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When to Choose a "Smart" Component

Posted April 03, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta

Deciding whether to upgrade to a component connected to the IoT (Internet of Things) can be tough. Will it be worth the investment? Will it be reliable? These are just a few of the questions to consider.

Here are some benefits of a connected component:

  • Step by step method for configuring and tuning
  • In-application help to explain terminology and recommend settings
  • Update firmware
  • Plot data from sensors to help with optimizing tuning
  • Send commands to validate configuration and tuning
  • Save backups of the parameters
  • Clean, image rich interface provides more context and less clutter

Your existing component could actually be delaying your projects and costing you more money than necessary. Reasons to upgrade include reduced inventory, improved safety, less down time, increased efficiency, and maximum productivity.

How do you evaluate whether a connected component is worth the investment? Share your experience if you have been involved in this process.

Learn how investing in dynamic machine control via interconnected components saves money in the long run in a free webinar by Eaton.

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April 6, 2016 -Wednesday. Available on-demand for 90 days after the live broadcast.

12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

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