Use of smart sensors in fluid power applications is on the rise as manufacturers look to enhance their product offering, as well as enable functionalities related to the internet of things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.
A recent Frost & Sullivan report said smart sensor-embedded hydraulic systems which are industrial internet of things (IIoT) enabled will be a key driver for the hydraulic equipment market.
Today, 90% of all sensors are considered ‘smart’ as they include some form of signal conditioning.
This allows the sensor to analyze and take action on collected data.
Integrating these capabilities into fluid power componentry can aid predictive maintenance and performance, such as increasing power density.
Frost & Sullivan analyst Kiravani Emani said "Electronic integration will continue to play a pivotal role in boosting demand for hydraulic products.”
Learn more in the article Smarter Sensors Enable More Intelligent Fluid Power Systems.