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Global I/O Modules Market in Process Industries 2016-2020

Global I/O Modules Market in Process Industries 2016-2020

About I/O Modules in Process Industries

An I/O module acts as a mediator between the controller (PLC, DCS, and industrial PC) and an I/O device. It controls the information exchange between the peripheral devices. The physical media by which an I/O module is connected varies by application and bus/network.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global I/O modules in process industries market to grow at a CAGR of 4.68% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global I/O modules in process industries market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales and aftermarket services of I/O modules in automotive, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, industrial machinery manufacturing, and aerospace and defense industries.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global I/O Modules in Process Industries 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
  • ABB
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens
  • Emerson Electric
Market driver
  • Reduction in prices of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Security concerns due to insecure I/O connections
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased adoption of Ethernet-based I/O control network interface
  • 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 I/O Modules Market in Process Industries 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global I/O modules market in process industries: ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Emerson Electric

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Acromag, Advantech, B&R, Beckhoff Automation, Festo, GE, Hitachi, IDEC, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller, National Instruments, Omron, Parsec Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, RS Component, TURCK India Automation, Wago, Yamatake Control Products, and Yokogawa

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Ethernet has become a major network protocol for data transfer in industries due to its low cost and ease of integration. Ethernet is increasingly used as the physical layer in the fieldbus I/O. This is due to the ability of the automation industry to industrialize consumer-driven commodity products for fieldbus implementation, thereby driving down development costs. An estimated 52.5% of the nodes networked or under evaluation for Ethernet based networking are I/O related.”

According to the report, distributed I/O modules installed in a communication network in discrete industries enable I/O data to be spread across the machine and outside of the cabinet, thereby lowering the overall hardware costs of the system. End-users are showing interest in distributed modular I/O technology because it lowers the cost per point of the control designs and reduces the total time of integration. By using modular I/O modules, the I/O slices can be separated from the communication network and are designed for mounting on the machines in small pockets of distributed I/O.

Further, the report states that the I/O modules market is marked by multiple local, regional, and international vendors offering similar products at competitive prices. This has created intense competition among vendors, wherein they are compelled to differentiate their products by providing additional support and services to end-users. Low-cost I/O modules are offered by manufacturers in developing countries such as India and China to gain larger market shares. Thus, the European and the US manufacturers dominating the market are feeling the heat and have been forced to adopt vertical integration.



Companies Mentioned

ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Emerson Electric, Acromag, Advantech, B&R, Beckhoff Automation, Festo, GE, Hitachi, IDEC, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller, National Instruments, Omron, Parsec Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, RS Component, TURCK India Automation, Wago, Yamatake Control Products, Yokogawa

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation: By controller types and geography
      • Table Key geographies covered
    • Key market vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Total shipments of I/O modules for DCS applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
      • Table Total shipments of I/O modules for PLC-based applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
      • Table Total shipments of I/O modules for industrial PC-based applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
      • Table Most identified ratings by geographic region
      • Table ASP of I/O modules based on controller class 2011-2015
      • Table Preferred input to output ratio.
  • Market landscape
    • Global I/O modules market in process industries
      • Table Global I/O modules market in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by controller type
    • Table Global I/O modules in process industries by controller type 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Global PLC I/O modules market in process industries
      • Table Global PLC I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global DCS I/O modules in process industries
      • Table Global DCS I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global industrial PC-based I/O modules in process industries
      • Table Global industrial PC-based I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global I/O modules market in process industries by geographical segmentation 2015 and 2020
    • I/O modules in process industries in EMEA
      • Table Smart grid scenario in Europe
      • Table I/O modules in process industries in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • I/O modules in process industries in Americas
      • Table US smart grid investments by type of projects
      • Table I/O modules market in process industries in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • I/O modules market in process industries in APAC
      • Table I/O modules market in process industries by APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global smart grid technologies annual spending 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Table Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for DCS applications 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for industrial PC-based control systems 2015 and 2020
    • Table Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for PLC based systems 2015 and 2020
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global copper price ($/lb) 2011-2016
  • Vendor landscape
    • Table Vendor rankings based on controller types
    • Table Vendor chain analysis of I/O module market
    • Table I/O product selection criteria rankings for end-users
    • Table I/O non-product selection criteria rankings for end-users
    • Table Preferred programming language types for each controller class
    • Competition analysis
      • Table Estimated I/O module shipment share of ABB by geography 2015
      • Table Estimated I/O module shipment share of Rockwell Automation by geography 2015
      • Table Estimated I/O module shipment share of Siemens by geography 2015
      • Table Estimated I/O module shipment share of Emerson Electric by geography 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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