Level Switches Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028


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Level switch is a device with electric contact output, which is used to sense the liquid level and also solid type such as water or oil or any powder in bulk. Level switch or sensor, detects the level of the liquid and sends a signal to the monitoring station if the specified level or marked point reaches below or above the specified point. This is useful for effective operations of the system to respond and operate immediately to when it detects.

Level switches are to a great extent required in industrial applications, such as in power plants, heavy equipment, oil tankers and bulk powder measurement, among others. Various models such as capacitive, conductivity, diaphragm and displacer, float, tilt, paddle and optical are available. They are placed in a tank or a container and switches are vertically mounted level switch, side mounted level switch, stem mounted level switch connected to electrical contact output. For instance, in power plants, level switches are used in various equipment, in steam boilers right amount of water is required to generate the steam at the right time and to achieve this level switches are fixed inside the closed tank. Two types of alarms are set in steam boilers, if the water reaches below a specified level it will trigger the alarm and send a signal. If the water reaches above the level, the level switch triggers a signal and stops the operation thus, by achieving effective way operation in power plant using automation. In electrical power transformers, oil tanker is fixed on the top of the transformer for cooling the transformer insulation to detect the oil level and temperature; two sensors are fixed inside the tank level sensor and temperature sensor, in any abnormal condition if the oil level reaches below the set level, the level sensor triggers the alarm and sends a signal to the relay. If the level switch is not active or in case of any failure in the relay, it may lead to complete system failure and affect the transformer insulation. Capacitive level switches are used in liquid- and solid-type non-metallic system and traditionally used in industries, such as chemical, plastic, wood and ceramic.Displacer level switches are fixed on a coil spring and these cannot be activated by any external forces, such as pressure or turbulence excellent in viscous dirty liquids. Optical switches are cost-effective and compact in size, they are mounted on moving equipment. These type of level switches are highly used in the power plant systems for effective operations.

Global Level Switches Market: Segmentation

The global level switches market segmented as follows

By switch type, the global level switches market is segmented into:

  • Capacitive
  • Conductivity
  • Diaphragm
  • Displacer
  • Float
  • Optical
  • Paddle
  • Tilt
  • Tuning fork
  • Rod

By application, the global level switches market is segmented into:

  • Closed vessels
  • Reservoirs
  • Temperature requirements
  • Mining
  • Hooper’s
  • Grain silos
  • Liquid holding tank

By end-use, the global level switches market is segmented into:

  • Plastic industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Power plant
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Wood industry
  • Ceramic industry

Global Level Switches Market: Drivers

The growing demand from end-use industries, where level switches or sensors are highly used in various applications is going to boost the growth of the global level switches market. Level switches, which detect the specified level and send signal to the monitoring station, help the system to operate effectively without any liability. In closed and heavy tanks, such as steam boilers and oil tankers where manual operation is difficult, these level switches or sensors are fixed, making it one of the key driving factors for the global level switches market. Industries such as wood and chemical, where the chemicals used are dangerous, hazardous to inhale, level switches are used.

 Global Level Switches Market: Trends

The increasing demand for automation in end-use sectors, such as power plants, chemical plants and manufacturing industries, are going to upsurge the growth of the level switch where switches are highly used for various operations. Wide variety of level switches are available, each one is used in specific application and specific function. Capacitive switches are used in non-metallic materials, which are used in ceramic, plastic and glass industries. Optical level switches or level sensors are used in air-conditioning systems, hydraulic reservoir, etc. Tilt switches are used in trippers, hoppers, etc. they have a probe which is designed to sense bulk material. Paddle switch is a rotating sensor used in powder, material level check. Tuning fork switches are used in chemical processing, they control the level of powder, grains etc. Floating level switches are used to detect the level of the liquid tank.

Global Level Switches Market: Regional Outlook

The regional coverage of level switches market includes North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC and MEA. Level switches market witnesses a high demand and production in Europe and North America. APAC holds major market share in the global level switches market due to intensifying demand for automation, increasing manufacturing industries and also increasing energy sectors where level switches are highly used. North America & Europe hold the second highest share in the global level switches market. Adoption of automation and implementing automation-related infrastructure in all industries are going to boost the global level switches market. The evolution of the automation and energy sector in North America, where sensors are highly used in measuring the liquid, solid, dirty liquid, are the growth factors for the market in North America. Followed by Latin America & MEA.

Global Level Switches Market: Participants

Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain include Water Level, Murphy, Pricol Ltd, Electronet Equipment’s Pvt Ltd, AMETEK , BinMaster, Endress+Hauser AG, GEMS, GHM Group, elobau sensors technology, EGE,IMB Industrielle Messtechnik, Soway.

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