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Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021

Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021

About Soft Starter

Soft starters are devices that are used to protect motors from large current fluctuation or inrush. The current inrush or spikes affect the performance of the medium and low voltage motors. Soft starters help in a smooth start and stop functionality of motors, which in turn increases the motors work life and the overall efficiency of the motors. The starting time for motors depends on the initial load, inertia, and torque. As in most cases, the starting current is higher than the rated operational current of the motors, it becomes essential for having a proper motor control center (MCC) in place, which can provide an adequate supply of current/voltage for the smooth functioning of the motors.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global soft starter market to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global soft starter market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers new installation sales.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Eaton
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
Other prominent vendors
  • CG Power and Industrial Solutions
  • Danfoss
  • Emerson
  • Fairford Electronics
  • General Electric
  • Littelfuse
  • Toshiba
  • WEG
Market driver
  • Less supervision required due to built-in software
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Popularity of variable frequency drives
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Requirement of miniature drives for harsh environment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Soft Starter Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global soft starter market: ABB Eaton, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Danfoss, Emerson, Fairford Electronics, General Electric, Littelfuse, Toshiba, and WEG.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is requirement of miniature drives for harsh environment. The industries like oil and gas, chemicals, mining, and power, where the equipment must deal with harsh environmental conditions experience a reduced product life due to the harsh environment. The motors and drives used in these industries must be able to work under high temperature and pressure. This is the major factor leading to the unplanned machine breakdown.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is less supervision required due to built-in software. Soft starters have built-in software that helps in automating the complete function. In such a case, the supervisor is required only to start the motors, and the motor's soft starter can perform the assigned work without any additional command. The software is specifically designed for industrial users, and it provides the required torque and speed for the motors. The built-in software communicates the information to the motor controller and ensures that an appropriate load is provided to the motors according to the application requirements.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is popularity of variable frequency drives. The steady adoption of variable frequency drives has a major impact on the global soft starter market. Variable frequency drives are efficient with both medium and high voltage motors. These drives are increasingly adopted by the manufacturers as they provide an advanced level of motor control for applications like pumps, conveyors, compressors, fans, blowers, and extruders. The advanced level of technology helps the motors even during excessively high voltage fluctuations and spikes.

Companies Mentioned

ABB Eaton, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Danfoss, Emerson, Fairford Electronics, General Electric, Littelfuse, Toshiba, and WEG.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global soft starter market segmentation
      • Table Global soft starter market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Global soft starter market segmentation by application
      • Table Global soft starter market segmentation by applications 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global soft starter market by pumps
      • Table Global soft starter market by pumps 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market by fans and blowers
      • Table Global soft starter market by fans and blowers 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market by compressors
      • Table Global soft starter market by compressors 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market by others
      • Table Global soft starter market by others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global soft starter market segmentation by end-users
      • Table Global soft starter market by end-users 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global soft starter market in oil and gas industry
      • Table Global soft starter market in oil and gas industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market in mining industry
      • Table Global soft starter market in mining industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market in power industry
      • Table Global soft starter market in power industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market in automotive industry
      • Table Global soft starter market in automotive industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global soft starter market in other industries
      • Table Global soft starter market in other industries 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global soft starter market by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Soft starter market in EMEA
      • Table Soft starter market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Key power projects in European countries
    • Soft starter market in APAC
      • Table Soft starter market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Key investments in oil and gas industry in APAC
    • Soft starter market in Americas
      • Table Soft starter market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Key investments in chemical industry
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Total harmonic distortion voltage (THDV) level
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Requirement of miniature drives for harsh environment
    • Increasing need for torque control in soft starters
    • Growing demand for intelligent soft starters
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
      • Table ABB: Business verticals
      • Table ABB: Industries served
      • Table ABB: Product offerings
    • Eaton
      • Table Eaton: Business segmentation
      • Table Eaton: Product offerings
    • Rockwell Automation
      • Table Rockwell Automation: Business segments
      • Table Rockwell Automation: Product offerings
    • Schneider Electric
      • Table Schneider Electric: Product offerings
    • Siemens
      • Table Siemens AG: Business segments
      • Table Siemens: Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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