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Industrial Sensors Market

Industrial Sensors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Contact, Non-contact), By End-User Vertical (Discrete, Process), By Technology (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Technology, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Technology, Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS), Others) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2030

Report Code: SRSE301DR
Study Period 2018-2030 CAGR 7%
Historical Period 2018-2020 Forecast Period 2022-2030
Base Year 2021 Base Year Market Size USD 23 Billion
Forecast Year 2030 Forecast Year Market Size USD 41 Billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market Europe
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Market Overview

The global industrial sensors market size was valued at USD 23 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7% generating revenue of USD 41 billion by 2030.

Industrial sensors play a critical role in Industry 4.0 and factory automation by tracking the functionality and health of equipment. Industrial sensors that are most frequently employed are tilt sensing, levelling, motion, environmental, vibration, linear or angular positioning, shock, and fall detection.

Customised industrial motion sensors built on micromachined sensing (MEMS) components are now on the market and provide a number of benefits over conventional sensors for Industry 4.0 applications. MEMS-based sensors can function in a greater range of temperatures and environmental conditions and are more compact, lightweight, and robust. In addition, they provide increased precision and accuracy. Furthermore, they can be combined with other electrical parts to form increasingly intricate and advanced sensor systems. Novel and inventive solutions for Industry 4.0 applications are being developed with the usage of MEMS-based industrial sensors. For instance, predictive maintenance systems that can track the state of equipment and spot any issues before they result in breakdowns are being developed using MEMS-based sensors. New kinds of robots and other automated systems that can function more safely and effectively in challenging conditions are also being developed using MEMS-based sensors.

Market Dynamics

Global Industrial Sensors Market Driver

Rising IOT Adoption to Increase Demand for Industrial Sensors Market

Industries were able to rethink business models owing to the Industrial Internet of Things, which generated actionable data and knowledge from IIoT devices. New revenue sources and partnerships have emerged as a result of the data-sharing ecosystem. On the other hand, because of these built-in capabilities, aggregated and real-time data from sensors has led to the development of robots that can take specified actions, and IIoT has become a driver of 'decision-making' devices.

As the Internet of Robotic Things grew in popularity, this happened in warehouses (IoRT). The usage of IoT technology in the manufacturing industry is becoming increasingly crucial as part of digital transformation. IIoT technology is presently employed mostly in manufacturing plants, according to the market research "The State of Industrial Internet of Things 2020" by the technology firm PTC. The assets in heavy-industrial operations have driven crucial daily KPIs due to the consistent and reliable functioning of sensors. Manufacturers keep a close eye on the availability of assets along with their manufacturing processes. Industrial networking with IIoT platforms for varied use cases, roles, and applications connect legacy machinery typical within these complex industries.

For several use cases, AR (Augmented Reality) gave a new lens to observe this real-time data in-situ, which enhanced front-line worker productivity. In addition to IIoT deployments, AR in industrial arenas was ranked first, with 20% of AR respondents in industrial products, 9% in automotive, and 7% in electronics and high-tech, according to the State of Augmented Reality study 2020. Hence, the adoption of IoT will drive the growth of the global industrial sensors market.

Global Industrial Sensors Market Restraint

Costs and Operational Concerns to Hinder Market Growth of Industrial Sensors Market

The choice of high-quality raw materials is critical for the maker when creating a great temperature sensor. Platinum, Copper, Silicon, Tungsten, and Nickel, as well as alloys classified as type-K, type-M, type-E, type-J, and so on, are among the metals and alloys used in manufacturing. Platinum prices have recovered from a 17-year low in mid-March to a two-month high in May month 2020, but the platinum-group metals markets are expected to continue under pressure because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a UK specialty chemical business, prices for 99.95pc min platinum progressively grew to USD 830/troy ounces (toz) in May 2020, up from a record low of USD 621/toz on March 19, 2020. Such a price increase could have an impact on total manufacturing and distribution, resulting in a price increase in RTD and thermocouple temperature sensor applications. Furthermore, by 2020, a 15-20 percent increase in copper and aluminum raw material prices must result in low manufacturing units, causing substantial disruptions in the supply chain distribution to end-user applications.

The majority of inductive proximity sensors in use today have low sensing distances, which pose dangers such as equipment vibration causing the sensor body to move too far away from or into contact with the sensing object. According to Omron, such occurrences are projected to account for about 20% of all facility shutdowns. Only metallic items were detected by inductive proximity sensors, while other sensors detected all other materials. Furthermore, the sensing range of an inductive proximity sensor is determined by the form, size, and coil size of the metal utilized in the design. It was able to account for sensing distance limits as a result of this. The fact that inductive proximity sensors are only used on metallic items and have limited sensing capability impedes the market growth.

Another issue in the design of pressure sensor interfaces used in industries such as automotive is that MEMS cause small capacitance changes. Capacitances as low as a few atto farads (1 attoF = 10-18 F) are possible. Due to the technological requirements, a bias voltage is required, as well as signal voltages of only a few microvolts. Variations in supply voltage and temperature have a significant impact on the accuracy and stability of the device's outputs. The device becomes more expensive as more precise components are built. Automobiles are required to operate in a variety of climatic circumstances, which can include differences in altitude and humidity, thus increasing the cost of maintaining sensor usability in various settings. These factors plummet demand for the industrial sensors market.

 Global Industrial Sensors Market Opportunities

Emphasis is Being Placed on the Use of Predictive Maintenance and Remote Monitoring to Create Lucrative Opportunities

Even though the global automotive industry has declined for the past two years, China has followed suit. In the sector, the number of sensors and sensor components has expanded. In recent years, MEMS pressure sensors have seen widespread use in the smart automobile market. A system recently released a line of multi-sensor IIoT devices with improved autonomy for the same reason. The multi-sensor capability has been used to handle the predictive maintenance needs of a wide range of industrial equipment, incorporating new on-board, networked, energy-saving electronics that do in situ analysis. Apart from improved performance, these new goods are also environmentally friendly and 100% upgradeable.

The Sushi Sensor, Yokogawa's first smart sensor, was released in Europe in 2019. A wireless temperature sensor and a wireless pressure sensor were recently added to the company's product line. Predictive maintenance on assets such as pumps and motors is the primary application for the sensor. It enabled operators to detect abnormalities at an early stage by continuously gathering data. The 'smart' sensor is part of the open IIoT initiative JOIN and is optimized for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. It generates data from faraway assets and works as part of wireless infrastructure. There has been a surge in demand for preventive maintenance solutions.

Manufacturers were also obliged to spend a significant amount of money on sensors and data collection for regulatory and operational reasons. The old equipment is then developed with smart sensors for automation and interconnection, allowing it to communicate about its health. Smart sensors have enabled smart factories to detect and sense readings to predict failure, monitor levels, and boost efficiencies. Similarly, a Dutch-based IoT satellite business released a remote monitoring solution for the oil and gas industry in November 2020 to keep the environment safe and prevent leaks. According to the company, the COVID-19 pandemic and various travel restrictions have increased the demand for remote monitoring in industries such as oil and gas. Hiber's device included pressure and optional temperature sensor to assure precise and consistent data, allowing enterprises to expand their sensor network.

Regional Analysis

Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

Significant Growth in Asia-Pacific and Europe

The Asia-Pacific region dominated the industrial sensors market and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7% generating a revenue of USD 16 billion by 2030. Due to the rapid development of the Chinese vehicle industry, customer expectations for quality, functionality, and efficiency have risen. This compelled FAW-VW to experiment with novel materials and technologies to produce various vehicle kinds and models in one site. In the plants, sensors are utilized to identify workpiece positions during various stages of automated manufacturing, including stamping, painting, welding, and final assembly. Various research groups, including universities, such as the Chinese Academy of Science and the Applied Institutes of Industrial Ministries, conduct sensor research and development initiatives.

The Europe region holds the second largest and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of  7% generating a revenue of USD 10 billion by 2030. In the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, the United Kingdom competes with other countries such as China, the United States, and India. For example, Novax, a British pharmaceutical company, announced a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline to make 60 million doses of the Novax COVID-19 vaccine in a fill-finish facility in Barnard Castle. This reflects increasing investment in the pharmaceutical industry, which means more potential for industrial sensors to be used. Due to the growth in vaccine production, market providers are focusing on advancements in temperature sensors to monitor vaccines stored in various facilities.

Many hospitals in the United Kingdom are experiencing issues with vaccination storage. As a result, the country is utilizing blockchain technology to track and monitor the temperature of COVID-19 vaccines. According to CNBC, Everyware's technical director, Tom Screen, said the company's sensors were monitoring the temperature of vaccinations kept in freezers. The information gathered by these sensors was sent to an encrypted cloud platform, which was then sent to Hedera's blockchain network. During the projection period, similar deployments and improvements in smart industrial sensors are projected to present a substantial potential for market players.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Segmentations
By Type
  1. Contact
  2. Non-contact
By End-User Vertical
  1. Discrete
    1. Automotive
    2. Electronics
    3. Consumer Goods
    4. Aerospace and Defense
    5. Others
  2. Process
    1. Oil and Gas
    2. Energy and Power
    3. Chemical
    4. Mining
    5. Pharmaceutical
    6. Food and Beverages
    7. Others
By Technology
  1. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Technology
    1. MEMS gyroscopes
    2. MEMS pressure sensors
      1. Absolute pressure sensor
      2. Vacuum pressure sensor
      3. Sealed pressure sensor
      4. Gauge pressure sensor
      5. Differential pressure sensor
    3. MEMS magnetic field sensors
  2. Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Technology
  3. Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)
  4. Others
Company Profiles Texas Instruments Incorporated TE Connectivity Inc. Omega Engineering Inc. Honeywell International Inc. Rockwell Automation Inc. Siemens AG STMicroelectronics Inc. AMS AG NXP Semiconductors NV First Sensor AG Bosch Sensortec GmbH STMicroelectronics Inc. AMS AG NXP Semiconductors NV First Sensor AG Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

On the basis of type, the market is divided into flow, pressure, proximity (area), level measurement, temperature, image, and other sensing types. The pressure segment dominated the industrial sensors market and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7%, generating a revenue of USD 9 billion by 2030. The increasing variety of pressure applications in the industry assists in developing single devices that can handle a wide range of pressures. Industrial firms develop such devices to simplify product designs, accelerate time to market, and minimize sensory inventory costs.

What is the Contribution of the End User Segment in Driving the Global Industrial Sensors Market?

By end-user vertical, the market is divided into five segments mining, oil, and gas, manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, and other end-user verticals. Manufacturing held the largest share in the industrial sensors market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6% generating a revenue of USD 12 billion by 2030.

Sensors' accuracy in non-ideal working conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity, vacuum, severe treatment, vibrations, interferences, restricted space, low power consumption, and so on, boosts their use in the manufacturing industry. Currently, cars make tens of thousands of decisions based on input from numerous sensors connected to the vehicle's onboard computer systems.

Market Size By Type

Market Size By Type
  • Contact
  • Non-contact
  • Recent Developments

    • May 2022- Honeywell has been named the winner of 11 product design awards, including the Red Dot and iF Design Awards, which are two of the most prestigious and well-known award programs in the industry. These product-specific awards honor Honeywell's continued commitment to offering a best-in-class user experience that supports workplace and worker safety by showcasing innovation, functionality, and design durability.
    • April 2022- TE Connectivity acquired 17 companies and invested in two others. The deals cost the corporation more than $ 3.08 billion. Sensors, Cardiac and Vascular Disorders, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, and other areas have all seen TE Connectivity invest.
    • April 2022- For $525 million in cash, Spectris Plc agreed to sell its process measurement and control instrumentation of Omega Engineering in the United States to private equity firm Arcline Investment Management. Omega Engineering is valued at around 20.4 times its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization for 2021, according to a statement released by Spectris on Tuesday. According to the statement, Arcline will merge Omega Engineering with Dwyer Group, a sensor manufacturer it bought last year.
    • March 2022- At APEC 2022, Texas Instruments will address key power-management design problems for electric vehicles and industrial systems. Power designers will benefit from new technologies, demonstrations, and industry presentations that will help them minimize EMI and noise while also increasing power density and dependability.

    Top Key Players

    Industrial Sensors Market Share of Key Players

    Industrial Sensors Market Share of Key Players
    Texas Instruments Incorporated TE Connectivity Inc. Omega Engineering Inc. Honeywell International Inc. Rockwell Automation Inc. Siemens AG STMicroelectronics Inc. AMS AG NXP Semiconductors NV First Sensor AG Bosch Sensortec GmbH STMicroelectronics Inc. AMS AG NXP Semiconductors NV First Sensor AG Bosch Sensortec GmbH Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the industrial sensors market?
    The market size is growing at a CAGR of 7% from 2020 to 2030.
    Asia Pacific has the largest share of this market.
    Rising IOT adoption to increase demand for industrial sensors market is the key driver for the growth of this market.
    The key players in this market are Texas Instruments Incorporated TE Connectivity Inc.,Omega Engineering Inc.,Honeywell International Inc.,Rockwell Automation Inc.,Siemens AG STMicroelectronics Inc. AMS AG NXP Semiconductors NV First Sensor AG Bosch Sensortec GmbH,STMicroelectronics Inc.
    The market size are projected to reach USD 41 billion by 2030.


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