Hilscher netPI Edge Gateway in use.
empowering communication

System Integrators

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 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 the 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.

Titleimage Systemtechnik Leber

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.

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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