Proximity Sensors

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This Proximity Sensors market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Industrie 4.0 and Digitization Will Drive Proximity Sensors Market 

This report encompasses the global market for proximity sensors.  The market analysis in this report addresses proximity sensors that are used for switching and measuring applications in the industrial automation market and excludes industries and applications that fall outside of this definition. 

ARC has categorized proximity sensors by three different technologies:  Inductive, Ultrasonic, and Capacitive.  This report includes revenues derived from shipments of these three proximity sensing technologies.

The market for proximity sensors remained moderate in previous years.  However, the market experienced good growth in 2017.  EMEA, Asia, and Latin America experienced good growth rates, while North America was marginally slow.

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

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 proximity sensors.

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

Proximity Sensors Strategic Issues

Proximity Sensors Market GrowthOriginal equipment manufacturers often stick with their current suppliers of proximity sensors.  In Asia, price still plays an important role, while in Europe, reliability and embedded intelligence are increasingly important buying criteria.  This market research answers key questions such as:  

  • How can suppliers best position proximity sensors within an information-driven manufacturing value proposition?
  • Should focus be on solutions instead of simple product business?
  • Why is IIoT the key driver for proximity sensors?

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Proximity Sensors 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 Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Industry 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 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 Sensor Type
    • Capacitive
    • Inductive
    • Ultrasonic
  • Market Shares by Detecting Range
    • <5mm
    • 5-<10mm
    • 10-<20 mm
    • >=20mm
  • Market Shares by Fixed vs Adjustable Distance
  • Market Shares by Output Signal
    • Digital Signal
    • Analog Signal
    • IO-Link
    • CompoNet
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Proximity Sensors
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • 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 Sensor Type
    • Capacitive
    • Inductive
    • Ultrasonic
  • Shipments by Detecting Range
    • <5mm
    • 5-<10mm
    • 10-<20 mm
    • >=20mm
  • Shipments by Distance
    • Fixed Distance
    • Adjustable Distance
  • Shipments by Output Signal
    • Digital Signal
    • Analog Signal
    • IO-Link
    • CompoNet
  • 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 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

Please contact us for the countries available for this study.