PREDICT FAILURES AND AVOID DOWNTIME
With Industry 4.0 more and more industrial companies are investigating the possibility of monitoring equipment and machinery remotely, in order to be able to predict failures to avoid downtime due to maintenance and servicing, and to optimize the performance of the machinery.
Industrial sensor networks
For industrial sensor networks such as the ones used for predictive maintenance solutions, a wired sensor network has been the only reliable alternative but it entails disadvantages such as expensive cabling, hours of installation work and a limitation in scalability.
Wireless sensors connected to each other in a perfectly applied mesh network, running on battery or energy harvesting technology is today even more reliable and robust in comparison to wired solutions.