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Safety Light Curtains Market Research Report Information By Resolution (9-24 mm, 25-90mm and More than 90 mm), By Component (Light Emitting Diodes, Photoelectric Cells, Control Units, Displays and Enclosures), By End-Users (Food & Beverages, Automotive, Semiconductors & Electronics, Healthcare and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/SEM/4458-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2024

Global Safety Light Curtains Market Overview:


Safety Light Curtains Market Size was valued at USD 1.59 Billion in 2023. The Safety Light Curtains industry is projected to grow from USD 1.6933 Billion in 2024 to USD 2.643 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.72% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Several market drivers, including Industry 4.0's increasing adoption and expanding popularity of safety light curtains technology, will continue to impact the safety light curtains market globally. The global market for safety light curtains is anticipated to develop due to the rise in factory-related accidents.


Global Safety Light Curtains Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Safety Light Curtains Market Trends



  • Rising demand from the automotive industry is driving the market growth


The development of a smart factory that uses smart manufacturing and technology like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, analytics, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and can operate largely autonomously with the ability to self-correct will cause the automotive industry to experience significant growth over the forecast period. Industry 4.0 has crucial results, one of which is a smart factory. The majority of organizations are moving forward with their smart factory projects, and one-third of factories have already been converted into smart facilities, according to Capgemini's Smart Factories 2019 study. In addition, they intend to build 40% more smart factories over the next five years and raise yearly spending by 1.7 times over the previous three. The safety light curtains will now have more options available to them in the future. The health and safety of employees are seriously at stake in car companies because the floor is constantly crowded with robots and other machinery. It is obvious that effective protocols are needed to prevent some of the more preventable catastrophes when thousands of pounds of metal are suspended above employees, sharp instruments are being used, and repeated motions are a mainstay practice. Sprains (39% of all reported injuries), lacerations (22%), and contusions (15%) were the most frequently experienced injuries in automobile factories.


Due to the growing demand for processed foods and drinks, industrial facilities are also pressured to boost output rates by introducing automatic machinery to balance the demand and supply equation. According to a Northwestern Medicine report, store-bought foods and beverages (both packaged and unpackaged) account for almost 80% of Americans' calories. As a result, the availability of food and beverages is crucial to the emergence of chronic diseases like obesity and cardiovascular disease. Increased machine deployment in facilities has spurred demand for safety accessories like safety light curtains, affecting market CAGR.


Furthermore, the construction of warehouses and the use of robots in the facility to achieve faster deliveries have resulted from the rapid expansion of e-commerce in almost every sector due to the development of user-friendly interfaces, ease of shopping, accessibility of smartphones, and greater geographic penetration of the internet. For instance, the online retail behemoth Amazon currently operates more than 110 active fulfillment centers, 45 sorting centers, and roughly 50 delivery stations in the United States and more than 185 centers worldwide that are dispersed across the globe with more than 200,000 mobile robots to provide consumers with quick, inexpensive, and comparatively painless deliveries. In the upcoming years, it expects to expand its operations by opening 33 new warehouses worldwide, which is anticipated to result in greater use of safety light curtain technology. Thus, driving the safety light curtains market revenue.


Safety Light Curtains Market Segment Insights:


Safety Light Curtains Resolution Insights


The Safety Light Curtains Market segmentation, based on resolution, includes 9-24 mm, 25-90mm and more than 90 mm. The 25-90mm segment dominated the market. Hand and arms detection is one of the uses for safety light curtains with a resolution of 25 mm to 90 mm; both type 2 and type 4 safety light curtains are capable of this resolution. This market is expanding due to the rising demand for safety light curtains with this resolution in the developing nations' automotive and healthcare sectors.


Figure 1: Safety Light Curtains Market, by Resolution, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Safety Light Curtains Market, by Resolution, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Safety Light Curtains Component Insights


The Safety Light Curtains Market segmentation, based on component, includes light emitting diodes, photoelectric cells, control units, displays and enclosures. The control units category generated the most income. The market share of the safety light curtain's control unit components is higher since they serve as the foundation for translating received data into protective action. Control units control a machine's functioning after analyzing the data that infrared or photoelectric receivers have sent.


Safety Light Curtains End-Users Insights


The Safety Light Curtains Market segmentation, based on end-users, includes food & beverages, automotive, semiconductors & electronics, healthcare and others. The healthcare category generated the most income due to safety light curtains to protect industrial machinery and plants. The market grow as a result of the significant investments made in the healthcare sector by developing countries like China and India. They are also utilized for isolating restricted regions.


Safety Light Curtains Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American safety light curtains market area will dominate this market. The region holds the greatest market share, primarily due to the strict emphasis on employee safety across numerous industries. Because North America is home to high-income, developed nations like Canada and the U.S., all industrial manufacturing is highly automated and has little interaction with humans. In response to the rising number of accidents that occurred during the early stages of industrial automation, governmental regulatory organizations such as the U.S.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Canada's Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have implemented several health and safety laws.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: Safety Light Curtains Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


Safety Light Curtains Market SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe safety light curtains market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the widespread use of safety light curtains in various industry sectors, including the semiconductor and electronics, automotive, healthcare, and food and beverage industries. Despite the low adoption of safety light curtains in nations like India, the market for these curtains is anticipated to grow due to the rising demand from the automotive and electrical industries. Further, the German safety light curtains market held the largest market share, and the UK safety light curtains market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Safety light curtains Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032. For developing new industrial facilities, Asia Pacific is utilizing incentive-linked programs and helpful policies for businesses. A further factor driving the market's expansion was the 5G revolution. For instance, in Hyderabad's GMR Industrial Park, Schneider Electric, on September 30, laid the cornerstone for its state-of-the-art smart factory. The company is investing about USD 36.74 million on automation and operations. Moreover, China’s safety light curtains market held the largest market share, and the Indian safety light curtains market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Safety Light Curtains Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the safety light curtains market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, safety light curtains industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global safety light curtains industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the safety light curtains industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the safety light curtains market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include 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).


Sick AG is a multinational producer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications with headquarters in Waldkirch (Breisgau), Germany. The business is involved in process automation, manufacturing, and logistics automation. The business is notably well-known for its laser scanners, which are utilized as sensors in robotics, ports, and facility protection (security). On Stanley, the autonomous car that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, five Sick AG LIDARs were employed for short-range detection; these devices can be seen on the vehicle's roof. In December 2019, German sensor maker Sick AG opened a new production facility in China, setting the stage for the company to respond to growing market demand and provide customers with automation solutions. The business will put its focus on creating systems for specific consumers as well as locally produced products.


Leuze Electronic Gmbh + Co. KG is an expert in sensors for automation technology. The business provides switching, measuring, and identifying sensors, data transfer, and image processing solutions. Leuze Electronic serves worldwide customers. In May 2022, the market was first exposed to the new ELC 100 safety light curtains from Leuze Electronic (Germany), which offer optoelectronic safety technology for an affordable machine design with cutting-edge technology. The tools are easy to incorporate and install, which lowers the cost of machine designs. Modern Leuze safety technology is now available for cost-effective contactless operating point protection for equipment and system manufacturers and operators.


Key Companies in the safety light curtains market include




  • 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)




Safety Light Curtains Industry Developments


February 2022: New 7- and 8-foot IP65-rated light curtains for the EZ-Screen LS-S series are available from Banner Engineering (US). It is ideal for covering large areas in material handling, manufacturing, and packaging applications because of its 10-meter detection range. It also has dual-scan technology to shield the sensor from strobe lights, ambient light, welding flashes, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).


March 2021: Intending to create Italy's largest industrial automation center, Datalogic purchased M.D. Micro Detectors (M.D.). Datalogic seeks to strengthen its position in the international market by utilizing synergies between numerous firms' products, including sensors, safety goods, and vision systems.


January 2020: OMRON Corporation established Automation Centre Tokyo (ATC-TOKYO) in Shinagawa. The ATC-TOKYO is OMRON's premier factory automation (FA) technology center, where customers can test and experience cutting-edge FA that expertly combines AI, IoT, robots, and other innovative technologies. Customers are encouraged to test out specialized solutions to problems they face on production floors. These solutions draw on cutting-edge technologies and applications developed through an ideal synthesis of OMRON's more than 200,000 various types of control devices.


Safety Light Curtains Market Segmentation:


Safety Light Curtains Resolution Outlook 




  • 9-24 mm




  • 25-90mm




  • More than 90 mm




Safety Light Curtains Component Outlook 




  • Light Emitting Diodes




  • Photoelectric Cells




  • Control Units




  • Displays




  • Enclosures




Safety Light Curtains End-Users Outlook 




  • Food & beverages




  • Automotive




  • Semiconductors & Electronics




  • Healthcare




  • Others




Safety Light Curtains Regional Outlook 




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada






  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 1.59 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 1.6933 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.643 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.72% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Resolution, Component, End-Users and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled 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 Prevention of worker accidents at industrial sites is the major driver of the Safety Light Curtains Market
Key Market Dynamics Growing demand from automotive industry


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Safety Light Curtains Market size was valued at USD 1.59 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.72% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market.

The key players in the 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) and ReeR (Italy).

The 25-90mm category dominated the market in 2022.

The healthcare had the largest share in the global market.

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