Hilscher News & Articles

Predictive Maintenance: How a Sensor-to-Cloud Retrofit Drives Benefits

  • by Craig Lentzkow
  • November 15, 2021
  • Feature

If you're a machine builder or user maintaining hundreds of machines, then failures are the things you dread most. You know you need Predictive Maintenance, but the cost is often prohibitive. This article discusses a retrofit approach that uses an edge device to continuously measure a machine's critical parameters and send the sensor data to the cloud.

Sensor-to-Cloud Enables Predictive Maintenance

  • by Craig Lentzkow
  • August 2, 2021
  • Feature

There is a huge base of installed machines in the world, typically referred to as “brownfield." This represents a tremendous opportunity for a predictive maintenance solution that can be “bolted-on” existing equipment to provide condition-based monitoring. For this solution to succeed, it must include: support for many machines in a single eco-system; simple, quick and remote commissioning; flexible choice of attached sensor devices; and built-in security. 

Hilscher announces support for PROFINET @ TSN technology

  • December 20, 2018
  • News

The support for PROFINET @ TSN technology will be on its portfolio of netX multiprotocol network controllers. netX is a single-chip ASIC that provides a master and/or slave communication connection to all Industrial Ethernet systems, fieldbuses and Industry 4.0 protocols.

Hilscher plans introduction of 'coupler' between CC-Link IE and PROFINET

  • August 23, 2017
  • News

With the new coupler, users can effectively achieve communication between differing parts of a line on separate networks, increasing transparency and integration.

Hilscher announces participation in IIC Time Sensitive Networking testbed

  • May 3, 2017
  • News

The target is to offer TSN as firmware upgrade to the users of netX technologies. Hilscher developed a firmware upgrade for TSN which can turn a standard real-time ethernet device into a TSN enabled device.

Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Aut

  • January 11, 2017
  • News

The IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation is intended to support sales of high value Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to industrial automation markets.

Hilscher announces Craig Lentzkow as IIoT Business Development Manager

  • December 13, 2016
  • News

Mr. Lentzkow will be responsible for developing business opportunities for Hilscher’s netIOT Edge Gateways, through partnerships with global Cloud Services companies, large End-User companies, and IT and automation integrators and consultants.

Hilscher partners with SAP to facilitate IT/OT integration

  • June 6, 2016
  • News

With this agreement, the two companies are able to provide bi-directional access of the sensor/actuator level, via the netIOT Edge Gateway from Hilscher, to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

Hilscher Enters IIoT in a Big Way

  • April 4, 2016
  • Feature

By: Bill Lydon, Editor Automation.com's editor spoke with executives at Hilscher about their new NetIOT line and how they can enable better data-driven decision making from the plant floor.

Hilscher signs two U.S. distributors

  • February 6, 2013
  • News

Hilscher enters U.S. market by signing Professional Control Corporation (PCC) in Germantown, WI and Electro-Matic Products (EMP) in Farmington Hills, MI, as distributors of fieldbus products.