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Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market (2013 – 2018)

By Sensing Technology (Laser diodes, IR LEDs, Ultrasonic, Capacitive, Inductive, CMOS, CCD); Applications (Packaging, Automation, Safety systems, Process Instrumentation)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Global Distance Measurement Sensors – Market Overview 2. Executive Summary 3. Global Distance Measurement Sensors – 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. Global Distance Measurement Sensors – Market Forces 4.1. Market Drivers 4.2. Market Constraints 4.3. Market Challenges 4.4. Attractiveness of the Distance Measurement Sensors 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. Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market– Strategic Analysis 5.1. Value Chain Analysis 5.2. Pricing Analysis 5.3. Opportunities Analysis

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5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis 5.5. Suppliers and Distributors 6. Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market – By Sensing Technology 6.1. Laser Diodes 6.2. IR LEDs 6.3. Ultrasonic 6.4. Inductive Sensors 6.5. Capacitive Sensors 6.6. Photoelectric Sensor 6.7. Image Sensor 6.7.1. CMOS 6.7.2. CCD 6.8. Draw-wire Sensor 6.9. Others 7. Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market – By Measurement Type 7.1. Laser Triangulation 7.2. Time of Flight (ToF) 7.3. Confocal Chromatic Displacement Measurement 7.4. Through-beam Sensing 7.5. Retro-reflective Sensing 7.6. Diffuse Reflection Sensing 8. Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market – By End Use Application Type 8.1. Industrial Automation 8.2. Safety Systems 8.3. Automatic Identification

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8.4. Analyzers 8.5. Process Instrumentation 8.6. Packaging 8.7. Consumer Electronics 8.8. Sanitary 8.9. Robotics 8.10. Others 9. Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market-Geographic Analysis 9.1. Introduction 9.2. Americas 9.2.1. North America 9.2.2. Brazil 9.2.3. Argentina 9.2.4. Mexico 9.3. Europe 9.3.1. UK 9.3.2. France 9.3.3. Germany 9.4. APAC 9.4.1. China 9.4.2. South Korea 9.4.3. Japan 9.4.4. Australia 9.5. ROW

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10. Market Entropy 10.1.

New Product Launches


M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships

11. Investment Opportunities – Analysis by Target companies/customers, Capital Investments, ROI, Payback Period and Source of Funds. 12. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, SWOT Analysis, Developments, Product Portfolio) 12.1.



Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co KG


IFM Electronic Ltd


Omron Corp


Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH


Sick AG


Dimetix AG




Banner Engineering Corp

12.10. Keyence Corporation 12.11. Balluff Inc 12.12. Measurement Specialities Inc 12.13. Parallax Inc 12.14. Baumer 12.15. Schmitt Industries Inc (Acuity Laser) 12.16. Honeywell Corp 12.17. Impress Sensors & Systems Ltd 12.18. TR Electronic 12.19. Datalogic S.p.A 12.20. Telemecanique Sensors IndustryARC | 5

12.21. SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH 12.22. Eaton 13. Appendix 13.1.





Research Methodology




Compilation of Expert Insights

14. Disclaimer

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REPORT SCOPE & STAKEHOLDERS SCOPE The Distance Measurement Sensor Market has been segmented on the basis of products and regional markets. Detailed analysis is given for each of its product types along with its drivers, restraints and challenges in terms of revenue from 2013 to 2018. This report is also segmented in terms of region and gives consumption of Distance Measurement Sensor with respect to each region. Therefore, regional data on a detailed level has been provided for the U.S. market. This segment discusses the demand of Distance Measurement Sensor for various products in this region, with respect to revenue. Competitive landscape for each of the product types is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2012 are provided. The prominent players profiled in this report are SICK, Omron, Pepperl+Fuchs , Banner Engineering and others. Proximity sensors are also classified with the distance sensors but this report only takes into account sensors which are used to calculate distance for measurement or automation purposes and not for those which sense motion or movement. STAKEHOLDERS Product OEMs, contract manufacturers, service providers and suppliers are the key stakeholders in this market.

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REPORT DESCRIPTION The Distance Measurement Sensor Market is the amalgamation of a wide variety of technologies like Ultrasonic, LED, Laser and capacitive sensors among others. Recent technological advancements have reduced the average selling price of the product, components for manufacturing them further. Distance measurement sensors can have a significant impact on the process automation and factory automation parts of a product manufacturer. As the accuracy levels increase the number of defective products is identified better, reducing recalls and the accuracy helps in faster production of assembly line products. The rising need for automation for faster production and supply is the primary market growth factor to this billion dollar industry. Distance Measurement Sensors consist of a wide range of technologies each with their own range and accuracy. IndustryARC estimates the Global Distance Measurement Sensor market to grow at 9.11% year on year for the next five years. The market is estimated to reach $1.76bn by 2018 and become a $2bn industry by 2020. GLOBAL DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SENSORS MARKET REVENUE ($Bn) - BY TYPE (20132018) Segment





CAGR (%) 2013-2018

Image Sensors






Laser Diode






Ultrasonic Sensors























Total Source: IndustryARC Analysis

The demand for Distance Measurement Sensor services is growing at a steady pace across the globe. The Ultrasonic distance measurement sensors produce frequencies equal to 20,000 cycles per second making them very accurate in sensing even the smaller objects and also at relatively low price. So these sensors are very widely used in this industry along with laser diodes giving them the edge and making them the largest product segment in this market.

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Global Distance Measurement Sensors Market, By Type (2013-2018) ($M) 800 700 600 500 2013



300 200 100 0 Image sensors

Laser Diodes


Source: IndustryARC Analysis

Distance measurement sensors are used in varying applications like packaging, automation, robotics, safety systems and consumer electronics for varying purposes. Most companies manufacture a mixture of distance measurement sensors, proximity and displacement sensors and customize them based on the needs of the end consumer. This report segments the distance sensors market exclusively by the sensing technologies user in distance measurement, the end user applications and by the measurement technique used in the sensors. Through-beam, retroreflective and time of flight are some of the commonly used measurement techniques. In this report, the market has been segmented by geography as North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (RoW). Market size and forecast is provided for each of these regions. A detailed qualitative analysis of the factors responsible for driving and restraining growth of the distance sensors market and future opportunities are provided in the report. This report on the Global Distance Measurement Sensor Market identifies many such insights and M&A opportunities, besides providing a detailed analysis of the Distance Measurement Sensor services and equipment market.

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MARKET - TRENDS Distance measuring sensors are primarily in the industrial sector for automation purposes and for varied other jobs. The global market report has been studied and segmented into different segments based on the underlying sensing technology type used and also the end user applications.  IndustryARC estimates that Image sensors will grow at a very fast pace with a CAGR of 17.32% for the next 5 years.  The Investments in various distance measurement technologies is set to rise to make them cheaper and accurate to increase the market size.  Ultrasonic Sensors are the largest contributor to this market with around 40% stake in the $1.14bn industry  Growth in the factory and industrial automation market due to increased outsourcing to Asia Pacific countries will directly impact the distance measurement sensor market. China is the largest market for distance measurement sensors in Asia and also globally. The market is mature with established players and there are currently no immediate threats from new entrants.

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY The quantitative and qualitative data collected for the Distance Measurement Sensor Market report is from a combination of secondary and primary sources. Research interviews were conducted with senior executives and/or managers of leading Distance Measurement Sensor solution providers. These Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) were then provided a questionnaire to gather quantitative and qualitative inputs on their operations, performance, strategies and views on the overall market, including key developments and technology trends. Data from interviews is consolidated, checked for consistency and accuracy, and the final market numbers are again validated by experts. The global market was split by products, services and geography based on different factors like primary and secondary sources, understanding of the number of companies operating in each segment and also KOL insights. We have used various secondary sources such as directories, articles, white papers, newsletters, annual reports and paid databases such as OneSource, Hoovers and Factiva to identify and collect information for extensive technical and commercial study of the Distance Measurement Sensor market. The key players in the market and its value chain were identified through secondary research and their market opinions were also gathered in a similar way through telephonic interviews and questionnaires. We have also studied the annual reports of these top market players. Interviews with key opinion leaders such as directors, managers, marketing personnel were used extensively in understanding the need and emergence of Distance Measurement Sensor market.

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THE ARC ADVANTAGE An analytical model lies at the core of our process, ensuring logical consistency throughout our research. We complement the model with secondary data and interviews with industry experts to reflect the latest trends. With our final expert validation, we provide you with only the most accurate and actionable intelligence.

THE ARC PROCESS Analytical Method 1. Granular breakdown of drivers into factors 2. Validate all factors in terms of their present impact on the market 3. Assign weights to these factors in terms of their relevance and impact on the market 4. Build the Analytical Model ANALYTICAL MODEL

Base Method

1. Get a topdown estimate of the market 2. Follow it up with a bottom-up estimate of the market 3. Check forconsistency and new growth factors that are relevant over the next 10 Years

4. Build the Base model BASE MODEL

Consolidation Method 1. Granular breakdown of drivers into factors 2. Validate all factors in terms of their present impact on the market. 3. Assign weights to these factors in terms of their relevance and impact on the market. 4. Build the Consolidated Model

Delphi Verification 1. Verify the findings of the model with experts from across the value chain 2. Verify the findings with players across small and large enterprises 3. Tweak the model and add new factors 4. Finalize the ARC Model



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