About I/O Modules
I/O modules connect field devices such as actuators, sensors, and drives to controllers such as PLCs, PCs, and DCS. The physical media by which an I/O module connection is established depends on application and bus/network.
Analysts forecast the global I/O modules in process industries market to grow at a CAGR of 5.13% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global I/O modules in process industries market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of hardware and software licenses, renewal of software licenses, upgrades of existing solutions, and maintenance and services for calculating market value in the process industries.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global I/O Modules in Process Industries Market 2016-2020, 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.
- Rockwell Automation
- Emerson Electric
- Reduction in prices of raw materials
- Security concerns due to insecure I/O connections
- Increased adoption of Ethernet-based I/O control network interface
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?
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- Market overview
- Key market vendors
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Global I/O modules market in process industries
- Five forces analysis
- Global PLC I/O modules market in process industries
- Global DCS I/O modules in process industries
- Global industrial PC-based I/O modules in process industries
- I/O modules in process industries in EMEA
- I/O modules in process industries in Americas
- I/O modules market in process industries in APAC
Part 09: Impact of drivers
Part 10: Market challenges
Part 11: Impact of drivers and challenges
Part 12: Market trends
Part 13: Vendor landscape
- Competition analysis
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Market segmentation: By controller types and geography
Exhibit 02: Key geographies covered
Exhibit 03: Total shipments of I/O modules for DCS applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
Exhibit 04: Total shipments of I/O modules for PLC-based applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
Exhibit 05: Total shipments of I/O modules for industrial PC-based applications by mounting configurations in process industries 2015 (%)
Exhibit 06: Most identified ratings by geographic region
Exhibit 07: ASP of I/O modules based on controller class 2011-2015
Exhibit 08: Preferred input to output ratio.
Exhibit 09: Global I/O modules market in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 10: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 11: Global I/O modules in process industries by controller type 2015 and 2020 (% share)
Exhibit 12: Global PLC I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 13: Global DCS I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 14: Global industrial PC-based I/O modules in process industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 15: Global I/O modules market in process industries by geographical segmentation 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 16: Smart grid scenario in Europe
Exhibit 17: I/O modules in process industries in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 18: US smart grid investments by type of projects
Exhibit 19: I/O modules market in process industries in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: I/O modules market in process industries by APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 21: Global smart grid technologies annual spending 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 22: Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 23: Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for DCS applications 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 24: Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for industrial PC-based control systems 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 25: Global overall shipment rankings of I/O modules for PLC based systems 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 26: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 27: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 28: Global copper price ($/lb) 2011-2016
Exhibit 29: Vendor rankings based on controller types
Exhibit 30: Vendor chain analysis of I/O module market
Exhibit 31: I/O product selection criteria rankings for end-users
Exhibit 32: I/O non-product selection criteria rankings for end-users
Exhibit 33: Preferred programming language types for each controller class
Exhibit 34: Estimated I/O module shipment share of ABB by geography 2015
Exhibit 35: Estimated I/O module shipment share of Rockwell Automation by geography 2015
Exhibit 36: Estimated I/O module shipment share of Siemens by geography 2015
Exhibit 37: Estimated I/O module shipment share of Emerson Electric by geography 2015
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global I/O modules market in process industries: ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Emerson Electric
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Acromag, Advantech, B&R, Beckhoff Automation, Festo, GE, Hitachi, IDEC, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller, National Instruments, Omron, Parsec Automation, Pepperl+Fuchs, RS Component, TURCK India Automation, Wago, Yamatake Control Products, and Yokogawa
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Ethernet has become a major network protocol for data transfer in industries due to its low cost and ease of integration. Ethernet is increasingly used as the physical layer in the fieldbus I/O. This is due to the ability of the automation industry to industrialize consumer-driven commodity products for fieldbus implementation, thereby driving down development costs. An estimated 52.5% of the nodes networked or under evaluation for Ethernet based networking are I/O related.”
According to the report, distributed I/O modules installed in a communication network in discrete industries enable I/O data to be spread across the machine and outside of the cabinet, thereby lowering the overall hardware costs of the system. End-users are showing interest in distributed modular I/O technology because it lowers the cost per point of the control designs and reduces the total time of integration. By using modular I/O modules, the I/O slices can be separated from the communication network and are designed for mounting on the machines in small pockets of distributed I/O.
Further, the report states that the I/O modules market is marked by multiple local, regional, and international vendors offering similar products at competitive prices. This has created intense competition among vendors, wherein they are compelled to differentiate their products by providing additional support and services to end-users. Low-cost I/O modules are offered by manufacturers in developing countries such as India and China to gain larger market shares. Thus, the European and the US manufacturers dominating the market are feeling the heat and have been forced to adopt vertical integration.
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.
- Rockwell Automation
- Emerson Electric
- Beckhoff Automation
- Mitsubishi Electric
- National Instruments
- Parsec Automation
- RS Component
- TURCK India Automation
- Yamatake Control Products