Photoelectric Sensors

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The Photoelectric 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.

Digital Transformation Drives the Photoelectric Sensors Market

The photoelectric sensors market showed good growth in 2018 as compared with 2017.  Continuing technological advancements in automation result in more and more sensors and devices being deployed in plant systems.  With the increasing adoption of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, the demand for intelligent sensors as data providers will continue to grow, especially from factory automation as this capability enables them to use their equipment and machines with far greater flexibility than ever before.

A strong driver for photoelectric sensors is the emerging Industrial IoT and smart sensing, 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 photoelectric sensors.

Automotive is the most important end user industry for photoelectric sensors, followed by the food & beverage and machinery industries. The major drivers for growth include need for digital transformation or digitalization, machine learning, and reliable and accurate data at the right time to the right people. 

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

Photoelectric Sensors Strategic Issues

Photoelectric Sensors Market TrendsOEMs 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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Photoelectric 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:

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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
  • 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
    • Standard Diffuser
    • Contrast Scanner
    • Color Scanner
    • Fixed Field/Focus
  • Market Shares of Light Barriers by Type
    • Beam Through
    • Retro Reflexive
    • Fork and Angle Sensors
    • Light Curtain Sensors
  • Market Shares by Output Signal
    • Analog
    • CompoNet
    • Digital
    • IO Link
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • 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 Curtain Sensors
  • Shipments of Diffuse Sensors by Type
    • Standard Diffuser
    • Contrast Scanner
    • Color Scanner
    • Fixed Field/Focus
  • Shipments by Output Signal
    • Analog
    • CompoNet
    • Digital
    • IO Link
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • 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. 

    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

    Contact us for the countries available for this study.