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Industrial sensors come in a variety of flavors, from measuring the level and flow of substances to detecting position and motion.
Sensors play a big role in industrial applications: measuring, monitoring, and detecting any number of substances or processes. As more factories implement advanced automation and control systems as part of Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT automation and connectivity improvements, sensors are becoming smarter and offering new capabilities.
The global industrial sensor market is expected to reach $35.5 billion by 2027, up from $18.8 billion in 2019, according to Allied Market Research. The biggest factors driving growth are IoT and Industry 4.0, as well as the rise of industrial automation, stemming from the critical parameter information these sensors provide that have a big impact on processes and systems.
There is a variety of sensors used in industrial applications. These include proximity, pressure, motion, vibration, environmental, level, flow, humidity, gas, and temperature sensors. They all perform a vital role in ensuring that processes and systems are running error-free. Here is a sampling of several types of sensors that offer performance improvements and new capabilities for industrial applications. READ MORE