About Ethernet Cables
Cabling is the passive infrastructure of industrial Ethernet. It is vital to maintaining reliable transmission of critical data over industrial networks for most manufacturing processes. As a wide variety of industrial Ethernet cables are now available, the choice of cable depends on environmental conditions and system life expectancy. Ethernet-based protocols like PROFINET and Ethernet/IP are being increasingly incorporated in automation technologies, such as a programmable logic controller (PLC) communication and industrial robots.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global industrial Ethernet cables market to grow at a CAGR of 17.31% during the period 2016-2020.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global industrial Ethernet cables market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top five vendors operating in the market.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Industrial Ethernet Cables Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global industrial ethernet cables market: Belden, General Cable, Nexans, SAB Brockskes, and Siemon.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alpha Wire, Anixter, B&B Electronics, Biadi, Datafield India, Fastlink, Gore, Harting, Hitachi Cable, L-com, Panduit, Polycab, Premium-Line Systems, Prysmian, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sumitomo Electric Industries, TE Connectivity, and Teldor Cables and systems.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the key trends will be increasing availability of industrial Ethernet cable testers. The uses of cable testers in industrial Ethernet cable testing enhance cable longevity, utility, and efficiency, which acts as a good support system. This should inspire confidence among cable manufacturers and end-users, promoting increased incorporation of industrial Ethernet cables.”
According to the report, one of the key drivers will be increasing incorporation of Ethernet network redundancy. Network redundancy implies creating additional multiple data paths between multiple locations within a single network. In the event of an unprecedented router switch or industrial Ethernet cable failure, the other data path will be able to maintain communication and data flow. Hence, redundant system act as an efficient prompt backup system that maintains network operations without any compromise due to unforeseen failures. It prevents scrap wastage, spoilage, or product damage due to plant process interruptions. In discrete manufacturing plants, some select areas have more need for redundancy and can rely on a single point redundancy protocol.
Further, the report states that increased preference for wireless technology will be a challenge for the market. High installation costs and difficulty operating in hazardous and corrosive environments are some problems pertaining to industrial Ethernet cables. Hence, wireless technologies are now being preferred over industrial Ethernet cables, especially in non-critical industrial applications. These applications include mobile worker operations and applications, relaying remote data, and machine condition monitoring.
Belden, General Cable, Nexans, SAB Brockskes, Siemon, Alpha Wire, Anixter, B&B Electronics, Biadi, Datafield India, Fastlink, Gore, Harting, Hitachi Cable, L-com, Panduit, Polycab, Premium-Line Systems, Prysmian, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sumitomo Electric Industries, TE Connectivity, and Teldor Cables systems.
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