Programmable Automation Controller Market: Market Overview
The programmable automation controller or PAC are used in the place of Programmable Logic Controller or PLC, to solve the complex problems associated with the manufacturing industries. They are an advanced version of the programmable logic controller. The programmable automation controller can offer open industry standards, multi-domain functionality, along with a common domain platform. Their installation is carried out precisely to manufacturer’s details. With the help of the programmable automation controller, a company can streamline its automation along with the web-enabled technology. The programmable automation controller incorporates multi-domain functionality and common development platforms. They also incorporate open standard interfaces and distributed modular architectures that enable multiple systems, networks, and devices which operate and communicate with each other.
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Market Dynamics
The increasing demand for the high-performance and powerful functionality controller for satisfying the complex control requirements of the industries; is fueling the growth of the programmable automation controller market. The growing requirement for a machine to perform with better efficiency and connectivity than before in order to reduce the operational cost is another driving factor. The demand for high-speed analog measurements, multiple program support with varied cycle times is another driving factor for the growth of the programmable automation controller market. The technological developments in the field of controllers are widening the scope of the programmable automation controller market. The features such as open communication functions and enterprise level network integration are also creating growth opportunities for the growth of the programmable automation controller market. One of the prominent trends in the global programmable automation controller market is the shifting from centralized configuration to the distributed control solutions. Another prominent trend is the availability of the customized programmable automation controller according to the specific requirements of the customer.
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Market Segmentation
The global programmable automation controller market can be segmented on the basis of product type:
It can also be segmented on the basis of end-user industries:
- Food & Beverages
- Water Management
- Waste Water Management
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Segmentation Overview
The programmable automation controller is evolving from industrial PC, with a mature and embedded technology for computing. With the attribute of open architecture, the programmable automation controller enhances the robustness of the programmable logic controller and also boosts the computing performance of the industrial computers. It is because they use network technologies and standard protocols. They also provide increased programming flexibility, greater memory capacity, and an improvised scalability for future expansion. Thus programmable automation controller is used across varied industry verticals for versatile applications (particularly in systems with a higher percentage of analog I/O).
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Regional Outlook
The global programmable automation controller market geographically is segmented as North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and Middle East & Africa. North America and Europe hold a significant market share of programmable automation controller market owing to the automated manufacturing processes. Furthermore, the increase in R & D activities related to construction technologies, wherein programmable automation controller are useful, aids in boosting the growth of programmable automation controller market in the region. The market in the APEJ region is more inclined towards growing demand for programmable automation controller because of the increasing industrial automation.
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Recent Developments
The programmable automation controller is more intricate as compared to the programmable logic controller as it uses C or C++. The programmable logic controller is programmed using the ladder logic programming language. The programmable automation controller is used to communicate, control and monitor equipment across multiple devices and networks. They have the ability to control and monitor thousands of I/O points in addition to offering tag-based programming.
Programmable Automation Controller Market: Prominent Players
Some of the prominent players in the global programmable automation controller market are:
- Advantech Co., Ltd.
- Artila Electronics Co. Ltd.
- Delta Energy Systems, Inc.
- Emerson Electric Company
- General Electric
- Hollysys Automation Technologies
- ICP DAS USA, Inc.
- Intelligent Motor Control Limited
- MKS Instruments
- Omron Automation & Safety
- Rockwell Automation, Inc.
- Schneider Electric
- Siemens AG
- Stirling Technical Engineering Ltd.
- Yokogawa Electric Corporation
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