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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
8/21/2015


Overview

From Hardware Features to Add-on Value
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and PLC-based programmable automation controllers (PACs) are the most widely used controllers in the discrete manufacturing industries.  In process manufacturing, PLCs are widely used for subsidiary activities and, at the upper end, PACs are beginning to increase their penetration for process control.  They are used in applications from conveyors, to robotics, to batch management and control, to distributed process control.

In recent years, with slowing global economic development and the large percentage of controllers that will soon reach the end-of-life stage, the market for PLCs has become largely a replacement one.
 
In addition, users are increasingly making their purchase decisions based on software and services, rather than PLC/PAC hardware, which – in many cases – has become commoditized.  As discussed in ARC’s latest PLC/PAC market outlook research study, these evolving market criteria mean that automation suppliers must either adapt or lose market share.  This latest study now also breaks out supplier revenues for software and services to help PLC/PAC suppliers and OEMs alike make better decisions.

ARC believes that the long-term future of PLC and PLC-based PAC technology and supplier market shares will be determined over the next several years.

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
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Buildings
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • 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 Software Type
    • Programming
    • Templates and Libraries
    • Other
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Automation Training
    • Spare Part Contracts
    • Maintenance Contracts
    • Software Updates
    • Other
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • 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
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment

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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