Digitization and networking offer decisive competitive advantages in production, infrastructure and vehicle development by creating higher financial value. Before an industrial machine can be networked to the Internet as a "thing", however, its digitization is necessary ─ the analog values of the machines must be converted into digital values.
An important component on the way to digitization is measurement technology. Sensors, measurement amplifiers and acquisition systems are required to detect an analog signal, such as the pressure in a hydraulic cylinder. These convert the analog signal into an electrical one, amplify and digitize it. The imc measurement devices and systems can also act as networked agents ─ in this way, the opportunities for the use of measurement solutions and the processing of the collected data are broadened.