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


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

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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: 7/26/2013

Overview

Integrating Nearly Everything
While the market for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and PLC-based Process Automation Controllers (PACs) is mature, it continues to re-invent itself. 

The overall market development has followed past trends, but there are selected regional and vertical markets that are growing at above average speed.  Regional development is closely linked to overall economic performance.  Growth in vertical markets also depends on technological development; while some verticals are mature, increasing performance also enable the PLC based PACs to enter more applications in the process industries.

Over the last few years, integrated safety has become a key differentiator and is among the most important issue for PLCs.  In the future, we see even more functions being integrated into PLC platforms.  Integration makes life easier for end users as well as OEMs and is a significant competitive advantage. 

A clear trend is to integrate cyber security directly into the PLC platform.  In the future, energy management functionality will also be integrated.  This makes the PLC a platform for basically everything below the CPM layer.

While new features offer differentiation, we expect competition to increase.  During the past crisis new entrants from emerging markets have gained market shares in developed economies, as price sensitivity increased.  In addition, many companies enlarged their drives- or motion control-focused automation offering by adding PLCs.  This creates pressure on established players to integrate even more. 

Strategic Issues
The PLC is here to stay, but PLC hardware is changing and evolving.  Classical tasks of a PLC are close to commodity functions, the technology is mature, and differentiation with pure hardware is barely possible in areas like cycle time, processing power, and other traditional measures.  In ARC’s view, success strategies include:
 
  • Provide add-on value next to pure hardware specs
  • Identify the end user and deliver the right value for each industry
  • Integrate everything and push the PAC concepts to new horizons
  • Soft factors and other issues such as ease of doing business get more important
  • Optimize your own supply chain to generate a more constant revenue stream
  • Clear positioning
Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an On-Demand License or as a PDF File.  The On-Demand 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:  

 

 On-Demand

PDF File

 Worldwide

Yes

Yes

 North America

Yes

Yes

 Latin America

Yes

Yes

 Europe, Middle East & Africa

Yes

Yes

 Asia

Yes

Yes

 China

No

Yes

 India

No

Yes

 

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
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Mining & Metals
    • 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
    • Japan
    • 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 Type
  • 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
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Mining & Metals
    • 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, 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


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