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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and PLC-based Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs)

This market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and a select group of countries.


Published Date
8/15/2014


Overview

Addressing the Installed Base Is the Key
In recent years, many programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have evolved into programmable automation controller (PACs), which integrate logic, motion, and safety control with cyber security and even energy management functionality within a common platform.

Today, the majority of PLC revenues worldwide come from PLC-based PACs and these revenues are growing at a faster rate than for traditional PLCs. Thanks to the success of PLC-based PACs, PLC technology has further penetrated the process industries, where they now often replace large distributed control systems (DCS). This trend is stronger in emerging markets, as PLCs are easier to maintain and engineers are scarce. In 2013, more than one third of all PLCs sold worldwide were sold into the process industries.

PLCs benefitted from the development in the process industries. In North America, the hydraulic fracturing boom drives PLC sales for use in the oil & gas industry.

In the power industry in EMEA, PLCs are predominantly used in renewable energy, wind turbines, solar fields, water, or small combined heat power plants.

The market for PLC and PLC-based PACs increasingly depends both on the installed base and increasing deployment in the process industries.

With a replacement rate of roughly 10 percent across all segments, ARC estimates that around 50 percent of the total market by 2018 represents will be replacement business.

Strategic Issues
In the PLC market, different issues apply to suppliers, OEMs, and end users of the technology. Machine builders have different priorities than users. PLC suppliers must closely collaborate with their clients to generate value and thereby defend their market position. This study addresses key questions, such as:

 
  • How can suppliers increase their value proposition?
  • Are different strategies required for new installations vs. retrofit?
  • Will new distribution channels be required?
  • How critical is initial cost in relation to lifecycle cost?
  • How will niche market products impact the total market?


Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an MIRA On-line License or as a PDF File.  The On-line License has some unique features (such as market history and market shares for the past several years) that are not available in PDF format.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

 

 MIRA On-line

PDF File

 Worldwide (includes regional data)

Yes

Yes

 North America (includes country data)

Yes

No

 USA by Region and State​YesNo​
 Latin America (includes country data)

Yes

No

 Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data)

Yes

No

 Asia (includes country data)

Yes

No

 China

No

Yes

 India

No

Yes

Countries included in each region

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.



Study Brochure



Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major PLC Market Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Scope

Market Shares List of Figures

  • Market Shares for Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Operator Interface
    • Nano Controller
    • Micro Controller
    • Small Controller
    • Large Controller
    • Other Controller
    • Unbundled I/O
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Automotive
    • Buildings
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecast List of Figures

  • Total PLC and PLC-based PAC Business Including Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Operator Interface
    • Nano Controller
    • Micro Controller
    • Small Controller
    • Large Controller
    • Other Controller
    • Unbundled I/O
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductor
    • Water & Wastewater

Supplier Profiles

Profiles for the major suppliers servicing this market are included. Each profile reviews the company's business, products, and services as it applies to the PLC and PLC-based PAC market segment. Suppliers profiled include ABB, Altus, B&R Industrial Automation, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Delta Electronics, Eaton, Festo, Fuji Electric, GE Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi, HollySys, IDEC, Koyo Electronics Industries, Lenze, LS Industrial Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Panasonic, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Saia-Burgess Controls/Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Sharp, Siemens, Sigmatek, Toshiba, VIPA/Yaskawa, Yokogawa.



Regional Study Table of Contents

Executive Overview

Scope

Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis

  • Market Forecast by Country
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

PLC and PLC-based PAC for Latin America Brochure

List of countries included in each region:
MIRA-Country.pdf



Country Study Table of Contents

Executive Overview

 
Scope

Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Country
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis

  • Total Market Forecast
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

PLC and PLC-based PAC for India Brochure


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