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Photoelectric Sensors

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 and all regions.


Published Date
2/23/2015


Overview

Automotive Drives Growth in Photoelectric Sensor Market
The photoelectric sensor market grew moderately in 2014.  Growth in North America and Europe balanced a contraction in Asia, where leading suppliers suffered weak performances.

A strong driver for more sensors is the emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which requires sensor-based measurements for analysis and decision-support purposes.

Almost 80 percent of the photoelectric sensors are sold to OEMs.  For that reason, ARC now segments these OEM revenues into 22 different machinery types to present a clearer picture of the OEM market.

For the top suppliers, ARC sees a strong concentration in Europe (particularly Germany) and Japan.  Also, both regions host specialized smaller companies. .North America also hosts a number of strong suppliers of photoelectric sensors.

Automotive is the most important end user industry for photoelectric sensors followed by the food & beverage industry.  Investments in both industries continue, but ARC expects to see especially strong investments in automotive for 2015.

Regarding the business cycle, we expect a rather sound development during the forecast period, despite political crises in Ukraine and other parts of the world. 

Strategic Issues
OEMs often stick with their current suppliers of photoelectric sensors.  This makes it challenging for suppliers to enter new markets that are already well served.  In Asia, price still plays an important role, while in Europe, reliability and increasingly embedded intelligence are important buying criteria.

This market study answers some key questions to help new suppliers enter the photoelectric sensor market and existing suppliers grow their businesses, such as:

  • How can suppliers best position photo-electric sensors within an information-driven manufacturing value proposition?
  • What types of sensor solutions are users looking for?
  • Is it more important to focus on solutions instead of simple product business?


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.



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Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success
Scope
 
Market Shares List of Figures
     
  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Sensor Type
    • Light Barriers
    • Diffuse
    • Fiber Optic
  • Market Shares of Diffuse by Type
  • Market Shares of Light Barriers by Type
  • Market Shares by Output Signal
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
Market Forecast List of Figures
     
  • Total Shipments of Photoelectric Sensors
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Sensor Type
    • Light Barriers
    • Diffuse
    • Fiber Optic
  • Shipments of Light Barriers by Type
    • Beam Through
    • Retro Reflexive
    • Fork and Angle Sensors
    • Light Curtains
  • Shipments of Diffuse Sensors by Type
    • Standard Diffuser
    • Contrast Scanner
    • Color Scanner
    • Fixed Field/Focus
    • Other
  • Shipments by Output Signal
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type
Supplier Profiles
     
    Profiles for the major suppliers for this market are included. Each profile reviews the company’s business, products, and services as it applies to this market. Suppliers profiled include Azbil, Balluff, Banner Engineering, Baumer Electric, Bernstein, Carlo Gavazzi, Contrinex, "hier weitermachen" Datasensor, Hokuyo Automatic, ifm electronics, Keyence, Leuze electronic, OMRON, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, SICK, Sunx, Takenaka, Telco, TURCK, wengler sensoric.


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

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

Photoelectric Sensors for China Brochure

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