HMS Networks is the leading independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT.
At HMS, we believe that connecting matters, in everything from making devices, machines and systems talk, to engaging actively with our customers. Our state-of-the-art technology connects millions of industrial devices all over the world – in automation systems as well as in innovative IIoT applications.
HMS stands for Hardware Meets Software™. Our products, solutions and know-how enable industrial hardware to get connected to IoT software. As such, HMS enables the Industrial Internet of Things which is all about Connecting Devices™. Welcome to connect with us!
1. On-Demand Remote Connectivity
Our solution focuses on machine builders who want to stay competitive. They are obsessed with optimizing, automating and growing their business at every level. Therefore, they should always be able to access their machines whenever they need to!
Gain a competitive edge
Over the last ten years, our IIoT solutions have helped machine manufacturers achieve significant ROI. By connecting to their machines, our customers have managed to:
Reduce their operational costs by remotely monitoring and making necessary PLC program changes in a faster and more flexible way.
Keep their staff highly engaged by smartly diagnosing machines’ issues. Thanks to our on-demand remote access solutions, our customers have drastically reduced the number of on-site visits and improved the percentage of time their technicians can fix an issue during their first visit (First Time Fix Rate).
Mitigate breakdowns and machine failure risks by remotely supervising, updating and changing parameters on their PLC.
Expand fearlessly on new markets by standardizing remote connectivity on all the machines they ship. No matter where their machines are deployed, our customers can access the PLC, the HMI and any other devices connected on the Ewon LAN.
2. On-premises Data Monitoring
With Ewon Flexy, you can collect pieces of data from any PLC or IO modules installed on your machines and locally store them. By calling on one of the many protocols our gateway supports, you can easily access and visualize the data for monitoring purposes. Also, by keeping all valuable insights into your network, you ensure full data sovereignty.
Turn OT data into valuable insights today!
Our Gateways support numerous proprietary protocols. With its range of extension cards, the Ewon Flexy enables machine manufacturers and operation managers from all around the globe to:
Access data locally stored on an Ewon Flexy and monitor the performances of assets deployed in remote locations.
Securely connect legacy equipment to their local data-, production- or business systems (ERP, MES, Scada, …).
Reduce IT integration and pre-existing network configuration costs of their IIoT projects by calling on the OPC UA capabilities of our Flexy Range.
Optimize machine performances and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by monitoring key indicators.
Improve customers satisfaction by detecting anomalies and dysfunctions before they impact the production line.
3. Data Collection for IoT Applications
The combination of Flexy, our data IIoT gateway, with Talk2M, the first Secure Industrial Cloud, enables our customers to connect to their machines and collect data from wherever they are deployed.
Aggregate your OT data in a fast and scalable way!
Centralized cloud data collection is the first step towards your digital transformation. By calling on Talk2M, or any other supported third-party cloud, we help machine manufacturers and system integrators to:
Easily build custom dashboards and provide data visualization.
Learn from data to develop the next generation of machines with an aim at reducing the risk of operational downtime furthermore.
Seamlessly integrate deep-learning, predictive maintenance and other data analytics solutions via our fully documented API’s or by calling on widely adopted IoT protocols, such as MQTT.
Develop new business models and offer more services based on operations data.