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Smart sensing approach to Industry 4.0

David Hannaby UK product manager for Presence Detection at Sick UK, has published a great article which looks at smart sensing, industry 4.0 and the move to IoT.

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Looking at how machines can interact with each other and share data in the production plant and supply chain is fascinating. As mentioned in a previous blog, sensors are the most important part of the industrial process. David takes this even further and states  “There will never be a Smart Factory without smart sensors it is sensors which are the ‘unsung heroes’; the glue that holds together today’s and tomorrows automated environments”.

Another particular highlight is his piece titled Smarter sensing which looks at how IO-Link together with miniature chip processing brings advanced embedded functions to the sensors themselves, enabling complex data processing within the sensor units.

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Read David’s full article here

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