Industrial Automation and Wireless M2M

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: johanfagerberg



This study investigates the worldwide market for wireless M2M applications in industrial automation. The installed base of active cellular M2M devices in the industrial automation industry is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.2 percent from 2.5 million units at the end of 2013 to 7.1 million units by 2018. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets. Find out more at

See inside for further details Industrial Automation and Wireless M2M Industrial Automation and Wireless M2M is a compre- hensive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest trends on the market for M2M applications in industrial automation worldwide. This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 90 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions. Highlights from this report: 360-degree overview of the M2M ecosystem in the industrial automation industry. Insights from numerous executive interviews with market leading companies. Comprehensive overview of key applications for wireless M2M in industrial automation. In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments. Detailed profiles of of 50 key players in this market. Market forecasts by region, market vertical and device segment lasting until 2018. M2M Research Series Berg Insight’s M2M Research Series What are the key business opportunities in the emerging wireless M2M market? Berg Insight’s M2M Research Series is a unique series of market reports published on a quarterly basis. Each title offers detailed analysis of a specific vertical application area such as smart metering, fleet management or vehicle telematics. Once per year we also publish summaries of our research with detailed forecasts for the Global and European wireless M2M markets, respectively. Order now! Please visit our web site to order this report and find more information about our other titles at

This report answers the following questions: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2018201720162015201420132012 Million Units Year Installed base of active cellular M2M units in industrial automation (World 2012–2018) New horizons for cellular M2M connectivity in industrial automation apps M2M is an abbreviation for machine-to-machine, or technology that supports wired or wireless communication between devices. Industrial automation systems utilize M2M communication to monitor and control remote and local facilities and equipment to increase operational effi- ciency. A wireless automation system contains a mix of network tech- nologies and equipment including a backoffice solution, network equip- ment, control devices and field devices. The combination of wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, cellular, WirelessHART, ISA100 and Blue- tooth can provide ubiquitous online connectivity at reasonable cost and deliver very high performance, as well as excellent availability. BergInsightestimatesthatshipmentsofindustrialautomationM2Mdevic- es with cellular communication capabilities reached 760,000 worldwide in 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.5 percent, the shipments are expected to reach 2.1 million by 2018. Network equipment in industrial automation applications including gateways, switches, con- nectors, routers and wireless access points featuring embedded cellular connectivity is the largest industrial automation M2M device segment. Berg Insight estimates that shipments of cellular network equipment reached 530,000 worldwide in 2013. Shipments of automation equip- ment featuring embedded cellular connectivity including machinery, industrial robots, RTUs, PLCs, DCSs, sensors, I/O modules and opera- tor terminals reached 230,000 devices in 2013. The number of cellular M2M connections in industrial automation applications is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.2 percent from 2.5 million connections at the end of 2013 to 7.1 million connections by 2018. Back- bone network communication is the largest application for cellular M2M within both factory and process automation. It is also increasingly com- mon to use wireless communication in monitoring applications. Remote service maintenance and diagnostics of machinery and industrial robots is a major application within factory automation and real-time monitoring of remote facilities and equipment are one of the most common applica- tions within process automation. Eaton, Phoenix Contact, Advantech and Kontron are major provid- ers of industrial automation equipment and solutions which also offer products and solutions featuring embedded cellular connectivity. Moxa, Red Lion, HMS Industrial Networks, B&B Electronics, Westermo and Insys Microelectronics specialise in industrial network equipment in- cluding routers, gateways and switches and also provide products featuring embedded cellular connectivity. Digi International, Teltonika, Calamp, Eurotech, Hongdian, Multi-Tech Systems, Maestro Wire- less Solutions, Erco & Gener and Robustel Technologies are exam- ples of cellular M2M specialists offering solutions for a wide range of applications such as fleet management, retail, security as well as industrial automation. eWon, Netmodule, and Viola Systems are examples of vendors which are specialised in M2M solutions for indus- trial applications. The worldwide market for wireless M2M applications in industrial automation are also populated by global industrial automa- tion and engineering companies including ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Yokogawa. These companies are all major SCADA and automation vendors with thousands to several hun- dreds of thousands employees, delivering solutions for automation and control to all major industry segments. Industrial automation is an essential part of most manufacturing activi- ties and market pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency are im- portant drivers for adoption. Wireless automation solutions are required when wired communications are too hazardous or impractical. Wireless solutions are also often faster and more cost effective to deploy and maintain which increase the flexibility and scalability of factory plant lay- outs. A new generation of high capacity LTE cellular networks will ad- dress the growth in demand for data hungry applications such as video monitoring as well as spur innovation of new applications. Furthermore, LTE will increase the usage of cellular communication in industrial back- bone networks even further. Remote monitoring are already today a key driver for cellular M2M and LTE network’s shorter latency times will also enable cellular connectivity to be used in an increasing number of re- mote control applications. However, requirements vary depending on the application and cellular is part of a mix together with other technolo- gies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WirelessHART and ISA100. Which are the major applications for wireless M2M in industrial automation? Which are the leading wireless M2M solution providers for industrial automation applications? What offerings are available from device vendors and service providers? What are the key drivers behind the adoption of wireless M2M in industrial automation? What impact will technology advancements have on the market? How will the market evolve in North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe? Why is Big Data analytics crucial for the future of M2M connectivity in industrial automation? How will connectivity strategies in industrial automation evolve in the future? M2M Research Series

Table of Contents Executive summary 1 The industrial automation industry 1.1 Introduction to industrial automation 1.2 Industrial automation segments 1.3 Factory and process operations 1.4 Industrial automation system overview 1.5 The global industrial automation market 1.6 Industrial automation market segments 1.6.1 The control system market 1.6.2 The control device market 1.6.3 The machinery and automation equipment market 1.6.4 The industrial robot market 2 Wireless M2M solutions in industrial automation 2.1 Wireless M2M infrastructure in industrial automation 2.1.1 Facilities segment 2.1.2 Backoffice segment 2.1.3 Network segment 2.2 Operations management 2.2.1 Production and process management 2.2.2 Business management 2.3 Equipment management and regulatory compliance 2.3.1 Equipment diagnostics and maintenance planning 2.3.2 Security and Safety 2.3.3 Regulatory compliance 2.4 Business models and project strategies 3 Market forecasts and trends 3.1 Market analysis 3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments 3.1.2 Device segments and applications 3.1.3 Regional markets 3.1.4 Major vendors 3.2 Market drivers and barriers 3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment 3.2.2 Regulatory environment 3.2.3 Competitive environment 3.2.4 Technology environment 3.3 Value chain analysis 3.3.1 Wireless M2M and industrial network industry players 3.3.2 Industrial automation industry players 3.3.3 Telecom industry players 3.3.4 IT industry players 3.4 Future industry trends 4 Industrial M2M device and solution vendors 4.1 Europe 4.1.1 Comron 4.1.2 ConiuGo 4.1.3 Eaton 4.1.4 Erco & Gener 4.1.5 Eurotech 4.1.6 eWon 4.1.7 HMS Industrial Networks 4.1.8 Insys Microelectronics 4.1.9 Kontron 4.1.10 Lucom 4.1.11 MB Connect Line 4.1.12 MC Technologies 4.1.13 NetModule 4.1.14 Phoenix Contact 4.1.15 Round Solutions 4.1.16 Secomea 4.1.17 Teltonika 4.1.18 Viola Systems 4.1.19 Welotec 4.1.20 Westermo 4.2 North America and Asia 4.2.1 Advantech 4.2.2 Alta Industrial Automation 4.2.3 Antaira Technologies 4.2.4 B&B Electronics 4.2.5 Calamp 4.2.6 Digi International 4.2.7 Hongdian 4.2.8 Maestro Wireless Solutions 4.2.9 Moxa 4.2.10 Multi-Tech Systems 4.2.11 Red Lion 4.2.12 Robustel Technologies 4.2.13 Xiamen Four-Faith Communication Technology 5 Industrial automation and M2M technology vendors 5.1 Major industrial automation vendors 5.1.1 ABB 5.1.2 Emerson 5.1.3 General Electric 5.1.4 Honeywell 5.1.5 Rockwell Automation 5.1.6 Schneider Electric 5.1.7 Siemens 5.1.8 Yokogawa 5.2 M2M technology and service providers 5.2.1 Axeda 5.2.2 Device Insight 5.2.3 Gemalto M2M 5.2.4 Huawei 5.2.5 Novatel Wireless 5.2.6 Seeq 5.2.7 Sierra Wireless 5.2.8 Telit 5.2.9 ThingWorx Glossary

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