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IHS Research

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Editorial archive;

Service robots replacing human workers 17/10/2016
As technology improves and as prices fall, professional service robots are increasingly doing jobs formerly handled by human workers according to the recent IHS Markit report, which found that revenue from professional service robots reached $2.6 billion, with around 20,000 units shipped in 2015. Full Story...

Oil prices affect DCS market 02/06/2015
A recently published report from IHS identified a flat market for distributed control systems (DCSs) in 2014, which it has attributed to a reduction in oil prices. Full Story...

Are we on the cusp of a 3D printing revolution? 10/02/2015
At the 2014 IHS Industrial Automation Conference, Alex Chausovsky, senior principal analyst, Industrial Automation at IHS, focused on developments in 3D printing, which many believe will be integral to the success of Industry 4.0. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Ethernet components market continues to expand 03/02/2015
The world market for industrial Ethernet infrastructure components was estimated to be worth nearly $1.38 billion in 2013 and grew by 7.1% to reach $1.48 billion in 2014, according to a report from IHS.  Full Story...

I/O modules – better performance than control systems 12/01/2015
A recently published IHS Research report - The World Market for I/O Modules – 2015 Edition – indicates that the global I/O market grew a little in 2013, compared to a decline in 2012. Full Story...

Industrial cyber security: An idea whose time has come? 30/09/2014
The market for industrial cyber security products remains extremely immature, with currently over 160 vendors offering a variety of hardware, software and services. In contrast to other parts industrial automation markets, no one vendor dominates; and those with the highest market share typically specialise in a particular region, industry sector or technology. However, IHS believes there will be a shakeout. Full Story...

Industrial Automation Conference: looking into the future 23/09/2014
London will be the venue for the forthcoming IHS Industrial Automation Conference. Hosted by IHS Technology, a global market, industry and economical information provider, the event will take place on October 23-24, 2014. Suzanne Gill finds out more. Full Story...

Nordic drives companies aim for a leading AC drives position 16/09/2014
Danfoss has announced a public tender offer for all shares of AC drives company, Vacon. The company is a good match to help Danfoss achieve its strategic focus on creating profitable growth. Both companies are significant players in the AC drives business and together it is hoped that they will gain an even stronger market position. Full Story...

IE3 Premium Efficiency motors gain ground 27/08/2014
Revenues for IE3 Premium Efficiency (and the equivalent NEMA Premium) in the integral horsepower low-voltage (LV) motor market are on course to almost double by 2018 to over $8,000 million globally, according to figures from IHS. Full Story...

Industrial automation equipment market set for growth 05/08/2014
A new report from IHS Technology looks at the industrial automation equipment (IAE) market. It predicts that growth of this market section will be aided by strengthening economies as well as technological innovations. Full Story...

Oil and gas dominates the hazardous area equipment market 20/08/2013
Three-quarters of revenue in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region from sales of products suitable for use in hazardous areas were from the oil and gas industry in 2012, according to a recent report entitled 'Hazardous Area Equipment – EMEA – 2013' from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. Full Story...

Ethernet adoption in process automation to double by 2016 12/06/2013
According to a new study from IMS Research – now part of IHS Inc – Ethernet nodes in process industries are set to almost double from 2011 to 2016, as the technology increasingly challenges fieldbus for leadership in the industrial networking market. Full Story...

PROFINET and Ethernet/IP are the Industrial Ethernet leaders 17/04/2013
A new IMS Research study, entitled ‘The World Market for Industrial Ethernet & Fieldbus Technologies – 2013 Edition’, confirms that PROFINET has a leading position alongside Ethernet/IP, both having a market share of 30% of the globally established Industrial Ethernet solutions. Full Story...

Motion control communications set for Ethernet expansion 19/03/2013
The use of Ethernet with motor drives and motion controllers will more than triple to 2016 from 1.8 million new connected nodes in 2011, According to research from IMS Research – now part of IHS Inc. Full Story...

DIN-rail IPC market set for quick growth 26/02/2013
The DIN-rail industrial PC (IPC) market is projected to have the fastest growth of all IPC types in 2013, according to a recently published report by IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc). Full Story...

Machine vision market set to change in Asia-Pacific region 09/10/2012
IMS Research has said that Asia (excluding Japan) will be the largest region for machine vision revenues by 2016. Full Story...

Operator terminals with embedded PLC gain popularity 19/09/2012
IMS Research is predicting that global sales of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise at an estimated compound annual growth rate of around 9% to 2016. Full Story...

Industrial networking growth led by drives 13/03/2012
According to IMS Research, an estimated 31 million new fieldbus and Ethernet nodes were installed worldwide in 2011. This number is forecast to grow by an average of 10% a year, to just over 45 million new connected nodes in 2015. Full Story...

Asia Pacific DCS market set to exceed all other regions 03/01/2012
IMS Research has predicted that the Asia Pacific region will overtake EMEA in 2014 to become the largest market for DCS. Full Story...

Medium voltage drives in oil & gas 06/12/2011
2011 will see medium voltage drives sales into the oil & gas industry outpace the market owing to the high oil prices seen in 2010 and early 2011, increasing investment for production capacity expansion, according to a new study from IMS Research, ‘The World Market for Medium Voltage Motor Drives’. Full Story...

End of an era approaches for flowmeters 10/10/2011
IMS Research has forecast that coriolis flowmeters will overtake differential pressure flowmeters as the largest sector of the flowmeter market in 2014, having replaced magnetic flowmeters as the second largest market sector in 2012. Full Story...

Pneumatic networks still use the bus 09/08/2011
In 2010, the global market for pneumatic valve blocks increased 18.4% to reach $861.5 million, which represented over 1 billion blocks. Almost half of these products included a facility to be networked. However, according to the latest market report from IMS Research, for every valve block networked with an Ethernet based protocol, nine were networked with a fieldbus. Full Story...

Machine vision growth slows down 02/08/2011
IMS Research has recently commented on the slowing down of growth in the global machine vision industry. Full Story...

Low-harmonic solutions set to flourish across Asia 14/06/2011
The Asia Pacific region for low harmonic solutions is poised for growth of 17.8% in 2011, according to a new market report, The World Market for Regenerative Drives & Low Harmonic Solutions from IMS Research. Full Story...

Integrated motors in packaging equipment on the rise 10/05/2011
A recent study from IMS Research indicates that integrated motor sales into the packaging industry are forecast to continue growing following a 48.8% growth in 2010. Full Story...

Wireless networks connect with industrial users 22/03/2011
The world shipments of industrial products that are wireless-enabled are set to grow from an estimated 1.2 million in 2009 to over 3 million in 2015 according to a new report by IMS Research. Full Story...

Low voltage AC motors market set to benefit from legislation changes 18/01/2011
IMS Research has forecast that, by 2014 the market for low voltage integral horsepower AC motors will more than double in revenues compared to 2009, when the global market was estimated to have contracted by over 20%. Full Story...

IMS notes key trends from SPS/IPC/Drives 04/01/2011
Following his attendance at the 2010 SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nuremberg, John Morse, senior analyst at IMS Research, reported: “The most important point I noted was the vibrant atmosphere. There were more happy faces this year than last.” Full Story...

Industrial Ethernet use slows but does not look set to stall 11/11/2010
The use of Ethernet in industrial automation had been growing steadily from around 2000, a trend that has been influenced by the development of a new Ethernet variants. However, a recent report from IMS Research would indicate that this progress has slowed, probably as a result of the global economic and industrial downturn, which started in 2008 and continued through most of 2009. Full Story...

IPC market: Will DIN-rail PCs with I/O revolutionise industrial PCs? 27/06/2008
With unit shipments expected to more than triple between 2006 and 2011, DIN rail PCs with incorporated I/O (also known as programmable automation controllers, or PACs) are going to have a lasting impact on the worldwide industrial PC market according to a report by IMS Research. Full Story...