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Using Energy Harvesting to power wireless sensors in production environment
Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical parameters and data, such sensors require permanent power. Fraunhofer IIS has developed a self-sufficient power supply specifically for IIoT sensors that uses existing vibrations, for example from machines, to generate electrical energy.