Connecting devices, machines and systems in water treatment

Water/wastewater solutions

Reduce maintenance costs, improve performance and efficiency, reduce energy consumption and explore new business opportunities. These are some of the benefits you will gain by enabling communication in water treatment. Here is how communication can improve water/wastewater applications:

Connect to any network

Network connectivity for water/wastewater

Want to network a pump, drive or filtering machine? Or connect an older part of a processing plant to a newer system?

Anybus solutions from HMS Networks connect any device to any network – fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet

Permanent Monitoring PROFIBUS
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Network diagnostics

HMS may also help you with network diagnostics — health checks, reports and best paths of repair for industrial networks – all to avoid costly downtime.

It includes permanent monitoring and troubleshooting solutions as well as services, training and tools for more robust infrastructure.

We can also help you design your network.

What data can do for water

Remote monitoring

Ewon remote connectivity solutions enable machine builders and water plant owners to access their water/wastewater treatment equipment securely from anywhere.

This is particularly important for water treatment facilities and pumping stations, where fast responses are necessary to maintain operations.

Easy-to-use visualization dashboards display data and provide reports and statistics.


Industrial wireless solutions

Get rid of the cables! Connect machines and devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular wireless (3G/4G/5G) to create wireless bridges or access machine data. Ideal for moving machinery in water/wastewater application or wherever cables are not desirable.

Got 5G?
Want to evaluate 5G in your water plant? HMS offers 5G routers and starter kits allowing you to implement and test 5G in your site.

IoT water/wastewater solutions

What can you gain with IoT technology in water plants?

Listen to Xavier Cardena explain what the benefits are of utilizing IoT technologies for supervision and connection of water/wastewater systems.

Product categories

Products used in water/wastewater solutions

What customers say

Case studies and testimonials


Maintaining water purity

How the ProfiTrace and ComBricks helped Rijnland District Water Control Board ensure clean water.
Remote gateways Ewon

Innovative solution ensures alarm connectivity at Dutch water plants

The Dutch government aims to lead in electronic superhighway development, modernizing its infrastructure for 5G, fiber, and digital tech. Phasing out analog phone lines at water treatment plants posed challenges, but Moekotte BV provided a solution using the Ewon Flexy 205, ensuring minimal disruption, maintaining connectivity, and enabling the use of pager alarms.
Remote gateways Ewon

Complete automation of water reservoir operation through remote monitoring

The American town of Port Orchard faced a major challenge when communication to their water reservoir was cut, disrupting water management. To address this, HMS Networks introduced the Ewon Flexy 205, initially met with skepticism but later recognized for its benefits.


How can I access water treatment equipment remotely?

With Ewon Remote solutions from HMS Networks, it is possible to remotely access PLC-based machines to do troubleshooting and maintenance from anywhere. The remote solutions are secure and penetration-tested and enables quick access to machines with a laptop or tablet, just like being on site. 

What are the benefits of the Ewon remote access to a machine?

With Ewon you will save time and money thanks to the Talk2M Service for remote access to any field control system to program, diagnose, update, calibrate, or monitor them.

Can I also monitor remotely the machine

Sure! With Ewon Flexy you will have availability of real-time data of field assets using native industrial protocols (including serial, ethernet, and Profibus). Data can even be collected directly from sensors since the Ewon optionally includes digital and analog I/Os. No data loss and timestamp at origin even if there is a network outage thanks to the local buffer in the Ewon. The Ewon Visualization Tool available to all Talk2M Pro users will allow the monitoring of real time and historical data, as well as alarming, maintenance and reporting

Is remote access secure?

Strong OT Cybersecurity is a central element for the digitalization of any water or wastewater treatment system
Ewon solutions by HMS are certified according IEC 62443 and ISO 27001 standards. This remote access solution implements the latest security technology to secure production from external threats.

How can I integrate machine data with my SCADA

The standard protocol supported by most SCADA systems is OPCUA. Our Ewon Flexy can read from any device, manage the data at the edge, and deliver it to the SCADA thanks to the embedded OPCUA server, making it extremely easy and fast to integrate PLCs or legacy devices (serial ports or directly from sensors) to the SCADA

How do I connect equipment in water treatment plants?

Communication is key for a well-functioning water treatment plant. PLC systems need to communicate with other PLC systems, machines need to be accessed remotely, new machines need to be integrated. And the entire plant network needs to be monitored and failsafe. With Anybus gateways information exchange between machines is easy and fast

I am a pump manufacturer, how can I integrate it in a Profinet network?

With our Anybus embedded product line you can easily integrate industrial communications to your pump controller or to other devices. Check our Product page for more information

I am having some trouble with the plant Industrial Network, how can HMS help me?

Having online monitoring tools to predict possible network failures and, in any case, being able to react very quickly is essential for the smooth operation of the plant. For this purpose, the Anybus Diagnostics product line ensures a reliable network infrastructure for industrial networks such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and other industrial Ethernet standards. The portfolio includes products that help field technicians monitor, analyze and troubleshoot efficiently, both onsite and remotely, thus avoiding undesired downtime.

Do you provide training on your products

Yes! Visit our Training page for online training at your own path.

Additional resources

Want to find out more?

What data can do for water

Dive into the future of water management! Get our Whitepaper, What Data Can Do for Water, and learn how IoT tech boosts maintenance, improves efficiency, ensures water quality and saves energy.

Using data for Watermanagement

Optimizing industrial water processes: A solutions paper on data integration, plant network integration, downtime reduction, and Cybersecurity.

Talk to an expert about Water/wastewater

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