LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global industrial safety sensors market is expected to reach USD 476.7 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of more than 3%.
This research report titled ‘Global Industrial Safety Sensors Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers.
Industrial safety sensors are used to reduce workplace accidents. These sensors detect the presence of humans within a specified area and reduce the possibilities of accidents. Safety light curtains, safety light scanners, and safety edges are the product considered for estimating the market size. Safety light curtains and safety laser scanners use an array of the infrared beam within the specified area to check for any human presence.
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Technavio’s analysts categorize the global industrial safety sensors market into three major segments by products. They are:
- Safety light curtains
- Safety laser scanners
- Safety edges
Global industrial safety light curtains market
The use of safety light curtains in presses, winders, stamping, riveting, forming, and automated manufacturing plants contributed the industrial safety light curtains segment to gain the highest share in the global industrial safety sensors market in 2016. The implementation of safety sensors facilitated the manufacturing industry to adhere to safety norms and regulations laid by the local regulatory bodies.
According to Bharath Palada, a lead automation research analyst from Technavio, “Safety light curtains consists of a transmitter that projects infrared rays and a receiver that includes a photoelectric cell for capturing any movement of obstacle between the safety system. These infrared rays are transmitted at a specific frequency, and the receivers are also designed to receive only the signals transmitted by the dedicated transmitter.”
Global industrial safety laser scanner market
The global safety laser scanners market also has high revenue due to the demand from manufacturing plants. Safety laser scanners is an electro-sensitive device used to reduce accidents within a work environment. These devices constantly monitor the guarded area, and if any objects enter within the warning area, it alerts the workers through a siren or light and the functioning of the machines halts.
“Safety laser scanners are easier to program and install as no separate receiving and reflecting elements are required for these devices. These are mainly used for access control, area control, and measurement of object size, shape, and position. They can also be mounted on an automatic guided vehicle and installed vertically for creating an access protection,” says Bharath.
Global industrial safety edges market
The use of safety edges is minimal compared with other product types due to the minimal application of these sensors in the industrial sector. These sensors are mainly used in movable robotics and automatic doors to avoid a collision. Safety edges use electrical resistance to detect obstacles. If there is any obstruction, the machine stops the operation to prevent damages for both the machines and the workforce.
As per the safety regulations, these devices can be installed in any automatic doors to prevent damage. Manufacturers such as Motion29 have introduced safety edges for harsh industrial conditions. The device's contact strips are made up of molded conductive rubber and Kevlar cords to strengthen the strips and use in high humid applications.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:
- Rockwell Automation
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