The Future of Sensors in Factory Automation

Manufacturing North America – Issue 103 (9/6/17)


Change is coming, and no business can afford to be a laggard. By Fred Geck and Seth Sternberg

According to a survey of technology industry business leaders globally by KMPG, the Internet of Things (IoT) is among the top technologies to have the greatest impact in driving business transformation. Several reports suggest much of that growth will be at the expense of older technologies and new revolutionary shifts will force entire industries to slide into obsolescence. Change is coming, and it is imperative that businesses continue to advance and shift with the tides. In the manufacturing automation business, we are already seeing the desire to seek advancement and shift the industry, especially when it comes to capitalizing on the potential for cost savings, productivity improvements, and safety.

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