The role of sensors and how Baumer contributes towards the Smart Factory
Sensor technology in the digital age
In the second industrial revolution, mechanical switches were commonly used while the third industrial revolution paved the way for electronic sensors in automation.
Today's sensors are intelligent devices that provide data and processed information. For this reason, digitalization in automation starts with the sensor. High-precision and reliable sensors resemble machine reality and therefore are the stepping stone for further evolution and technology - today and in the future.
Reliable control of machines and plants
Basis for modeling and verification
The Baumer value promise
Baumer offers one of the broadest portfolios of different sensor technologies. Centerpiece of all sensors are high-precision and reliable measurements. This optimizes Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) while maintaining flexibility. Secondary data and information provided by intelligent sensors monitor and optimize Smart Factory processes. Varied interfaces allow the sensors to be networked by plug and work. Data and information are made available to systems in both the OT and IT worlds and enable smart services at any level.
Baumer - Your Partner for Connected Smart Sensor Solutions
Ethernet fieldbus protocols for the most popular PLC systems
Last mile connectivity at field level for the sensor, enabled by IO-Link
What drives Digitalization?
The concept of Industry 4.0 - industrial digitalization - is not an end in itself. It emerges from the ever-increasing demands on modern manufacture. The objectives of increasing Overall Equipment Effectiveness at reduced Total Cost of Ownership are nothing new. These objectives were already pursued in the early stages of industrial automation. Today's fast-paced society has created another requirement - flexibility. Hence, industrial Digital Transformation is mainly driven by the following three factors.