Therefore, a number of different production steps are monitored and controlled with the help of sensors. Besides the optimization of production and a reduction of defective products, it also reduces the wear-and-tear of expensive tools. For critical and/or safety-related components, sensor data is also used to completely document the production process. This documentation is often component specific, meaning the process parameters of each component are detected and stored.
This technique is used in assembly; for example, in pressing, screwing, welding, crimping, bonding, in product testing, tool monitoring, and chipping, as well as other subsequent uses.