Unless you are aware of what is happening on machines installed in factories minute-by-minute, it is impossible to maintain optimum productivity and efficiency at all times, or to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of production. Conventional sensors typically give on or off status. They lack the capability to communicate diagnostic or parameter data to the controller.
An integrated Smart Sensor solution provides all the data required to create a comprehensive picture of the status of the machine or production line. As integral components of The Connected Enterprise, Smart Sensors are the first step in going from the real world to the virtual world.