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Smart Sensors…Your Smart Manufacturing Journey Starts Here!

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Who Should Attend

Electrical Engineers, Process Engineers and Technicians.

Vehicles, appliances and even toys now leverage seamless internet connectivity and take advantage of many innovative sensing technologies that were once considered too expensive to add to standard product configurations or excessive… “Who needs that anyway?”. Robber sensing technologies are credited with real-time “driver-assist” decision-making in today’s automobiles. That’s above and beyond the hundreds already controlling and optimizing the vehicle’s efficiency and the occupants’ comfort. While components of industrial control systems for many years, sensors were considered part of the “black box” and little attention was paid to their stand-alone usefulness.  
Today, data is king and reliance on sensors and their elevation out/away from the black box has taken on its own imperative.  Devices are “smarter,” can connect to the internet, often wirelessly and are becoming less expensive and easier to integrate. 
Come join our resident expert for an introduction to commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) sensing technologies that can help you unearth and share essential production data or assist you in becoming your own integrator-of-things without the integrator price tag! 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the difference between a switch and a “smart switch”
  • Discover where some standard smart sensors are used in manufacturing
  • See how easy it can be to add smart sensors to legacy equipment/systems



Jason LowJason Low
Senior Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions
Email: jason_low@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.515.1424
Jason assists clients with automation strategies and understands how Industry 4.0 technologies can be adopted and leveraged as part of their lean trajectory, OEE improvement, and an increasingly positive bottom line.  
Jason comes to IES with 25 years of teaching and automation experience in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University (NCSU). Jason holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BSEET) from the University of Maine and a Master of Industrial Engineering (MIE) from NC State University.


November 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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