Frost.com - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research http://www.frost.com/c/10097/home.do - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:42:59 Innovations in Deep Hole Drilling, Groove Milling, Additive Laser-CNC Machining, Computer-aided Manufacturing Software, Weld Cleaning, 3D and Electronics Printing, and Low Pressure Molding http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6E-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles advancements in deep hole drilling machines, milling machines, combined additive manufacturing and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), weld cleaning, electronics printing, 3D printing, and molding. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Deep hole drilling, milling, computer numerical control (CNC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), laser metal deposition, additive manufacturing, electrochemical, weld cleaning, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), spot welding, extrusion 3D printing, fused filament fabrication, fused deposition modeling, laser, 3D printing, selective laser sintering, robotics, roll-to-roll fabrication, superplasticity, electronic printing, forging, additive manufacturing, low pressure molding Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Digitalisation of the European Waste Recycling Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBF-01-00-00-00 The objective of this research is to analyse and evaluate the strategic opportunities in the waste recycling market to leverage on advanced automation solutions and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based technologies that aid to fulfil Europe s ambition to build a sustainable environment. This study offers a holistic analysis of the market challenges, drivers, and the current stage of automation adoption in the waste recycling market. Additionally, the study assesses the type of waste recycling equipment used across various waste streams and provides insights, such as modularisation, enhanced machine control, and improved equipment performance, on the scope of future advancements in equipment. Europe being the powerhouse for automation has a majority of automated recycling plants and its OEMs have a strong presence in the recycling waste market. They offer an extensive range of advanced automation equipment; their share in automation revenue is estimated to be 50. While assessing the key automation products used in the recycling waste market, controls, Human Machine Interface (HMI), motors, and drives are identified as widely adopted by end users. Increasing investments and stringent regulations in the WEEE and ELV waste streams are likely to lead to higher degree of automation in the recycling process, thereby creating a greater revenue opportunity for automation and recycling equipment vendors.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Analysis of the key market drivers for the waste recycling market and the barriers that hamper their growth prospects
  • Evaluation of end-user requirement from recycling equipment companies
  • Analysis on the impact of IIoT technologies in the waste recycling market and movement towards service based models
  • Assessment of the key growth opportunities that help waste recycling companies hold a competitive edge in this market

Research Highlights

With the emergence of digitalisation and IIoT, embracing these technologies across the recycling waste market will help achieve regulatory targets and create a sustainable environment. IIoT technologies, such as intelligent sensors, cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and industrial mobility, to name a few, aid in smart monitoring, which helps reduce the cost and deliver high-quality services. Moreover, end users are gradually shifting to custom-made modular solutions that are embedded with intelligence. They perceive that modularisation offers the twin benefits of flexibility and cost effectiveness. This also helps to expand the market scope by extending the solution to small and medium enterprises (SMEs); it can also be used by diverse waste streams.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key trends and challenges in the European waste recycling equipment market?
  • What are the present key requirements of customers? Are there any market gaps that remain unaddressed by OEMs?
  • In the context of the changing regulatory environment in Europe, how is automation expected to aid end users to meet the legal norms?
  • What are the new advancements in waste recycling equipment? How is the adoption rate likely to be?
  • What are the various recycling equipment used across waste streams and what is the current scope of automation?
  • How effectively can IIoT be leveraged on to achieve Europe’s ambitious goal?
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Global Industrial Automation Market Outlook, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K27F-01-00-00-00 The automation market experienced steady growth in 2017, as a result of a moderate investment climate. This research service provides key trends and predictions for the global automation industry in 2018, analyzing developments across end-user industries. The automation market is set for a paradigm shift due to digitalization in the end-user industries, as the verticals step up their investment patterns to concentrate on expanding existing plant capacity with modular equipment and digital technologies. Focus on portfolio consolidation through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and partnerships will gain also prominence in 2018. The effect of such changes on the market has been analyzed in detail, along with other trends that are expected to transpire over the upcoming year, as organizations set to prepare for the future. The study highlights the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform offerings of major automation companies and provides a comprehensive comparison of the products and services. This automation outlook provides a detailed market landscape analysis of the key participants in process automation, hybrid automation, and discrete automation markets. It offers an in-depth outlook of key trends across end-user verticals that affect the global automation market with relevant use cases.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Market Type—Process industries, hybrid industries, and discrete industries

      o   Process industries: Oil and gas (O&G), power, chemicals and petrochemicals, water
           and wastewater, cement and glass, textile, rubber and plastic, metal fabrication

      o   Hybrid industries: Metals and mining, life sciences, food and beverages (F&B), pulp and paper

      o   Discrete industries: Automotive, machinery, semiconductors and electronics, aerospace and
           defense (A&D), printing, medical devices, packaging

  • Product Type—Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), Process Safety System, Machine Safety Systems, Human-machine Interface (HMI), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Operator Training Simulators (OTS), Electric Motors, Sensors and Transmitters, Flowmeters, Valves, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Asset Performance management (APM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Region—North America (NA), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LA)
  • Base Year—2017
  • Forecast Year—2018

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key factors that will influence the global automation market in 2018?
  • What are the key projections for the automation market segments?
  • What are the key trends in the end-user industries that will impact the automation market in 2018?
  • What are the key automation trends to watch for in 2018?
  • What are the growth opportunities in the automation market in 2018?

 

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Innovations in 3D Laser Cutting and Additive Manufacturing Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6D-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles developments in 3D laser cutting and additive manufacturing technologies. Innovations include 3D printing of advanced materials that switch states in response to stimuli, a 3D printed smart gel capable of movement under water, robotic arms that help automate cooking, a 3D laser cutter to print prototypes as well as medium batch size parts, automated laser cutting of parts in less than one minute, a non-contact laser cutting technology for brittle materials, a high-quality graphite mold manufacturing technique, a large format additive manufacturing technology, a hybrid 3D printer for space applications and multi-material powder deposition technology. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D printer, additive manufacturing, soft robot, robotics, robot arm, 3D laser, automated laser cutter, laser cutting, graphite, mold manufacturing, multi-material Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Role of Industrial IoT in Transforming the Oil & Gas Midstream Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298636645 Fri, 6 Jul 2018 05:20:05 +0100 Global Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K274-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan research service analyzes the global mobile hydraulic equipment market in detail from 2014 to 2023, with the base year of the study as 2017. This study examines the various product segments, end-user industries, and market shares, and offers a competitive analysis of the global market participants. Regional analyses are provided for North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (ROW). This study examines the key growth drivers, restraints, product segments, and end-user industries in each region, and provides forecasts by end-user industry, product segments, and individual regions. In addition, this study also highlights future growth opportunities, and the strategic imperatives that need to be undertaken by market participants, in order to capitalize on these growth opportunities. This research service also includes a CEO's 360 degree perspective. In this research service, Frost & Sullivan's analysts examine the following product segments and end-user industries: By Product Segment: Hydraulic pumps Hydraulic motors Hydraulic valves Hydraulic cylinders Hydraulic transmission Hydraulic filters and hydraulic accumulators Others (fluid connectors, auxiliary components, and other accessories) By End-user Industry: Construction Agriculture Material Handling Oil and Gas Aerospace and Defense Mining Others (commercial vehicles, municipal vehicles, drilling, marine applications, and other customized and niche mobile applications) Renewed investments in infrastructure, focus on energy efficiency, and increased penetration of smart solutions are set to drive long-term market growth. North America, home to the largest economy in the world, recovered from the oil and gas and mining downturn to post strong growth in 2017. The renewed business optimism and replacement of aging infrastructure are expected to drive growth in the off-highway vehicle sectors. Recovery in the oil and gas sector is also expected to continue, as rising oil demand and higher oil prices are expected to increase capital investments in the upstream oil and gas sector because US oil output is set to continue its meteoric rise. Similarly, Asia-Pacific, which is home to the two fastest-growing major economies in the world, is another key growth engine for this market due to the rising wealth in the region and the growth of the manufacturing sector. The Chinese Government s One Belt One Road policy is expected to continue to spur investments in infrastructure and logistics, driving growth in the construction and material handling sectors. However, commoditization of the product increases the price pressure, affecting the profit margins of market participants, especially in the face of increased competition from low-cost manufacturers. On the other hand, increased focus on energy-efficient products is expected to sustain market growth, especially in developed markets such as North America and Europe. This is also complemented by the increasing penetration of smart solutions across key end-user sectors, which is expected to supplement the demand for mobile hydraulic equipment over the forecast period and mitigate the threat posed by competing technologies (e.g., electric equipment). While increased focus on total cost of ownership and reduced energy consumption are expected to result in increased substitution of hydraulic equipment with electric systems in some sectors, especially for lower power applications; the high cost of electric equipment, practical limitations in remote environments, and sufficient inertia in traditional industries are expected to slow down this trend. Fri, 6 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Disruptive Opportunities for Cobots in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84D-01-00-00-00 Collaborative robots or cobots are robots that can perform tasks alongside humans. The interoperability and the ease of integration into existing factory environment are encouraging its development and adoption in recent years. Their interaction with humans is more natural and they share the same workspace and can be easily reprogrammed. Robotic platforms are expected to be pivotal role in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cobots are designed with powerful on-board computers and are interoperable making it easily join the IIoT environment. Apart from automating the factory environment, the adoption of cobot will ease the tasks of humans associated with dangerous and hazardous tasks. With cobots still in its early stages of adoption in the manufacturing sector, enabling technologies can be expected to create disruptive opportunities in the manufacturing sector. They key technologies include artificial intelligence, 5G communication, mixed reality, natural language processing, machine vision and LiDAR sensors. The scope of this report is limited to cobots based on its applicability in the manufacturing sector. The technology and innovation report focuses on providing a snapshot on the key emerging technologies enabling development of next-generation cobots in the manufacturing industry. Technologies profiled in the report include artificial intelligence, 5G communication, mixed reality, natural language processing, machine vision and LiDAR sensors. A global analysis of the current development of technologies enabling next generation cobots was done to assess the disruptive opportunities of cobots in manufacturing. Key aspects addressed in the research report include the following: What are the key emerging technologies impacting adoption of cobots? What are the benefits and applications of collaborative robots? What are the major innovations impacting technology development? What are the main focus areas of technology development? Who are the major stakeholders driving developments and commercialization? How it has impacted different applications? What are future growth opportunities for cobots? Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Digital Oil Field http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84C-01-00-00-00 The term digital oil fields (DOF) is also referred to as Smart Fields, Intelligent Oil Fields; it is a 360 degree real-time approach for asset management, remote monitoring of oil wells and fields via integration of digitization. It encompasses a wide range of tools, tasks and disciplines via automation which results in higher productivity and optimization. DOF helps in easing the sustenance and maintenance of the organization s resources that are vital to business and operations in real time. DOF offers asset management through real time monitoring where factors like engineering, operations, maintenance and finance unite into one integrated business process. This provides the on-site fields the necessity to exercise a new approach to investigate the fields and wells remotely. DOFs are built in phases to scale optimization by integrating, operating and optimizing production- related information in real time to enhance field operation and development. DOFs thrive to be robust, scalable, and upgradable so as to achieve greater levels of advancements in technology in future. Incorporating digitization in oil wells and refineries will directly hinder the optimization workflows and it would get rid of the complexity issues that the operators in oil fields face on a day-to-day basis. Manual decision-making is reduced except for operators who compute, gather and collect the data which is achieved through automation over operational processes performed through technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, block chain, sensors and drone technology and robotics. Key Questions Answered in the Technology and Innovation Research Report: 1. What is the significance of DOFs in the Oil and Gas sector? 2. What are the major technology trends and key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators and major stakeholders driving developments? 5. What are the future prospects of the technology? 6. What sort of strategies do DOFs adopt for gaining entry into the market and for sustainable competition? Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Augmented Reality and Its Applications: The Key to Transforming Manufacturing Shop Floor http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298599550 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:20:01 +0100 European Positive Displacement Pumps Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD54-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on European Positive Displacement (PD) pumps market (2017-2022) and its application across various industries. With regards to the two wide divisions of pumps types, PD pumps comprise about 30% of the market globally. The product segmentation in this study includes reciprocating (piston and plunger and diaphragm and AODD pumps), rotary (gear, lobe, vane, screw and progressive cavity) and peristaltic (hose and tube) pumps. Russia is excluded in this study; However, the perspective from market participants and leaders from various regions of Europe are obtained to understand the latest market / technology trends. The study dives deep into the drivers and restraints that influence the market growth of PD pumps. The political, economic, and technological factors can aid or affect investment in industries, which will in-turn have a domino effect on the PD pumps business. These factors have to be recognized to perform forecast analysis accurately on the market. Apart from considering only the present PD pumps market scenario, the evolution of the market is analyzed to discuss how the business model is likely to change in the future. Transformation of business model will give rise to new challenges and opportunities, and this can be taken as an opportunity for market participants to serve their customers in a better way, thereby creating more demand for PD pumps.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a new technology that can help solve problems and improve productivity, efficiency, and reduce downtime. The current market trend is to implement IIoT features into PD pumps in order to achieve maximum plant optimization. Plant optimization is in great demand in almost all industries because, in recent times, high importance is being given to achieving operational cost savings than savings on capital investment. The shift in the industry is focused more toward OPEX than CAPEX investments / savings. IIoT technology thereby helps to provide a lifecycle based service with a goal to achieve operational cost savings.
  • As a result of more focus being laid on service, a shift in the business model from selling products to selling services / solutions to the customers has already been observed. To serve the customers betters, companies are looking to hire people who are not just pump experts but who also possess deep process knowledge.
  • More investments in certain industries during the forecast period is expected to attract more PD pumps business in these sectors.
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