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Vibration sensors, also known as vibration transducers, converts vibration into electrical equivalent output.  These sensors are used for measuring the level of vibration in rotary machine. Vibration sensors are used to detect faults in machine components. Vibration sensor aid in improving security as it is able to detect frequencies that can harm the machinery as well the people working with the machines. Furthermore, it also aids in improving the accuracy of the machinery. Factors differentiating vibration sensor from other sensors include natural frequency, damping coefficient, and scale factor. Accuracy level of a vibration sensor is determined by both the natural frequency and damping coefficient.

The features that must be considered while selecting vibration sensors include measuring range, frequency range, accuracy, transverse sensitivity, and ambient condition. Measuring range can be in Gs (forces) for acceleration, in/sec for linear velocity and inches or other distance for displacement and proximity. The amplitude and frequency range of the object has to be estimated, as miscalculation can damage the vibration sensor. Therefore, ambient temperature and humidity as well as temperature of the object has to be considered, while installing a vibration sensor. Moreover, the environment it is installed in should also be free from dust, oil, and water.

Global Vibration Sensor Market: Drivers

Wide range of frequency, self-generating ability, and long service life of vibration sensors are some of the major factors driving growth of the vibration sensor market.  Vibration sensors are used wireless sensors. Therefore, increasing demand for wireless sensors is expected to lead to growth of the vibration sensors market. For instance, in 2016 nuclear plants supplied 2477 TWh of electricity, up from 2441 TWh in 2015, globally. Increasing use of wireless sensors in nuclear power plant is expected to aid in growth of the global vibration sensor market.

Vibrations sensors are increasingly been used in manufacturing sector, owing to its high efficiency. Vibration sensors are used to identify the changes in vibration levels, which can determine if the machinery is functioning correctly. Furthermore, development in laser interferometry such as position sensing device mainly used for position measurement and can measure a position of a light spot in one or two dimensions on a sensor surface is another factor expected to drive growth of the global vibration sensor market.

Global Vibration Sensor Market: Restraints

In manufacturing sector, vibration sensors are used in line equipment, conveyor belts, and wearing of bearings. However, the sensor fails to detect minute vibration critical for machines to operate safely owing to heavy load and this also reduces the response time of these sensors. Therefore, this could led to time delays in production. This is a major factor restraining growth of the market. Furthermore, these sensors are expensive and this could reduce its adoption to a certain extent

Global Vibration Sensor Market: Regional Insights  

On the basis of region, the global vibration sensor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. North America holds a dominant position in the global vibration sensor market and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period, owing to increasing usage of vibration sensors in the airline industry. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), demand for airlines in North America increased by 2.6% from 2014 to 2016. Airlines in this region is expected to exhibit the strongest financial performance with net profit of US$ 16.4 billion in 2018.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth in the global market. This is owing to increasing demand for vibration sensors in growing aviation industry in emerging economies in the region such as India and China. For instance, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Asia Pacific will exhibit highest demand for airlines from 2015-2035, as more than half of the passenger traffic is expected to come from Asia Pacific region. By 2024, China will be replacing the U.S. as the world’s largest aviation market. India will displace the U.K. for third place in 2025, while Indonesia Japan will be ranked 5th and 7th respectively.

Global Vibration Sensor Market: Competitive Landscape

Some of the key players operating in the global vibration sensor market include General Electric Company, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Analog Devices, Inc., National Instruments Corporation, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, ETS Solutions Asia Pte Ltd., SKF Group, Preditec/IRM (Alava Ingenieros Group), ABB AS, Waites Wireless Sensor Technologies LLC, Pruftechnik Dieter Busch AG, BeanAir Germany, I-Care Group, and Evigia Systems, Inc.

Global Vibration Sensor Market: Taxonomy

The global vibration sensor market is segmented on the basis of sensor type, material, technology, application, end users, and region.

  • By Sensor type
    • Velocity sensor
    • Displacement sensor  
    • Acceleration Sensor
  • By Material
    • Doped silicon
    • Quartz
    • Piezoelectric ceramics
  • By End User
    • Process Industries
    • Discrete Industries     
  • By Technology
    • Piezoelectric
    • Strain gauge
    • Inductive
    • Capacitive
    • Piezoresistive
  • By Application
    • Aircraft design & testing
    • Food processing industry
    • Automotive
    • Coal & Quarry sector
    • Oil and gas industry
    • Medical sector
    • Nuclear
    • Automobile
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Mining
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Electric Power generator
    • Semiconductors
  • By Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

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  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
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Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

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Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
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  • Environmental indicators
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  • Technology indicators

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Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
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The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

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  • System Integrators
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