Sensing the Future of Pneumatics
- Magazine Article
Some species of sharks must constantly swim to keep water flowing over their gills to stay alive. That same concept also tends to apply to technology — once a technology stops evolving and moving forward, it's on its way to extinction. Fortunately for those responsible for designing and maintaining the pneumatic systems found throughout industrial environments, new sensing and data communications solutions are making pneumatics smarter and simpler to integrate into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The future of pneumatics will be linked with the expansion of smart sensing technology. Cost-effective sensing and information processing equipment is now becoming part of all types of fluid power equipment, from connectors, tubing, and hoses, to pneumatic cylinders, actuators, and filters.