sensorEDGE aggregates data of up to eight IO-Link sensors and transfers them to a cloud at an interval of a second. This is real plug & play remote machine monitoring, simple and fast made by Hilscher.

sensorEDGEs are managed in a cloud portal where the data can be visualized via flexible dashboards. The build-in cloud API enables streaming the collected sensor data into your own applications in real-time.

Plug&Play – Energize, connect and fetch!

sensorEDGE is designed to work without any additional programming skills. All it needs is just power, an Internet connection and connected IO-Link sensors.

Plug&Play – Buy it, Use it, Benef it!

  • Sensors are auto detected and configured
  • No additional PLC needed
  • Complex sensors can be parameterized onsite

Proven IO-Link – Count on the Industry standard!

sensorEDGE relies on the successful IO-Link technology that reduces installation costs and times, revolutionizes service and maintenance and increases productivity.

Proven IO-Link – Count on the Industry’s standard!

  • Proven IO-Link technology guarantees interoperability
  • Can complement existing IO-Link installations and machinery
  • Vast number of sensors at your disposal

You are the center of attention!

sensorEDGEs are managed centrally via a web portal, enabling direct data visualization or data forwarding to third party applications.

You are the center of attention!

  • Worldwide access in 24/7 operations
  • Device status overview at a glance
  • Remote update and upgrade capability

Efficiency is the key!

sensorEDGE is an instant IO-Link upgrade for brownfield installation and existing machinery needing a modern remote monitoring solution out of the box.

Efficiency is the key!

  • Efficient way to upgrade existing machinery
  • Suitable for green- and brownfield plants
  • Vast number of sensors at your disposal

sensorEDGE – The IO-Link-to-Cloud Sensor Box

  • End-to-End Solution by Hilscher
    No PLC needed with Internet security related concerns and no struggle with complex industrial communication networks – sensorEDGE is the comprehensive solution for remote monitoring your machines
  • 8 IO-Link channels
    Ideal for multi-sensor monitoring in smaller and localized plants or facilities
  • Highly versatile
    More than 10,000 IO-Link-sensors are available for your specific application
  • Easy configuration
    IO-Link sensors are detected automatically and configured based on the corresponding IODD files loaded from the Internet
  • Fast data Uplink
    Data is sent to the cloud at the rate of a second, enabling time-sensitive applications
  • IP67 protected
    Rugged casing for harsh environments allowing a cabinet free installation close to the machines
  • Local Web-Interface
    Easy onsite parameterization of complex IO-Link sensors
Product Information – Your data control center


Device management, data display and diagnostics as well as software updating all managed in one web portal

Flexible dashboards

Visualize your sensor data in configurable layouts and widgets


End-to-End encryption and private API keys for maximum data protection

Rest API Connector

Reactive interface for own applications enabling analyzing, storing or redirecting sensor data

Around the clock

Event-based data reception via WebSocket at any time from anywhere

Create your own account!

sensorEDGE is based on Hilscher's netFIELD technology

  • netFIELD is a cascadable and inheritable ecosystem consisting of end devices, operating system, Docker, software containers and an Internet backend with user portals
  • netFIELD has the aim to load devices automated from remote with any dockerized software to assign them their final application purpose or to keep them updated later
  • netFIELD allows to manage devices efficiently and centrally saving expensive onsite maintenance or diagnostics. A data backend can be used optionally for process data exchanges.
  • Although using just a subset of all possibilities sensorEDGE is a prime life example for a succsessful netFIELD based project. It is inspiring others to feel invited in creating an own tailored netFIELD solution with us

Start your own netFIELD project – contact us!

Technical Data

Connectors 8 x M12 A-coded, female; 5-pole
Master class Class A: Specification V1.1
Operation mode IO-Link, Sensors only
Supply current At least 1A per port
Commissioning Auto detection, Web tool optional
Short-circuit proof yes
Connector 1 x M12 D-coded, female; 4-pole
Standard IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Communications TCP/IP Port 443, AMQP Port 5671
Auto-Negotiation/-Crossover yes
Power Supply
Connector 1 x M12 L-coded, male; 5-pole
Voltage DC 24 V (18 ... 31,2 V); 1L
Rated current 16 A
Temperature (operation) -25 ... +60°C
Temperature (storage) -40 ... +85°C
Protection class IP67
Dimensions (LxWxH) 200 x 60 x 20 mm
Weight 420 g
Conformity CE
Data transmission
Cloud uplink data min.1x/second, health: 1x/minute
API fetch WebSocket based, event driven
Device One-off costs, incl. 12 month usage time
Cloud usage Subscription
Article Name
Part Number
Over-the-Cloud IO-Link Sensor Block