Laser sensors are generally consists of optical components, photoelectric devices, and lasers, which use laser technology for measurement of various parameters based on its application. These sensors help detect presence of small objects based on position or light intensity, by convert physical measured value into an analogue electrical signal or optical signal. Laser sensors can be used on various reflective surfaces, materials and colors, and in many sectors of industry and research for distance measurement. Owing to structurally simple, adaptable, easy to manufacture and high precision attributes, laser sensors find increasing application in height measurement, thickness measurement, weld gap detection, train and railroad inspection, crane positioning and others.
Laser Sensor Market – Competitive Landscape
The global laser sensor market includes large number of players. Some of the key players are Keyence Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, LAP GmbH Laser Applications, Banner Engineering Corp., Optex Co., Ltd, Schmitt Industries, Inc., OMRON Corporation, MTI Instruments Inc., Technos Instruments, Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Micro-Epsilon.
- In May 2019, Banner Engineering Corp., a leading player in laser sensor market, introduced SI-RF Series RFID Safety Switches to monitor the status and position of doors, gates and similar guards, separating personnel and equipment from a hazard. The switches are consist of a RFID coded actuator and an RFID safety sensor which work in easy-to-deploy pairs.
- In May 2019, Panasonic Corporation announced the launch of ‘Nymbus’ – the first of its kind smart EV charging service in India. The new service, designed and developed to cater the growing Indian mobility market, combines various physical components such as charging stations, telematics systems, and others with virtual components including AI, cloud service, and analytics to deliver one stop solution.
- In March 2019, Keyence Corporation released its new Image-based Laser Sensor IX Series, which enables accurate height confirmation even with displaced or misaligned targets. With the new sensor, height confirmation can be performed over an entire area with a single device and for multiple location.
LAP GmbH Laser Applications
Founded in 1984, LAP GmbH Laser Applications is based in Lüneburg, Germany, and operates across Europe, America, and Asia. The company manufacturers and market laser measurement systems, and offers a range of line lasers, sensors, projectors, and patient alignment and virtual simulation systems.
Optex Co., Ltd.
Established in 1979, Optex Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Otsu, Japan, and primarily specializes in developing, manufacturing, and selling sensing technology worldwide. The company provides a line of indoor & outdoor sensors, automatic door sensors, fiber optical sensors, IR photo beams, CCTV lighting, and remote video surveillance services.
Schmitt Industries, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Schmitt Industries, Inc.is based in Portland, Oregon, and designs, manufacturers, and sells test and measurement products across the world. The company offers its products under various trademarks including SBS, SMS, Xact, Lasercheck, Acuity, and AccuProfile.
Established in 1933, OMRON Corporation is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, and specializes in manufacturing and supply of automation components, equipment, and systems worldwide. The company is also generally known for medical equipment including digital thermometers, nebulizers, and blood pressure monitors.
MTI Instruments Inc.
Founded in 1961, MTI Instruments Inc.is headquartered in Albany, New York, and operates as a subsidiary of Mechanical Technology, Incorporated. The company designs, manufactures, and markets non-contact measurement systems and sensors for position, vibration, displacement, thickness, and dimensional gauging applications.
Laser Sensor Market – Dynamics
With increasing focus of key manufacturers on smart and miniature products along with designs responsive to modern production techniques which help improve the overall reliability of the product, the laser sensor market has been gaining rising momentum over the years. Growing adoption of laser sensors in manufacturing plant management and automation applications for measuring displacement, distance, and positions continue to drive the market growth.
Further, enhanced range of laser sensors are growing in demand across food & beverage industry, in order to ensure high accuracy in measuring dimensions such as height, diameter and thickness. Significant demand for laser sensors across various end-use industries can be attributed to their ability withstand strong environment such as strong radiation and strong magnetic field. Moreover, increasing adoption of automation technologies to replace aging workforce and outdated technologies, increasing government initiatives to promote the manufacturing sector, and rapid technological advances remain the key aspects accelerating the growth of laser sensor market.
Growing need to improve manufacturing productivity and industrial growth has directly influenced the demand for laser sensors that help ensure measurement and quality task control in various manufacturing inspection application. Further, with depletion of conventional resources and increasing greenhouse emissions, several countries are shifting their focus towards renewable resources to produce power, which in turn has advanced the application of laser sensors in wind energy generation. Prospects of the laser sensor market remain promising, as key manufacturers are focusing on the development of small size sensors that would help achieve special measurements and work at extreme temperature conditions.
Laser Sensor Market - Segmentation
In terms of type, the global laser sensor market can be bifurcated into:
On the basis of offering, the global laser sensor market can be segmented into:
- Hardware & Software
In terms of application, the global laser sensor market is segmented into:
- Manufacturing Plant Management & Automation
- Security & Surveillance
On the basis of end-use industry, the market is segmented into:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Food and Beverages
- Consumer Electronics
- Building and Construction
- Chemicals Manufacturing
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