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Electrical Switches: Technologies and Global Markets

Electrical Switches: Technologies and Global Markets

The global electromechanical switch market should reach $15.6 billion by 2022 from $10.4 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4%, from 2017 to 2022.

Report Includes
An overview of the global market for electrical switches and technologies.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022.
A breakdown of the market by region, by type, and by applications.
Definition of electrical switches and description of types of switches.
Insight into the raw materials suppliers and price analysis of electrical switches.

Report Scope
The scope of this market study includes the leading electromechanical switch technologies that are currently in use globally. These technologies are used for several applications, such as consumer appliances, industrial automation and in the transportation, military, energy and power sectors among others, as well as in new emerging sectors driven by technological innovation.

The market analysis provided in this report is based on a variety of data sources. These include the most recent government, industry, company and academic data regarding the projected level of demand for electromechanical switch technologies. Therefore, this report provides a comprehensive review of available data to provide a realistic, robust and accurate assessment of this rapidly evolving market.

BCC Research analyzes each of the leading electromechanical switch technologies, determines their current market status, examines their potential demand and impact on future markets and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. Estimated market values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation. Technological issues, including the latest trends, are assessed and discussed, as are the current and likely regulatory environments in support of this industry.

BCC Research analyzes the industry on a global basis in terms of its manufacturing and the deployment of its technologies and products. BCC Research examines government roles in support of electromechanical switches technologies globally, including regulatory support, government requirements and promotional incentives for various electromechanical switch technologies as relevant and available. BCC Research provides a review of the most relevant electromechanical switch technologies, discusses recent trends and sales and provides industry overviews and market assessments for leading electromechanical switch technology.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst’s Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background
Definition of Electrical Switches
Types of Switch Operation/Activation
Electrical Switches Assembly
Switch Contacts
Contact Material Types
Contact Bounce
Arcs and Quenching
Electromechanical Switch Construct
Poles and Throws
Single Pole, Single Throw
Single Pole, Double Throw
Double Pole, Single Throw
Double Pole, Double Throw
Push Button NO/Push to Make
Push Button NC/Push to Break
Electrical Switch Circuit Design
Switch Ratings
Switch Operation
Switch Loads
Switch Life Cycle
Electromechanical Switch Actuator Type
DIP Switches
Disconnect Switches
Foot Switches
Ignition Switches
Joystick Switches
Level Switches
Limit Switches
Liquid Flow Switches
Low Pressure Switches
Membrane Switches
Modular Switches
Push Button Switches
Pushwheel/Thumbwheel Switches
Pull Switches
Pressure Switches
Rocker Switches
Rotary Switches
Selector Switches
Slide Switches
Snap-action Switches
Tactile Switches
Temperature Switches
Transfer Switches
Toggle Switches
Special Types of Electromechanical Switches
Mercury Switches
Knife Switches
Reversing Switches
Switch Manufacturing Process
Electromechanical Switch Safety Standards
Chapter 4: Market Breakdown by Technology Type
Global Switch Market
Push Button Switch Market
Snap-action Switch Market
Rocker Switch Market
Transfer Switch Market
Slide Switch Market
Toggle Switch Market
Limit Switch Market
Rotary Switch Market
DIP Switch Market
Disconnect Switch Market
Trigger Switch Market
Keylock Switch Market
Joystick Switch Market
Thumbwheel/Pushwheel Switch Market
Other Switch Market
Technology Type Electrical Switch Market Analysis
Chapter 5: Market Breakdown by End User
Global Electrical Switches Market by End User
Appliances/Power Tools Electrical Switch Market
Consumer Electronics Electrical Switch Market
Computer/Peripherals Electrical Switch Market
Industrial Automation/Process Control Electrical Switch Market
Telecommunications Electrical Switch Market
Transportation – Automotive Electrical Switch Market
Instrumentation Electrical Switch Market
Military/Aerospace Electrical Switch Market
Commercial Equipment Electrical Switch Market
HVAC/Energy Management Electrical Switch Market
Medical Electrical Switch Market
Transportation – Other Electrical Switch Market
Other Electrical Switch Market
End User Electrical Switch Market Analysis
Chapter 6: Market Breakdown by Region
Asia-Pacific Electrical Switch Market
North American Electrical Switch Market
European Electrical Switch Market
Latin American Electrical Switch Market
Rest of the World Electrical Switch Market
Regional Electrical Switch Market Analysis
Chapter 7: Patent Review/ New Developments
Trends over Time
Patent Review by Type
Chapter 8: Analysis of Market Opportunities
Trends and Opportunities in the Electrical Switch Market
Competing Switch Technologies
Influences on the Overall Industry
OEM and Supplier-oriented Influences
Supply Chain and Channel-oriented Influences
Domination by Leading OEMs
Global Economic Influences on the Electrical Switch Market
Outlook for the Electrical Switch Market
Chapter 9: Company Profiles
Appendix A: Abbreviations
Appendix B: Organizations
About BCC Research
About BCC Research
BCC Membership
BCC Custom Research
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 1 Ideal Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 2 Electrical Contact Materials
Table 3 Switch Circuit Design
Table 4 Ideal Electromechanical DIP Switch Features
Table 5 Ideal Limit Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 6 Ideal Push Button Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 7 Ideal Pushwheel/Thumbwheel Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 8 Ideal Rocker Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 9 Ideal Tactile Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 10 Ideal Toggle Electromechanical Switch Features
Table 11 Typical Resin Materials
Table 12 North America and Europe Switch Safety Requirements
Table 13 Selected Switch Safety Standards
Table 14 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Technology Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 15 Global Market for Push Button Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 16 Global Market for Snap-action Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 17 Global Market for Rocker Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 18 Global Market for Transfer Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 19 Global Market for Slide Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 20 Global Market for Toggle Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 21 Global Market for Limit Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 22 Global Market for Rotary Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 23 Global Market for DIP Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 24 Global Market for Disconnect Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 25 Global Market for Trigger Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 26 Global Market for Keylock Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 27 Global Market for Joystick Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 28 Global Market for Thumbwheel/Pushwheel Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 116
Table 29 Global Market for Other Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 30 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 31 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 32 Global Market for Appliances/Power Tools Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 124
Table 33 Global Market for Consumer Electronics Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 34 Global Market for Computer/Peripherals Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 35 Global Market for Industrial Automation/Process Control Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 36 Global Market for Telecommunications Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 37 Global Market for Transportation – Automotive Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 38 Global Market for Instrumentation Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 39 Global Market for Military/Aerospace Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 40 Global Market for Commercial Equipment Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 41 Global Market for HVAC/Energy Management Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 42 Global Market for Medical Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 43 Global Market for Transportation – Other Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 44 Global Market for Other End-user Application Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 45 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 144
Table 46 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific Market for Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 48 North American Market for Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 49 European Market for Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 50 Latin American Market for Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 51 Rest of the World Market for Electrical Switches, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 52 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions)
Table 53 Patents by Company, 2015–2017
Table 54 Abbreviations Used in Electrical Switches: Global Markets Report
Table 55 Report Sources
Table 56 Organizations Associated with Electrical Switches: Global Markets Report
List of Figures
Summary Figure A: Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Summary Figure B: Global Market Share for Electrical Switches, by Application, 2017 (%)
Figure 1 Electrical Circuit On/Off Operation
Figure 2 Electrical Circuit On/Off Operation Multiple Switch
Figure 3 Typical Electrical Switch Construction
Figure 4 Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings Guide
Figure 5 Electromechanical Switch Selection Criteria
Figure 6 Contact Bounce
Figure 7 Bounceless Contact
Figure 8 Normally Open vs. Normally Closed Switch
Figure 9 Multiple Position Selector Switch Contact Sequence
Figure 10 Unbreakable Multiple Position Selector Switch Contact Sequence
Figure 11 Moveable Multiple Position Selector Switch Contact Sequence
Figure 12 Single Pole, Single Throw Switch
Figure 13 Single-pole, Single-throw Toggle Switch
Figure 14 Single Pole, Double Throw Switch
Figure 15 Single Pole, Double Throw Toggle Switch
Figure 16 Double Pole, Single Throw Switch
Figure 17 Double Pole, Single Throw Toggle Switch
Figure 18 Double Pole, Double Throw Switch
Figure 19 Double Pole, Double Throw Toggle Switch
Figure 20 Push Button NO/Push to Make Switch
Figure 21 Push Button NO/Push to Make Switch Construct
Figure 22 Push Button NC/Push to Break Switch
Figure 23 Push Button NC/Push to Break Switch Construct
Figure 24 Switch Ratings
Figure 25 Inductive vs. Noninductive Switch Loads
Figure 26 Mechanical Durability – Contact Wear
Figure 27 Electrical Durability
Figure 28 Electromechanical Switch Types
Figure 29 Switch Classifications
Figure 30 DIP Switch
Figure 31 Typical DIP Switch Structure
Figure 32 Disconnect Switch
Figure 33 Foot Switch
Figure 34 Ignition Switch
Figure 35 Joystick Switch
Figure 36 Joystick Switches Construct
Figure 37 Level Switch
Figure 38 Liquid Level Switch
Figure 39 Limit Switch
Figure 40 Limit Switch Components
Figure 41 Limit Switch Operation
Figure 42 Types of Limit Switches
Figure 43 Proximity Switch
Figure 44 Nuclear Switch
Figure 45 Liquid Flow Switch
Figure 46 Low Pressure Switch
Figure 47 Membrane Switch
Figure 48 Modular Switch
Figure 49 Push Button Switch
Figure 50 Push Button Switch Construct
Figure 51 Push Button Switch Construct
Figure 52 Anti-vandal Switch
Figure 53 Thumbwheel Switch
Figure 54 Pushwheel/Thumbwheel Construct
Figure 55 Pull Switch
Figure 56 Pressure Switch
Figure 57 Rocker Switch
Figure 58 Rocker Switches Construct
Figure 59 Rotary Switch
Figure 60 Selector Switch
Figure 61 Slide Switch
Figure 62 Snap-action Switch
Figure 63 Snap-action Switch Construction
Figure 64 Snap-action Switch Sequence of Moving Contacts
Figure 65 Snap-action Switch Timing Sequence
Figure 66 Tactile Switch
Figure 67 Standard Tactile Switches Construct
Figure 68 Sealed Tactile Switches Construct
Figure 69 Temperature Switch
Figure 70 Transfer Switch
Figure 71 Toggle Switch
Figure 72 Toggle Switch Construct
Figure 73 Mercury Switch
Figure 74 Knife Switch
Figure 75 Reversing Switch
Figure 76 Typical Manufacturing Process of Electrical Switches, Sockets and Plugs
Figure 77 Switch Safety Standard, by Global Region
Figure 78 Switch Safety Standards
Figure 79 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Technology Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 80 Global Market for Push Button Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 81 Global Market for Snap-action Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 82 Global Market for Rocker Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 83 Global Market for Transfer Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 84 Global Market for Slide Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 85 Global Market for Toggle Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 86 Global Market for Limit Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 87 Global Market for Rotary Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 88 Global Market for DIP Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 89 Global Market for Disconnect Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 90 Global Market for Trigger Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 91 Global Market for Keylock Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 92 Global Market for Joystick Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 93 Global Market for Thumbwheel/Pushwheel Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 94 Global Market for Other Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 95 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Technology, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 96 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application 2016-2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 97 Global Market for Appliances/Power Tools Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 98 Global Market for Consumer Electronics Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 99 Global Market for Computer/Peripherals Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 100 Global Market for Industrial Automation/Process Control Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 101 Global Market for Telecommunications Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 102 Global Market for Transportation – Automotive Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 103 Global Market for Instrumentation Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 104 Global Market for Military/Aerospace Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 105 Global Market for Commercial Equipment Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 106 Global Market for HVAC/Energy Management Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 107 Global Market for Medical Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 108 Global Market for Transportation – Other Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 109 Global Market for Other End-user Application Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 110 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by End-User Application, 2016-2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 111 Global Market Share for Electrical Switch, by End-User Application, 2017 (%)
Figure 112 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 113 Asia-Pacific Market for Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 114 North American Market for Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 115 European Market for Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 116 Latin American Market for Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 117 Rest of the World Market for Electrical Switches, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 118 Global Market for Electrical Switches, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions)
Figure 119 Global Market Share for Electrical Switches, by Region, 2017 (%)
Figure 120 Global Market Share for Electrical Switches, by Patent Technology Type, 2015–2017 (%)

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