Photoelectric 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.

Overview

IIoT Will Drive Photoelectric Sensor Market
The photoelectric sensors market has shown good growth in 2016 as compared with 2015.  Growth in Asia and Europe has balanced the marginal contraction in North America, which led to the overall growth in 2016.

A strong driver for more sensors is the emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which requires sensor-based measurements for analysis and decision support purposes.

Almost 80 percent of photoelectric sensors are sold to OEMs.  For that reason, ARC now segments these OEM revenues into 22 different machinery types to present a clearer picture of the OEM market.

For the top suppliers, ARC sees a strong concentration in Europe (particularly Germany) and Asia (Japan).  Also, both regions host specialized smaller companies.  North America also hosts a number of strong suppliers of photoelectric sensors.

Automotive is the most important end user industry for photoelectric sensors followed by the food & beverage and machinery industry.  Investments will continue in both automotive and food & beverage industries, but ARC expects to see especially strong investments in automotive in 2017.

Regarding the business cycle, ARC expects a rather sound development during the forecast period, despite political crises and currency fluctuation in the world economy. 

Strategic Issues
OEMs often stick with their current suppliers of photoelectric sensors.  In Asia, price still plays an important role, while in Europe, reliability and increasingly embedded intelligence are important buying criteria.

This market research answers some key questions to help new suppliers enter the photoelectric sensor market and existing suppliers grow their businesses, such as:

  • How can suppliers best position photoelectric sensors within an information-driven manufacturing value proposition?
  • What types of sensor solutions are users looking for?
  • Is it more important to focus on solutions instead of simple product business?

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Formats and Editions Available

This ARC research may be purchased as an Excel Workbook; a concise, executive-level Market Analysis Report (PDF); and/or as a comprehensive Market Analysis Report with charts (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 Yes
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 Sensor Type
    • Light Barriers
    • Diffuse
    • Fiber Optic
  • Market Shares of Diffuse by Type
  • Market Shares of Light Barriers by Type
  • Market Shares by Output Signal
  • 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 Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Photoelectric Sensors
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Sensor Type
    • Light Barriers
    • Diffuse
    • Fiber Optic
  • Shipments of Light Barriers by Type
    • Beam Through
    • Retro Reflexive
    • Fork and Angle Sensors
    • Light Curtains
  • Shipments of Diffuse Sensors by Type
    • Standard Diffuser
    • Contrast Scanner
    • Color Scanner
    • Fixed Field/Focus
    • Other
  • Shipments by Output Signal
  • 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 Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.including Azbil, Balluff, Banner Engineering, Baumer Electric, Bernstein, Carlo Gavazzi, Contrinex, Datalogic, Hokuyo Automatic, ifm electronics, Keyence, Leuze electronic, OMRON, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, SICK, Sunx, Takenaka, Telco, TURCK, wengler sensoric.

    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 and Histories 

    • 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

    Strategic Analysis

    Competitive Analysis

    • Leading Suppliers in Country
    • Leading Suppliers by Industry

    Market Forecasts 

    • Total Market Forecast
    • Market Forecast by Industry

    Industry Participants

    Photoelectric Sensors for China Brochure