Pneumatic technology is an old and well-known friend of industrial automation systems. Simple and accessible, pneumatics delivers several benefits, largely due to the characteristics of its power source: compressed air. Safety, reduced operational costs, ease of implementation and cost-effectiveness are among the main reasons why many European plants continue to favor pneumatic automation.
Although sensors have been important devices in manufacturing and process plants for many years, today they have a particularly crucial role to play. Thanks to a number of enhanced features, matched by high levels of flexibility and increasingly compact dimensions, the latest smart sensors have become stars in the world of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). For users, smart sensor evolution means greater profitability provided by more productive assets.