While smart sensor market shows current annual growth at a
rate of 18% (and speeding up) industry demand driven growth is present also
in rather traditional segments of temperature, pressure and position sensors.
Acquiring the real-time data with higher accuracies benefits the safety, user
comfort and economies as such.
Current state of technology, developments in IIOT demand to push more volume
at lower prices. So, what is here to gain? What is here to gain for the client,
for the sensor manufacturer, for the economy and for the industry? … and for
Well, as in any point in industrial history — the answer was either
innovation or R&D. Using almost 100-year old technology of microwire
production and combining it with other areas / aspects of physics helped us to
redefine (revolutionize, reimagine) the role of sensor as such. Need
multifunctional sensor? Contactless? Passive? Lighter? Much lighter?
Short-circuit protected? With low power consumption? Real-time? To “dig” the
data form inaccessible spaces?
100.000 sensors weigh 1 gram, therefore add almost no additional weight to
your car or plane. Environmentally friendly solution, winner in a size contest
that can be integrated between composite layers or directly to any screw and
cause no material flaws. Able to monitor stress, vibration temperature or
displacement. Passive, unpowered element. Sensing head inducing magnetic field
and reading the changes on passive sensor needs to be within a range of 10 cm /
Smart composites that not only ensure the process control but also allow
real-time structural health monitoring. Smart electric motor pushing the
efficiency to the maximum instead of following administrative limits.
Development of smart screws and smart rivets as key enablers of self-monitored
assembly? Self-monitored battery to prevent overheating and monitor
It is not the lack of imagination in the industry. Takes courage of an early
adopter. Not a small thing to ask…
Sensing technologies that can help us to lower the carbon emissions are
reality. In our case their implementation requires bold customer counterpart
understanding the power to revolutionize.
Instead of waiting for governments pushing the right infrastructure and shift
their mindset — R&D and its early adoption always comes from the
business. We are ready. And in the meantime… what is the overall weight of
sensors of a car or an airplane leaving your assembly line?