Color detection sensors are photo-electric sensors which generally use light to voltage, light to frequency and light to digital techniques to sense color and light. Trans-missive and reflective sensing are two major color sensing systems used in the market. In case of trans-missive sensing, the sensor identifies the color of light that is reflected from a source of light, while in reflective sensing, the sensor identifies the color of light from a particular surface. These sensors provide reliable solutions to difficult automation challenges. They are mostly used for different purposes such as detection of components, verification of stages in manufacturing processes, matching colors of adhesive tape and various components, detection of color marks on parts and packaging of products among others. Moreover, color detection sensors have wide range of applications in the industrial automation sector. With advancement of technology, different color sensors have been developed with significant improvements like smaller package size, high precision and detection of more colors among others.
The color detection sensors market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. The major reasons are attributed to increasing development of industries and modern technological advancements. Moreover, these sensors are widely used in various industries for identifying and distinguishing different colors. The ability to differentiate various objects by their respective colors with superior consistency and accuracy has significantly driven the market growth of these sensors. Color detection sensors identify the color of the object by analyzing the light reflected from the surface of the object. Other factors driving the growth of the market are innovations in technology, increasing development in automation industry, rising global investment patterns and growing demand from various end-use industries like packaging, petrochemicals, food & beverage, hardware, textiles and chemicals among others. In addition, increasing usage of metallic and lustrous paints or inks in products is further fuelling the demand for superior color sensors, brightness and contrast sensors for precise identification purposes. However, the cost factor and increasing demand for accuracy and more features are some of the factors restraining the growth of the color detection sensors market.
Color detection sensor market can be broadly classified on the basis of product types, applications, end-use industry and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into color sensing, luminescence sensor, RGB sensor, brightness sensor, print mark sensor and contrast sensor. The market by applications is divided into consumer and commercial printing, health and wellness, lighting and digital signage, gas and fluid analysis and industrial automation. In terms of end-use industry, the market is sub-divided into food and beverage, automotive, textiles, chemical, pharmaceutical, paper and pulp, packaging and consumer industry among others.
By geography, the color detection sensor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Currently Europe is dominating the market in terms of revenue, owing to huge technological advancements in this region. Moreover, large number of suppliers of color detection sensors have their widespread presence in Europe. However, Asia Pacific is likely to grow at the highest CAGR, owing to newly establishing industries and innovation in technology among others. Moreover, there is also significant growth opportunity for this market in Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
Top players in the market for color detection sensors are Ams AG (Austria), ASTECH GmbH (Germany), Atlas Scientific LLC (U.S.), Banner Engineering (U.S.), Balluff GmbH (Germany), Baumer (Germany), CTi Automation (Mexico), Datalogic S.p.A (Italy), EMX Industries Inc. (U.S.), SICK AG (Germany) Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), Hans TURCK GmbH Co. KG (Germany), InfraTec GmbH (Germany), JENOPTIK AG (Germany), Keyence Corp (Japan), OMRON Corporation (Japan), and Panasonic Corp. (Japan) among others.
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