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
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