Monitoring and controlling of manufacturing processes need wireless instruments instead of the wired support that exists in most facilities today. In the quest to increase productivity, industry leaders are focusing on ways to improve their operating capabilities while maintaining high quality and low cost.
The current advances in the field of instrumentation is a result of amalgamation of different domains such as Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Communications, Software, etc. Industry 4.0 is powered by advancements in interconnectivity, automation, machine learning and real-time data. The current focus is on smart manufacturing, digital instrumentation, advanced analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Use of networked production, interconnections, data and information exchange across the industrial enterprise are growing to a sizeable extent, making integration, cybersecurity and communication very important.
Wireless Sensor Networks / Connectivity Technology / Industrial Connections
Different topologies are used in wireless design as discussed below: