Overview of the global industrial transmitters market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global industrial transmitters market will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increased focus on process safety as one of the primary growth factors for this market. An increasing number of accidents resulted by the spilling or overfilling of materials, such as liquids and chemicals result in hazardous consequences. For instance, false indications by the critical alarms and control instrumentation that failed to alert the high level to control room operators resulted in the Texas City explosion in 2005. Similar incidents in the past highlight the need for better process measurements and also drive the adoption of safety instrumented systems and safety integrity level (SIL) rated transmitters. Radar level transmitters help in eliminating any possibilities of such incidents and also help in the prevention of environmental damage.
The coming years will witness the use of wireless transmitters emerging as one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market. They can be easily installed in hard-to-reach areas and also significantly reduce installation costs as they eliminate the need for wiring and other connectors. Analysts estimate that the Americas will account for almost 37% of the total share of the market and will also dominate the market throughout the forecast period.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is characterized by the presence of several large and small scale transmitter manufacturers and is dominated by leading vendors such as ABB, Honeywell, Emerson Electric, Schneider Electric, and Yokogawa. Since all players equally compete to gain a
Overview of the global packaging robots market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global packaging robots market to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% by 2020. Packaging robots, such as selective compliance assembly robot arm (SCARA) and Delta robots, are flexible and can be quickly programmed to adapt to new production lines. The use of these robots enable less margin of error in operations compared to manual labor and they do not require any supervision. Also, these robots reduce product failure and wastage, and their adoption enables companies to minimize direct and overhead costs. The technological growth and ROI make packaging robots an attractive investment for the organization. Packaging robots help the industries to improve their production process by minimizing wastage and downtime of the plants. These robots are best suitable for dull, repetitive and dangerous jobs, and can operate at a faster pace than humans.
According to this market analysis, one of the most interesting trends gaining popularity in the market is the growing use of collaborative robots or cobots in packaging applications. Cobots are inexpensive and economical as they provide automation in packaging solutions and are designed to operate collaboratively with humans. These robots are flexible to operate, easier to train and can function in isolation without any infrastructure. Cobots are equipped with advanced sensors to acknowledge the presence of a person and his location, so when the person moves away, the robot automatically resumes normal operation. Collaborative robots are lightweight, easy to program and control, and they cost considerably less than their traditional counterparts.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
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Overview of the global parallel robots market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global parallel robots market will grow steadily at a CAGR of almost 6% by 2020. Originally developed for low payload applications such as packaging, Delta robots are now being employed in the food processing industry as they can sort and pack all kinds of foods, including fine chocolates and pizzas. Delta robots with larger multi-axis are more suitable for picking eggs, chocolates, candies, and small pieces of meats from conveyors belts. They are smaller and faster than Cartesian robot and will soon find more applications in the upstream processes of food and beverage manufacturing plants. Moreover, as these robots are easy to clean and maintain, they offer enhanced productivity, strictly adherence to hygiene standards, and can also use sharp knives with high precision, which are significant features for their increased deployment in the food processing industry.
Delta robots are currently used in the manufacturing industry as advanced control arms with limited sensing capabilities to carry out structured and repetitive tasks. However, technological advancements in the future and the development of advanced sensors, hardware, and software will result in the introduction of delta robots that are more intelligent and autonomous in their capabilities. The adoption of the Internet of Things (IOT) will enable manufacturers control and monitor the operation of delta robots through smart devices from remote locations. This in turn, will result in the increased speed of operations, decreased manufacturing costs, improved product quality
Global outlook of the smart robots market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global smart robots market will grow significantly at an impressive CAGR of about 21% by 2020. Countries around the globe are witnessing a rapid decrease in the availability of agricultural and unskilled industrial labor, which has led to an exponential increase in human labor costs. Countries such as China are on the verge of crossing the Lewis Turning Point. The year-on-year growth rate for minimum monthly wage in China was estimated to be about 25% and this contributed to the adoption of robotic systems such as industrial robots across numerous manufacturing plants in the region. In the coming years, industries across the globe are expected to concentrate on reducing production costs and this will lead to an increased adoption of factory robots and the implementation of IIoT (industrial internet of things).
E-commerce and logistic companies are constantly deducing techniques to reduce product delivery cost and time. Companies such as Amazon and DHL have started implementing UAV or drone delivery system for product delivery. Additionally, DHL is making steady advancements in the drone delivery system and is currently testing drones for different applications, such as medication delivery, flying blood samples across a river, and a parcel delivery system that can deliver packages in less than ten minutes. Advancements in technology will lead to the development of efficient
Overview of the automation solutions market in the bottling industry
Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global automation solutions market in the bottling industry will grow steadily at a CAGR of around 7% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the optimization of CIP (clean-in-place) process in bottling industry to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The need to meet the high sanitation standards set by regulatory bodies makes CIP, a necessity. However, CIP is a time-intensive process and consumes a large amount of water and chemicals, which has increased the demand for optimizing the CIP process through the meticulous use of water and chemicals in the cleaning process. Benefits such as reduced production downtime, improved food safety, maintenance of high sanitation standards, and more flexibility in production processes will increase the adoption of optimized CIP among industries in the next four years.
Existing enterprises in various industries have started implementing IOT (internet of things) in various sectors such as supply chain, raw materials sourcing, and bottle manufacturing. IOT enables bottling factories to increase their productivity at the machine level and also help in reducing inventory. It also facilitates beverage companies to transform operations in multiple areas, reduce maintenance costs and eliminate breakdowns.
Segmentation by product type and analysis of the automation solutions market in the bottling industry
- Motion control
- Valves and FRLs (filter regulator lubricator)
- PLC (programmable logic controller)
- DCS (distributed control system)
- MES (manufacturing execution
Overview of the global motors and drives market in process industries
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global motors and drives market in process industries will grow steadily at a moderate CAGR of around 7% by 2020. The growing demand for high-quality food products has driven the adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies in the food processing industry. These advanced refrigeration systems comprise of a complete set of automation equipment that requires high-end variable speed motors and drives to run the operation. The exponential rise in global population will subsequently increase the need for these advanced refrigeration systems which in turn will augment the demand for this market in the next four years.
As a result of the shrinking workforce and immigration control, a large number of industries are focusing on investing in factory automation practices. This involves the installation of multiple high-end motors in various applications such as conveyor belts, compressors, and fans. Automated factories will also require smart machinery that can be wirelessly controlled, remotely monitored, and are capable of diagnosing predictive maintenance, this, in turn, will have a positive impact on the growth of this market. This market study report has estimated that APAC will account for a major market share and dominate the market throughout the forecast period. Due to the availability of raw materials and cost-efficient labor, this region has emerged as a low-cost manufacturing hub for process industries, which will fuel the demand for the motors and drives market from this region.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
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While traditionally the automation industry has not been on the cutting edge of technology, it has done a good job of co-opting widespread innovations in mainstream markets and using these developments for internal growth.
The industry has expanded significantly in recent years because of technologies like programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and distributed control systems (DCSs). These have helped reduce production cycle times and manufacturing costs and improved the overall efficiency of the manufacturing industry. Over the next few years, this industry is poised for significant growth, largely due to further technological innovations in areas such as M2M networking, nanoscale assembly systems, nanotechnology, and robotics.
Technavio’s industrial automation research is aimed at delivering in-depth insights on the market, with a focus on up-and-coming innovations in this space.