Safety Light Curtains Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Safety Light Curtains Market Research Report – By Component (Light Emitting Diodes, Photoelectric Cells, Control Units, Displays, & Enclosures), by Safety Level Type (Type 2, Type 4), By Resolution (9-24 mm), By End-users, - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/4458-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages         

Safety Light Curtains Market

Safety Light Curtains Market will exhibit a CAGR of 5% in the forecast period of 2017-2023 and is expected to reach USD 1190 Million by 2023

Segmentation

By Component Light Emitting Diodes Photoelectric Cells Control Units Displays Enclosures
By End-Users Automotive Food & beverages Semiconductors & Electronics Healthcare Others
By Resolution 9-24 mm 25-90mm More than 90 mm

Key Players

  • OMRON Corporation (Japan)
  • Panasonic Electric Works (Japan)
  • Banner Engineering (U.S.)
  • Carlo Gavazzi Holding (Switzerland)
  • Datalogic (Italy)
  • K.A. Schmersal Holding (Germany)
  • Leuze electronic (Germany)
  • Pinnacle Systems (U.S.)
  • Rockwell Automation (U.S.)
  • Keyence (Japan)
  • Sick (Germany)
  • Pepperl+Fuchs (Germany)
  • ReeR (Italy).

Drivers

  • Prevention of worker accidents at industrial sites is the major driver of the global safety light curtains market.
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Safety Light Curtains Market Analysis


The safety light curtains market is witnessing rapid growth with rapid industrial development. The Global Safety Light Curtains industry size was valued at USD 1190 million in 2017. These light curtains are highly reliable and have other advantages over conventional machine guarding systems like mechanical barriers and human guards.


Safety light curtains are optoelectronic devices used to guard industrial machines for preventing unwanted access to machines or accidents during routine operation. The curtain system consists of a transmitter that transmits a continuous array of infrared beams, a receiver to detect them on the other side, and a safety relay to send signals to the machine. When there is an obstruction on these beams the relay will send a signal to disable the machine. Therefore, it acts as a popular replacement for manual guards or mechanical barriers. The global safety light curtains market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5 % over the forecast period (2017-2023).


Safety light curtains can lower the operating costs of an industrial unit and hence increase its profits. Moreover, these are more reliable and efficient than other conventional guarding systems. Hence, with the rising labor or personal safety standards in industries, these curtains are becoming highly popular.  The global safety light curtain market value is expected to be worth USD 3.6 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2023. 


COVID 19 Analysis


Covid-19 pandemic affected the safety light curtains market badly. The closure of Industrial units to curb the virus spread led to a sharp fall in the demand for these devices. Moreover, the halt in the construction of new industries owing to the financial crisis and labor shortage during the period also restricted the market growth. Furthermore, the restrictions on travel and movement of goods also caused disruptions in the supply chain of the global safety light curtains market. 


Market Dynamics



  • Drivers


The fast-paced industrial growth and rapid automation in industries are driving the growth of the global safety light curtains market. Most new Industries are adopting these devices to cut operation costs and to enhance the performance of industrial machinery. Moreover, Industrial spaces are becoming smarter nowadays with the inclusion of robots and automatic machines which is also generating the demand for these devices. Furthermore, the rapid expansion of the e-commerce industry and warehousing system will also contribute to the growth of the safety light curtains industry. The rising safety standards in Industrial spaces have also been favorable to the growth of the safety light curtains market as these devices greatly help in preventing industrial accidents. 



  • Restraints


A safety light curtain cannot control all hazardous movement of a machine, which is a major restraint in the development of the safety light curtains market. Some of the machines throw the working piece or portions out of it during their operation which cannot be controlled by this device. 



  • Technology Analysis


Safety light curtains are optoelectronic devices finding use in industrial setups to protect factory personnel from harm by heavy-moving machinery or robots. These devices are a type of presence detection device that directly sends a signal to halt the machine if there is a break in the circuit. Safety light curtains consist of a pair of transmitters and receivers where transmitters send an array of parallel infrared lines to the receiver. The receiver detects those rays and if there is a break in one or more beams a signal is sent to the safety relay.


Safety light curtains are a highly advantageous guarding system in comparison with mechanical barriers or any conventional machine guarding system. Therefore, they can act as a popular replacement for human guards to reduce the operating costs of industries. Moreover, these curtains are reliable, work round the clock, and are cost-effective. Safety Light curtains are also non-hazardous to human health as they make use of infrared light.


Study Objectives


The specific objectives of this market report on the safety light curtains market are given below:



  • To provide a complete overview of the safety light curtains market.

  • To analyze and forecast the safety light curtains market in terms of value and volume.

  • To provide information about the impact of covid-19 on the market and market response thereafter.

  • To point out the problems and prospects of the safety light curtains market.

  • To give technical details about the product.

  • To provide an overview of the regional markets and other market segments.

  • To identify the key players of the safety light curtains industry.


Segment Analysis


By Component



  • Light-emitting diodes

  • Photoelectric cells

  • Control units

  • Displays

  • Enclosures


Control unit components of safety light curtains have a higher market share as these form the base for conversion of received data into protective action. Control units analyze the input received by infrared or photoelectric receivers and control the operation of the machine accordingly. 


By Resolution



  • 9-24 mm

  • 25-90mm

  • More than 90 mm


More than 90 mm resolution devices dominate the market. The devices of these resolutions find great application in higher-risk machines. 


By Safety Level



  • Type 2

  • Type 4


Type 4 safety level devices have a greater market share owing to their wide application in high-risk machines. Type 4 devices have a fast response rate during unwanted intrusions.


By End-Users



  • Automotive

  • Food & beverages

  • Semiconductors & Electronics

  • Healthcare

  • Others


The automotive industry dominates the end-user segment of the safety light curtains market. The higher use of automatic robots and involvement of metal works leads to higher demand for these devices. 


Regional Analysis


The different regional markets for the global safety light curtains market are:



  • North America


    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico


  • South America


    • Brazil

    • Argentina


  • Europe


    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe


  • Asia-Pacific


    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific


  • Rest of the world (RoW )


    • The Middle East

    • Africa



Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market segment of the market. This region is emerging as a manufacturing hub with rapid industrial growth and thereby generates huge demand for these curtains. Moreover, favorable government policy towards attracting Industrial investments is also helping in market expansion.


North America with a huge Industrial base occupies the second largest market share. Moreover, increasing investments in automation of the industrial sector is also helping in the growth of the safety light curtains market.


Europe also holds a significant share in the global safety light curtains market. The booming automotive and healthcare industry accounts for most of the demand.  The market in Latin America is also witnessing high growth with recent emphasis on the expansion of industries.  The market in the Middle East and African segment is expected to witness moderate growth over the forecast period.


Competitive Landscape


The major global companies playing a key role in the safety light curtains market are:



  • OMRON Corporation (Japan)

  • Panasonic Electric Works (Japan)

  • Banner Engineering (U.S.)

  • Carlo Gavazzi Holding (Switzerland)

  • Datalogic (Italy)

  • A. Schmersal Holding (Germany)

  • Leuze electronic (Germany)

  • Pinnacle Systems (U.S.)

  • Rockwell Automation (U.S.)

  • Keyence (Japan)

  • Sick (Germany)

  • Pepperl+Fuchs (Germany)

  • ReeR (Italy)


Recent Developments



  • In June 2019Omron Corporation, a Kyoto-based leading manufacturer of control equipment and electronic components announced the launch of its new Safety Light Curtains, F3SG-SR/PG Series. This series provides finger, hand, leg, and body protection across the production line, from machine openings to perimeters of equipment.


Intended Audience


This report will be beneficial for every stakeholder of the safety light curtains market such as :



  • Safety light curtains manufacturers

  • R&D Institutes

  • Traders and Suppliers

  • Industry safety authoritative

  • End-user industries


Report Overview


This report from Market Research Future provides an in-depth analysis of the safety light curtains market in terms of current value and future forecast. This report has also highlighted the problems and prospects of the given market. Moreover, the technological analysis section of the report will help in understanding the product and its market prospects. Furthermore, this report contains a detailed analysis of different market segments for the current forecast period. This report has also identified the key players and the current developments in the safety light curtains market.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 1190 Million (2023)
  CAGR   5% (2017-2023)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Component, by Safety Level Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   OMRON Corporation (Japan), Panasonic Electric Works (Japan), Banner Engineering (U.S.), Carlo Gavazzi Holding (Switzerland), Datalogic (Italy), K.A. Schmersal Holding (Germany), Leuze electronic (Germany), Pinnacle Systems (U.S.), Rockwell Automation (U.S.) , Keyence (Japan), Sick (Germany), Pepperl+Fuchs (Germany) and ReeR (Italy).
  Key Market Opportunities   Constant need for repair and maintenance can restrain the global safety light curtains market.
  Key Market Drivers   Prevention of worker accidents at industrial sites is the major driver of the global safety light curtains market.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The fast-paced industrial growth and rapid automation in industries are driving the growth of the global safety light curtains market.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market segment of the market as this region is emerging as a manufacturing hub with rapid industrial growth.

Type 4 safety level devices have a greater market share owing to their wide application in high-risk machines.

The major global companies playing a key role in the safety light curtains market are : ● OMRON Corporation (Japan) ● Panasonic Electric Works (Japan) ● Banner Engineering (U.S.) ● Carlo Gavazzi Holding (Switzerland) ● Datalogic (Italy) ● K.A. Schmersal Holding (Germany) ● Leuze electronic (Germany) ● Pinnacle Systems (U.S.) ● Rockwell Automation (U.S.) ● Keyence (Japan) ● Sick (Germany) ● Pepperl+Fuchs (Germany) ● ReeR (Italy)