Temperature Sensors

The global Temperature Sensors Emerging Market Analysis Report comprises only contact type temperature sensors; the main temperature sensors covered are thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors (RTD), thermistors, and temperature sensor ICs.  Contact type temperature sensors are required to be in physical contact with the object being sensed, and they use conduction to monitor changes in temperature in solids, liquids, or gases.

Monitoring temperature accurately is dependent on various factors, and selecting the right sensor for the specific application and process is one of the major factors.  A temperature sensor is a device that measures the temperature and converts the input data into a measurable signal, which can be further recorded and monitored or can help in indicating temperature changes.

Increasing Demand for Sensors in the Food & Beverage Industry Drives the Temperature Sensors Market

Food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly relying on automated controls to achieve higher quality and consistency.  This, in turn, has fueled the demand for sensors.  The need for instruments and controls that accurately measure, regulate, or record pressure, temperature, or other conditions has led to the wider use of sensors.  In the competitive food and beverage industry, sensor companies have to offer a wide range of products to satisfy consumer demands.  Achieving optimum levels of quality, consistently and cost-effectively, is important to consumers.

Temperature Sensors Market Strategic Issues

In addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the temperature sensor market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Risk of Using Temperature Sensors in Harsh Environments 

Products, equipment, and systems that must perform in harsh environments are only as reliable as their weakest component.  Temperature sensors used in such environments are oftentimes the weak link and the source of costly disruption and downtime.  This is true in a wide range of industrial applications in oil & gas, aerospace, HVAC, metal processing, power generation, and water treatment.  Commonly encountered environmental conditions that degrade sensors include extreme temperature, physical shock or vibration, humidity, corrosion, and radiation.

Non-contact Type Temperature Sensors Are Creating the Barrier for Traditional Temperature Sensors

Non-contact temperature sensors allow engineers to obtain accurate temperature measurements in applications where it is impossible or very difficult to use any other kind of sensor.  In some cases, this is because the application itself literally destroys a contact-type sensor, such as when using a thermocouple or resistance temperature detector to measure molten metal.  If the electrical interference is intense, such as in induction heating, the electromagnetic field surrounding the object will cause inaccurate results in conventional sensors.  A remote infrared sensor is immune to both the problems.

Lack of Experienced Service Personnel 

From the retiring wave of baby boomers in North America, Europe, and Japan to the shortfall of qualified engineers in Asia and other parts of the world, the labor shortage of available service personnel is inhibiting temperature sensor supplier services growth.  Unfortunately, the pool of qualified personnel continues to shrink, as fewer college students (particularly in the US) perceive process automation, process engineering, chemical engineering, or similar technical fields as attractive career paths.  It can take a supplier two years to train a new college graduate effectively in the field of automation, and once trained, it may have difficulty retaining the individual.  This “brain drain” leads to some interesting problems in the process industries.  This includes the inability of suppliers to find and retain qualified service personnel to help clients maintain and replace their field devices.  This ultimately limits the ability of suppliers to capitalize on the need for ever-increasing field services from their customers.

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Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Market Trends
  • Strategies for Buyers    
  • Strategies for Product Suppliers


Emerging Market Size and Forecast

  • Total Temperature Sensors Business
  • Temperature Sensors Revenue by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Temperature Sensors Revenue by Contact Type
    • Temperature Sensor IC
    • Thermistor
    • Thermocouple
    • RTD
  • Factors Contributing to Growth
  • Factors Inhibiting Growth

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.  

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