General Motion Control

The General Motion Control (GMC) market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  It is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.   The study focuses specifically on electronic motion control systems used in the industrial automation market and excludes industries and applications that fall outside of this definition.  GMC systems include three generally accepted functional elements: controller, drive, and motors.  This global market analysis includes market shares, regional forecasts, and component forecasts.  Report segmentations include motion controllers, servo drives, servomotors, stepper drives, and stepper motors.   

General Motion Control: Modern Automation Components Needs Digitalization 

The trend in digitalization has taken off strongly in the last couple of years.  Modern automation components are required to support digitalization trends.  This requires integrated connectivity, memory, and processing capabilities for easy interface and data transfer between a chain of automation components such as human-machine interface (HMI), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motion control equipment, sensors, as well as MES and edge-computing devices.  Digitalization enables asset owners and service organizations to make rapid, informed decisions.

With diverse economic and regional dynamics, many factors influence the development of the global GMC market, with some factors boosting market growth and others constraining it.  Additionally, mergers and acquisition activities among suppliers have continued over the years. 

This research identifies growth segments and market trends, as well as the challenges suppliers face to achieve expansion in a very fragmented market landscape.  In addition to the quantitative assessment, this research provides an insightful analysis of issues that will impact this business in the future.  

General Motion Control Strategic Issues

General Motion Control Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the General Motion Control market research report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Strategic Issue for Vendors: Provide More Value with Safe Motion

Motion control manufacturers, particularly AC drive and servo drive manufacturers, understand that users and OEMs anticipate the widespread adoption of integrated safe motion capabilities into end devices.  AC drive manufacturers are largely responsible for incorporating a safe stop functionality into their systems, and GMC suppliers are integrating safety functionality into controllers, safe I/O, and servo drives.  The addition of safe motion functions beyond Safe Torque Off will create opportunities for additional engineering services and support for machine builders.  

Strategic Issue for Users: Use of Open Standards 

Standardization is a key to success.  However, standardizing on hardware alone is less important than standardizing on networks and semantics of operations.  Users should look at open communications and standardizing on connectivity rather than on a dedicated controller.

Strategic Issue for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations.  While the pandemic did not impact the 2019 demand for general motion controllers, the market projections do take into account industry trends with ARC’s best estimates for how COVID-19 will impact the general motion control market in different industries.  

General Motion Control Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes Country Data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

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

Worldwide Market Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Market Trends
  • Economic Trends
  • Strategies for Buyers
  • Strategies for Suppliers

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the 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 Component
    • Controller: Standalone
    • Controller: PLC
    • Controller: Bus Card
    • Controller: Industrial PC
    • Drive: Servo: Programmable MC
    • Drive: Servo
    • Drive: Stepper: Programmable MC
    • Drive: Stepper
    • Motor: Servo
    • Motor: Servo: Integral Drive
    • Motor: Stepper
    • Motor: Stepper: Integral Drive
    • Motor: Direct Drive Rotary
    • Motor: Linear
    • Peripheral Accessories
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Printing & Publishing
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductor
    • Textiles
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Customization of Motors
  • Market Shares by Customization of Drives
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

    Market Forecasts and Histories

    • Total Shipments of GMC Systems
    • Shipments by Region
      • North America
      • Europe, Middle East, Africa
      • Asia
      • Latin America
    • Shipments by Revenue Category
      • Hardware
      • Software
      • Services
    • Shipments by Component
      • Controller: Standalone
      • Controller: PLC
      • Controller: Bus Card
      • Controller: Industrial PC
      • Drive: Servo: Programmable MC
      • Drive: Servo
      • Drive: Stepper: Programmable MC
      • Drive: Stepper
      • Motor: Servo
      • Motor: Servo: Integral Drive
      • Motor: Stepper
      • Motor: Stepper: Integral Drive
      • Motor: Direct Drive Rotary
      • Motor: Linear
      • Peripheral Accessories
    • Shipments by Industry
      • Aerospace & Defense
      • Automotive
      • Electronics & Electrical
      • Fabricated Metals
      • Food & Beverage
      • Furniture & Wood Products
      • Machinery Manufacturing
      • Medical Products
      • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
      • Plastic & Rubber
      • Printing & Publishing
      • Pulp & Paper
      • Semiconductor
      • Textiles
    • Shipments by Machinery Segment
    • Shipments by Customization of Motors
    • Shipments by Customization of Drives
    • Shipments by Sales Channel
    • Shipments by Customer Type

    Industry Participants

    The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

    Regional Market Research Focus Areas

    Strategic Analysis

    Market Share Analysis

    • Leading Suppliers in Region
    • Industry Shares in Region
    • Country Shares in Region
    • Leading Suppliers by Industry

    Market History & Forecast Analysis

    • Market History & Forecast by Country
    • Market History & Forecast by Industry

    Industry Participants

    Country Research Focus Areas

    Contact us for the countries available for this study.