Micro PLCs incorporate I/O modules in the range of 24-128. They have opened up new perspectives in industrial control systems due to their compact dimension and low cost. Micro PLCs provide added functions in smaller packages, and are efficiently used in control applications in which space is limited. They can handle complex sequencing functions and switching of small control devices. They have an efficient price-performance ratio, and are used for simple and complex automation tasks in various industries, including food and beverage, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, metals and mining, paper and plastic manufacturing, conveyor systems, and packaging. The analysts forecast the global micro PLC market to grow at a CAGR of 8.17% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of global micro PLC market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales and aftermarket services of global micro PLCs market. Micro PLCs are compact PLCs with greater than 24 and lesser than 128 I/Os.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global Micro PLC Market, 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.
- Mitsubishi Electric
- Rockwell Automation
- Schneider Electric
Other prominent vendors
- Bosch Rexroth
- Honeywell International
- Need for compact automation solutions
- Security risks
- Integration of HMI into micro PLCs
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?
- Market overview
- Top-vendor offerings
- Other prominent vendors
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Five forces analysis
- Global micro PLC market by hardware segment
- Global micro PLC market by software segment
- Global micro PLC market by services segment
- Global micro PLC market in automotive industry
- Global micro PLC market in oil and gas industry
- Global micro PLC market in power industry
- Global micro PLC market in food and beverage industry
- Global micro PLC market in water and wastewater industry
- Micro PLC market in APAC
- Micro PLC market in EMEA
- Micro PLC market in the Americas
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
- Competition analysis
- Recent developments
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Product segmentation
Exhibit 02: Global PLC market by product type 2015
Exhibit 03: Product offerings
Exhibit 04: Other prominent vendors
Exhibit 05: Global micro PLC market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 06: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 07: Global micro PLC market by product type 2015
Exhibit 08: Global PLC market by product type 2020
Exhibit 09: Global micro PLC market by hardware segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 10: Global micro PLC market by software segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 11: Global micro PLC market by services segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 12: Global micro PLC market in automotive industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 13: Global micro PLC market by oil and gas industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 14: Global micro PLC market in power industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 15: Global micro PLC market in food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 16: Global micro PLC market in water and wastewater industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 17: Global micro PLC market by geographical segmentation 2015
Exhibit 18: Global micro PLC market by geographical segmentation 2020
Exhibit 19: Micro PLC market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: Micro PLC market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 21: Micro PLC market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 22: Capital investment by leading automobile companies
Exhibit 23: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 24: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 25: Competition financials
Exhibit 26: Recent developments
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Micro PLC Market: Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ABB, Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell International, IDEC, Yaskawa, and Yokogawa.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Integration of HMI in micro PLCs is one of the major trends in the market. Vendors of micro PLCs are coming up with products with wider HMI screen compared to earlier generations. These HMIs display user-friendly graphic icons, send and receive text messages, and change displays according to the progression of the manufacturing process in an industrial production line.”
According to the report, miniaturization of industrial control systems is increasing in the factory automation industry. Customers look for small form factors that can provide the same functionalities and features of larger devices, while consuming low power. Germany initiated Industry 4.0 to increase production efficiency and maintain competitiveness in a smarter and greener way. This has led to the rise in smart factories that are intelligently connected and automated. Industrial controllers that are critical for smart factories are evolving toward miniaturization with high performance capabilities.
Further, the report states that the high preference for industrial PCs among end-users should have a negative influence on the demand for micro PLCs.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.