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Industrial Automation and Wireless IoT - 3rd Edition

  • ID: 3775172
  • Report
  • July 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 147 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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Bright Times Ahead for Wireless IoT in Industrial Automation Apps


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This study investigates the worldwide market for wireless IoT applications in industrial automation. The installed base of active wireless IoT devices in the industrial automation industry is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27.7 percent from 14.3 million units at the end of 2015 to 62.0 million units by 2021. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

Industrial Automation and Wireless IoT is the third strategy report analysing the latest developments on the market for wireless IoT applications in industrial automation worldwide.

This strategic research report provides you with 150 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:
- Insights from numerous executive interviews with market leading companies.
- 360-degree overview of the IoT ecosystem in the industrial automation industry.
- Comprehensive overview of key applications for wireless IoT solutions in industrial automation.
- In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
- Detailed profiles of over 60 key players in this market.
- Updated forecasts by wireless technology, region, market vertical and device segment lasting until 2021.

This report answers the following questions:
- Which are the major applications for wireless IoT in industrial automation?
- Which are the leading wireless IoT solution providers for industrial automation applications?
- What offerings are available from device vendors and service providers?
- What are the key drivers behind the adoption of wireless IoT in industrial automation?
- What impact will technology advancements have on the market?
- How will the market evolve in Nor th America, Asia-Pacific and Europe?
- Why is Big Data analytics and cloud solutions crucial for the future of wireless connectivity in industrial automation?
- How will connectivity strategies in industrial automation evolve in the future?

Who should buy this report?
Industrial Automation and Wireless IoT is the foremost source of information about the adoption of wireless connectivity in the industrial automation sector. Whether you are a solution provider, device vendor, industrial automation player, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.
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Executive summary

1 The industrial automation industry
1.1 Introduction to industrial automation
1.2 Industrial automation segments
1.3 Factory and process operations
1.4 Industrial automation system overview
1.5 Industrial automation evolution
1.6 The global industrial automation market
1.7 Industrial automation market segments
1.7.1 The control system market
1.7.2 The control device market
1.7.3 The machinery and automation equipment market
1.7.4 The industrial robot market

2 Wireless IoT solutions in industrial automation
2.1 Wireless infrastructure in industrial automation
2.1.1 Facilities segment
2.1.2 Service segment
2.1.3 Network segment
2.2 Operations management
2.2.1 Production and process management
2.2.2 Business management
2.3 Equipment management and regulatory compliance
2.3.1 Equipment diagnostics and maintenance planning
2.3.2 Security and Safety
2.3.3 Regulatory compliance
2.4 Business models and project strategies

3. Market forecasts and trends
3.1 Market analysis
3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments
3.1.2 Wireless technologies
3.1.3 Factory and process automation
3.1.4 Regional markets
3.1.5 Major vendors
3.2 Market drivers and barriers
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
3.2.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.3 Competitive environment
3.2.4 Technology environment
3.3 Value chain analysis
3.3.1 Wireless IoT and industrial communication industry players
3.3.2 Industrial automation industry players
3.3.3 Wireless operators and managed service providers
3.3.4 IoT platform and IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends

4 European device and solution vendors
4.1 ABB
4.2 Advanticsys
4.3 Beijer Electronics
4.4 Bosch
4.5 ConiuGo
4.6 Control Data Systems
4.7 Eaton
4.8 Endress+Hauser
4.9 EnOcean
4.10 Eurotech
4.11 eWon
4.12 HMS Networks
4.13 INSYS Microelectronics
4.14 Kontron
4.15 KUKA
4.16 Laird
4.17 LUCOM
4.18 MB Connect Line
4.19 MC Technologies
4.20 NetModule
4.21 Nivis
4.22 Pepperl+Fuchs
4.23 Phoenix Contact
4.24 Schneider Electric
4.25 Secomea
4.26 Siemens
4.27 Softing
4.28 Steute
4.29 Telit
4.30 Wago
4.31 Weidmüller
4.32 Wi-NEXT

5 North American and Asian device and solution vendors
5.1 Advantech
5.2 Antaira Technologies
5.3 Apprion
5.4 B+B SmartWorx (Advantech)
5.5 Belden
5.6 CalAmp
5.7 Cisco
5.8 Data-Linc
5.9 Digi International
5.10 Emerson
5.11 FreeWave Technologies
5.12 General Electric
5.13 Hitachi
5.14 Honeywell
5.15 Ingenu
5.16 Intel
5.17 Lantronix
5.18 Maestro Wireless Solutions
5.19 Memex
5.20 Moxa
5.21 MultiTech Systems
5.22 Murata
5.23 National Instruments
5.24 Newtrax Technologies
5.25 OleumTech
5.26 Opto 22
5.27 ProSoft Technology
5.28 Red Lion
5.29 Robustel Technologies
5.30 Rockwell Automation
5.31 Sierra Wireless
5.32 Wind River
5.33 Xiamen Four-Faith Communication Technology
5.34 Yokogawa


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Examples of industrial automation market verticals
Figure 1.2: Examples of factory and process operations
Figure 1.3: Industrial automation system overview
Figure 1.4: Annual industrial automation market value (2007–2015)
Figure 1.5: Industrial automation revenues by region (2015)
Figure 1.6: Major industrial automation vendors
Figure 1.7: Industrial robot shipments (World 2006–2015)
Figure 2.1: Overview of wireless IoT infrastructure in industrial automation
Figure 2.2: Examples of field, control and network devices
Figure 2.3: Example of service segment in a connected automation system
Figure 3.1: Industrial automation wireless market by device segment (World 2015–2021)
Figure 3.2: Industrial automation wireless market by technology (World 2015–2021)
Figure 3.3: Device shipments by vertical (World 2015–2021)
Figure 3.4: Industrial automation wireless device market by region (World 2015–2021)
Figure 3.5: Major wireless solution vendors in the industrial automation market
Figure 3.6: Data for leading industrial communication and wireless IoT players
Figure 3.7: Wireless IoT and industrial communication vendor M&As (2010–2016)
Figure 3.8: Data for leading industrial automation industry players
Figure 3.9: Industrial automation mergers and acquisitions (2010–2016)
Figure 3.10: Mobile operators by M2M subscriber base (World Q1-2015)
Figure 3.11: Industrial IoT platform vendor landscape
Figure 4.1: Eurotech’s IoT/M2M architecture
Figure 4.2: eWon Flexy modular M2M router and gateway
Figure 4.3: KUKA Connect
Figure 4.4: Pepperl+Fuchs’ WirelessHART adapter, gateway and temp converter
Figure 5.1: B+B SmartWorx Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform
Figure 5.2: Cisco’s Ethernet-to-the-Factory Framework
Figure 5.3: Overview of the Intel IoT platform

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The installed base of wireless IoT devices in Industrial Automation reached 14.3 million in 2015

According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of wireless IoT devices in industrial automation reached 14.3 million in 2015. The number of wireless IoT devices in automation networks will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7 percent to reach 62.0 million by 2021. There is a wide range of wireless technologies used in industrial automation with different characteristics and use cases. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are the most widespread technologies in factory automation while cellular connectivity typically is used for remote monitoring and backhaul communication between plants.

The increasing popularity of Ethernet based networks in factory automation is one of the key drivers for the popularity of Wi-Fi in such applications. 802.15.4 based standards such as WirelessHART and ISA100.11a are major contenders at the field level in process automation networks. The emerging area of Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) is a promising alternative in remote monitoring applications.

The wireless IoT device market is served by a multitude of players from various backgrounds including global automation solution providers, automation equipment and solution vendors, industrial communication specialists and IoT communication specialists. Emerson, Honeywell, GE and Yokogawa are leading vendors of 802.15.4 devices in industrial automation. Siemens, Cisco, Belden, Moxa, Schneider Electric and Eaton are major vendors of Wi-Fi devices while Eaton, GE and Sierra Wireless are important vendors of cellular devices for industrial automation applications. Higher levels of automation and IoT solutions enable shorter lead times, lower inventories, increased throughput as well as more flexibility and the ability to respond faster to changing customer needs.

“Wireless communication and industrial IoT solutions can provide integration of different automation systems as well as enterprise systems which enables supply chains to be lean, even with a complex mix of products and output levels” said Johan Svanberg, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. “Connected automation solutions also open up the possibility for entirely new business and service models which can give companies a much needed competitive edge in today’s manufacturing landscape”, concluded Mr. Svanberg.
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- Advantech
- Advanticsys
- Antaira Technologies
- Apprion
- B+B SmartWorx (Advantech)
- Beijer Electronics
- Belden
- Bosch
- CalAmp
- Cisco
- ConiuGo
- Control Data Systems
- Data-Linc
- Digi International
- Eaton
- Emerson
- EnOcean
- Endress+Hauser
- Eurotech
- eWon
- FreeWave Technologies
- General Electric
- HMS Networks
- Hitachi
- Honeywell
- INSYS Microelectronics
- Ingenu
- Intel
- Kontron
- Laird
- Lantronix
- MB Connect Line
- MC Technologies
- Maestro Wireless Solutions
- Memex
- Moxa
- MultiTech Systems
- Murata
- National Instruments
- NetModule
- Newtrax Technologies
- Nivis
- OleumTech
- Opto 22
- Pepperl+Fuchs
- Phoenix Contact
- ProSoft Technology
- Red Lion
- Robustel Technologies
- Rockwell Automation
- Schneider Electric
- Secomea
- Siemens
- Sierra Wireless
- Softing
- Steute
- Telit
- Wago
- Weidmüller
- Wind River
- Xiamen Four-Faith Communication Technology
- Yokogawa

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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.