A sensor is able to detect and measure different types of energy and transform it into a readable output, and as such are available in distinctive types for distinctive measurement purposes, such as:
As Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are revolutionising and advancing automated systems. IO-Link is a recognised global networking standard for sensors that allows machines from different manufacturers to communicate with each other. Smart sensors carry out the same measurement applications as regular sensors with additional control through smart capabilities such as self-identification, testing, validation, and learning. They help to provide live data, establish communication between machines and react on their own to diagnose and correct issues to improve efficiencies.