does "inductive" sensing mean the same thing as "e-field" sensing? can you comment on the pros/cons of e-field sensing?
The e is for electric field. Inductive sensing uses a magnetic field. As the one slide noted, the inductive sensor needs a metallic target, the capacitive or efield sensor does not require a metallic or magnetic target
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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