Frost.com - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research http://www.frost.com/c/10097/home.do - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:59 A Guide to Intelligent Transporation Systems & Best Practices http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298087145 The world population is currently hovering at around 7.5 billion and is increasing at a rate of 1.11%. This equates to an addition of 80 million people per year. Frost & Sullivan estimates that by 2020, about 4.5 billion people will live in an urban environment. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Innovations in Multi-material and Metal 3D Printing, Performance Management Software, Robotic Manufacturing Systems, and Robot Decision Making http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-64-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing TOE depicts innovations in multi-material 3D printing of electric circuits and devices, direct multi-metal 3D printing to improve the power bed fusion approach, performance management software, robotic manufacturing systems for construction, and tools for robot decision making. 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: Multi-material 3D printing, performance management software, robotic manufacturing, construction, autonomous robots Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand Drives Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9DD-01-00-00-00 This research service discusses the revenues generated by various Electric Drive suppliers in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The companies included in this study are all major vendors. Research Scope The objective is to identify the major end users, key product segments, core competitors, and the channels for distribution in each economy under the geographic scope. The study also discusses the revenue contribution by product type, alternating current (AC) versus direct current (DC), and low voltage (LV) versus medium voltage (MV). Historical data from 2013 to 2015 are examined and included. Considering the prevailing political, legal, and economic situation and other trends, the study also forecasts revenues and growth rates till 2021. Key drivers and restraints for the market are also included in the study. Revenue split among major vendors has been discussed for the total market and also for each product segment. Geographic Scope: The regions/countries covered under this study include: Southeast Asia (SEA): Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines Australia-New Zealand (ANZ): Australia, and New Zealand Major End-user Industries: The study analyses major end-user industries in SEA and ANZ and also discusses the revenue and forecast for each of the end user segments. The major end-user industries covered in this study are: Oil and Gas (O&G) Power Generation (PG) Chemicals and Petrochemicals (C&P) Food and Beverage (F&B) Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT) Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Others (construction and mining, automotive and transportation, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, electronics and semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, machine tool manufacturing, material handling, and shipbuilding) Product Scope: The product segment includes the following drive technologies: Low Voltage (LV) Drive Medium Voltage (MV) Drive Alternating Current (AC) Drive Direct Current (DC) Drive Key Issues Addressed What is the total market for electric drives in SEA and ANZ in 2016 and what factors will drive/impede their adoption? What is the revenue contribution by key drive technologies in 2016 and how will it change in the next 5 years? Who are the major end users of drives in the region and what is their contribution to market revenue in the base year, 2016 as well during the forecast period? Who are the major manufacturers and suppliers of electric drives in SEA and ANZ, and what is their respective market share in 2016? What are the major channels of distribution and how much share does each channel have of the market revenue in 2016? Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:44:43 +0000 Mega Trends Impacting the North American Metering Pumps Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298080208 The North American metering pumps market is in a mature state, and is expected to record a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% during 2016 2022. Although many manufacturers are attempting to introduce new technologies in the market, technological developments are becoming less frequent and some end users are reverting to the older style of metering pumps. This is because some end users consider these pumps to be more robust with functionality more suitable for their needs. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Programmable Logic Controllers Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K207-01-00-00-00 Programmable logic controller (PLC) as a digitally operating electronic system, designed for use in an industrial environment, is used to control different types of machines or processes. The global PLC market, which comprises of Nano PLC, Small PLC, Medium PLC, Large PLC, Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), Software, and Services, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2016 to 2021 and reach $13,145.1 million by 2021.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The aim of this study is to analyze the developments of the PLC market in the global level and present an outlook on market growth, opportunities, and performance. The major focus is market trends (drivers and restraints); regional trends (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and rest of the world). The study highlights opportunities created by PLC manufacturers, third party hardware and software developers, and internet/technology companies that are integrating industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions into PLCs and investing in the development of next-generation control technologies.

Market measurements and revenue forecasts were estimated for 2016–2021 (PLC market by region, product, and end user industries). Market focus and market share details of key participants, such as Rockwell Automation, Inc., Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Electric, and ABB are included. The base year for the study is 2016 and forecast period is from 2017 to 2021.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the present state of the global PLC market? What is PAC and why is sometimes PAC preferred? Is the global PLC/ PAC market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the factors driving the PLC market? What are the different challenges faced by the PLC vendors? What are the challenges faced by the end users?
  • What are the different technological developments occurring in the market? How are different IIoT technologies influencing the PLCs as a product? How is the demand for PLCs distributed across different end users and geographic regions?
  • What is the impact of IIoT on PLC product features? And how are these likely to disrupt the market?
  • Who are the major market participants and How are they managing growth in an environment that is witnessing new technology adoption? What are their strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats?
  • Where are the major growth opportunities in the PLC market and how will it be helpful for the vendors and third party software providers?
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Technology Innovations in 3D Printing and IIoT Solutions http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-63-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements in nano, large format, and metal 3D printing; prescriptive analytics; and IIoT security. 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: Projection micro stereolithography, predictive objects, prescriptive analytics, metal 3D printing, additive manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things, data security, machine learning, artificial intelligence Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2016 Global Pneumatic Equipment Market Factbook http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K233-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan research service analyzes the global pneumatic equipment market in detail from 2013 to 2022, where the base year is 2016. This study examines the various product segments within the pneumatic equipment market such as valves, actuators, FRLs, fittings, and others and splits the market revenue across various end-user industries. Market shares of the global market participants are provided for the base year. 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 this research service, Frost & Sullivan's analysts examine the following product segments: Pneumatic Valves - include direct solenoid, solenoid pilot, air pilot, and manual/mechanical valves. Pneumatic Actuators - include National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), Non-repairable, Compact, International Standards Organization (ISO) / Verband Deutscher Machinen-und Anlagenbau (VDMA), Rodless, Rotary, Slides, rod-thrusters, and specialty actuators. Pneumatic FRLs - include air preparation equipment that is customized based according to the end user. Pneumatic Fittings - include component, piping or tubing part of pneumatic equipment that can attach or connect larger parts. Pneumatic Others - include pneumatic grippers, positioners, pneumatic guns and pneumatic nozzles. Rising investments in Asia-Pacific, focus on energy efficiency, and increased penetration of IIoT are set to drive market growth. Asia-Pacific, home to two fastest growing major economies in the world, has emerged as the key growth engine for this market due to the rising wealth in the region and the growth of the manufacturing sector. Increasing demand for industrial automation in key end-user industries such as automotive, food processing and packaging, chemicals, plastics, and oil, material handling, and semiconductors and electronics, as well as the lifesciences industry, is anticipated to boost the growth of the pneumatic equipment market, on account of their simple design, easy maintenance and low purchase costs. However, commoditization of the product increases the price pressure, affecting the profit margins of the market participants, especially in the face of increased competition from low-cost Asian 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 IIoT across the manufacturing sectors, which is expected to steady the demand for pneumatic equipment over the forecast period and sustain competition from competing technologies (e.g., electric actuation solutions). While increased focus on total cost of ownership and reduced energy consumption are expected to result in increased substitution of pneumatic systems with electrical systems in the long term, the high cost of electric systems, practical limitations in hazardous environments, and the complexity involved in the conversion of brownfield facilities are expected to slow down this trend. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:55:44 +0000 Future of the North American Diaphragm Pumps Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298050985 Diaphragm pumps are some of the most energy-efficient pumps in the market, using more motor torque on the foreword (power) stroke and far less on the back stroke. Owing to the pumps low initial costs, cheap repair and maintenance costs, and easy installation process, combined with their wide application range for pumping fluids with varied viscosities, diaphragm pumps Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Industrial IoT, Warehouse Management Systems, Additive Manufacturing, and Robotics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-62-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE focuses on Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, and additive manufacturing. A hybrid Industrial Internet of Things platform, robots for autonomous shelf-scanning, multifunctional battle bots for next-gen gaming, 3D printing of large scale objects, and micro forging and casting process in a single 3D printing solution have been profiled. 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: Industrial Internet of Things, autonomous robots, 3D printing, micro forging, casting Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of SEA and ANZ Electric Motors Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CC-01-00-00-00 This factbook on SEA and ANZ Electric Motors Market provides information on the motors primarily used for industrial and commercial applications across the region. The study discusses all of the key economies and provides a breakdown of revenue based on technology, end users and type of motor. Besides, the factbook also discusses the major participants and their market share in each country. Also included is the information on growth rates and distribution channels after considering the prevailing market scenario in the region. Asia Pacific is an emerging region and is considered vital for motor manufacturers. The region is one of the major users of energy in the manufacturing sector. Some of the emerging countries in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam, and Philippines are being considered by motors manufacturers for expansion. Even at a global level, Asia Pacific is among the largest contributors to revenue for suppliers of motors with over 30.0% share. At a regional level, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia will continue to be important for suppliers to establish and sustain their market. This factbook also forecasts revenue until 2021 across key end users. There is also a break-up of the standards/efficiency regulations for motors across countries. Southeast Asia has established itself as a hub for investment. However, some countries are seen to possess better infrastructure to support investment than others. With governments looking to identify infrastructure gaps and improve energy efficiency, there have been concerted efforts to form public-private partnerships and increase foreign direct investment to improve the standard of living of its citizens. Some of the key industries have been impacted which will also reflect in the reduced adoption of motors. Several major investments in oil and gas industry have been postponed as weak oil prices are impacting the industry. In the short term, this is expected to further reduce. In the power sector, although there is a move to promote clean energy, fossil fuels will be the principal source of power generation. Significant investments in countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, which are also key automation markets in the region, will also aid motors manufacturers. In the water and wastewater industry, demand for clean water and development of infrastructure in rural areas are expected to attract significant investments. Currently, there are several projects being executed in SEA and ANZ, indicating the potential in the industry. This factbook answers key questions pertaining to the industries that heavily use motors as innovation is not a major enabler in this category. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:42:43 +0000 Innovations in Machine Learning for Industrial Optimization, Color and Multi-axis 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-61-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence for equipment or process optimization, 3D inkjet color printing, and 5-axis 3D printing. 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: Machine learning, deep learning, Big Data, predictive maintenance, 3D printing, fused filament fabrication, fused deposition modeling, color printing Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Digital Manufacturing for Discrete Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298019001 The research on Digital Manufacturing for Discrete Industries by Frost & Sullivan analyses the attractiveness, business benefits, and various technical as well as economic mega trends that are shifting the view of the manufacturing industry toward adopting digital manufacturing processes for their operations. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Microwires, Robotics, and 3D Printing of Ceramics and Silicone http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-60-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights developments and advancements in 3D printing of ceramics and silicone, microwires, robot programming, and robot security. 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 printing, ceramics, silicone, microwires, indium tin oxide, silver salt ink, virtual reality, autonomous robots Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Automation and Process Control Systems Market in Japan, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9C0-01-00-00-00 This factbook provides an understanding on the market revenue generated by major automation products and solutions in Japan. Japan is one of the most important markets in Asia and the world. Because the country is receptive to implementing new technologies in its manufacturing industry, automation vendors are likely to focus on Japan more. Japan is a major exporter of automobiles, electronics, and semi-conductors. Robotics is also a major industry in the region, as precision is needed in most applications due to the speed of output. Manufacturers in Japan also look at safety, ergonomics, and reliability while developing automation products. In other words, value add is an important factor for manufacturers and Japanese automation and process control systems suppliers are able to ensure this, along with cost-optimization, to the best possible extent. The latest developments in design and deployment of remote terminal units (RTUs), which helps control machinery on the manufacturing floor along with wireless technologies, have opened up major opportunities for factory automation market in Japan. Since smart manufacturing looks at technologies involving sensors to track and improve agility and reduce inefficiencies, manufacturing in Japan will most likely benefit from newer technologies as the country looks to retain and improve its manufacturing standards internationally. Also, because energy regulations are gaining prominence, safety systems will be suitably designed with process control systems further contributing to its growth. Automation is set to become very important due to the declining workforce, and as a country that extensively uses automation technologies, Japan will be a major market in the years to come. Six out of the top ten vehicle manufacturers in the world are based in Japan. There is also intense competition from regional companies and technology is often leaked out to external agencies, thereby hindering growth prospects. However, there is also a strong focus on product quality and lean manufacturing, which has made the country a leading developer and supplier of automation equipment and process control systems despite the problems. Companies such as Yokogawa, Mitsubishi Electric, and Omron are among the best in the world and all of these companies are highly sought after for their control products by the Japanese manufacturing industry. This factbook provides information on the market shares of participants, the major end users of automation and process control systems, and the distribution structure. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2021. This factbook discusses the trends in each of the products and provides a competitive analysis. Wed, 8 Nov 2017 06:59:43 +0000 Global Pneumatic Valves and Actuators Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B6-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan research service analyzes the global pneumatic valves and actuators market in detail from 2013 to 2022, where the base year of the study is 2016. This study examines the various product segments, end-user industries, and market shares, and offers a competitive analysis of the global market participants, individually for pneumatic valves and pneumatic actuators. 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 the 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: Pneumatic Valves, based on: Operator Type: Direct solenoid, solenoid pilot, air pilot, and manual/mechanical valves Mounting Configuration: In-line, sub-base, manifolds, and fieldbus Port Size: Small, medium, and large Ways/Positions: 2W/2P, 3W/2P, 4W/2P, and 4W/3P Pneumatic Actuators: National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Actuators Non-repairable Actuators Compact Actuators International Standards Organization (ISO) / Verband Deutscher Machinen-und Anlagenbau (VDMA) Actuators Rodless Actuators Rotary Actuators Slide Actuators Others Rising investments in Asia-Pacific, focus on energy efficiency, and increased penetration of IIoT are set to drive market growth. Asia-Pacific, home to two fastest growing major economies in the world, has emerged as the key growth engine for this market due to the rising wealth in the region and the growth of the manufacturing sector. Increasing demand for industrial automation in key end-user industries such as automotive, food processing and packaging, chemicals, plastics, and oil, material handling, and semiconductors and electronics, as well as the lifesciences industry, is anticipated to boost the growth of the pneumatic valves and actuators market, on account of their simple design, high power-to-weight ratio, and low purchase costs. However, commoditization of the product increases the price pressure, affecting the profit margins of the market participants, especially in the face of increased competition from low-cost Asian 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 IIoT across the manufacturing sectors, which is expected to steady the demand for pneumatic valves and actuators over the forecast period and sustain competition from competing technologies (e.g., electrical actuators). While increased focus on total cost of ownership and reduced energy consumption are expected to result in increased substitution of pneumatic systems with electrical systems in the long term, the high cost of electrical actuators, practical limitations in hazardous environments, and the complexity involved in the conversion of brownfield facilities are expected to slow down this trend. Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Industrial Analytics Tools, Metal 3D Printing, and Robots for Construction and Fulfilment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-5F-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles innovations and advancements in industrial analytics tools, electrochemical metal 3D printing, robots for typing rebar, fulfillment robots, and autonomous robotic tractors for construction excavation. 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: Analytics tools, machine health, IIoT, AI, robots, metal 3D printing, rebar, construction, tractors, autonomous heavy vehicles Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 THE FUTURE OF NDT http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297994207 Proceq SA (hereafter referred to as Proceq) has for many years been a very strong player in the production, manufacturing, and distribution of technology products for non-destructive testing (NDT). Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Bearings Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD42-01-00-00-00 The research provides the European bearings market size estimate for 2016, historic data from 2013 to 2015 and provides market forecast from 2017 to 2021. Market revenue is provided in $ million for 2 product segments, 8 end-user segments and 9 regional segments in Europe. Product technology include Ball bearings, Roller bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, Tapered roller bearings, Spherical roller bearings and Needle roller bearings. Regions include Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Benelux, Iberia, Rest of Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe. End users include: industrial (energy, heavy industries, general manufacturing, others) and mobile (automobile, aerospace and defence, off-highway and construction equipment, and railway). The report gives detailed information on the revenues and growth rates of these end-user segments across regions. Competitor analyses and market shares for 2016 have been provided. The major companies covered in the report are SKF, Schaeffler AG, NSK Ltd, NTN-SNR, The Timken Company, JTEKT Corporation, Nachi Europe GmbH, Kinex Bearings and Fersa Bearings. The European bearings market is dominated by 6 major global brands that have significant presence across all major end-user segments and regional segments.The bearings market is likely to be positively impacted by increasing demand for sophisticated bearings. In general, the demand for bearings with longer service life, higher efficiency and lower maintenance requirements is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. On the other hand, higher adoption of smart bearings is expected to reduce the replacement frequency of bearings, as smart bearings will be replaced on the basis of the actual condition of the bearing rather than on a predetermined replacement schedule. This trend is expected to reduce the growth in demand. The research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research. Secondary research involves desk-based research. Primary research involves interaction with market participants and getting their perspective and feedback on our analysis. Key Questions Answered in the Report: Is the European bearings market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? What is the impact of smart bearings on bearing replacement frequency? What new opportunities await bearing manufacturers due to the adoption of smart bearings? What are the major purchasing criteria considered by bearing customers in Europe? How does the suppliers brand influence the purchasing decision? What are the threats this market is likely to encounter? What are the factors that may drive the market? How is the demand for rolling element bearings distributed across the various end-user segments and regions within Europe? Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Distributed Control System Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD17-01-00-00-00 This research study provides key trends and predictions for the global distribution control systems (DCS) market. The DCS market experienced a decline in 2016 as a result of a weak investment climate. The research service analyzes the trends across the global regions, revenue types, end-user industries and distribution channels and provides forecast for the DCS market for the period 2017-2023. In the era of technology convergence driving disruption, the focus has shifted from hardware to software. The end-user industries enter an era of radical transformation where the promise of new levels of agility, flexibility, and actionable knowledge through the convergence of operational technologies and new information technologies appears to raise the expectations of manufacturing executives around the globe. The DCS market is set for a paradigm shift due to the digitalization in the end-user industries, and the study analyzes the impact of the shift on the market during the forecast period. The study captures the impact of trends that are expected to transpire over the upcoming years as organizations shift to prepare for the future. This DCS study provides a detailed market landscape analysis of the key participants in the market. It offers an in-depth analysis of the DCS market revenue by different regions and revenue segments. A detailed overview of market share and competitive analysis for geographical regions, industry verticals, system size and revenue segments is provided. Scope of the Study: Study Period: 2013 2023 Base Year: 2016 Forecast Period: 2017 2023 Segmentation by Region: North America (NA), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LA) Segmentation by End-user Industry: Oil and gas, power, chemicals and petrochemicals, metals and mining, pharma and biotech, food and beverages, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, cement and glass, textile, rubber and plastic, and metal fabrication Segmentation by Revenue Category: Hardware, software and services Segmentation by Distribution Channel: Direct Sales, system integrators and distributors Segmentation by System Size: Small, medium and large Key Questions this Study will Answer: Is the DCS market growing? What is the short-term and long-term growth potential of the DCS market? What are the key market drivers and market restraints impacting the global DCS market? How will these factors impact the market in the short and long term? What are the key technology and business trends that are poised to disrupt the DCS business? What are the major end-user industries for DCS solutions? Which industries offer maximum growth opportunities during the forecast period? How has the competitive landscape changed? What is the relative position of competitors in the global DCS market? Which global regions offer maximum growth opportunities for the DCS market? Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in AI-based Predictive Analytics and 3D Printing Equipment and Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-5E-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements and innovations in AI-based predictive analytics software and in fused deposition modeling 3D printing, 3D printing of photopolymer resin, and 3D printing of circuit boards. 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: Artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, 3D printing, liquid photopolymer resins, fused deposition modeling, circuit boards Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Transformation in the Australian Mining Industry, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D9-01-00-00-00 This report provides a comprehensive update on how digital transformation is impacting the mining sector in Australia and discusses market drivers and restraints, market size and overview of trends, the digital mining ecosystem and digital transformation use cases across the Australian mining value chain. The study concludes with a summary of growth opportunities. The end of the mining super cycle in Australia has dampened demand for digital solutions in the mining industry. However, over the medium term, assuming no significant deterioration in commodity prices, mining digital solution expenditure is expected to recover. Long-term fundamentals for mining digital solutions remain positive. Through digital infrastructure and IT-OT convergence, miners gain higher operational visibility and real-time monitoring that helps achieve safety, minimises downtime, reduces energy consumption, and facilitates optimal utilisation of mining assets. In the current environment, with weakened demand for some mining commodities, customers are looking to optimise assets more through a strategic focus on asset reliability monitoring. This is achieved through increasing the leverage of sensors and data analytics. In addition, the ability of cloud-based solutions to provide solutions cost-effectively is helping drive their uptake among miners. Declining ore grades and high input costs remain productivity challenges for miners. The need for accuracy and efficacy in defining ore body characteristics is driving the integration of ore-body model information with blast-hole drill data and online sampling. Automated haulage and drilling are fairly advanced, while automated blasting and shovelling are being explored. Although digital transformation impacts the mining sector the most in operational areas, there is inadequate convergence between IT and OT. This is often because internal IT departments do not have the OT expertise to deliver enterprise-wide transformation benefits. Many mines have disparate legacy systems in place and require a new network or application to be integrated with the existing legacy systems. Effective integration and managed services remain unmet needs. Start-ups are devising novel solutions to be integrated with cloud technologies, command and control, and other equipment to efficiently control and process data. Service and IIoT capabilities are expected to become critical competitive advantages. In achieving synergies, companies are likely to seek strategic partnerships with different participants in the ecosystem. Over the long term, investment in cybersecurity solutions is likely to gain momentum as a more connected ecosystem provides more surfaces for cybercriminal hacks/attacks. Investment and improvement in data analytics are likely to grow to build more consolidated systems providing end-to-end integration of all functions in the mining process. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Indian Electric Motor Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P99E-01-00-00-00 This research service presents a comprehensive analysis of the Indian Electric Motor Market. The objective of the research service is to assess the Indian Electric Motor Market in terms of overall market opportunity for FHP and IHP Motors. The subsegments, IHP electric motors and FHP electric motors are discussed in detail. IHP and FHP motors are further classified into AC and DC electric motors and discussed in the study. Forecast and forecast discussion for each subsegment has been included in the study. The study discussed the growth rate and growth period of the market. It also presents significant technological developments expected in the future. Revenue analyses, for IHP and FHP motors are provided separately for the end-user industries. Revenue forecast for the sub-segments is also provided in this study. The document also forecasts the market, for the next five years, for AC and DC electric motor segments in FHP and IHP electric motor markets. Important segment characteristics for IHP and FHP electric motors are also discussed. The research service also focuses on industry-specific market drivers and restraints and provides an understanding of the attributes that influence the market, besides providing insights on the competitive environment. Drivers, like Increasing demand for household appliances and other electric motor-driven systems and Growing segments like HVAC, electric vehicle and others to drive the demand of IHP motors in India, and restraints like Stiff competition from imported motors and machineries and replacement of DC motors with AC motors fitted with variable frequency drives (VFDs) and their impact in the short, medium and long terms have been discussed in detail in the document. The research service also talks about energy-efficient electric motors and their future in India. Total revenue generated by energy-efficient electric motors and splits for various efficiency classes have been provided in the study. The research service discusses the key focus areas of select players who performed well over the past years to gain significant market share in the assessment year. The individual market share of the payers for IHP electric motors, FHP electric motors, IHP AC electric motors and IHP DC electric motors have been included in the study. SWOT analysis of top competitors has been provided for FHP and IHP electric motors, separately. It also provides market forecasts for each end-user industry and OEM segments for FHP and IHP electric motor market. It discusses in detail the individual end users and OEMs in the IHP electric motor market. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Electrical automation combined under one roof http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297969870 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Agricultural Automation, Teleoperated Robots, Humanoid Subsystems, Indoor Drones, and Multi-material 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-5D-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles key developments in automated agriculture, robotic teleoperation using virtual reality, human-like walking for robots, indoor drones, and multi-material 3D printing technology with improved efficiency. 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: Agriculture, drones, teleoperation, virtual reality, humanoid robots, robot walking algorithms, 3D printing, selective laser sintering Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Cloud computing and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297968583 Cloud computing is the latest and biggest buzz in the world of computer these days. It is increasingly becoming a vehicle for next generation businesses by providing various innovation platforms and support technologies. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Cybersecurity Approach for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297950987 The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been one of the most talked about topics in the manufacturing world. Increasingly, as manufacturers are able to harness benefits from IIoT, others who have not made the move yet, are also seen making a shift towards this trend. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Implication of the 3D Printing Technology in the Pump and Valve Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297955506 Technological innovations such as the Internet, neural networking, resistive and capacitive touchscreens have disrupted the conventional technologies and processes. Similarly, 3D printing also known as additive manufacturing has been transforming the manufacturing industry for more than three decades now. Additive manufacturing has a plethora of applications ranging from miniature enameled pottery items to building 3D printed houses. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100