Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market By Range (<250mm, 250mm-500mm, and >500mm), By Technology (Thru-Beam Sensor, Retroreflective Sensor, and Diffuse Sensor), By Output Type (Analog and Digital), and By Application (Automotive, Food & Beverage, Packaging, and Electronics & Semiconductor) – Global Analysis & Forecast 2020-2030
Report ID : 387 | Published Date : Aug 2020 | Pages : 150 | Region : Global | Report Code : SC -4
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market Introduction & Overview
Miniature photoelectric sensors offer high-performance sensing capabilities in a subminiature package. They are waterproof, cost-effective, and provide the same features & benefits as large expensive sensors. These sensors are utilized in manufacturing, material handling industries, and packaging, to perform functions such as detecting cars on conveyor lines, transparent bottles, labels, a wide variety of other objects in packaging processes, and liquid level detection applications typically found in the semiconductor wafer manufacturing & handling industry, among others.
The demand for the miniature photoelectric sensors market is driven by factors such as compact & slim design, snout mountable in snug locations, easy setup, and acceptance of modern technologies for automating processes through various industries. Also, miniature photoelectric sensors are inherently precision sensors too. When sensors decrease in size their sensing activity is usually more precise. In absolute terms, issues, such as repeatability, temperature drift, and hysteresis, significantly improve as the scale of the sensor diminishes. Miniature sensors can provide the precise, repeatable, and consistent sensing performance expected by the micro-manufacturing sector.
However, the contamination of lens over the course of time and a complex installation process of setting up the transmitter and the receiver at two separate locations in case of thru-beam sensors are likely to hamper the growth of the miniature photoelectric sensors market.
The global miniature photoelectric sensors market can be segmented into range, technology, output type, application, and region.
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market By Technology
Based on the technology, the market can be segmented into a thru-beam sensor, retroreflective sensor, and diffuse sensor. The retroreflective sensor segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This technology enables reduced costs of maintenance & installation and is ideal for the reliable detection of transparent objects. It can also detect large as well as small objects with efficiency.
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market By Output Type
Based on the output type, the market can be classified into analog and digital. The digital segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The analog output has an advantage that it has built-in diagnostics. At its minimum, there will always be some current at the input unless the device completely fails or the wire is damaged.
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market By Application
Based on the application, the market can be classified into automotive, food & beverage, packaging, electronics & semiconductor, and others. The automotive segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR owing to factors such as enabling advanced electronic power steering systems, part detection, and reduced time & costs associated with the photoelectric sensors in small as well as large object detection, among others.
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market By Region
Based on the region, the global miniature photoelectric sensors market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (ROW). North America dominated the global miniature photoelectric sensors market owing to factors such as technological advancements, several manufacturing facilities automating processes, and increasing investments in R&D, among others. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR owing to the increasing number of manufacturing industries, rising economies, and the adoption of new technologies for industrial automation, among others. Also, the increasing adoption of miniature photoelectric sensors across various industry verticals, such as automotive, packaging, food & beverage, and consumer electronics, among others, is supplementing the growth of the miniature photoelectric sensors market.
Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Market Prominent Players
Some of the key players operating in the miniature photoelectric sensors market include Rockwell Automation, Inc., Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH, Baumer, SICK AG, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc., SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH, Banner Engineering Corp., Contrinex HQ, Guangzhou HeYi Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., and others.