Industrial PCs

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The Industrial PCs 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.

Industrial PCs Market Influenced by Data Collecting Mania

​This market research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the market for industrial PCs (IPCs).  These are PCs used on the plant floor and are ruggedized to be used in harsh industrial environments.

Like other markets, the IPC market experienced ups and downs over the last few years.  In 2016 the IPC market grew at a good pace.  Global industrial trends, such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 will lead to increasing demand.  The different concepts of digitization have several characteristics in common.  For example, the concepts offer the promise to increase production flexibility.  Also, the increasing demand for data from the plant floor may escalate demand for IPCs for analytics and data transfer.    

Today, industrial PCs are often installed next to the controller to collect data and to enable a connection with office systems.  Over the forecast period, we do not anticipate a dramatic change in the PLC or IPC markets.  IPCs will grow faster, but will explore new applications rather than squeeze out PLC- based controllers. 

Over the last years, industrial PCs gained increasing acceptance for control tasks.   This will continue as suppliers increasingly address concerns from users and OEMs about safety and security.

Industrial PCs Strategic Issues

Industrial PCs Market TrendsThere are many players in the IPC market. To be successful in this environment, ARC recommends that current and potential suppliers carefully consider a number of strategic issues covered in this report:

  • Value creation via portfolio management
  • Strategies for different applications
  • Increased application know-how
  • Production and sourcing strategies
  • Focus on niche vs. volume markets

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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
China No No
India No No

Countries included in each region.

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

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

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
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • DIN Rail
    • Embedded 19” Rack Mount
    • Embedded Box PC
    • Embedded Panel PC
    • Peripheral Hardware
    • Standard 19” Rack Mount
    • Standard Box PC
    • Standard Panel PC
  • Market Shares by Software Type
    • Application Software
    • Microsoft Windows 95 to Windows 10
    • Microsoft Windows IoT
    • Open Source
    • Real-time Operating System
  • Shipments by Software Configuration
    • IPCs with Software
    • IPCs without Software
  • Market Shares by Application
    • CNC
    • Communication Gateway
    • Data Acquisition
    • Distributed Control (Soft DCS)
    • HMI
    • Logic (Soft PLC)
    • Motion
    • Robotics
    • Vision
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecast and History

  • Total Shipments of Industrial PCs
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • DIN Rail
    • Embedded 19” Rack Mount
    • Embedded Box PC
    • Embedded Panel PC
    • Peripheral Hardware
    • Standard 19” Rack Mount
    • Standard Box PC
    • Standard Panel PC
  • Shipments by Software Type
    • Application Software
    • Microsoft Windows 95 to Windows 10
    • Microsoft Windows IoT
    • Open Source
    • Real-time Operating System
  • Shipments by Software Configuration
    • IPCs with Software
    • IPCs without Software
  • Shipments by Application
    • CNC
    • Communication Gateway
    • Data Acquisition
    • Distributed Control (Soft DCS)
    • HMI
    • Logic (Soft PLC)
    • Motion
    • Robotics
    • Vision
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Operating System
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

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

Market Forecast and History 

  • Market Forecast and History by Country
  • Market Forecast and History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

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