Machine Safeguarding Solutions

The Machine Safeguarding Solutions 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.

This report covers the worldwide market of suppliers of machine safeguarding components and services specifically used in industrial manufacturing.  Machine safeguarding solutions are comprised of components segmented into the following product categories: safety PLC, modular configurable relays, safe drives, safety relays, light curtains, laser scanners, safety edges, safety mats, operator interface, and safety interlocks.

Smart Machine Safety Solutions Enhance Machine Uptime and Productivity  

ARC Advisory Group research on the Machine Safeguarding Solutions market reveals that smart machine safety solutions provide valuable insights about machine operations, thereby improving productivity and efficiency. Smart safety solutions take advantage of digital technology and network connectivity to provide rich data that can optimize performance. These solutions provide visibility into machine operations and diagnostic information such as identifying safety related failures and standard operating procedures that are met by workers, eliminating unscheduled downtime, and enhancing productivity and profitability.

Machine Safeguarding Strategic Issues

Machine Safety, Safeguarding Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the machine safeguarding solutions market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Utilize the Operational Benefits of Drive-integrated Safety    

As machine builders continue to integrate more automated subsystems for either material handling or automated changeover, the trend is to not simply isolate the workspace from the operator. In contrast, machine builders now utilize safety solutions that allow operators to work more effectively within the work envelope of the machine. Current safety standards allow configurable safety systems to be integrated directly into servo drives.

This embedded functionality makes it possible for machine builders to incorporate safety strategies that improve operator productivity. With safe drives, safety solutions become less complex with far fewer cables and connections, resulting in reduced design, commissioning, and installation costs.

Identify Risk Assessment Opportunities for Productivity Improvements    

Companies should have risk assessment performed by a certified professional to identify high-risk areas. Manufacturers no longer have to search for independent consultants for risk assessment services. Many machine safeguarding suppliers now offer risk assessment services by experienced safety professionals. When evaluating new machine safeguarding solutions in this rapidly evolving market, be sure to consider the potential productivity improvements and other business benefits in addition to the more obvious worker safety benefits.

Depending upon the conclusion of the risk assessment, there are many alternatives to consider when selecting safeguarding components. Many innovations in machine safeguarding products are targeted at improving productivity in a safe working environment. These include non-contact safety interlocking, solid-state safety relays, and safety PLCs.

Recognize Increasing Importance of Functional Safety    

Increasingly, electrical, electronic, or programmable electronic systems perform safety functions. These systems are usually complex, making it impossible, in practice, to determine fully every failure mode or to test all possible behaviors. While it is difficult to predict the safety performance, testing is still essential. 

An effective safeguarding strategy evaluates equipment from a task-oriented perspective (i.e., how does the operator interact with the machinery?) and incorporates safety functions that effectively minimize the risk of operator injury to an acceptable level. This functional approach lends itself to an integrated system solution that relies on intelligent automation components that shut down systems and subsystems rapidly enough to prevent injury.

Machine Safeguarding Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File (with or without charts).  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market 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 Subscription Yes 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

  • Executive Overview
  • Market Trends
  • Buyer Strategies
  • Supplier Strategies
  • Growth Contributors and Inhibitors

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
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Component
    • Laser Scanners
    • Light Curtains
    • Modular Configurable Relays
    • Operator Interface
    • Safety Edges
    • Safety Interlock Switches
    • Safety Mats
    • Safety PLCs
    • Safety Relays
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Textiles
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Machine Safeguarding Solutions
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Services
  • Shipments by Hardware Component
    • Laser Scanners
    • Light Curtains
    • Modular Configurable Relays
    • Operator Interface
    • Safety Edges
    • Safety Interlock Switches
    • Safety Mats
    • Safety PLCs
    • Safety Relays
  • Shipments by Safeguarding Component
    • Safeguarding Products
    • Safe AC Drives
    • Safe Servo Drives
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Textiles
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • 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

Competitive Analysis

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

Market Forecasts and Histories 

  • Market Forecast and Histories by Country
  • Market Forecast and Histories by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries included in each region: MIRA-Country

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