I’m not telling you anything don’t already know: The modern factory or other production facility could not function without the ability to sense its surroundings and the status of its critical equipment. And that all is made possible, of course, due to sensors. These devices measure critical physical characteristics and provide inputs to computers, PLCs, machine tools, other equipment, and networks. The outputs of these sensors determine the overall function and outcome of the factory processes. Their importance cannot be overstated.
So, the questions that inevitably loom are: “What are you doing to improve factory processes or facilities?” And, “what’s the state of your sensor responsibilities?”