The Future of Electrical Instrumentation: Predictions and Trends to Watch

The world of electrical instrumentation and automation is evolving at an incredible pace. As we venture into the future, we at Tomarok Engineering are keen to stay ahead of the curve and keep our eyes on the trends that are shaping our industry. With insights drawn from various industry reports and studies, let’s explore the future of electrical instrumentation and automation.

1. Increased Use of AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are rapidly transforming the landscape of electrical instrumentation and automation. These technologies have the potential to optimize processes, predict failures, and minimize downtime. According to a McKinsey report, advanced AI capabilities can boost profitability in many industries, including manufacturing. We anticipate seeing more sophisticated AI-powered systems that can autonomously operate and maintain themselves, enhancing efficiency and reducing the need for human intervention.

2. Growth of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a significant influencer in the automation sector. By connecting devices, machines, and systems, IoT enhances real-time monitoring and control. Gartner predicts that the enterprise and automotive IoT market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019. The trend is likely to grow further with the introduction of more sophisticated IoT devices and improved data management capabilities.

3. Cybersecurity

With the increasing digitalization and interconnectivity of systems, cybersecurity has emerged as a significant concern. A report by Deloitte highlights the importance of securing industrial control systems. We predict a growing demand for cybersecurity solutions specifically designed for electrical instrumentation and automation systems to protect them from potential threats.

4. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

As industries worldwide strive to reduce their environmental footprint, energy-efficient automation systems will be in high demand. A study by ABB revealed that automation could reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. In the future, we expect to see a growing emphasis on designing systems that are not just high-performing but also energy-efficient and sustainable.

5. Advances in Sensor Technology

Sensor technology continues to evolve, with newer, more advanced sensors providing real-time data for improved process control and safety. Innovations such as wireless sensors and smart sensors are set to redefine automation systems’ capabilities.

6. Remote Operations

The recent pandemic has underscored the value of remote operations. A PwC study showed that firms are increasingly moving to remote operating models, leveraging automation to ensure uninterrupted operations. This trend is likely to continue post-pandemic, driving demand for more sophisticated remote control and monitoring solutions.


The world of electrical instrumentation and automation will continue to evolve, offering exciting opportunities and challenges. And here at Tomarok Engineering, we’re ready for them.

Stay tuned to our blog for more insights and updates from the world of electrical instrumentation and automation.

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