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The Growing Role of Sensors

Jan. 17, 2024
Use of sensors continues to increase in fluid power and electric motion control systems to aid with data collection, performance and more.

Sensors have become an increasingly common part of hydraulic, pneumatic and electric motion control systems, bringing a range of benefits from data collection to improved precision. As sensor technology has evolved and become more affordable over the years, its use has continued to grow. 

The push toward greater levels of automation in both the mobile equipment and industrial machinery spaces are helping drive use of sensors even higher as they are a key component in enabling safe, accurate movements as well as visibility around a vehicle or machine. 

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Given their ever-increasing use in motion control systems and the technological advancements taking place, Power & Motion's coverage of sensors continues to grow.

And in February, we will be dedicating an entire week to the topic of sensors to help our audience further expand its understanding of these important components. Each day during the week of February 12 there will be new pieces of content published on our website which examine market trends, new technology developments and various uses cases for sensors within the fluid power and electric motion controls industry.

In addition, on Thursday, February 15 we will host a webinar entitled "Achieve Better Hydraulic System Maintenance with Oil Condition Monitoring" during which we will have a panel discussion with representatives from HydraForce, Tan Delta Systems and Elevāt to discuss how these companies worked together to integrate sensor technology and IoT (internet of things) into hydraulic systems to help improve maintenance.

Visit the webinar's registration page to learn more about the panelists and sign up to attend

How are You Using Sensors?

As part of our upcoming week of dedicated sensor coverage, we will be pulling together data on how those within the industry actually utilize this technology as well as where they see it going. 

If you'd like to provide your input, reach out to me directly at [email protected] to provide your insights on sensor technology which will be compiled and shared with our audience during the sensors topic takeover week in February, as well as future articles. You can also reach out to Power & Motion via our social media channels: 

If there are sensors related topics you'd like to see us cover, let us know that as well so we can ensure we're providing you the information you want and need for your future system developments.

About the Author

Sara Jensen | Technical Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is technical editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

You can follow Sara and Power & Motion via the following social media handles:

X (formerly Twitter): @TechnlgyEditor and @PowerMotionTech

LinkedIn: @SaraJensen and @Power&Motion

Facebook: @PowerMotionTech

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