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The Market for Temperature Sensors in the Americas

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The Market for Temperature Sensors in the Americas, 2nd Edition.

Technology Shifts Dominate a Changing Temperature Sensors Market

-Thermocouples

-RTDs

-Thermistors

-Infrared Thermometers

-Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors

-Thermowells

The temperature sensors market is changing. But how is it changing? We have just spent eight months working to answer that question. We began by contacting more than 250 temperature suppliers, and determined which ones are manufacturers of temperature sensors. We then sent each company a detailed questionnaire asking about their products and their company. We then followed up with phone calls, interviewing many of these companies by telephone. In the end, we analyzed all the data we collected and created a complete picture of the market for temperature sensors in the Americas.

This study analyzes the temperature sensors market in the Americas. It includes a technology and product analysis, market share and market size data, and also provides in-depth segmentation of the market by various product and geographic categories. It also includes detailed market growth projections through 2010 for five types of temperature sensors, plus thermowells. Detailed market strategies are provided for suppliers, and 71 companies are profiled. Data is provided for the Americas, which includes the following geographic regions:

-The Americas, including:

-United States

-Canada

-Latin America

-This study provides the following vital information about the temperature sensors market:

-Market size in dollars and units for each temperature sensor type

-Growth forecasts through 2010 for each temperature sensor type

-Market shares for each type of temperature sensor

-Detailed product descriptions by supplier

-Growth factors for the temperature sensors market

-Growth forecasts for temperature sensors by industry

-Strategies to employ to compete successfully in the temperature sensors market

-Profiles of 71 suppliers to the temperature sensors market

-Temperature sensor sales by distribution channel

-Temperature sensor sales by customer type

Why this study is important to you as a decision-maker in this market
This study is important for many reasons, including the following:

1. The study includes the main types of temperature sensors and accessories:

-Thermocouples

-RTDs

-Thermistors

-Infrared thermometers

-Fiber optic temperature sensors

-Thermowells

2. We were able to determine the status of several trends we originally identified in the first edition of this study, published in 2000. Among these are a shift from contact to noncontact temperature sensors, and a shift from wirewound to thin-film RTDs. We now can quantify to what extent new temperature sensor technologies are affecting the market.

3. We determined how much the market has grown in the past six years, including market size in dollars and units. We have this information for each temperature sensor type. This study tells you whether the thermocouple market is growing or declining, and how changes in the thermocouple market compare to changes in the RTD and thermistor markets. With this knowledge, you can better evaluate the prospects for your own temperature sensor products.

4. This 450+ page study provides market shares for the temperature sensors market as a whole, and for each type of temperature sensor. It tells you the major and minor players in each market, and does so by geographic region. Along with this are 71 company profiles that provide detailed financial and product information on most of the suppliers to this market.

5. It has been at least several years since a new study of this market has been done. What's more, we believe we are the only market research company currently studying this market. Not only is this new study the result of a thorough examination of the temperature sensors market, we can also see the market in light of the first edition of this study, published in 2000. While some market research firms have neglected the temperature sensors market, we recognize its importance and will continue to research and document this market.

The following describes the temperature sensors included in this study.
Thermocouples. Thermocouples are the most widely used temperature sensor in industrial manufacturing environments. Thermocouples consist of two wires made of different metals that are joined at one end, called the measurement junction. At the other end of the conductors, a reference junction is formed. When the measurement junction and the reference junction have different temperatures, a continuous current flows in the circuit. The resulting voltage is a function of the difference in temperature between the measurement and the reference junctions. The amount of voltage depends on the types of metals used. A voltmeter or other device is required to interpret the voltage reading as a temperature value.

RTDs. Resistance temperature detectors, or RTDs, make use of the fact that resistance to the flow of electricity in a wire changes with temperature. Platinum is the most commonly used material for the wire. There are two types of RTDs: wirewound and thin film. Wirewound RTDs consist of wire wound on a bobbin, which is enclosed in glass or metal. For thin-film RTDs, a film is etched onto a ceramic substrate, and sealed. RTDs are more accurate and stable than thermocouples, but cannot be used to measure extremely high temperatures.

Thermistors. Like RTDs, thermistors also change resistance with changing temperatures, but they are more sensitive than RTDs or thermocouples. Thermistors change their resistance much more significantly than RTDs with changing temperature. However, this change is highly nonlinear. Because of their extreme sensitivity and nonlinearity, thermistors are limited to measuring temperatures of a few hundred degrees Celsius. They are less rugged than RTDs, further limiting their application.

Infrared Thermometers. Infrared thermometers are used to measure temperature when contact measurement, using thermocouples, RTDs, or thermistors, is not possible. For example, they are used to measure the temperature of moving objects, such as moving machinery on a conveyor belt. They are also used where contamination is present, for hazardous reasons, or where the distance is too great for contact sensors. Portable infrared thermometers are sued when it is desirable to measure temperature at a distance. Infrared sensors detect the infrared energy given off by materials. The most common design includes a lens to focus the infrared energy onto a detector. The amount of infrared energy is then converted into a temperature measurement according to specifiable units.

Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors. Fiber optic temperature sensors are a noncontact form of temperature measurement that uses optical fibers in making temperature measurements. Most fiber optic temperature sensors work by placing a temperature-sensing component on one tip of the optical fiber. The other end is attached to a measuring system that collects radiation and processes it into a temperature value.

Technology shifts characterize this market
Technology shifts are probably the single most important factor characterizing this market. There is a shift away from contact temperature sensors towards noncontact forms of temperature measurement. Handheld infrared thermometers measure temperature at a distance. Fiber optic temperature sensors, though more expensive, are used to measure temperature in hazardous situations.

Technology shifts are also occurring within the contact temperature sensor market. This study shows how the thermocouple, RTD, and thermistor markets today compare to the markets of 2000. It also allows you to compare the expected growth rates of these different types of sensors through 2010. It answers the following questions, and many more:

-Is the thermocouple market growing or declining?

-Which types of thermocouples are most often used, J, K, E, N, or other types?

-Which types of RTDs are growing most rapidly in popularity, wirewound or thin film?

-Which are more often used, portable or fixed infrared thermometers?

-What are the fastest-growing industries for temperature sensors and why?

-What geographic region shows the fastest growth rate for temperature sensors?

Market shares of the leading suppliers
Much has changed among suppliers of temperature sensors since the first edition was published in 2000. This study brings you up-to-date on the many ownership changes among temperature sensor suppliers that have occurred in recent years.

Most importantly, this study tells you who are the leading suppliers for each temperature sensor type. Market shares for each sensor type are provided for the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The study reveals two major suppliers of thermocouples and RTDs in Brazil, and another one in Argentina. It also tells you which company dominates the thermocouple and RTD markets in Canada. Of course, the US market is also completely covered, for all types of temperature senso
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Chapter One Executive Summary
Overview 1-1
Study Objectives 1-1
Methodology1-2
Overview 1-2
Growth Factors for the Temperature Sensor Market 1-3
Market Shares for Temperature Sensors in the Americas 1-4
Strategies for Success 1-4
Guidelines for Applying the Strategies1-5

Chapter Two Scope and Methodology
Overview 2-1
Study Objectives 2-1
Methodology2-2
Geographic Regions2-5
End User Industries2-9
Team History and Experience2-9
Studies2-11
Instrumentation Articles2-12
Custom Projects 2-15

Chapter Three Product Definition and Technology Analysis
Overview 3-1
Background of Industrial Temperature Measurement 3-1
A Historical Perspective on Temperature Measurement 3-2
Temperature Scales3-3
Methods of Industrial Temperature Measurement3-5
Other Temperature Measurement Technologies3-7
Technology of Industrial Temperature Sensors3-8
Measuring Junction3-9
Measuring the Reference Junction3-10
Thermocouple Types 3-11
Classification of Thermocouples by Type 3-13
RTD Technology 3-13
Classification of RTDs by Type 3-13
Thermistor Technology3-14
Infrared Technology3-14
Infrared Thermocouples3-15
Infrared Thermometers 3-16
Infrared Linescanners3-17
Classification of Infrared Temperature Sensors 3-17
Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors 3-17
Relative Advantages of Different Temperature Sensors 3-18
Temperature Sensor Product Analysis3-20
Product Analysis for 12 Manufacturers is found on Pages 3-20 through 3-46
ABB 3-21
BetaTHERM 3-22
Burns Engineering 3-26
Emerson Process Management - Rosemount3-28
Mac-Weld 3-30
Minco 3-31
Omega 3-34
Pyromation3-36
Raytek 3-39
Thermo Electric 3-41
Watlow 3-43
YSI Temperature3-45
Temperature Sensor Supplies: Figure 3-3 3-47-3-52

Chapter Four Market Size and Growth Forecast
Overview 4-1
Technology Shifts Characterize the Temperature Sensors Market4-3
Growth Factors for the Temperature Sensors Market4-4
Economic Growth in the United States and Other Countries 4-5
Demand for Higher Standard of Living in Many Countries 4-5
Increased Capital Spending4-6
Plant Renovations and Upgrades 4-6
The Need to Maintain the Installed Base of Thermocouples and RTDs 4-6
Safety Issues Becoming Increasingly Important4-7
Greater Emphasis on Environmental Regulations 4-8
The Need to Conserve Energy 4-8
The Shift from Thermocouples to RTDs is Continuing4-9
A Changeover from Wirewound to Thin-Film RTDs4-10
A Stable Growth Rate for the Temperature Sensors Market 4-10
Increased Availability of Fieldbus Products4-10
Technology Improvements in Temperature Sensors 4-10
Factors Limiting the Growth of Temperature Sensors 4-11
The Inherently Conservative Nature of Users in the Process Industries 4-12
Competitive Pricing on Temperature Sensors 4-12
Import Restrictions and Export Requirements4-13
Market Size and Growth Forecasts 4-13
Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region: Figures 4-1 to 4-54-14
Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Sensor Type: Figures 4-4 to 4-8 4-15
Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States by Sensor Type:
Figures 4-9 to 4-134-17
Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada by Sensor Type:
Figures 4-14 to 4-184-19
Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America by Sensor Type:
Figures 4-19 to 4-234-21
Average Selling Price of Temperature Sensors: Figures 4-24 to 4-27 4-22
Shipments of Thermocouples by Geographic Region: Figures 4-28 to 4-32 4-24
Shipments of RTDs by Geographic Region: Figures 4-33 to 4-374-25
Shipments of Thermistors by Geographic Region: Figures 4-38 to 4-424-26
Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Geographic Region:
Figures 4-43 to 4-474-27
Shipment of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region:
Figures 4-48 to 4-524-29
Shipments of Thermowells by Geographic Region: Figures 4-53 to 4-57 4-29
Shipments of Thermocouples by Type: Figures 4-58 to 4-60 4-31
Shipments of RTDs by Type: Figures 4-61 to 4-634-32
Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Type: Figures 4-64 to 4-66 4-33
Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Industry: Figures 4-67to 4-70 4-34
Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Customer Type: Figures 4-71to 4-734-36
Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Distribution Channel:
Figures 4-74 to 4-764-36
Temperature Sensors Growth and Forecast Figures 4-39 to 4-111

Chapter Five Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
Overview 5-1
Changes in Temperature Sensor Suppliers Since 2000 5-1
Market Shares for Temperature Sensors in the Americas 5-2
Temperature Sensor Market Share Charts 5-9 to 5-34

Chapter Six Strategies for Success
Overview 6-1
Guidelines for Applying Strategies6-1
Offer a Broad Range of Temperature Sensor Types Relative to your Target Markets 6-2
Offer Range of Products to Meet Different Customer Needs6-3
Offer a Full Line of Accessories6-4
Resell What you Cannot Manufacture6-4
Provide Detailed Information on Sensor Products on the Internet 6-5
Expand into Other Industries 6-5
Take Advantage of the Regional Nature of the Temperature Business6-6
Invest in Programmable, Smart, and Fieldbus Products 6-6
Become a One-Stop Shop 6-7
Seek Out New Ways to Measure Temperature6-7

Chapter Seven Supplier Profiles
ABB 7-3
Abbeon Cal 7-8
Acrolab 7-9
Alloy Engineering7-11
ARI Industries7-13
Athena Controls 7-15
BetaTHERM Corporation7-16
Burns Engineering 7-20
Chromalox Instruments and Controls 7-23
Cleveland Electric Laboratories7-25
Conax Buffalo7-27
Consistec Controle e Sistemas de Automacao Ltd 7-29
Convectronics 7-30
Cooper-Atkins7-31
Cornerstone Sensors7-33
CSI International Inc7-34
C-Temp 7-35
Daily Thermetrics Corporation 7-37
Ecil Produtos e Sistemas de Medição e Controle Ltda 7-39
Electronic Development Laboratories 7-41
Emerson 7-43
Emerson Process Management - Rosemount7-44
Enercorp Instruments Ltd 7-49
Engelhard Corp 7-51
Eurotherm Barber-Colman7-53
Eustis Pyrocom Company7-55
Exergen Corporation7-57
FISO Technologies 7-59
Furnace Parts7-61
Gayesco 7-63
GE Sensing (formerly Thermometrics) 7-65
Harco Laboratories7-66
Heraeus Holding GmbH 7-69
Honeywell Sensing and Controls7-74
Idaho Laboratories 7-77
IOPE Precision Instruments7-78
IPITEK, Inc 7-80
Ircon, Inc 7-81
JMS Southeast Inc7-84
JUMO Process Control 7-85
Koenig-Pretempco 7-87
KRL/Bantry Components 7-88
Land Instruments International 7-90
Linear Laboratories7-93
Luxtron Corporation 7-95
Mac-Weld Machining 7-97
Marlin Manufacturing7-99
Mikron Infrared7-101
Minco Products, Inc7-103
Omega Engineering, Inc 7-106
Pyromation, Inc7-110
Raytek Corporation7-113
RdF Corporation 7-116
RTD Company7-118
Sandelius Instruments, Inc 7-119
Sensor Scientific, Inc 7-121
Sensotec 7-122
Smart Sensors7-123
Texas Thermowell Industries7-125
ThermoCoax SAS 7-126
Thermo Electric 7-128
Thermo-Kinetics Company 7-131
Thermoteknix Systems Ltd 7-133
United Electric Controls 7-135
US Sensor7-136
Vulcan Electric Company7-137
Watlow 7-138
Weed Instrument7-140
Wika Instruments (Alltemp Sensors)7-143
Williamson Corporation7-145
YSI, Inc 7-147
Appendix A: A Study Proposal
Study Proposal A-1
A Proposal for a Market Study of Temperature Sensors in the AmericasA-2
Rationale for Study A-2
Scope of Study A-3
Temperature Sensors by Region A-4
Market Shares for Temperature Sensors in the Americas A-6
RTDs in the AmericasA-7
Market Shares for RTDs in the Chemical Industry in the Americas A-7
Key Issues in this StudyA-9
End-User SurveyA-10
Timing of the Study A-10
BackgroundA-10
E-Z Faxback Response FormA-12
Appendix B: Director of Temperature Sensor Suppliers
Directory of Temperature Suppliers B-2 through B-28
Services
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1-1 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas 1-15
1-2 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas 1-16
1-3 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region 1-17
1-4 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Sensor Type 1-18
1-5 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Sensor Type 1-19
1-6 Market Shares for the Leading Suppliers of Temperature Sensors
in the Americas 1-20

3-1 Thermocouple Types 3-12
3-2 Relative Advantages of Different Sensors 3-16
3-3 Temperature Sensor Suppliers 3-47

4-1 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas 4-39
4-2 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas 4-40
4-3 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region 4-41
4-4 Total Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region 4-42
4-5 Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region 4-43
4-6 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Sensor Type 4-44
4-7 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Sensor Type 4-45
4-8 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Sensor Type 4-46
4-9 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States 4-47
4-10 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States 4-48
4-11 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States by Sensor Type 4-49
4-12 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States by Sensor Type 4-50
4-13 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States by Sensor Type 4-51
4-14 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada 4-52
4-15 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada 4-53
4-16 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada by Sensor Type 4-54
4-17 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada by Sensor Type 4-55
4-18 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada by Sensor Type 4-56
4-19 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America 4-57
4-20 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America 4-58
4-21 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America by Sensor Type 4-59
4-22 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America by Sensor Type 4-60
4-23 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America by Sensor Type 4-61
4-24 Average Selling Price of Temperature Sensors by Sensor Type in
the Americas4-62
4-25 Average Selling Price of Temperature Sensors by Sensor Type in
The United States 4-62
4-26 Average Selling Price of Temperature Sensors by Sensor Type in Canada 4-63
4-27 Average Selling Price of Temperature Sensors by Sensor Type in
Latin America 4-63
4-28 Total Shipments of Thermocouples in the Americas 4-64
4-29 Total Shipments of Thermocouples in the Americas 4-65
4-30 Total Shipments of Thermocouples by Geographic Region 4-66
4-31 Total Shipments of Thermocouples by Geographic Region 4-67
4-32 Shipments of Thermocouples by Geographic Region 4-68
4-33 Total Shipments of RTDs in the Americas 4-69
4-34 Total Shipments of RTDs in the Americas 4-70
4-35 Total Shipments of RTDs by Geographic Region 4-71
4-36 Total Shipments of RTDs by Geographic Region 4-72
4-37 Shipments of RTDs by Geographic Region 4-73
4-38 Total Shipments of Thermistors in the Americas 4-74
4-39 Total Shipments of Thermistors in the Americas 4-75
4-40 Total Shipments of Thermistors by Geographic Region 4-76
4-41 Total Shipments of Thermistors by Geographic Region 4-77
4-42 Shipments of Thermistors by Geographic Region 4-78
4-43 Total Shipments of Infrared Thermometers in the Americas 4-79
4-44 Total Shipments of Infrared Thermometers in the Americas 4-80
4-45 Total Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Geographic Region 4-81
4-46 Total Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Geographic Region 4-82
4-47 Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Geographic Region 4-83
4-48 Total Shipments of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors by Geographic
Region 4-84
4-49 Total Shipments of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in the Americas 4-85
4-50 Total Shipments of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in the Americas 4-86
4-51 Total Shipments of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors by Geographic
Region 4-87
4-52 Shipments of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors by Geographic Region 4-88
4-53 Total Shipments of Thermowells in the Americas 4-89
4-54 Total Shipments of Thermowells in the Americas 4-90
4-55 Total Shipments of Thermowells by Geographic Region 4-91
4-56 Total Shipments of Thermowells by Geographic Region 4-92
4-57 Shipments of Thermowells by Geographic Region 4-93
4-58 Shipments of Thermocouples by Type in the Americas 4-94
4-59 Shipments of Thermocouples by Type in the Americas 4-95
4-60 Shipments of Thermocouples by Type in the Americas 4-96
4-61 Shipments of RTDs by Type in the Americas 4-97
4-62 Shipments of RTDs by Type in the Americas 4-98
4-63 Shipments of RTDs by Type in the Americas 4-99
4-64 Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Type in the Americas 4-100
4-65 Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Type in the Americas 4-101
4-66 Shipments of Infrared Thermometers by Type in the Americas 4-102
4-67 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Industry 4-103
4-68 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the United States by Industry 4-104
4-69 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Canada by Industry 4-105
4-70 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Latin America by Industry 4-106
4-71 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in Americas by Customer Type 4-107
4-72 Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Customer Type by Region 4-108
4-73 Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Customer Type by Region 4-109
4-74 Shipments of Temperature Sensors in the Americas by Distribution
Channel 4-110
4-75 Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Distribution Channel by Region 4-111
4-76 Shipments of Temperature Sensors by Distribution Channel by Region 4-112

5-1 Market Shares for the Leading Suppliers of Temperature Sensors
in the Americas 5-9
5-2 Market Shares for the Leading Suppliers of Temperature Sensors
in United States 5-10
5-3 Market Shares for the Leading Suppliers of Temperature
Sensors in Canada 5-11
5-4 Market Shares for the Leading Suppliers of Temperature
Sensors in Latin America 5-12
5-5 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermocouples in the Americas 5-13
5-6 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermocouples
in the United States 5-14
5-7 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermocouples in Canada 5-15
5-8 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermocouples
in Latin America 5-16
5-9 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of RTDs in the Americas 5-17
5-10 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of RTDs in the United States 5-18
5-11 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of RTDs in Canada 5-19
5-12 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of RTDs in Latin America 5-20
5-13 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermistors in the Americas 5-21
5-14 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermistors
in the United States 5-22
5-15 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermistors in Canada 5-23
5-16 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermistors
in Latin America 5-24
5-17 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Infrared Thermometers
in the Americas 5-25
5-18 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Infrared Thermometers
in the United States 5-26
5-19 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Infrared Thermometers
in Canada 5-27
5-20 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Infrared Thermometers
in Latin America 5-28
5-21 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors
in the Americas 5-29
5-22 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors
in the United States 5-30
5-23 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermowells
in the Americas 5-31
5-24 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermowells
in the United States 5-32
5-25 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermowells
in Canada 5-33
5-26 Market Shares for Leading Suppliers of Thermowells
in Latin America 5-34

6-1 Offer a Broad Range of Temperature Sensors 6-9
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