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Linear Actuators - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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  • 410 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 5030136

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.
  • Exlar Automation
  • Kollmorgen Corporation
  • Moticont
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Tolomatic, Inc.

Global Linear Actuators Market to Reach $34.9 Billion by 2026


Linear actuators were developed specifically for the semiconductor industry. Over the years, technological advancements have resulted in linear actuators reach extreme precision without compromising on their core property of speed. Growing in tandem with the requirements of the semiconductor industry, multiple linear motors to suit varied requirements have been developed In addition, easy integration with automation equipment, low down time, and lower prices have resulted in rapid adoption of linear motors and actuators. Presently, linear motors are capable of high dynamic agility, and coupled with velocities of 10 meters per second and acceleration of 20g, linear motors are amongst the best options for automation in multiple end-use applications. Apart from being competitive with belt drives and ball screws for advanced positioning applications, linear motors and actuators are also enabling automation of even difficult tasks. Various attributes such as being noise-free, maintenance-free, controllability and reliability are enabling linear drives to replace servo-controlled pneumatic cylinders which are plagued with noise as well as the additional cost of air compressors. Linear actuators remain a critical component of robotics and are expected to considerably advance the automated technology in the coming years.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Linear Actuators estimated at US$26.6 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$34.9 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% over the analysis period. Electrical, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.3% CAGR and reach US$13.2 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Hydraulic segment is readjusted to a revised 6.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $3.4 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $9.7 Billion by 2026


The Linear Actuators market in the U.S. is estimated at US$3.4 Billion in the year 2022. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$9.7 Billion by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 8.2% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 4% and 5.3% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 4.6% CAGR. The automotive industry represents one of the major end-use markets for linear actuators. Linear actuators are commonly used in lifting, lowering, opening, closing Hoods/bonnets; trunks/boots; tailgates; tonneau covers; rumble seats; steering wheel; headrest; folding of the rear view mirror, displacement of the cleaning mechanism of the lights, opening and closing the sunroof or roof panel, activating control valves of gases and fluids etc. Automotive actuators control various processes in vehicles, such as regulating the lighting, controlling the doors, and brake application, among others. They can control various valves and devices in vehicles. The actuators are in turn controlled by various motors such as PMDC (permanent magnet DC motor), liner motor, and stepper motor. Automotive actuators are a kind of transducers that have the capability to change energy that is provided by a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric source into mechanical motion.

Automotive actuators help reduce road accidents and are used in electronic parking brake, head light lifts, and in fuel pumps systems. Due to their improved performance, energy savings, and consistency, linear actuators which began gaining momentum in the pre-pandemic period will continue to gain momentum in the post pandemic period also. In the post pandemic period, growth of linear actuators will be supported by growing integration of electric and automated systems into vehicles; expected recovery in demand for electric vehicles worldwide; legislation of novel carbon dioxide emission regulations in various countries; continuous focus shed on fuel efficient vehicles; among others. Vehicles with automatic systems, such as window lock and door lock systems are heavy users of linear actuators. The growing use of automatic systems in vehicles will fuel adoption of these actuators. Virtually every car rolling off the assembly line even mid-segment cars today come loaded with automated comfort and convenience features, which bodes well for future growth of the market.

Pneumatic Segment to Reach $7.2 Billion by 2026


In the global Pneumatic segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 6.5% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$3.5 Billion will reach a projected size of US$5.4 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$1.4 Billion by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 8.8% CAGR through the analysis period.

Pneumatic Linear Actuators Grow in Popularity. Here`s Why


Pneumatic linear actuators are composed of a simple piston inside of a hollow cylinder. A pneumatic linear actuator is a device which converts the energy generated from compressed air supply into a linear or rotary movement that enables specific tasks such as clamping, picking and placing, filling, ejecting, and tool changing. The simple setup and lower cost when compared to electric and hydraulic actuators boosts popularity of pneumatic actuators. Pneumatic actuators are extensively used in automotive, semiconductor, medical, packaging, and food and beverage industries. The range and scope of pneumatic actuators has increased, resulting in the development of space-saving and rod-less designs that are suitable for use in vertical applications. The high force and speed at low unit cost in a small footprint continues to sustain demand for pneumatic linear actuators in machine motion applications on assembly lines. The other benefits of pneumatic linear actuators include clean operation, lack of ignition source and high reliability, which makes them ideal for application in internal combustion engines, ventilation systems, pumps and flammable environments. Pneumatic actuators are also increasingly used in medical applications that require high-speed actuation in the lower load band. New pneumatic linear actuators constructed of stainless steel provide protection contaminants caused by corrosion. Such actuators are particularly suitable for operation in a challenging environment such as food processing and packaging industry. Linear actuators equipped with wiper and metallic scraper options help remove external debris and adherents from the piston rod. Early pneumatic actuators used in manufacturing produced linear force based on single-acting cylinders.

Current range of actuators include single and double acting cylinders; rotary actuators (rack and pinion actuators and vane actuators); single and twin rod slide units; hollow rod cylinders; and grippers and compact cylinders. Other actuator types include and locking head and multi-positional cylinders with the ability to provide a combination of rotary and linear motion. Pneumatic actuators are available in many configurations and are essential components of machine motion on the plant floor. Pneumatic actuators can support automation by improving productivity, increasing throughput, and improving worker safety. At the heart of Industry 4.0 is the smart factory, which witnessed a higher level of automation, digitization, and self-monitoring in recent years. New Industry 4.0 technologies spanning IoT, machine learning, AI, and big data are key to accessing real-time data and results that improve the manufacturing field. Machines using self-configuration, self-configuration, and AI have the ability to communicate, analyze, and complete complex tasks which result in better quality goods or services and improved cost efficiencies. A high level of automation ensures smoother processes and also frees-up employees for other tasks. As a result, pneumatic linear actuators are being made adaptable to the IIoT plant floor. Advances in sensing technology enables designers to optimize actuator performance and integrate them into any IIoT platform.

Select Competitors (Total 44 Featured):

  • Actuonix Motion Devices Inc.
  • Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
  • Burr Engineering & Development Company
  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.
  • Duff-Norton
  • Emerson Electric, Co
  • Exlar Automation
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Helix Linear Technologies
  • Kollmorgen Corporation
  • Lin Engineering, Inc.
  • LINAK
  • Moticont
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • PBC Linear
  • Progressive Automation Inc.
  • REGNER®
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Rollon India Pvt. Ltd
  • Shenzhen ZhaoWei Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd
  • SMC Corporation of America
  • Thomson Industries, Inc.
  • TiMOTION Technology Co. Ltd
  • Tolomatic, Inc.
  • Tsubakimoto Chain, Co
  • Tusk Direct, Inc.
  • Venture Manufacturing

What`s New for 2022?

  • Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares
  • Market presence across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial
  • Online interactive peer-to-peer collaborative bespoke updates
  • Access to the digital archives
  • Complimentary updates for one year

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.
  • Exlar Automation
  • Kollmorgen Corporation
  • Moticont
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Tolomatic, Inc.

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Linear Actuators - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Linear Actuators Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2020E
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Linear Actuators, Why are they so Vital in Leading the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • Linear Actuators Remain the Driving Force for Robotics and Automated Machines
  • Precision Capabilities: the USP of Linear Actuators
  • Types Of Linear Motors
  • Applications Of Linear Motors
  • COVID-19 Outbreak: A Major Setback for the Global Economy & Markets
  • Virus Induced Recession Impacts Businesses Across Sectors: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Innovations
  • World Brands
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Automotive Industry, Accounting for Over 27.9% Share of Revenues Wields a Massive Blow to Demand
  • Halting Assembly Lines & Falling Production Impact OEM Demand for Auto Parts & Components: Automobile Production % YoY Change Across Select Countries: 2020 Vs 2019
  • Battered Consumer Confidence Knocks Down Sales With Grim Ramifications for Auto Components in the Production Value Chain: Reduction in Automotive Demand in 2020 (In Million Vehicles)
  • Use of Actuators in Automobiles: A Review
  • Nothing Can Be More Interesting than the Concept of Driverless Cars in a Pandemic Era of Social Distancing: Autonomous Vehicles Penetration Time Line (In %)
  • Use of Actuators in Automobile Production: A Review
  • Slumping Manufacturing Industry Impacts Demand for Linear Actuators Used in Machine Tools
  • Summarization of COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing
  • Plummeting Global PMI Brings Bad News for Linear Actuators: Global PMI Index Points for the Years 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Falling Industrial Output Stands Testimony to the Pain Inflicted on the Manufacturing Industry: Global Industrial Output Growth (In %) for Dec-2019, Jan-2020, Feb-2020, Mar-2020, Apr-2020 & May-2020
  • Massive Revenue Erosion in Machine Tools Market Impacts Demand for Linear Actuators: Global Market for Machine Tools (In US$ Billion)
  • Among the Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic is the Importance of Automation. Re-Doubled Focus on Manufacturing Automation to Benefit Medium-to-Long-Term Growth
  • What Does This Mean for the Linear Actuators Market?
  • Robust Outlook for Post Pandemic Industry 4.0 Spending Bodes Well for Linear Actuators in Automation Applications: Global Spending on Industry 4.0 Technologies (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2021 and 2023
  • Linear Actuators in Mining and Oil & Gas Applications: A Current & Post Pandemic Outlook
  • Valve Automation: The Key Goal of Linear Actuators in Mining and Oil & Gas Applications
  • Electric Linear Actuators Eliminate Methane Emissions
  • How COVID-19 is Changing the Outlook for the Year 2020
  • Massive Drop in CAPEX in 2020 Upends Opportunities for Linear Actuators in Oil & Gas Applications: Global Oil & Gas E&P Industry Spending (2015-2021E)
  • Construction Industry Sustains Billions in Revenue Losses. Demand for Electric Linear Actuators in Construction Machinery Takes a Beating
  • Construction Industry Collapses, Disrupting Demand for Heavy Construction Machinery & Parts/Components: Global Construction Spending (In US$ Trillion) for the Years 2019, 2020, & 2021
  • Smart Homes to Provide Robust Opportunities for Linear Actuators in Home Automation Systems
  • Growing Number of Smart Homes Catalyzes Opportunities for Linear Actuators in Enabling Simplified & Affordable Home Comfort Automation: Global Smart Homes Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2021, 2023 & 2025
  • Mechanization of Agriculture: A Big Opportunity for Linear Actuators
  • At the Helm of Automation in Agriculture is a Key Component Technology - “Linear Actuators”
  • Focus on Crop Productivity, Increased Reliance on Automated Machines to Drive Opportunities for Linear Actuators in Agricultural Machines: Required & Current Rate of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) Growth (In %)
  • Post Pandemic Focus on Strengthening Healthcare Systems to Benefit Use of Linear Actuators in Medical Equipment
  • With the COVID-19 Pandemic Exposing Global Healthcare Unpreparedness, There is Increasing Policy Led Focus on Rebooting Health Systems Worldwide: Current & Required Healthcare Spending as % of GDP
  • Use of Linear Actuators in UAVs & Aircraft to Increase in Sync with the Growing Commercial Opportunity for Drones & Expected Recovery in Aviation
  • In the Emerging Age of Autonomy, the World of UAVs is Getting Bigger & Along With it the Opportunity for Linear Actuators: Number of Countries Using Military & Commercial Drones
  • When Will the Aviation Industry Recover From COVID-19?
  • Expected Revenue Losses in Global Aviation Crushes All Hopes for an Early Recovery: Revenue Losses in Global Aviation (In US$ Billion) for April, July & December 2020
  • New Innovations Vital to Bring Back Growth in the Post COVID-19 Period
  • Pneumatic Linear Actuators Grow in Popularity. Here’s Why
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
CANADA
JAPAN
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
CHINA
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
EUROPE
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
FRANCE
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
GERMANY
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
SPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
AUSTRALIA
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)
INDIA
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)
SOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)
ARGENTINABRAZILMEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)
AFRICA
  • Linear Actuators Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 44

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Actuonix Motion Devices Inc.
  • Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
  • Burr Engineering & Development Company
  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.
  • Duff-Norton
  • Emerson Electric, Co
  • Exlar Automation
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Helix Linear Technologies
  • Kollmorgen Corporation
  • Lin Engineering, Inc.
  • LINAK
  • Moticont
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • PBC Linear
  • Progressive Automation Inc.
  • REGNER®
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Rollon India Pvt. Ltd
  • Shenzhen ZhaoWei Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd
  • SMC Corporation of America
  • Thomson Industries, Inc.
  • TiMOTION Technology Co. Ltd
  • Tolomatic, Inc.
  • Tsubakimoto Chain, Co
  • Tusk Direct, Inc.
  • Venture Manufacturing