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Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market
(2013 2018)

By Types (Thru Beam Sensors, Light Grid, Safety Light Curtains, Safety Edges,
Safety Mats); Safety Switches (Inductive Switches, Limit Switches, Position
Switches); Command Devices (Enabling Switches, Push Buttons, Rope Pull Switches)
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1. Safety Sensors and Switches - Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Safety Sensors and Switches - Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End user profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Safety Sensors and Switches - Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Safety Sensors and Switches Market Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Opportunities Analysis
5.3. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
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6. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market-By Type
6.1. For Manufacturing & Processing Industries
6.1.1. Opto-Electronic/ Photo Electric Devices Safety Through Beam Sensors Fiber-Optic Sensors Infrared (IR) Light Visible/LED Light Safety Light Grids With Internal Control Unit Without Control Unit Safety Light Curtains
6.1.2. Presence Detection Sensors Laser Scanner Safety Edges Safety Mats
6.1.3. Safety Switches Electro-Mechanical Safety Switches/ Safety Door Switches Safety Hinge Switches Safety Limit Switches Safety Locking Devices Safety Position Switches Safety Switches with Separate Actuator Non-Contact Safety Switches Inductive Safety Switches Magnetic Safety Switches
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6.1.4. Safety Command Devices Emergency Stop Pushbuttons Enabling Switches Rope Pull Switches
6.2. For Automobiles
6.2.1. Collision Avoidance Laser Radar
6.2.2. Obstacle Avoidance Proximity Sensors Ultrasonic Sensors
6.2.3. Lighting & Wiper Control Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Infrared based Light Sensors
6.3. By Components
6.3.1. Cable Connection
6.3.2. Connectors
6.3.3. Emitting Unit
6.3.4. Receiving Unit
6.3.5. Muting Sensors
6.3.6. Optical Face (Lens)
6.3.7. Safety Controllers
6.3.8. Safety Relays
6.3.9. Switches
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7. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market - By End- User Industries
7.1. Aircraft & Aerospace
7.2. Automobile
7.3. Chemical
7.4. Food & Beverage
7.5. Machine & Tools
7.6. Material Handling
7.7. Mining
7.8. Nuclear
7.9. Oil & Gas
7.10. Pulp & Paper
7.11. Packaging
7.12. Pharmaceuticals
7.13. Semiconductors
7.14. Waste Management
8. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market -Geographic Analysis
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. Canada
8.2.2. USA
8.3. South & Central America
8.3.1. Argentina
8.3.2. Brazil
8.3.3. Chile
8.3.4. Mexico
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8.3.5. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. France
8.4.2. Germany
8.4.3. Switzerland
8.4.4. UK
8.4.5. Others
8.5. APAC
8.5.1. China
8.5.2. India
8.5.3. Japan
8.5.4. Others
8.6. ROW
9. Market Entropy
9.1. New Product Launches
9.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
10. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, SWOT Analysis Top 5 Companies,
Developments, Product Portfolio)
10.1. ABB Ltd.
10.2. Baumer Ltd.
10.3. IDEC Corp.
10.4. ifm efector, inc.
10.5. K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG
10.6. Omron Corp.
10.7. Pinnacle Systems Inc.
10.8. Panasonic Electric Works, Europe AG
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10.9. Pearse-Bertram, LLC
10.10. Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH
10.11. Pilz Gmbh & Co. KG
10.12. Rockwell Automation
10.13. SICK AG
10.14. Banner Engineering Corporation
10.15. Eaton Corp
10.16. Delphi
10.17. Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG
10.18. Weidmller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
10.19. Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG
10.20. Keyence Corporation
11. Appendix
11.1. Abbreviations
11.2. Sources
11.3. Research Methodology
11.4. Bibliography
11.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
11.6. Disclaimer

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The has been bifurcated based on its working type such as photo Global Safety Sensors Market
electric devices, presence detection sensors, safety switches and safety command devices. Further
segmentation is done on the basis of application in automobiles and components installed inside
safety systems.

There are many global players in the field of safety sensors thus making the market more
competitive. The global market is being segmented into continents such as North and South
America, Europe and Asia Pacific depending upon the production and manufacturing industries
present. The prominent players in the market are ABB ltd., Baumer Ltd., K.A. Schmersal Gmbh
& Co. KG, Omron Corp., Pilz Gmbh & Co. KG etc.

Raw Material Suppliers, Product OEMs, Machine Suppliers, Maintenance Service Providers, IT
Service Providers form significant key holders of this market.

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Safety Sensors is a general term attributed to the sensors used for detection of distance, absence
or presence of any object in a restricted zone during physical operations. The Safety Sensors are
also denoted as Photo Electric/Opto-Electronic Sensors as they are based on the photoelectric
principle of using electromagnetic waves viz, electric, magnetic and light. The safety sensors are
present either in the form of sensors, switches or buttons.

Safety Sensors normally works on three functional principles: opposed (through beam), retro-
reflective or proximity detection. The wave emitted from emitting unit either gets interfered as in
case of through beam principle or gets back reflected after striking the obstacle in retro-reflective
or change in intensity according to proximity detection. The emitted wave after interacting with
obstacle is detected by receiving unit which is further processed by a control unit to control
actuators. Similarly safety switches either come in contact with the object or there is change in
wave intensity emitted from switch while interfering with the object. Apart from this there are
various commanding devices like pull switches or push buttons to stop the operation in case of
emergency. The above mentioned sensors are common in production and processing industries
like automobile, chemical processing, food & beverage processing, machine & tools, mining,
nuclear, oil & gas, material handling, packaging, semiconductors etc. The global safety sensors
and switches market revenue is estimated to increase from around $6.38bn in 2013 to around
$7.85bn in 2018, growing at around 4.2% year over year.
REVENUE, BY TYPE (2012 2018) ($BN)
Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 CAGR
xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Presence Detection xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Safety Switches xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Safety Command
xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Others xx 6.38 xx xx xx xx 7.85 4.2
Source: IndustryARC Analysis, Expert Insights

Safety Sensors comprise two basic elements to detect any obstacle: an electromagnetic wave
based sensor or safety switches. The use of safety sensors is most common on shop floors
pertaining to the extensive use of machines and tools for production and manufacturing that
contain the most hazardous elements of operations, thereby keeping the life of operators away
from risk zone by preventing the emergency. Followed by it is the most complex gadget used in
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our daily life i.e. automobile. Considering the fact that most of the mishaps on roads tend to
occur due to drivers fault, automobile manufacturers are equipping the systems with safety
systems to avoid any collision or direct crash by incorporating light or radio wave based sensors.
The safety devices installed inside automobiles use photoelectric sensors for distance
measurement, lighting control, speed control and collision avoidance. Aside from using Laser,
Infrared and Visible Light, safety devices make use of RADARS also for ranging nearby objects.

Source: IndustryARC Analysis, Expert Insights

The above figure illustrates the market share analysis of the and Global Safety Sensors Market
switches market for 2013. APAC region leads the market demand due to higher concentration of
manufacturing units, automotive production units and increasing safety standard requirements.
The market for safety sensors in manufacturing, production & processing units across North
America and Europe is matured due to the stringent labor safety laws. The developing markets
in APAC & South American countries like Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand
etc. will give boost to the safety sensors market in the future provided the fact that elite product
manufacturers are opting these countries for manufacturing facilities due to cheap labor and
production charges

Almost all automation and sensor based product providers have a key presence in Safety Sensors
also. The major global leader include: K.A. Schmersal Gmbh & Co. KG, Omron Corp.,
Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Rockwell Automation and others.

APAC Americas Europe RoW
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Due to increased safety regulations both in the fields of industrial operations and mobility
systems, safety sensors will play an important role in the future. Both manufacturers and
operators are looking forward to incorporate them in all physical processes.

The most significant use of safety sensors is involved in assembly, manufacturing,
production and processing lines.

With developing nations like Brazil, China and India making efforts to become global
leaders, more and more manufacturing units are being established that will surge the
market for safety sensors.

Instead of transmitting data over cables, safety sensors are now being developed with
wireless technology to be more cost and energy efficient.

In order to make the self-driving cars a reality, systems based on safety sensors are
continuously improved to avoid any obstacle or head-on-collision using radar waves.

Wireless Technology is penetrating the photo electronic sensor industry due to following
benefits: low power operation, deterministic data transfer and ability to communicate
over long ranges inside the plant.

Ford Motors recently enlisted MIT and Stanford Universities to develop better vision
systems for autonomous cars.

A joint European project called DELICAT (Demonstration of LIDAR based CAT
Detection) is testing laser based measuring systems on flight to make it safer amidst CAT
(Clear-Air Turbulence).

Ifm Efector, inc. released a color based photoelectric sensor for packaging industry.

Pilz Gmbh & Co. KG established own subsidiary in Czech Republic in order to meet
demand from Eastern Europe.

Safety Controllers able to control multi components like sensors, switches, pushbuttons
and interlocks are the recent advancement in Safety Sensors market. Example includes
Flexi Loop by SICK, Inc. to integrate all the operation of components via single cable to
reduce wiring efforts and costs.

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Switzerland based researchers are evaluating the use of molybdenite as an image sensor
material that can allow vision systems to image any object in near darkness.

According to Intelligent Transportation Society of America, with the reduction in costs
of electronic braking and other control systems over the next decade, all newly
manufactured cars will be built with radars to support automated crash avoidance
particularly in forward direction.

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The quantitative and qualitative data collected for the is from a Global Safety Sensors Market
combination of secondary and primary sources. Research interviews were conducted with senior
executives and/or managers of leading safety sensors manufacturers and service providers.

These Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) were then provided a questionnaire to gather quantitative
and qualitative inputs on their operations, performance, strategies and views on the overall
market, including key developments and technology trends. Data from interviews is
consolidated, checked for consistency and accuracy, and the final market numbers are again
validated by experts. The global market was split by products, services and geography based on
different factors like primary and secondary sources, understanding of the number of companies
operating in each segment and also KOL insights.

We have used various secondary sources such as directories, articles, white papers, newsletters,
annual reports and paid databases such as OneSource, Hoovers and Factiva to identify and
collect information for extensive technical and commercial study of the safety sensors market.

The key players in the market and its value chain were identified through secondary research and
their market opinions were also gathered in a similar way through telephonic interviews and
questionnaires. We have also studied the annual reports of these top market players. Interviews
with key opinion leaders such as directors, managers, marketing personnel were used extensively
in understanding the need and emergence of safety sensors market.

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interviews with industry experts to reflect the latest trends. With our final expert
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