You may have a general understanding of sensors, including what they do and why they’re important, but smart sensors introduce a new and exciting wrinkle. The manufacturing industry, thanks to Industry 4.0, stands on the brink of one of the most impressive leaps forward since the introduction of steam power — and sensors are in many ways the heart of it all.
Wondering what smart sensors are and what they can do for your manufacturing company? Here’s a look.
What Are Smart Sensors?
In past years, sensor technology wasn’t able to reach its full potential due to system noise, latency, poor power management and other factors. By these standards, almost any sensor operating on a modern network with even modest edge computing capabilities is a smart sensor.
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