netX 90 communication controller mounted on a circuit board.
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Component Manufacturers

Components in automated environments

Automation as part of Industry 4.0 requires real-time communication capability of all relevant components in devices and production facilities—from sensors and actuators to control elements. As a manufacturer, by integrating industrial communication interfaces into your components, you're helping to maximize the availability of industrial processes while ensuring that processes run smoothly. At Hilscher, we are dedicated to helping you do just that—and to developing efficient solutions to your biggest challenges with our products and services:

Components in automated environments
Integration Cost

Components for automated equipment and systems are used in a variety of mostly highly individual production systems. However, as a manufacturer, you want to keep the integration workload as low as possible in order to save costs and minimize the time-to-market for your customers.


The automation market is in a state of constant flux. Companies are constantly innovating new products, new devices and new standards—we help you make them work for you. Our communication solutions are available for years and can be upgraded to include the latest trends and standards. With netX and Hilscher you are well prepared for the future.

Flexibility and Variability

As a component manufacturer, you want to target a variety of different markets. The key is to support all relevant protocols, standards, and interfaces. But this presents different challenges depending on your region and technology. Components for automated devices must therefore offer a high degree of flexibility and variability.

As specialists in the field of industrial communication, we have made it our mission to provide component manufacturers with the best possible support in the form of easy-to-use and flexible solutions. As a member of leading committees and professional associations, we have an eye on the trends and include them in our roadmap. With our wide range of products, we also have the right solution for your application and we're happy to help you with our engineering and consulting services. We've already equipped a wide range of components with industrial communication, including:

  • I/O devices
  • Measuring instruments
  • Power supplies
  • Gateways
  • Industrial PCs
Learn more about Hilscher products in action
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Orange Precision Measurement implements PROFINET, EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP as well as DeviceNet using Hilscher's netX 90 multiprotocol communication controller, enabling the American manufacturer of precision measurement tools to supply its products to various customers.

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Hilscher’s Flagship Store for the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance (OI4) Community brings the ease of app stores to the industrial world. Powered by Wibu-Systems' CodeMeter licensing, the store gives users access to a library of apps and solutions for their shop floor automation needs.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

The right solutions for every component

We provide communication integration for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks compatible with all common standards. From our own netX communication controllers to compact embedded modules, PC cards in a wide range of form factors or IO-Link Master, we have a variety of solutions that meet a wide range of specifications, regardless of the protocol. A unified software interface brings each of your devices into the network quickly and easily. We also offer comprehensive support for the development and certification of your components. We are your one-stop supplier for everything from hardware and software to the necessary tools!

With our IO-Link Master, we also offer you a complete IP67 module as a white-label reference design, including hardware, firmware and production. With this as your foundation, you can market your own device family without the associated costs to develop them on your own.

With our netANALYZER and its graphical user interface netANALYZER Scope, we also offer a powerful network analysis tool. This allows you to keep an eye on your network and components at all times and to react quickly to any anomalies based on important characteristics such as process values, utilization and jitter.

Your advantages with our solutions at a glance
  • Many years of know-how
  • Low development costs
  • Fast time to market
  • Easy integration
  • Holistic platform strategy for industrial communication
  • Support and additional services throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Long-term product availability
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