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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
7/16/2012


Overview

Demand for Smart Sensors and Rising Price Pressure
Photoelectric sensors are used in all industries as light barriers, diffuse sensors, or fiber optical sensors. Demand for photoelectric sensors is influenced mainly by the overall global investment climate. Other factors that impact growth are development in the automation market, needs of end users, and innovation in the photoelectric sensor market.

A major trend in the photoelectric sensor market is smart and flexible sensing. This trend goes hand in hand with the demand for more flexible machinery in key vertical markets such as food & beverage. Product lifecycles are getting shorter and this trend will accelerate over the forecast period. The trend towards more intelligent sensing is supported by the increasing acceptance of IO-Link, a protocol that supports remote sensor calibration and the exchange of process data modulated on top of the sensor signal.

While photoelectric sensors are becoming smarter and more intelligent, they also face increasing competition from vision sensors as well as from ultrasonic proximity sensors. In many areas, photoelectric sensors can compete only on price. The current price erosion is expected to continue.

Suppliers of photoelectric sensors are eager to avoid price erosion and are creating customer value through the portfolio rather than through products, or by developing more specialized, application specific sensors.

Strategic Issues
The market for photoelectric sensors is very competitive and suppliers have developed various strategies to differentiate themselves. ARC recommends the following strategies:

  • Avoid price competition
  • Develop a modular sensor design
  • Use brand labeling wisely
  • Offer network technologies
  • Search for new markets opportunities
  • Move away from product business
  • Get closer to customers
  • Employ intelligent sourcing strategies
  • Identify and focus on growth markets along the business cycle


Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an 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.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

 

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 North America (includes country data)

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 USA by Region and State

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 Latin America (includes country data)

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 Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data)

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 Asia (includes country data)

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Countries included in each region 

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Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • End User 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 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 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 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 Application
    • Robotics
    • Metal Fabrication
    • Assembly
    • Building Automation
    • Machines
  • Shipments by Machine Type
    • Food Processing
    • Metal-cutting
    • Packaging
    • Plastics
    • Conveyor
    • Printing
    • Converting
  • 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 Balluff, Banner Engineering, Baumer Electric, Contrinex, Keyence, Leuze, OMRON, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, SICK, Sunx, Yamatake.


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

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