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Proximity Sensors


 
Proximity Sensors  
 

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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 and all regions.
   
Published Date: 6/15/2012

Overview

Strong Growth Behind – Strong Competition Ahead
The market for proximity sensors consists of three major technologies:  capacitive sensors, inductive sensors, and ultrasonic sensors.  Inductive sensors comprise the largest share of the market in terms of revenue and especially in terms of units. 

After the devastating recession in 2009, the market for proximity sensors recovered quickly in 2010 and marginally exceeded pre-crisis levels in 2011.  In 2012, we see a slowdown in growth but positive momentum will continue to dominate the market developments from 2013 onwards.

IO-Link has successfully entered some applications and technologies, mainly ultrasonic sensors and represents a fast growing market segment.  In this manner, IO-Link is the exception in this market, as the sensor market is characterized by a mature product, which is basically a commodity.  Technical trends in the sensor industry barely have an impact on overall growth, which is largely driven by the development in its core industries (machinery, automotive, food & beverage) and the overall business cycle.  

The proximity sensor market is mature, highly competitive, and hosts a large number of suppliers.  This has created a market that appears settled, but actually has a lot of movement going on beneath the surface.  This especially includes brand labeling and partnering agreements.

Competition will remain strong during the upcoming years.

 

Strategic Issues
Success in the proximity sensors market is heavily dependent on manufacturing excellence, which ranges from the manufacturing process itself, to product design, outsourcing, and to global sourcing strategies.  The following strategies are the most important factors for success identified by ARC.

• Avoid price competition
• Develop modular sensors
• Use brand labeling wisely
• Offer networking technologies
• Search out new markets
• Offer solutions instead of products
• Develop a local presence and customer relationships
• Provide sourcing strategies
• Identify and focus on growth markets – regional and industrial

 

Formats and Editions Available

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 North America

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 Latin America

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 Europe, Middle East & Africa

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 Asia

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

Study Brochure
Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Scope
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Structure and Competition
  • 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 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 Technology
    • Capacitive
    • Inductive
    • Ultrasonic

Market Forecast List of Figures

  • Total Shipments of Proximity Sensors
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • 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 Technology
    • Capacitive
    • Inductive
    • Ultrasonic
  • Shipments by Application
    • Robotics
    • Metal Fabrication
    • Assembly
    • Building Automation
    • Machines
  • Shipments by Machine Type
    • Food Processing Equipment
    • Metal Cutting Machines
    • Packaging
    • Plastics
    • Conveyor
    • Printing
    • Converting
  • Shipments by Detecting Range
    • <5mm
    • 5-10mm
    • 10-20 mm
    • >20mm
  • Shipments by Distance
    • Fixed Distance
    • Adjustable Distance
  • Shipments by Output Signal
    • Digital Signal
    • Analog Signal
    • IO-Link
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

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 this market segment.  Profiles include Balluff, Banner Engineering, Baumer Electric, Carlo Gavazzi, Contrinex, ifm electronic, Keyence, Koyo Electronics Industries/JTEKT, Leuze electronic, Microsonic, OMRON, Pepperl+Fuchs, PIL, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, SICK, Turck.

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
Please contact us for the countries available for this study.

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