Four Dimensions of Smart Sensor Technology: Efficient Communication
Efficient Communication enables bidirectional data transfer between control unit and sensor – for batch size 1, flexible processes and easy service.
Smart Sensors are diligent data collectors and intelligent analysts. They share this knowledge with their environment via their integrated IO-Link interface in real time. Smart Sensors are always responsive to all types of control commands. For example, they can receive new parameter sets within seconds – for flexible production up to batch size 1. Even if a device is defective, the most recently used parameter set can be automatically transferred to the replacement sensor via IO-Link. This enables plug and play to become a reality.