The smart pneumatics market, based on type, is led by the "smart pneumatic valves" segment (in terms of size). Smart valves incorporate sensors and other electronics to provide operational feedback to a controller. Beside energy efficiency, smart valves also promise enhanced connectivity. Condition monitoring provides useful feedback about valve functionality, and users can take action if a valve is not performing as intended. However, the real benefit of smart valves is that they enable predictive maintenance. These systems have witnessed significant adoption across food & beverages, automotive, semiconductor, and water and wastewater industries as they strive to reduce energy costs.