Industrial Automation & Sensors


Digitalization and the Internet of Things―the primary catalysts of the industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0―have enabled manufacturers to dramatically increase profitability by realizing unprecedented levels of production efficiency and flexibility, supply chain control, and worker safety. Further enabled by the increasing maturity of analytics solutions and advances in cloud- and cognitive-computing, Industry 4.0 will eventually lead to an era in which smart manufacturing and other advanced techniques are ubiquitous. As this transition gradually unfolds, today’s automation technology suppliers must continually adapt to manufacturers’ evolving product selection, deployment, and management requirements. VDC’s multi-decade coverage of key automation technology markets―including sensors, data acquisition solutions, control platforms, networking components, and industrial security―enables us to provide our clients with unparalleled insight into the changing needs of the global process and manufacturing markets.


Featured Reports

2022 Industrial Automation & Sensors Survey Dataset & Analysis

This report analyzes key trends that we derive from our annual survey of engineers...

Industrial Cybersecurity Software & Services 2022 Research Outline

As high-profile breaches make headlines and raise awareness across all areas of industry, industrial organizations have...

2022 Industrial Automation & Sensors Survey Dataset & Analysis

This research provides deep-dive analysis on demand-side industrial trends derived from our annual survey....

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Featured Blog Posts

Organizations Challenged by Increasingly Complex DAQ Environments

The global market for data acquisition (DAQ) solutions—technologies used to convert physically or electrically measured signals such as signals such as...


Claroty (Re-)Raises Stakes in Hypercompetitive OT/IIoT Cybersecurity Market with Acquisition, New Round of Funding

Claroty made a pair of significant announcements on Wednesday, sharing news of a...


Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Highlights Unpreparedness of Critical Infrastructure Operators

Colonial Pipeline, which operates the largest fuel pipeline in the country, shut down its operations on Friday following...


AMETEK Bolsters Presence in Process Instrumentation Market with Acquisition of Magnetrol

AMETEK announced on Monday that it had acquired Magnetrol International and two other companies―Crank Software and EGS Automation...