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Global Actuator Sensor Interface Systems Market 2016-2020

Global Actuator Sensor Interface Systems Market 2016-2020

About AS-i

AS-i is an industrial communication networking solution used in programmable logic controller (PLC), distributed control system (DCS), and PC-based automation systems. It is a non-proprietary, open installation system supported by a multitude of automation equipment vendors. It is a standardized bit-oriented Fieldbus, designed for ideal communication between actuators and sensors. It is used for connecting simple I/O devices as binary ON/OFF devices in actuators, sensors, interfaces, rotaries, analog inputs and outputs, push buttons, and valve positions sensors in decentralized production and the process automation industry. It is connected using a single 2-conductor cable.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global actuator sensor interface (AS-i) systems market to grow at a CAGR of 8.54% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global actuator sensor interface (AS-i) systems market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of the AS-i devices in the automation industry.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) Systems Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bihl+Wiedemann
  • Baumer
  • Ifm Electronic
  • Peperl+Fuchs
  • StoneL
  • Siemens
Market driver
  • Rise in AS-International Association membership
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High CAPEX in implementation of automation solutions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in automation in process industries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) Systems Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global actuator sensor interface (AS-i) systems market: Bihl+Wiedemann, Baumer, Ifm Electronic, Peperl+Fuchs, StoneL, and Siemens.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Rise in automation in process industries will be a key trend for market growth. The process industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, paper, and pharmaceutical employ manufacturing process that converts raw materials into finished goods. Therefore, these industries require a high degree of automation to carry out manufacturing operations. Therefore, manufacturers in the process industries are investing a significant amount of money in technologies to automate their complex manufacturing processes.”

According to the report, emergence of new and innovative Fieldbus solutions will be a key driver for market growth. The digitization of the process signals and the associated decentralization are paving the way for the wider adoption of open Fieldbus system. Also, the development of open Fieldbus in power plants has revolutionized the structure of control systems. Open Fieldbus technology enables shifting central functions into field devices and leads to decentralized structures in the automation systems. These decentralized structures minimize the costs for wiring and assembly and increase the availability. Improved maintenance and diagnosis through smart instrumentation are also increasing the demand for open Fieldbus. It can also help cut costs during installation, commissioning, and operation, and in space requirements. Thus, the introduction of the open Fieldbus technology for instrumentation is closing the gap of digital data communication between automation systems and field devices.

Further, the report states that the fluctuation in oil prices has adversely affected the demand for lower-level networking in the oil and gas industry. Members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) such as Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Venezuela control more than 40% of world's oil supply. It is estimated that the mid-2014 oil price crash, from a peak of above $100 a barrel to below $50 a barrel, was because OPEC refused to cut oil production. The supply of oil had exceeded the demand and this had caused the prices to decline. The demand for oil had reduced especially from Europe and China. The fluctuations in oil prices decreased the CAPEX of the oil companies in 2015. For instance, Shell had to cut spending by $15 billion and Chevron had announced a cut of $5 billion in 2015. Such budget cuts are likely to pose a huge challenge for the AS-i systems market because the oil and gas companies are expected to reduce the capital spending on new installations of AS-i network in the plants due to fluctuations in oil prices.

Companies Mentioned

Bihl+Wiedemann, Baumer, Ifm Electronic, Peperl+Fuchs, StoneL, Siemens.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Base year
    • Market coverage
    • Market size calculation
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Key vendors
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Common currency conversion rates 2013-2015
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • AS-i overview
    • History of AS-i
      • Table Evolution of AS-i network
    • Components of AS-i network
    • AS-i network specifications
      • Table AS-i network specifications versions
    • Characteristics of AS-i network
    • Limitations of AS-i network
  • Market Overview
    • Table Market overview of global AS-i systems market
    • Table Overview of global Fieldbus solution market in automation industry
    • Table Product life cycle stage of AS-I
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global AS-i systems market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table ASP of AS-i devices in 2015
      • Table Global AS-i systems market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market analysis
    • Why automation industry needs AS-i network
    • Reasons for increased demand for AS-i interface devices during the forecast period
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global AS-i systems market by product segmentation 2015
    • Market analysis
      • Table AS-i network segment
      • Table Global unit shipment of AS-i devices 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Market overview
      • Table Global AS-i systems market segmentation by end-users 20150-2020
    • Market analysis
      • Table Global AS-i systems market segmentation by end-users 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global AS-i systems market segmentation by end-users 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global AS-i systems market by geography 2015
      • Table Global AS-i systems market by geography 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global AS-i systems market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table List of manufacturing companies in EMEA region
    • APAC
    • Americas
  • Market drivers
    • Emergence of IIoT
    • Emergence of new and innovative Fieldbus solutions
    • Rise in AS-International Association membership
    • Growing investment in automation in oil and gas industry
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Fluctuation in oil prices
    • High CAPEX in implementation of automation solutions
    • Need for technical expertise
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Fourth industry revolution
      • Table Stages of industrial revolution
    • Rise in automation in process industries
    • Drive for safer machines
    • Increasing consolidation in automation industry
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario in 2015
      • Table Competitive scenario in 2020
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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