Photointerrupter Market: Introduction

  • A photointerrupter is a transmission-type photosensor, which typically consists of light emitting elements and light receiving elements, aligned, facing each other in a single package that works by detecting light blockage when a target object comes between both elements, thereby acting as an optical switch.
  • Gallium Arsenide Infrared LEDs are the most common light sources used in photointerrupters. Shielded NPN silicon phototransistors are the commonly employed detection elements.
  • Most photointerrupters employ the transmissive technology in order to operate as on/off switchers and to detect obstacles. The design specifications of photointerrupters differ from one make to another, primarily depending on the intended applications. Some have optical encoding capability that enables them to detect direction and speed.

Rise in Demand for Photointerrupter in Industrial Segment 

  • Based on end-user, the photointerrupter market can be classified into in commercial, residential, and industrial segments. Demand for photointerrupter in the industrial segment has been increasing for various industrial equipment such as optical control equipment, non-contact switching, etc.
  • Application-specific photointerrupters have special features that are added in order to cater to the needs of an application
  • Photointerrupters have diverse uses in various industries. They are employed in various applications including pellet dispensing systems, office automation equipment, ATMs, optical limit switches, and general object detection.
  • Applications of photointerrupters have been increasing exponentially owing to a rise in industrial automation. Therefore, an increase in the demand for photointerrupter in the industrial segment is likely to drive the market.

Asia Pacific to Lead Global Photointerrupter Market

  • In terms of region, the global photointerrupter market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
  • The photointerrupter market in Asia Pacific is expected to hold a significant share of the global market, as compared to that in North America and Europe, during the forecast period. Rising penetration and adoption of photointerrupters for floppy disk drives, printer, etc., in various commercial, industrial and residential end-user segments is a key factor driving the photointerrupter market.
  • The photointerrupter market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a high growth rate due to the presence of major players in the region and increased competition among them. The market in North America is likely to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period owing to less competition in the market in the region.

Key Players Operating in Global Photointerrupter Market

Major players operating in the global photointerrupter market are focusing on expansion of their product portfolios and increasing applications in various segments.

Key players operating in the global photointerrupter market include:

  • Sharp Corporation
  • Omron Global
  • Rohm Semiconductor CO., LTD.
  • TT Electronics
  • Vishay Intertechnology inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Honeywell International
  • On Semiconductor
  • Lite-On Technology
  • Everlight Electronics co.Ltd
  • KODENSHI Corp.

Global Photointerrupter Market: Research Scope

Global Photointerrupter Market, by Type

  • Transmissive Type
  • Reflective Type

Global Photointerrupter Market, by Application

  • Optical control equipment
  • Cameras
  • Floppy disk drives
  • Switch Scanner
  • Printers
  • Others (Non-Contact Switching, Copiers etc.)

Global Photointerrupter Market, by End-user

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Global Photointerrupter Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Disclaimer: This ongoing market research study is a meticulously planned activity where a broad array of factors and aspects that shape the marketing environment and industry are taken into account. However, keeping in mind the constantly changing nature of business dynamics and changing strategic intents, we are always actively making iterations and modifications in our approaches. As always, we are ready to tailor our insights and guidance to suit your requirements. Engage with us to know what more is there for your CXOs.

Enquiry Before Buying

TMR offers Enquiry Before Buying that help clients to get information on their business scenario required where syndicated solutions are not enough.

Enquiry Before Buying

Photointerrupter Market