I/O Modules for Discrete Automation

The I/O Modules for Discrete Market Research Report delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The report is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries. 

Discrete I/O Market Recovers from the Pandemic

ARC Advisory Group’s research on the Discrete Automation I/O Module market shows that the market has fully recovered from the pandemic and is poised for continued growth. Discrete I/O modules are mainly used in discrete (factory) manufacturing applications such as machine control, but may also be employed in process applications. This is the result of the growing processing power of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), in which discrete automation IO modules are part of the architecture. After a year of complete uncertainty in 2020, where revenues dipped by high-single digits for the IO modules discrete market, 2021 witnessed a rise in demand for industrial activities as the world recovered from the grip of the pandemic.

I/O Modules Strategic Issues

Discrete I/O Modules Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the IO Modules Discrete market research report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Use Open Standards

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

Use OPC UA for Cloud Connection

OPC UA has become the tool of choice for linking to a cloud platform, and most suppliers and OEMs support this protocol. There is already a wide range of products out there that support it, including barcode readers.

Automation Supplier Service Offerings

An automation supplier's service offering can bring significant benefits over the lifecycle. When choosing an IO, service can be a key differentiator in performance and cost savings.

Evaluate Supplier's Global Support Network

When exporting machinery, this can mean that the machine needs service at the other end of the world. To keep costs from running out of hand, ARC recommends taking into consideration the service and support network of the control supplier regardless of whether the service is offered by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or the supplier.

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
Annual Subscriiption Yes Yes

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, Asia
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Analog Modules (Input & Output)
    • Digital Modules (Input & Output)
    • Intelligent IO
    • Network Adaptor
    • Power Supply & Chassis
  • Market Shares by Form Factor
    • Modular IO (IP20)
    • Slice IO (IP20)
    • Block IO Module (IP20)
    • Block IO Module (IP65/67)
  • Market Shares by Number of Channels
  • 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 Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts & Histories

  • Total Shipments of Discrete I/O Modules
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Asia
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Analog Modules (Input & Output)
    • Digital Modules (Input & Output)
    • Intelligent IO
    • Network Adaptor
    • Power Supply & Chassis
  • Shipments by Form Factor
    • Modular IO (IP20)
    • Slice IO (IP20)
    • Block IO Module (IP20)
    • Block IO Module (IP65/67)
  • Shipments by Number of Channels
  • 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 Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

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 Forecasts & Histories 

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

Industry Participants

List of countries included in each region: MIRA-Country

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