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Automation Industry



Introduction to Automation market size, forecast and growth strategy reports

As the name suggests, "automation" is a set of technologies employed to achieve superior performance by operating machines and systems with minimum or no human intervention. Automation can be broadly divided into discrete and process automation where automation is more in the process type and less in the discrete type as it involves assembling of discrete components with labour requirement. Automation can be divided into three types based on output :

  • If the production is high and the design is inflexible, it is called mass or flow automation.
  • If the output is medium and done in batches, it is termed batch automation.
  • If the production is low and designs are multiple with varying demand for products with different designs, it is known flexible or job automation.


Automation helps in reducing the overall cost of the product or output as it helps in reducing the costs associated to energy, man power, and infrastructure. Labour availability and cost is already a major problem in industries such as mining, automotive and oil & gas. In addition, it also helps in increasing the safety during the production process. Automation ultimately controls the output by keeping the idle time low, quantity and quality high with efficient handling times.

Introduction to Instrumentation Industry

Instrumentation has been in existence in different industries from several decades. Automation and instrumentation go hand in hand as instruments are used in the automation process to monitor, measure or analyze the level of a product's performance. Majority of the transducer controllers, sensors, transmitting devices, indicators, display devices, recorders, data logging devices, and other data gathering systems are placed at strategic locations so as to gather data at different points and enhance the process by improving the next step in the process and adapting to any flaws at one or more steps in the process. There are several types of instrumentation techniques which include

  • Programmable Instrumentation
  • Processor Instrumentation
  • Operating System Instrumentation
  • Network Instrumentation


Trends and Developments

The global industrial automation revenues crossed $180 billion in 2012 out of which both discrete and process automation occupy 50% share and the rest comprise of hybrid manufacturing. Optimization of manufacturing process, rapid industrialization in emerging markets, increasing environmental concerns and shortage of skilled labour force has led to the growth of this industry in leaps and bounds. The labour costs in the U.S. increased from $25 per hour in 2000 to $36 per hour in 2012 and this is expected to further increase in the near future. Globally, process automation and instrumentation industries are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during the period 2013-2020.

Instrumentation has helped many companies achieve high output with minimum or no defective pieces particularly in industries such as Automotive and pharmaceuticals where human efforts are to the minimum. The entire process of automation becomes efficient after installing instruments at set locations and sending the gathered data to a group of experts who help in monitoring eliminating any kind of errors. Instrumentation is the backbone for any process industry.


Importance of Market Research

The global industrial automation industry is primarily a Capex intensive industry and the EBIT values are different for varied industries like automotive, power, oil and gas, pulp and paper, food and beverage, chemical and so on. Understanding the intricacies of each industry is necessary to make a strategic decision as the costs involved are not only about capital but also the significant amount of time invested in automating a plant and the lost efficiencies due to a wrong step.

Market research is hence necessary for our clients to make decisions or understand about different topics like asset or product life cycle management, supplier evaluation and selection, technology planning, project planning, architecture planning, product bench marking, supplier relationship management, project costing analysis, due diligence for investments or M&As.


Solutions We can Offer

We help the different players in the automation and instrumentation ecosystem like automation equipment providers, software and service companies, investors, manufacturers and investors with their market research needs. This involves providing accurate market forecast, data and information of the respective manufacturing industries, market share analysis, key automation products, software and service suppliers, turnkey projects involved, contract manufacturers landscape, regulatory and legal landscape and so on. We also provide strategic and competitive analytical tools for OEMs and their automation equipment suppliers.


Logical Estimates

Spending across the world on manufacturing is rising slowly especially in the US and Asia regions. The ISM index for example rose to 56.2 which was the strongest since 2011. Inventories are getting lean, employment has increased and sales of electronic products, automotives have also picked up. The health of the automation industry is directly dependent on the manufacturing industry as high demand leads to expansion by acquisitions, upgradation of assembly lines or building new factories.
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By: IndustryARC

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Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0321

Servo Motors and Drives in Factory Automation Market: By Type (Servo Motors, Servo Drives, Inverters, Controllers); By Factory Automation (Industrial Robot, Material Handling (Logistics) and Food & Beverage Machinery); By Geography - Forecast(2018-2024)

By: IndustryARC

APAC is the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 6.6% from 2018 to 2024 which is mainly attributed to the growing demand for industrial robots.

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0322

U.S. 3D Sensors Market: By Type (Image, Pressure, Position Sensor, Others); By Technology (Capacitive Sensing, Ultrasonic, Electric Field, and Others); By Consumer Products (Smartphones, Gaming & Wearables, and Others); By End Use (Consumer Electronics, Industrial Automation, Automotive, and Others); By Geography (North America, Europe, South America, Rest of the World, Asia Pacific); & By Geography - Forecast (2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

The U.S. 3D Sensors market is estimated to reach $1,912.18m by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 33.5% during the forecast period 2018–2023.

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0323

Near Infrared Detector/Sensor Market: By Technology (MEMS FT-NIR, Digital Light Processing NIR, Nyxel and others); By Product Type (Photodetectors, Image Sensors and others); By Wavelength (800-1100nm, 1100-1700nm and others); By Substrate Material (Inorganic, Organic); By Application (Eye-tracking, Machine Vision and others), By End User (Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Automotive and others); By Geography - Forecast (2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

The NIR Detectors/Sensors Market is estimated to surpass $239.59million by 2023 growing at an estimated rate of more than 9.8% during 2018 to 2023

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0324

LED Lighting in Oil & Gas Market: By Group (IEC & EU Standards, NEC); By Zone (Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2); By Application (Area Lighting, Linear Lighting, Flood Lighting, Exit & Emergency Lighting, Others); & By Geography - Forecast(2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

The LED Lighting for Oil and Gas market is expected to reach $188.7m by 2023, growing at a steady rate of 3.4% during the forecast period owing to the long lifespan and durability of LED lighting in harsh environments.

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0325

Poland Testing, Inspection & Certification Market: By type (In-House, Outsourced); By Type of service (Testing service, inspection service, certification service); By Testing methodology (external condition, internal condition); By Application (quality and safety service, product performance evaluation, others); By End-user (automotive, agriculture, food, consumer, others); By Geography - Forecast (2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0331

Digital Temperature Sensor Market: By Material Type (IC Temp. Sensor, Temperature Switch IC, Thermostat IC, Fan Controller IC); By Technology (Local/Contact); By Usage (Liquid, Gas, Air); By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Automation and Medical); & Geographic Analysis - Forecast (2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0332

Tapered Roller Bearing Market: By Type (Single-Row, Double-Row, Four-Row); By Size ( 200mm, 200-300mm, 300-600mm, 600mm); By End-User Verticals (Automotive, Heavy-Machine, Construction, Mining, Aviation, Agriculture, Others); By Geography - Forecast(2018-2023)

By: IndustryARC

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0333

South East Asia Industrial Gases Market: By Type, By End User Industry and Geographic Analysis - Forecast (2019 - 2024)

By: IndustryARC

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0334

Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD) Market: By Application (Border Security, Fire and Safety, Coast Guard, Customs Inspectors, Police, Transportation, Others) & By Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World) Forecast (2018 - 2023)

By: IndustryARC

Format Type: PDF+ Excel DatabaseReport Code: AIR 0335