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Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022-2027)

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  • 120 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5624487


  • ABB Ltd.
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation
The Global Low Voltage Drives market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2022 and 2027. A greater focus on energy efficiency and more infrastructure spending will drive the industry's scenario. Continuous technical advancements will make LV drives more acceptable in a wider range of applications, such as battery-powered motion control devices that enable speedy problem diagnostics and effective operation at various loads and speeds.

Key Highlights

  • Low voltage drives are used in low and high-power applications to control the torque and speed of alternating current motors. Because of the low cost, quick availability, and reduced size, as well as the ability to boost process productivity throughout industrial processes, the business scenario will spread. Furthermore, the product landscape will be accelerated by high-efficiency system requirements as well as large energy savings.
  • Due to the interruptions in supply chain logistics and the temporary shutdown of manufacturing facilities, the COVID-19 pandemic has only had a marginal impact on the low voltage drive market. The strict restrictions taken by regional governments to restrict international trade and enforce national lockdowns have had a negative impact on product demand. The dynamics of the industry have been somewhat counterbalanced by the increased attention being paid to emergency sectors like healthcare facilities and the adoption of new combat strategies by the major competitors.
  • Furthermore, the growing adoption of energy-efficient electrical equipment in the commercial and industrial sectors, the low voltage drive market for the microdrives segment is also predicted to experience significant growth. Product penetration will be positively impacted by the expanding use of these systems for conveyors, fans, mixers, pumps, and integrated/machinery applications as well as their essential characteristics, which include a variety of stepless and smooth speed and torque control features.
  • The factors that are fueling the expansion of the market include the rise in industrialization and urbanization in emerging nations, the rise in industrial automation, and the expanding need for energy-efficient motors. Additionally, a number of characteristics of low voltage drives, including high safety standards, improved quality and productivity, positive energy balance, and reduced energy consumption, are also significantly boosting the market for low voltage drives.
  • The market for these drives is also predicted to increase in the near future as a result of stringent motor efficacy standards and regulations, as well as the upgrading and replacement of outdated equipment.

Key Market Trends

Automotive Industry is Expected to Boost the Demand

  • The automotive low-voltage drive market will be boosted by the continuing expansion of automotive production capacity, as well as rising energy consumption in new manufacturing facilities in emerging nations. The consumer focus has switched toward adopting these drives as a result of the paradigm shift toward acceptance of electric autos among end-users, in conjunction with the growing demand to increase vehicle safety.
  • Furthermore, increased government emphasis on the expansion of e-mobility cars in accordance with their uses in tough areas and their capacity to withstand high shock loads and vibration levels has boosted product penetration. Consumers expect more from electric vehicles, and increasing the voltage is the simplest approach to improve the power of electric drives. This merely exacerbates the problem of electrical safety.
  • Volabo, an Ansys Startup Program member, proposes a low-voltage electric drive that runs on only 48 volts, a safe-to-touch voltage. Volabo also employs an intelligent stator cage drives (ISCAD) system. The configuration replaces the most expensive component of an electric motor, copper winding, with inexpensive and simple-to-manufacture aluminum bars.
  • Furthermore, nanoFlowcell has developed technology that enables low-voltage electric drive in a freestanding system without the use of huge supercapacitors. This advancement will be exhibited in the Quant 48Volt variant. The nanoFlowcell's capacity to deliver so much power from such a low-voltage system contributes to the design's inherent safety.

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Low Voltage Drives

  • The Asia-Pacific Low Voltage Drives market is expected to grow rapidly between 2022 and 2027 as a result of the implementation of energy efficiency rules and rising demand for optimum energy solutions. The market landscape would be augmented by growing industrialization investments and a thriving real estate sector. Several government initiatives aimed at expanding EV coverage will result in increased EV accessory demand, further increasing market demand.
  • DC low voltage drives are expected to expand significantly through 2027, owing to rising consumer disposable income and rising urbanization rates, mainly in emerging countries. The continuing repair and retrofitting of electrical networks as a result of stringent building emissions regulations will increase industrial demand. The product has several major advantages, including reduced maintenance, increased efficiency, and ease of implementation, which help to accelerate the market landscape.
  • This expansion is due to attractive government incentives for creating sustainable transportation and other industry activities. Continuous product innovation in tandem with continued technical expansion across the electrical infrastructure will drive market growth. Also, this can be due to the rise in demand for oil & gas, power, and food processing in the region
  • ABB, for instance, introduced flameproof (FLP) low voltage motors in India in January 2022. It operates safely and reliably in explosive situations and is available in IE2 and IE3 efficiency classes. The offering includes remote monitoring, which expands the company's product line in the country.

Competitive Landscape

The global low voltage electric drives market is highly fragmented due to the presence of several global and regional players. The market trends will be shaped by inorganic growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing technical improvements. ABB, Siemens, Beckhoff Automation, Emerson Electric Co., Eaton, Hitachi, Ltd. are some of the significant players in the field.
  • November 2021 - Innovative shaft generators with a Power-Take-Off (PTO) solution, consisting of novel drive systems and permanent magnet technology, will be part of ABB's equipment package for Himilaya Shipping's ultra-large bulk carriers. Low-voltage electric drives and transformers, as well as engineering, project management, and commissioning services, are all included in ABB's comprehensive scope of supply for the Himalaya Shipping vessels.

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  • ABB Ltd.
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation

1.1 Study assumptions and market definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness -Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing focus toward energy efficiency and energy levels
5.1.2 Accelerating the Automotive Industry's Growth
5.2 Market Challenges
5.2.1 High Implementation Cost
6.1 Type
6.1.1 AC Drives
6.1.2 DC Drives
6.1.3 Servo Drives
6.2 End-User Industry
6.2.1 Automotive
6.2.2 Oil & Gas
6.2.3 Chemical & Petrochemical
6.2.4 F&B
6.2.5 Water & Wastewater
6.2.6 Power Generation
6.2.7 Metal & Mining
6.2.8 Pulp & Paper
6.2.9 HVAC
6.2.10 Discrete Industries
6.2.11 Other End-user Industries
6.3 Geography
6.3.1 North America United States Canada
6.3.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany Italy France Russia Rest of Europe
6.3.3 Asia Pacific China India Japan South Korea Australia & New Zealand Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.3.4 Latin America Brazil Mexico Chile Rest of Latin America
6.3.5 Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Turkey Rest of Middle East & Africa
8.1 Company Profiles
8.1.1 ABB Ltd
8.1.2 Siemens AG
8.1.3 Hitachi, Ltd
8.1.4 Nidec Corporation
8.1.5 Rockwell Automation
8.1.6 Beckhoff Automation
8.1.7 Johnson Controls
8.1.8 Yaskawa America, Inc
8.1.9 Schneider Electric
8.1.10 Hiconics Eco-energy Technology Co., Ltd
8.1.11 Schneider Electric, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.,
8.1.12 CG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Siemens AG
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • Johnson Controls
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.
  • Schneider Electric
  • Hiconics Eco-energy Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Schneider Electric, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.,
  • CG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd.