Digital Transformation Strategy for DCSs Impacts Process I/O Market

ARC’s latest report on the market for I/O modules in the process industries shows that the market is benefiting from a long-term modernization trend. I/O modules used in the process industries are an integral part of distributed control systems (DCSs), which are used invariably in every major process manufacturing application. The most recent DCS systems have evolved along with technological advancements, and more DCS users are thinking about updating and upgrading their systems to improve performance.

"Modernizing, updating, or enhancing operations by incorporating digital technology into all sectors of the organization is what is meant by digital transformation. Any producer must undergo a systemic shift, which is why a contemporary DCS may serve as a foundation for this transition. Higher performance, site-wide availability, scalable system capabilities, the open technology stack, and the simplicity of integration are just a few of the benefits of the contemporary DCS system. Process control, discrete control, power control, and safety control may be seamlessly integrated with plant-floor and business systems utilizing a plant-wide control system that uses common automation technology," according to Siddhartha Maiti, Market Analyst and key author of ARC's I/O Modules for Process Automation Market Research Report.

I/O Modules for Process Automation Market Trends

In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:

  • Decentralization or Even More IO Distribution 
  • Better Selling Arguments with Modern IO Features
  • Universal IO: A Model for Future Process IO Modules 
  • Software Configurable Process IO Modules
  • Condition Monitoring 
  • Moving to the Edge 
  • Cloud Computing
  • Integration of OEM Services with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 
  • Convergence of IT and OT
  • Industrial 5G
  • Increased Investment in Digital Twins, AI and IoT

Leading Suppliers to the I/O Modules for Process Automation Market Identified

In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, this ARC market research also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. An alphabetical list of key suppliers covered in this analysis includes: ABB, Emerson Automation

About the I/O Modules for Process Automation Research

Process IO Market TrendsThe I/O Modules for Process Automation report explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends and identifies leading technology suppliers. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts and up to 5 years of historical analysis segmented by Sales Channel, World Region, Industry, Customer Type, Type, Form Factor, Environment, Digital Modules by # of Channels, Overall Scope.

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