Hazardous location limit switches are electromechanical devices which are operated when they come into contact with a machine part or a moving object.
Hazardous location limit switches operate on a mechanism which is fitted with an actuator with a series of contacts which make or break an electrical connection when the switch comes into contact with any object or moving machine part.
Hazardous location limit switches find application in a number of industries such as distilleries, grain elevators, offshore drilling locations, petrochemical plants, flour mills and other areas which are subject to the involvement of hazardous gases or other materials.
Hazardous location limit switches operate in either snap action or slow breaking contacts. Slow breaking contacts can move in a slide and they are forced to move directly with the actuator. However, one of the major disadvantages of slow breaking contacts is that they are prone to arcing which reduces their life.
One of the most commonly used hazardous location limit switches operate on the snap action principle which is guided by a spring which gives signals to the actuator when a pressure is applied on it.
In the break before make type of hazardous location limit switches, the normally open contact always turns on after the normally closed contact turns off when the contact operation is switched on slow action type limit switches.
These type of hazardous location limit switches also encounter a dead-break situation when both the normally open and normally closed contacts are off.
The major advantages presented by hazardous location limit switches is that these switches can be used in almost all industrial environments. In addition hazardous location limit switches offer high accuracy and repeatability, consume less electrical energy and can control multiple loads.
Hazardous Location Limit Switches Market: Market Dynamics
The enforcement of stringent safety regulations by governments to increase safety of workers and personnel working in hazardous industries such as heavy machinery, refineries, distilleries, etc. is driving the growth of the hazardous location limit switches market.
In addition, the rapid technological advancements with respect to automation of industrial processes and the usage of sophisticated equipment to achieve the same is also driving the growth of the hazardous location limit switches market.
The other factor which is fueling the growth of the hazardous location limit switches market is their ability to be deployed in all kinds of industrial environments due to their simple design, ease of installation, ruggedness, and reliability.
In addition, since hazardous location limit switches operate on mechanical actuation, these switches make it easy for maintenance personnel to get to know about their working, their installation and repair or replace them if necessary.
One of the major challenges which is hindering the growth of the hazardous location limit switches market is the increasing popularity of proximity sensors which are cost effective and offer all the benefits offered by hazardous location limit switches.
In addition, since hazardous location limit switches come in contact with moving parts, they wear out quickly and call for replacements. On the other hand, since proximity sensors do not come in contact with moving parts, the possibility of them wearing out is minimal.
Hazardous Location Limit Switches Market: Regional Outlook
On the regional front, Europe is the leading market for Hazardous Location Limit Switches market. This is due to the presence of a large number of industries and ty enforcement of safety regulations for workers and personnel working on industrial equipment.
Asia Pacific is the second most dominating player in the hazardous location limit switches market due to the rapid industrialization in the region and the aging infrastructure which poses safety concerns.
Hazardous Location Limit Switches: Key Market Participants
Some of the key market participants in the global Hazardous Location Limit Switches are:
- Rockwell Automation
- Siemens AG
- ABB Limited
- Bernstein AG
- Schneider Electric
- Omron Corporation
- Honeywell International, Inc.
- K A Schmersal Holding GmbH & Co. KG
- Camsco Electric Co. Ltd.
- Crouzet Automatismes
- Idem Safety Switches Limited
- Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co. Ltd.
- SUNS International LLC
- Brisk Indusries Pvt. Ltd.
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Regional analysis of the Hazardous Location Limit Switches Market includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordics)
- Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, CIS)
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, South Korea)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Israel)
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Hazardous Location Limit Switches Market: Market Segmentation
The global Hazardous Location Limit Switches market can be segmented on the basis of type, and application
- Snap Action
- Slow Action
- Break Before Make
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