is readily available. This can be a single, comprehensive solution or made up of individual components that address your specific challenge.

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Edge gateways connect, route, and process data close to the machine and draw the right conclusions for you.
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Central edge management at the click of a button. Manage entire fleets and applications throughout their lifecycle.
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Managed Industrial IoT by Hilscher: Success Stories
A packaging machine from MULTIVAC.

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

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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.

Thermal spray coating machine by Oerlikon.

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

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

You already have an idea? Talk about it with us!

You have a specific challenge for which you would like to develop an IIoT solution? Do you already have a concrete idea of a product and are looking for a suitable IIoT infrastructure? Or would you like to learn more about netFIELD and how you can use it to your advantage? No problem, fill out the form below and sign up for a personal product demo with our experts!

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Your hands-on approach to the IIoT with Hilscher
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Are you taking a hands-on approach and would like to take a detailed look at netFIELD in advance? No problem! Use our virtual IIoT training stations and get to know our technology.

Raspberry Pi Tutorial

Learn in this tutorial how easy it is to get started with our netFIELD Cloud! All you need is a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 with a Raspbian OS 10 or 11 and a netFIELD account. If you don't have a netFIELD account yet, you can get a free trial account here

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Test and evaluate the full functionality of our cloud platform with a 6-week trial account - no cost, no obligation! All you need to do is fill out the form, payment information is not required.

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