Motion Controllers Market Overview
According to latest research by Future Market Insights, Motion Controllers Market is set to witness steady growth of over 5% during 2021-2031. Demand for Motion Controllers will witness steady recovery in short-term, with optimistic growth outlook in the long-run. The digital transformation of industrial landscape means that there are favorable growth prospects for the market in the forecast period.
What is Driving Demand for Motion Controllers?
A motion controller, which acts as the brain of the motion control system, calculates each commanded move trajectory. It provides better machine capabilities, lower cycle times, and distributed automation solutions, making it an excellent choice for multi-axis machines that require high product quality and reproducible machine behavior.
This technology is employed in the majority of industrial applications as a sub-field of automation. New applications like 3D printing will use motion control to accurately integrate multiple axes for generating three-dimensional goods based on computer-aided design models as part of industry 4.0. When a large number of IIoT-enabled motion control devices can interact, efficiency can skyrocket. To compensate for short-term inefficiencies on a manufacturing line, control software can modify the throughput speed of groups of controllers.
Other applications include packaging and printing, where a flexible program feature on a motion control system aids in the palletizing process. In industrial robotics, the market will expand with rapid adoption of controlling motion using the gathered data and feedback, to allow robots to move with accuracy, precision, and repeatability.
Developments in Motors will Augment Sales of Motion Controllers
Stepper motors, permanent-magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), brushless motors, and direct-drive motors, including torque motors, will all witness major advances in 2020. The increased use of PMSMs, or synchronous ac motors, is perhaps one of the most visible advancements.
Brushless ac motors (also known as PMACs) are now widely utilized in a number of applications, including hoists and cranes, conveyors, printing, and packaging, as well as vehicle hub drives like those used in automated guided vehicles.
U.S. and Canada Market Outlook
According to the World Economic Forum, GDP in the country of U.S. dropped 5% in Q1 2020 and around 33% in Q2 2020 alone. End-users from various industries faced numerous challenges to balance customer demands, meet performance standards and achieve desired profits, yet the motion control industry has fared far better, as compared to other industries in the country.
In U.S., the end-users have embraced digital technologies to run and improve their processes. Technologies such as the Industrial internet of things, edge computing, and 5G communication are effectively using motion control techniques. IIOT has prevented unscheduled downtime and minimized the costs of operation.
Predictive maintenance data from sensors and smart components identified issues before system breakdown. According to the US Department of Energy, the average savings for a predictive maintenance program led to savings and increase in 25% production and 30% reduction in maintenance costs.
With that, manufacturers like Moog Inc., are developing controllers with IP67 protection and high shock and vibration resistance, for multi-axis functionality. Concerns for protection ratings in U.S. are seen on a higher rise.
Europe Demand Outlook for Motion Controllers
In Europe, the market is expected to recover backed by regional developments and activity in industrial sector. Many top automation players are using software platforms to make their controllers effectively programmable. They are aiming to serve the market for industrial equipment makers in Europe. Close proximity to European component manufacturers and service providers is playing pivotal role in the market development.
In Europe, a key observable trend is in the rise of partnerships in the past few years. In 2018, Delta announced partnership with 3S-Smart Software Solution GmbH, a member of the CODESYS Group and creator of the market-leading IEC 61131-3 industrial software CODESYS.
Delta wants to make its future motion control devices programmable using CODESYS as part of the aforementioned cooperation, which will allow clients in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and Asia to simplify the adoption of Delta's industrial automation hardware in their operations.
Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of Motion Controllers?
Some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers include
- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
- Moog Inc
- Autonics Corporation
- Omron Corporation
- ESA S.p.a
- Siemens AG
- Emerson SA
- AMK Group
- Delta Group
- Nidec Motor Corporation
- Bosch Rexroth AG
- Faulhaber Group
- Schneider Electric
The suppliers aim to provide systems to support the development of flexible and modular machines for industry-specific requirements. The functions of the system are enclosed in individual modules and the autonomous modules are exchangeable. They can also be independently tested.
The companies are also focusing to replace more motion on a machine with servo modules. For instance, AMK Group has developed AMK Multiservo which combines up to 4 servo axes and the power supply into a single module, enabling savings in cost and space.
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Key Segments of Motion Controllers Market
By System Type:
- Closed Loop Control
- Open Loop Control
By Axis Type:
- Single Axis
- Multi Axis
By Motion Type:
- Linear Motion Positioning
- Rotary Motion Positioning
By End-use Industry:
- Industrial Robotics
- Packaging & Printing
- Machine Automation
- Other Industrial
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Rest of Europe
- East Asia
- South Korea
- South Asia & Pacific
- Rest of South Asia & Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- Northern Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA