Need to Automate Industrial Systems Propel demand for Photoelectric Sensors

Published Date : Jul 20, 2016

In many industries, the use of technology in some form becomes imperative to detect the presence or absence of an object. The use of photoelectric sensors is common in various industries to detect barcode levels on mount and sense bottles without a label. These sensors are also used in multi-level parking facilities to detect the positioning of cars. Due to these factors, the demand for photoelectric sensors is anticipated to be on the rise in the coming years.

Industrial automation is one of the primary factors for the soaring demand for photoelectric sensors worldwide. These sensors allow increased process efficiency in chemicals, manufacturing industries, and automotive, thus driving their demand.

Photoelectric sensors offer a host of advantages. These have the ability to function over large distances and sense non-metallic objects. For these reasons, photoelectric sensors are extensively used in semiconductor devices, logistics, packaging, and other areas. The increasing demand for retro reflective photoelectric sensors for object sensing and glass sensing is driving this market. Moreover, the high reliability of these sensors is fueling their adoption across several industries.

The introduction of nanotechnology has been identified as a key growth opportunity for vendors in the global market for photoelectric sensors. The use of nanotechnology enables the manufacture of minuscule photoelectric sensors, which are barely visible. For instance, Pepper+ Fuchs recently launched R2 Series Ultra-Small Sensors, which provides glass optical surface resistance for environmental contaminants, chemicals, and abrasions. As such, the high resistance leads to greater signal strength, greater visibility over dark materials, and better and consistent detection. The compactness of these sensors make them ideal for print and paper, material handling, and other general purpose applications.

In 2015, Europe stood as the leading region for photoelectric sensors. The region is expected to maintain its dominance in the market in the forthcoming years. The increasing demand for industrial automation is anticipated to the primary factor driving the growth of the Europe photoelectric sensors market. Building automation is another factor driving the Europe photoelectric sensors market. Furthermore, the deployment of photoelectric sensors in parking spaces and elevators is expected to further augment the demand for these devices in the future.