The rapid rise of emerging economies, global quest for low-cost manufacturing environments, and the enormous pressure for improved manufacturing responsiveness and efficiency is creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges for automation and sensing technology vendors. In addition, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the opportunity to redefine the selection, deployment, management, and business models associated with mission-critical machinery. VDC’s multi-decade coverage of key automation technology markets – including sensors, data acquisition solutions, control platforms, and networking – enables us to provide our clients with unparalleled insight into the changing needs of the global process and manufacturing markets.
The global market for proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, and limit switches totaled over $4 billion in 2017, with demand for these products bolstered by an overarching push for greater automation... Learn more
Electromechanical pressure switches are technologically mature products with well-established use cases. The mechanical elements... Learn more
By 2020, more than 80% of industrial organizations will be deploying some form of Internet of Things capability within their systems. VDC’s Industrial Automation & Sensors Analysis provides solutions suppliers and... Learn more
The Global Market for Position Sensors includes changes in coverage, deliverables, and other program elements that make it more valuable than ever. Individuals at all levels of the organization, from product managers.. Visit the Global Market for Position Sensors - 2018 Research Outline page to learn more.
Research programs can be configured to meet the needs of each client and are comprised of multiple deliverables and value-added services, including the following: VDC Views - Hard-hitting monthly analysis of key trends in.... Visit the Data Acquisition Solutions Market Intelligence Program – 2016 page to learn more.
A number of high-profile breaches in recent years have drawn attention to the consequences of inadequate security measures among industrial entities. Though attacks explicitly targeting industrial systems have... Visit the Vertical Market Focus: Security for Industrial Automation page to learn more.
Research programs can be configured to meet the needs of each client and are comprised of multiple deliverables and value-added services, including the following: VDC Views - Hard-hitting monthly analysis of key trends in.... Visit the Strategic Insights 2014: Industrial Automation & Sensors page to learn more.
Direct sales over the internet currently generates less than 2% of the revenue for proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, and limit switches. But use of this sales channel is forecast to grow at an average of 24% annually through 2022. This rapid expansion in the use of e-commerce by proximity sensor suppliers is disrupting market dynamics of a segment that has long been slow to evolve. Learn more
VDC Research will once again be attending Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology. This year’s show—which takes place from April 23-27 at the Hannover Fairground in Hannover, Germany—will feature more than 5,000 international exhibitors, 1,400 lectures and panels, and 200,000 attendees. Learn more
VDC recently concluded its latest survey of the industrial automation community, receiving more than 225 web-based responses from a worldwide panel of industrial professionals in engineering, logistics, R&D, and executive leadership roles. In support of our findings, I am pleased to share a 3-part webcast series in which I discuss some of the key takeaways from our coverage on the Industrial Internet of Things. Learn more
The market for security solutions serving embedded systems has grown considerably in recent years, and will continue to do so as the expansion of Internet of Things intensifies. The demand for security solutions is especially strong in the industrial space, where spending on embedded security software trailed only that of the mobile phones industry according to research recently published by VDC. Learn more