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Innovations Impacting Industrial Sensing

Innovations Impacting Industrial Sensing

Sensor technologies have been extensively used in building smart factories and manufacturing automation processes. Industrial manufacturers are increasingly using electronics systems for improving machine performance, worker safety and comfort. The main role of the sensors in the industrial sector is to inspect and monitor the work-in-progress operations that are interfaced with the manufacturing equipment. Eventually, with the advancements in sensor technologies, novel ways of parameter monitoring will lead to improvement in safety and precision of automation solutions.

Sensors in industrial applications measure multiple parameters including light, gas, chemical, pressure, flow, level, vibration and acceleration. By 2020, innovations in smart sensing will find wide scale adoption in industrial sector for tracking machine's process state and support predictive and preventive maintenance measures.

Key sensing technologies covered in this technology and innovation report include LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), CMOS image sensors, 3D vision sensors, thermal image sensors, nano gas sensors, MEMS sensors, acoustic sensors, smart sensors and accelerometers. Sensor technology and IIOT concept plays a major role in building smart factories. Other enabling technologies supporting industrial safety include machine-to-machine learning, big data, and predictive analytics. The report assesses impact of key sensor innovations in the industrial sector.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Research Methodology Explained
    • Need for Small Form Factor Sensors
    • MEMS Drive Opportunities for Industrial Sensing Technologies
  • Technology Landscape - Macro Level Trends and Significance of Sensing Technologies
    • Industrial IoT and Robotics Drive Automation Trend
    • Predictive Analytics will Drive Smart Factories
    • Funding Activities Geared Towards Commercialization
  • Assessment of Advanced Vision/Imaging Systems - Key Developments and Innovators, Drivers and Challenges, Roadmap
    • 3D Image Sensors and LiDAR Influence Industrial Developments
    • Key Innovators/Developers
    • Advanced 3D Imaging Vision System
    • Thermal Imaging System For Industrial Automation
    • High Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor using Quantum Dots
    • Ultra High Resolution CMOS image sensor for Machine vision
    • Hyperspectral Imaging Cameras for Material inspection and Quality Control
    • Solid State LiDAR for Level Sensing And Volume Measurement
    • Key Developments and Innovators
    • Key Driving Factors and Challenges
    • Key Competitive Strategies of Organizations in Image Sensing
    • Roadmap and Future Opportunities
  • Assessment of Gas Sensing - Key Developments and Innovators, Drivers and Challenges, Roadmap
    • Nano Gas Sensors and MEMS based Gas Sensing Influence Industrial Developments
    • Key Innovators/Developers
    • Detection Of Multiple Gases Using Sensor Arrays With Innovative Material
    • Ultra-sensitive Hydrogen Detection Using Hafnium
    • Non Mechanical Compact Sensor For Gas Detection
    • Key Technology Developments and Innovators
    • Key Driving Factors
    • Key Competitive Strategies of Organizations in Gas Sensing
    • Roadmap and Future Opportunities
  • Assessment of Acoustic/Vibration Sensing - Key Developments and Innovators, Drivers and Challenges, Roadmap
    • Predictive Analytics and Smart Sensors Influence Industrial Developments
    • Key Innovators/Developers
    • Predictive Maintenance Using Vibration Sensors
    • Smart Sensor For Monitoring Health Of Low Voltage Motors
    • Ultrasonic Sensor For Predictive Maintenance
    • 3D Ultrasound Sensor For Robotics
    • MM Wave Sensors for Industrial Mobility
    • Key Technology Developments and Innovators
    • Key Driving Factors
    • Key Competitive Strategies of Organizations in Acoustic/ Vibration Sensing
    • Roadmap and Future Opportunities
  • Assessment of Accelerometers/Tilt Sensing - Key Developments and Innovators, Drivers and Challenges, Roadmap
    • Integration of Sensors and Growing Demand Drive Opportunities
    • Key Innovators/Developers
    • Ultrasensitive MEMS Accelerometers
    • AMR and GMR Sensors for Industrial Applications
    • Ultra Small Accelerometer For Vibration Monitoring And Motion Detection
    • 3D Magnetic sensor for Multiple Component Detection
    • High Precision Magnetic Sensor for 360° Angle Detection
    • Key Technology Developments and Innovators
    • Key Driving Factors and Challenges
    • Roadmap and Future Opportunities
  • Other Key Innovations and Innovators' Profile
    • Low Cost Chemical Dipsticks For Detecting Contamination
    • Nano Chemical Sensor for Detecting Toxic Chemicals in Industries
    • Key Developments and Innovators
  • Implementation Examples
    • Case Studies - Image Sensors and Vibration Sensors
    • Case Studies - Cameras and Smart Sensors
    • Case Studies - Smart Ultrasonic Sensors and LiDAR
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents - Infrared Imaging Module and Motor Condition Monitoring
    • Key Patents - Lidar Calibration and MEMS Gas Sensor
  • Key Industry Contacts
    • Industry Contacts

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