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Take advantage of modern communication solutions

Networking and the ever expanding reach of IoT data collection are becoming more and more important when designing modern and future-oriented production facilities. When analyzed efficiently, the resulting data pools contain enormous potential in lowering your operating costs and consequently in increasing your competitive edge. This requires a natural interaction between man and machine, which is the essential underlying philosophy. We offer proven solutions engineered to work harmoniously with one another for every kind of industrial communication application. Our portfolio of products and services helps you address industry-specific challenges from the OT to the cloud.

Challenges in planning modern communication networks

Problems with communication components often result in machine downtimes and thus expensive production downtimes for your customers. Trust Hilscher as your partner. Our products have a proven track record across several different industries in communicating reliably for decades. Use our technology even in the planning stages to reduce your end customers' operational costs caused by unplanned downtimes.

Remote Management

Die manuelle Überwachung und Verwaltung automatisierter Systeme vor Ort ist zeitintensiv und teuer. Unser netFIELD-Ökosystem bietet Ihnen ein breites Produkt- und Software-Portfolio, um IoT-Projekte in Anlagen aus der Ferne zu überwachen und zu verwalten. So behalten Sie die Anlageneffizienz bereits während der Planung im Fokus und verschaffen sich einen technologischen Vorteil gegenüber klassisch und lokal überwachten Lösungen.

Individuelle IoT-Applikationen

Individuell geplante Produktionsanlagen brauchen spezifische IoT-Applikationen zur Prozessanalyse und -optimierung. In unserer netFIELD-Cloud finden Sie zahlreiche Service-Anwendungen wie das Remote-Device- und Container-Management. Auf deren Basis entwickeln Sie oder Ihre Kunden spezifische containerbasierte Applikationen und deployen diese von zentraler Stelle direkt auf die Edge Devices rund um den Globus.

Hilscher: empowering communication

As specialists in industrial communication technologies, our range of innovative products and services provides solutions for every application of modern production networks. With decades of experience to draw on, we're able to flexibly and efficiently integrate automation components into your existing networks. With our IoT solutions you can create new business opportunities. When planning and designing production facilities, this means you'll be able to focus on designing while relying on our network communication expertise. We provide you with support for every application—from PC-based communication components and IO-Link applications to smart edge gateways and higher-level centralized cloud solutions.

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

Surface solution specialist Oerlikon Metco AG uses netFIELD to enable real-time data collection from industrial applications, such as thermal spray painting machines, from around the world.

netX 90 communication controller mounted on a circuit board.

From motor controllers to the consolidation of entire control cabinet contents, dieEntwickler Elektronik (dEE) implements innovative netX 90 projects and opens up the entire internal periphery of the small multiprotocol controller. Read more about our integration partner here!

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

With the embedded modules netIC52 and netRAPID 90 from Hilscher, SCHIEBEL connects its actuators to industrial communication networks and sets standards with a new control board.

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.

Industrial systems specialist Güdel uses netFIELD to implement advanced IIoT solutions, ranging from monitoring specific wear points to a more holistic Industry 4.0 approach.

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, a world leading provider of automation technology and software, has enabled integrated OPC UA in their AVENTICS™ valve systems, simplifying IIoT integration and analysis capabilities with netX 90.

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Based on Hilscher’s netX 90 multiprotocol processor, Systemtechnik LEBER and E-T-A developed an ultra-compact and price-sensitive bus controller for monitoring electronic circuit breakers.

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

netANALYZER delivers reliable support for the service specialist Leadec in troubleshooting industrial Ethernet networks.

A packaging machine from MULTIVAC.

MULTIVAC, the leading manufacturer of integrated packaging solutions, develops customer-oriented services with netFIELD, enabling higher machine availability

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

netTAP 151 provides a flexible and scalable solution for an easy integration of independent processing systems into one industrial communication network.

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

müller+krahmer GmbH realizes pneumatic test benches with the capability to change protocols on the fly with the help of Hilscher cifX PC cards.

A grey box with several connectors up front.

The engineering firm kumkeo GmbH is one of the first companies to rely on the netX 90, the world‘s smallest multi-protocol chip from Hilscher, for the development of innovative products.


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

IPC specialist ADS-TEC Industrial IT uses the netJACK option module as a universal solution to equip its Industrial Box PCs and HMIs with master and slave functionalities on demand, flexibly and without tools.

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

Drive manufacturer NORD DRIVESYSTEMS realizes more compact frame sizes and facilitates servicing with netX.

Worker inspecting an electrical Installation at a Leadec plant.

netMIRROR facilitates quick and reliable troubleshooting in RealTime Ethernet networks at factory service specialist Leadec.

cifX PC-Cards integrate Automated Weld Seam Inspection Systems to numerous Real-Time Ethernet and Fieldbus networks at German machine vision specialist VITRONIC.

Business benefits thanks to proven and innovative communication solutions

With our multi-protocol cifX PC cards we have a broad portfolio for a wide range of applications for fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet communication. In addition to common formats such as PCI or PCIe, specific form factors like CompactPCI or PC/104, we also carry the smallest multi-protocol capable cards on the automation market, the compact M.2 format. Whether M12 connectors, extended temperature range, dual-channel cards or remote network interfaces, numerous hardware options also offer the right solution for your production facility planning. Our standard gateways, which are also based on our multi-protocol netX-SoCs, also serve as data converters for flexible fieldbus and Real-Time Ethernet conversions.

Your customers will be able to collect extensive data from their OT devices using our powerful edge gateways. Via Docker applications they can process their data locally or transfer them to a cloud instance. Our netFIELD Cloud with its user-friendly interface provides you with a wide range of containerized applications as a service. This allows you to remotely manage your IoT devices and deploy your own applications globally.

With our netFIELD IO-Link Wireless Master, you can also connect up to 16 IO-Link devices bidirectionally in fieldbus or Real-Time Ethernet networks. An OPC UA server and an MQTT client are also integrated into the rugged IP67 device for IoT connectivity. The device enables your customers to aggregate, diagnose, and configure data in demanding environments independent of their network. We also offer the device as a white-label product for your own rebranding.

By integrating our netMIRROR as a permanent test access point (TAP), you're able to mirror Ethernet traffic without affecting the network. Your customers can connect a diagnostic device without interrupting operation, minimizing downtimes and increasing profitability.

Your advantages with our solutions at a glance:
  • Gain access to our extensive and proven know-how
  • Custom solutions for highly individual projects
  • Lower development costs
  • Fast time to market
  • Reach your planned profitability earlier
  • Easy integration
  • Comprehensive portfolio for industrial communication
  • Support and additional services throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Long-term product availability
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Our solutions enable machines all over the world to communicate autonomously and securely with each other. From communication controllers, PC cards and embedded modules to network analysis and Industry 4.0, we make industrial communication possible. Read our success stories.

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

We make industrial communication possible. From legacy fieldbus to Real-Time Ethernet and the cloud. Our solutions are multi-protocol capable, flexible and reliable. Our solutions are based on our in-depth knowledge of automation technology, which is reflected in our technology.