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Safety Light Curtains Market – Snapshot

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research titled “Safety Light Curtains Market  - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018 – 2026,” the global safety light curtains market is expected to reach US$ 3.5 Bn by 2026. The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 8.75% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. According to the report, the global safety light curtains market will continue to be influenced by a range of factors such as rising popularity and adoption of safety light curtains technology with Industry 4.0. Additionally, the growing number of factory based accidents is expected to boost the global safety light curtains market during the forecast period 2018-2026. Asia Pacific will be at the forefront of growth, with the market in the region growing at above 10% through 2026.

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Manufacturing sector expected to be more lucrative for the global safety light curtains market

The global safety light curtains market is bifurcated by end-use industry into manufacturing, food and beverages, healthcare, packaging, and others. Others include wood processing and paper industry. Manufacturing sector is expected to contribute significant revenues to the market by 2026dueto the increased implementation of safety light curtains in prominent technologies used in manufacturing such as Industry 4.0. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of safety light curtains technology in the automotive industry is expected to be one of the prominent reasons for market growth in the manufacturing industry over the forecast period. Multiple initiatives by companies are likely to help strengthen the market’s roots in manufacturing industry based offerings, which has a significant role in the safety light curtain market. For instance, in June 2018, Omron Corporation, a significant safety light curtain provider collaborated with Cisco Systems G.K. to strengthen its grip in the manufacturing industry. Growing adoption of safety light curtains in the semiconductor and electronics industry is anticipated to boost safety light curtains for manufacturing industry owing to increased safety provided in its factory outlets.

Type 4 safety light curtains expected to have significant share in the market

Based on type, the safety light curtains market is segmented into type 2 and type 4. Growth of type 2 is considerably high due to the significant cost effectiveness provided by type 2 safety light curtains. Additionally, the growing automation within industries is boosting the growth of type 2, as it is reducing the safety precautions needed for factory employees. However, due to the wider protection provided by type 4 safety light curtains, it is projected to grow at a higher CAGR value over the forecast period 2018-2026. Furthermore, owing to its high adoption in major industries such as manufacturing, and food and beverages, leading safety light curtain providers are focused on introducing new type 4 offerings. For instance, Sick AG, recently launched a new type 4 based safety light curtain named mac4 for increased penetration of safety light curtain based offerings

The Asia Pacific market to continue to expand at a significant CAGR over the forecast period

Asia Pacific is expected to hold substantial share of the safety light curtains market during the forecast period. The growth is mainly due to the booming safety light curtains marketplace with the presence of well-established players across the region. Furthermore, Asia Pacific is home to many well-established players from the safety light curtains domain including Omron Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, and Keyence Corporation. Asia Pacific is witnessing higher adoption of safety light curtains due to the continuous technological advancements by well-established safety light curtain providers in the region.

OMRON Corporation, Sick AG, Rockwell Automation, Keyence Corporation, and Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH among others are some of the major players in the safety light curtains market profiled in this study. Details such as financials, SWOT analysis, business strategies, recent developments, and other such strategic information pertaining to these players have been duly provided as part of company profiling. Various market players are establishing partnerships, entering into strategic M&A, and expanding, to enhance their safety light curtains offerings worldwide.

Safety Light Curtain Market - Snapshot

Safety light curtains are an advanced method of safeguarding personnel around many hazardous machines. Safety light curtains offer freedom, flexibility and reduced operator fatigue when compared with traditional guarding methods such as mechanical barriers, sliding gates and pull-back restraints. By reducing the need, where applicable, for solid guards, safety light curtains simplify routine tasks like machine setup, maintenance and repair.

A photoelectric transmitter projects an array of synchronized, parallel infrared light beams to a receiver unit. When an opaque object interrupts one or more beams in the sensing field, the control logic of the light curtain sends a stop signal to the guarded machine. The transmitter unit contains light emitting diodes (LEDs) that emit pulses of invisible infrared light when energized by the light curtain’s timing and logic circuitry. The light pulses are both sequenced – one LED is energized after another – and modulated – pulsed at a specific frequency. Corresponding phototransistors and supporting circuitry in the receiving unit are designed to detect only the specific pulse and frequency designated for it. These techniques offer enhanced safety and rejection of external light sources. The control logic, user controls and diagnostic indicators may be contained in a separate enclosure or be enclosed in the same housing as the receiver electronics.

Unlike photoelectric sensors, safety light curtains use self-checking circuitry to monitor the curtain for internal faults. If an internal fault is detected, the safety light curtain immediately sends a stop signal to the guarded machine. The light curtain then enters a lockout condition. Only after replacement of the failed component and an appropriate reset will the light curtain be restored to operating condition. Redundant safety outputs are another example of safety monitoring.

Protecting an operator from the hazards associated with material positioning or where a process is performed is called point of operation guarding. The point of operation is often called the zone of hazardous operation, or the pinch point. This type of guarding is associated with mechanical and hydraulic power presses, molding presses, stamping, forming, riveting, eyelet and automated assembly machinery. Light curtains used in these applications are typically selected for finger and hand protection.

Safety Light Curtains Market – Overview

The “Safety Light Curtains Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018 – 2026” report provides analysis of the safety light curtains market for the period 2016–2026, wherein 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period, and 2017 is considered as the base year. Data for 2016 has been included as historical information. The report covers all the trends and technologies expected to play a major role in the growth of the safety light curtains market over the forecast period. It highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market growth during this period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the market’s growth in terms of revenue(in US$ Mn) and volume (thousand units) across different geographical regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report highlights the key trends affecting the market on a global scale. Furthermore, region wise prominent countries/regions covered in the report includes the U.S, Canada, Germany, France, U.K, India, China, Japan, GCC countries, South Africa, and Brazil.

Global Safety Light Curtains Market: Overview

This report analyzes and forecasts the safety light curtains market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecasted based on revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (thousand units) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global safety light curtains market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints during the forecast period. The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global safety light curtains market. Porter’s Five Forces model has been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Global Safety Light Curtains Market: Taxonomy

This research study on the global safety light curtains market provides a detailed cross segment and cross country analysis based on the different segments including end-use industry, type, and resolution. Based on end use industry, the market is divided into manufacturing, food and beverages, healthcare, packaging, and others. Others include wood processing and paper industry. Based on type, the market is segmented into Type 2 and Type 4. Based on resolution, the safety light curtain market is divided into <40 mm and >40mm.

Global Safety Light Curtains Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, Factiva, etc.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help us to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help to develop the analysis team’s market expertise and understanding.

Global Safety Light Curtains Market: Competitive Dynamics

The report highlights well established players of the market including OMRON Corporation, SICK AG, Rockwell Automation Inc., Keyence Corporation and Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH. These key players are looking to capture larger market share by innovating safety light curtains. For instance, in June 2017, Rockwell Automation Inc. launched a new safety light curtain named GuardShield 450L, focused on improving flexibility and industrial safety.

Global Safety Light Curtains Market

End-use Industry

  • Manufacturing
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Packaging
  • Others


  • Type 2
  • Type 4


  • <40 mm
  • >40 mm


  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • France
    • The U.K
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • India
    • Japan
    • China
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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Safety Light Curtains Market