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Safety sensors and switches market
Safety Sensors and Switches Market By Types (Thru Beam Sensors, Light Grid, Safety Light Curtains, Others) Safety Switches (Inductive Switches, Position Switches, Others) Command Devices (Enabling Switches, Push Buttons, Others) Forecast (2013-2018)
Report Code : AIR 0007
Published: 02 February, 2014   No. of pages: 182

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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 pushbuttons 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 to around 3.3bn in 2020, growing at around 3.1% year over year.

Almost all automation and sensor based product providers have a key presence in Safety Sensors also. 

Major Global Leader Includes:
  • K.A. Schmersal Gmbh & Co. KG
  • Omron Corp.
  • Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH
  • Rockwell Automation and others.
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
6. Global Safety Sensors & Switches Market-By Type
   6.1. For Manufacturing & Processing Industries
      6.1.1. Opto-Electronic/ Photo Electric Devices
            6.1.1.1. Safety Through Beam Sensors
            6.1.1.2. Fiber-Optic Sensors
            6.1.1.3. Infrared (IR) Light
            6.1.1.4. Visible/LED Light
            6.1.1.5. Safety Light Grids
                     6.1.1.5.1. With Internal Control Unit
                     6.1.1.5.2. Without Control Unit
            6.1.1.6. Safety Light Curtains
      6.1.2. Presence Detection Sensors
            6.1.2.1. Laser Scanner
            6.1.2.2. Safety Edges
            6.1.2.3. Safety Mats
      6.1.3. Safety Switches
            6.1.3.1. Electro-Mechanical Safety Switches/ Safety Door Switches
                     6.1.3.1.1. Safety Hinge Switches
                     6.1.3.1.2. Safety Limit Switches
                     6.1.3.1.3. Safety Locking Devices
                     6.1.3.1.4. Safety Position Switches
                     6.1.3.1.5. Safety Switches with Separate Actuator
            6.1.3.2. Non-Contact Safety Switches
                     6.1.3.2.1. Inductive Safety Switches
                     6.1.3.2.2. Magnetic Safety Switches
                     6.1.3.2.3. Transponder Safety Switches
      6.1.4. Safety Command Devices
            6.1.4.1. Emergency Stop Pushbuttons
            6.1.4.2. Enabling Switches
            6.1.4.3. Rope Pull Switches
   6.2. For Automobiles
      6.2.1. Collision Avoidance
            6.2.1.1. Laser
            6.2.1.2. Radar
      6.2.2. Obstacle Avoidance
            6.2.2.1. Proximity Sensors
            6.2.2.2. Ultrasonic Sensors
      6.2.3. Lighting & Wiper Control
            6.2.3.1. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
            6.2.3.2. 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
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 & 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
      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
   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. Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
   10.19. Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG
   10.20. Keyence Corporation
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
11. Appendix
   11.1. Abbreviations
   11.2. Sources
   11.3. Research Methodology
   11.4. Bibliography
   11.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
   11.6. Disclaimer
List of Tables

Table 1. Product Benchmarking for Type 4 Safety Light Curtain 
Table 2. Product Benchmarking for Safety Limit Switch 
Table 3. Top 5 Financials Analysis, By Top 5 Companies, 2013 ($Million) 
Table 4. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Revenue ($Million) and Volume (Million Units), 2014 - 2020 
Table 5. Global Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Sensors Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 6. Global Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Sensors Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)   
Table 7. Global Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Switches Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 8. Global Safety Switches Market Volume, By Switches Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 9. Global Safety Sensors Market, By Components, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 10. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market, By Components, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 11. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Revenue, By Applications, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 12. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Volume, By Applications, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 13. Material Handling and Assembly: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 14. Material Handling and Assembly: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 15. Material Handling and Assembly: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 16. Material Handling and Assembly: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 17. Robot Cells: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 18. Robot Cells: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 19. Robot Cells: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 20. Robot Cells: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 21. Machine Tools: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 22. Machine Tools: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 23. Machine Tools: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 24. Machine Tools: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 25. Packaging: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 26. Packaging: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 27. Packaging: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 28. Packaging: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 29. Others: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 30. Others: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 31. Others: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 32. Others: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 33. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Revenue, By End-User Verticals, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 34. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Volume, By End-User Verticals, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 35. Automotive Industry Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 36. Automotive Industry Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2013 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 37. Automotive Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 38. Automotive Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 39. Chemical Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 40. Chemical Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 41. Chemical Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 42. Chemical Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 43. Chemical Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 44. Chemical Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 45. Food and Beverages Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 46. Food and Beverages Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 47. Food and Beverages Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 48. Food and Beverages Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 49. Pharmaceutical Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 50. Pharmaceutical Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 51. Pharmaceutical Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 – 2020 (‘000 Units) 
Table 52. Paper and Pulp Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2013 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 53. Paper and Pulp Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 54. Paper and Pulp Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 55. Aerospace Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 56. Aerospace Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 57. Aerospace Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 58. Aerospace Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 59. Oil and Gas Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 60. Oil and Gas Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2013 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 61. Oil and Gas Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 62. Oil and Gas Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 63. Mining Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 64. Mining Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 65. Mining Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 66. Mining Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 67. Semiconductor Industry: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2013 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 68. Semiconductor Industry: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 69. Semiconductor Industry: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 70. Semiconductor Industry: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 71. Waste Management: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 72. Waste Management: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 73. Waste Management: Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 74. Waste Management: Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units) 
Table 75. Others: Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million) 
Table 76. Others: Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 77. Europe Safety Switches and Sensors Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 78. Europe Safety Switches and Sensors Market Volume, By Country, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 79. Europe Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 80. Europe Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units)
Table 81. Europe Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 82. Europe Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 83. Americas Safety Switches and Sensors Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 84. Americas Safety Switches and Sensors Market Volume, By Country, 2013 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 85. Americas Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 86. Americas Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units)
Table 87. Americas Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 88. Americas Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 89. APAC Safety Switches and Sensors Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 90. APAC Safety Switches and Sensors Market Volume, By Country, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)`
Table 91. APAC Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 92. APAC Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units)
Table 93. APAC Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 94. APAC Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 95. Row Safety Switches and Sensors Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 96. Row Safety Switches and Sensors Market Volume, By Country, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units)
Table 97. Row Safety Sensors Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 98. Row Safety Sensors Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ('000 Units)
Table 99. Row Safety Switches Market Revenue, By Type, 2014 - 2020 ($Million)
Table 100. Row Safety Switches Market Volume, By Type, 2014 - 2020 (Million Units) 
Table 101. Rockwell Automation: Annual Revenue, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 102. Rockwell Automation: Annual Sales, By Geography, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 103. Sickag: Total Sales and R&D Expenditures, 2009 – 2011 ($Million) 
Table 104. Sick Ag: Total Share, By Geography, 2013 ($Million) 
Table 105. Abb: Total Revenue and Gross Profit, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 106. Abb: Total Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 107. Abb: Revenue, By Division, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 108. Idec Corp: Net Sales and Gross Profit, 2012 – 2014 ($Million) 
Table 109. Idec Corp Net Sales, By Geography, 2012 – 2014 ($Million) 
Table 110. Delphi: Global Net Sales, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 111. Eaton: Net Sales and Net Income, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 112. Eaton: Net Sales, By Geography, 2011 – 2013 ($Million) 
Table 113. Eaton: Net Sales, By Segment, 2011 – 2013 ($Million): 
 

List of Figures

Figure 1. Global Safety Sensor Market Segmentation 
Figure 2. Global Safety Switches Market Segmentation 
Figure 3. Global Safety Sensors and Switches Market Share Analysis, By Key Players, 2013 (%) 
Figure 4. Safety Sensors and Switches - Patent Analysis, By Company, 2012 – 2014 
Figure 5. Safety Sensors and Switches - Patent Analysis, By Year, 2012 – 2014 
Figure 6. Machine Safeguarding Evolution, 1970-2010 
Figure 7. Safety Light Curtain Price Trends, 2013 – 2014 ($) 
Figure 8. U.S. Work Injuries Market Share, 2013 (%) 
Figure 9. Safety Sensors and Switches Market Life Cycle, 2014 – 2020 
Figure 10. Automotive Industry Growth Rate, By Region, 2013 – 2018 (Cagr %) 
Figure 11. Aircraft Market Revenue, By Total Value, 2013 – 2018 ($Billion)
Figure 12. Global Mining Industry Revenue, 2013 – 2018 ($Billion) 
Figure 13. Company Developments, By Year, 2012 – 2014
Figure 14. Company Developments Share, By Year (%) 
Figure 15. Company Developments, By Segments (Pl, Mer&Acq, Jv and Exp) 
Figure 16. Company’s Product Launches Share, By Company (%) 
Figure 17. Eaton: Net Sales Share, By Geography, 2013 (%) 
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