This wave of change in the manufacturing sector began in the mid-2010s and holds significant potential for operations and the future of production.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. Manufacturers are integrating new technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and analytics, and AI and machine learning into their production facilities and throughout their operations, which is the realization of the digital transformation of the field, delivering real-time decision making enhanced productivity, flexibility and agility.
netX - Industrial Communication Platform for all Networks
With the development of netX technology, Hilscher has set international standards and is a recognized systems partner of major manufacturers.
netX is Hilscher's core technology. It's a multiprotocol technology platform, equipped with unified interfaces and configuration tools. In cooperation with leading partners, the netX technology is continuously developed and manufactured according to customer specifications.
The netX multiprotocol processors bring industrial communication to machines and devices. Whether master or slave applications, legacy fieldbuses, fast Industrial Ethernet or IIoT data traffic. Hilscher supports the global customers with innovative products and services for integrating their devices, machines and plants into their networks, which range from PC-based Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus networks to edge solutions and the cloud.
The big benefit of using Hilscher and netX: Same chip, same hardware design, all real-time Ethernet protocols available just be exchanging the protocol firmware. Customers can implement CANopen, CC-Link, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP, Modbus, EtherCAT, PROFINET, Sercos, MQTT, OPC UA, VARAN, POWERLINK - with netX you rely on solutions from the market leader.
Hilscher's customers are also well equipped for the Industrial Internet of Things. With netFIELD, they have an IIoT data infrastructure with a management platform included for deploying modern Industry 4.0 solutions—reliably and securely from the device to the cloud and managed remotely.