Linear Motion System Market

Linear Motion System Market by Type (Single Process Systems, Multiprocess Systems), Industry (Medical, Semiconductor & Electronics, Aerospace, Food & Beverages, Machining Tools, Automotive), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2024

Report Code: SE 6873 Jan, 2019, by

[97 Pages Report] The overall linear motion system market is expected to reach USD 17.0 billion by 2024 from USD 12.1 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 5.9%. Increasing need for quality inspection and automation, reduced time-to-market, and growing demand for miniaturization of electronic devices in the semiconductor industry are a few major driving factors propelling the market growth.

Linear Motion System Market

“Automotive industry segment is expected to grow at highest CAGR during forecast period”

The automotive industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the linear motion system market. This industry has been experiencing rapid developments in terms of manufacturing and manufacturing technology. Automotive manufacturers are upgrading systems, adding inspection and networking capabilities, and taking advantage of integration to produce a better, cheaper product in less time. There is a high demand for linear motion systems such as linear rail guides, linear motors, controllers, and linear actuators worldwide, as these components help enhance the efficiency of production and manufacturing facilities in the automotive industry.

“Medical poses largest share of linear motion system market during forecast period”

In the medical industry, medical devices often employ linear motion components and motors to assist in the movement and positioning of medicine manufacturing machines. Accurate and repeatable positioning of lenses is crucial for medical devices in everything from CT scanners and blood-testing equipment to milling machines. The medical industry is involved in the production and development of drugs that are licensed by government and can be used in medications. Workflow efficiency, experimental accuracy, and accuracy in production methods are crucial in this industry.

Linear Motion System Market

“APAC to account for largest market share during forecast period”

APAC is expected to continue to account for the largest share of the overall linear motion system market, in terms of value, during the forecast period. Emerging countries in APAC, including China and India, are witnessing dynamic changes in the adoption of new technologies and advancements in the manufacturing sector. Also, huge government initiatives for IT infrastructure developments have been made. These factors lead to the highest growth rate of APAC in the market. The region is highly focused on adopting new technologies in almost every business sector and is more vested in technologically innovative, cost-effective solutions. Japan also accounts for a major adoption of linear motion systems.

Key Market Players

Major vendors in the global linear motion system market are Rockwell Automation Inc. (US), Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) Inc. (US), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Timken Company (US), Fortive (US), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), SCHNEEBERGER Group (Switzerland), and Festo AG (Germany).

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. is one of the major players in planning, designing, building, commissioning, and servicing automated manufacturing and assembly systems that include automation products and test solutions to serve customers globally. ATS has a number of standard automation platforms and products, including innovative linear mover transport systems; robust cam-driven assembly platforms; advanced vision systems used to ensure product or process quality; progressive material handling technologies; test systems and software solutions; and high-performance tube filling and cartooning systems.

Beckhoff Automation offers a diversified portfolio of linear motion systems and components. The company’s intelligent technical systems and products faced huge demands for personalized products, increasingly frequent changes in legal requirements, and shorter product life cycles; manufacturers today are looking for production methods that will give them the greatest possible flexibility. The intense revenue growth of the company is fueled by a number of factors, mainly in North America, which include sales of robust automation and controls from the existing customer base. Moreover, the company has high growth opportunities for consumer product manufacturers dealing with linear motion systems.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2018, Beckhoff opened up new avenues in machine design with XPlanar. This is made possible by planar movers that float freely above arbitrarily arranged planar tiles and enable extremely flexible, precise, and highly dynamic positioning. For machine builders, this results in maximum flexibility and simplification in the design of machines and plants.
  • In January 2018, SCHNEEBERGER Group updated its MONORAIL BM profiled linear guideways with new capabilities, which can be used for a variety of applications in a wide range of industries. These guideways have capabilities such as smooth functioning properties, low pulsation, low friction and high traveling speeds due to the presence of optimized rolling components.
  • In November 2017, B&R launched new intelligent transport system namely ACOPOStrak, which is one of the systems on the market to extend the economies of mass production down to single batches.

Key Questions Addressed in the Report

  • Where will all the developments take the industry in the mid-to-long term?
  • What are the upcoming products and innovations in the linear motion system market?
  • Who are the key players, and what are the strategies adopted by them?
  • What are the fastest- or highest-growing areas in the linear motion system market?
  • What are major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges pertaining to the linear motion system market?

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 12)
    1.1 Study Objectives
    1.2 Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 15)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
           Primary Sources
           2.1.3 Secondary and Primary Research
           Key Industry Insights
           Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           Approach for Arriving at Market Size By Bottom-Up Analysis
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
           Approach for Capturing Market Size By Top-Down Analysis
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumption

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 28)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Linear Motion System Market
    4.2 Linear Motion System Market, By Type, 2018–2024
    4.3 Market, By Industry, 2018–2024
    4.4 Linear Motion System Market, By Region, 2018–2024

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 30)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
           Increasing Need for Quality Inspection and Automation
           Reduce Time-To-Market
           Growing Demand for Miniaturization of Electronic Devices in Semiconductor Industry
           5.2.2 Restraints
           High Cost of Installation for Low-Volume Production
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           Rising Mergers & Acquisitions Regarding Linear Motion Technology Products
           Growing Investments in Industrial Automation and Robotics
           Government Initiatives to Support Industrial Automation
           5.2.4 Challenges
           Lack of Skilled Manpower to Handle Complex Processes in Automation Field
    5.3 Value Chain Analysis: Linear Motion System Market

6 Linear Motion System Market, By Type (Page No. - 36)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Single Process Systems
           6.2.1 Single Process Systems Provide Simple Installation for A Particular Task, Thereby Lowering the Cost of Installation
    6.3 Multiprocess Systems
           6.3.1 Multiprocess Systems are Preferred More Than Single Process Systems in Various Industries to Minimize the Process Time and Cost

7 Linear Motion System Market, By Industry (Page No. - 39)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Medical
           7.2.1 Medical Poses Largest Share of Linear Motion System Market
    7.3 Semiconductor & Electronics
           7.3.1 Constantly Changing Application Requirements Utilizes Linear Motion Systems for Constantly Changing Application Requirements
    7.4 Aerospace
           7.4.1 Aerospace Industry Use Linear Motion Systems to Deliver High-Quality High-Performance Products With Zero Failure Rate
    7.5 Food & Beverages
           7.5.1 Food & Beverage Companies Compete With Each Other to Deliver Advanced Processing, Pertaining to the High Demand for Linear Motion Systems
    7.6 Machining Tools
           7.6.1 Machining Tools Utilizes Linear Motion Systems to Achieve Repetitive Tasks for Automation
    7.7 Automotive
           7.7.1 Rapid Developments in the Automotive Industry Owing to the Fastest Growth of Linear Motion Systems
    7.8 Others
           7.8.1 Others Including Logistics and Construction Industries Pose Moderate Demand for Linear Motion Systems

8 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 48)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
           8.2.1 North America has High Demand Regarding Factory Automation and Technological Advancements in Robotics
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 Increasing Awareness Regarding Precise Methods of Linear Motion Systems for Industries, and Development of Advanced Linear Motion Systems Drives the Market Growth
    8.4 Asia Pacific
           8.4.1 Increasing Production of Machine Tools, Smart Phones, and Automobiles Drives the Market
    8.5 Rest of the World
           8.5.1 Machining Tools Industry Accounted for the Highest Share of the Marketa in 2018

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 58)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Ranking Analysis of Linear Motion System Market Players
    9.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
           9.3.1 Product Launches
           9.3.2 Acqusitions, Collaborations, and Contracts

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 63)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Key Players
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, MnM View, SWOT Analysis)*
             10.2.1 Rockwell Automation
             10.2.2 Automation Tooling Systems (ATS)
             10.2.3 Robert Bosch
             10.2.4 ABB
             10.2.5 Beckhoff Automation
             10.2.6 Timken Company
             10.2.7 Fortive
             10.2.8 Mitsubishi Electric
             10.2.9 Schneeberger
             10.2.10 Festo Ag
     10.3 Other Prominent Players
             10.3.1 Thk
             10.3.2 Nsk Ltd.
             10.3.3 Skf Motion Technologies
             10.3.4 Pacific Bearing Corporation (PBC)
             10.3.5 Aerotech

*Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, MnM View, SWOT Analysis Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix (Page No. - 91)
     11.1 Discussion Guide
     11.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     11.3 Available Customizations
     11.4 Related Reports
     11.5 Author Details

List of Tables (14 Tables)

Table 1 Linear Motion System Market, By Type, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 2 Market, By Industry, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 3 Market for Medical Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 4 Market for Semiconductor & Electronics Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 5 Market for Aerospace Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 6 Linear Motion System Market for Food & Beverages Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 7 Market for Machining Tools Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 8 Market for Automotive Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market for Other Industry, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market, By Region, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 11 Market in North America, By Industry, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market in Europe By Industry, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 13 Linear Motion System Market in APAC By Industry, 2015–2024 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market in RoW, By Industry, 2015–2024 (USD Million)

List of Figures (33 Figures)

Figure 1 Linear Motion System Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Linear Motion System Market for Multiprocess Systems to Grow at Higher CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 7 Automobile Industry to Witness Highest CAGR in Market During Forecast Period
Figure 8 APAC Expected to Hold Largest Market Share of Market in 2018
Figure 9 Growing Need for Quality Inspection and Automation Drives Growth of Market
Figure 10 Multiprocess Systems to Exhibit Higher CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 11 Medical Industry Expected to Hold Largest Share of Market By 2024
Figure 12 Market in APAC Expected to Grow at Highest CAGR During 2018–2024
Figure 13 DROC: Linear Motion System Market
Figure 14 Value Chain Analysis: Maximum Value Added During the Manufacturing and System Integration Stages
Figure 15 Linear Motion System Market, By Type
Figure 16 Market to Dominate By Multiprocess Systems During Forecast Period
Figure 17 Linear Motion System Market, By Industry
Figure 18 Market to Dominate By Medical Industry During Forecast Period
Figure 19 Market for Machine Tools to Dominate By North America Region During Forecast Period
Figure 20 Market, By Region
Figure 21 Market to Dominate in APAC During Forecast Period
Figure 22 North America Market Snapshot
Figure 23 European Market Snapshot
Figure 24 APAC Market Snapshot
Figure 25 Acquisitions as Key Growth Strategies Adopted By Companies During 2015–2018
Figure 26 Ranking of Key Players in Market, 2017
Figure 27 Rockwell Automation: Company Snapshot
Figure 28 Automation Tooling Systems (ATS): Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Robert Bosch: Company Snapshot
Figure 30 ABB: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Timken: Company Snapshot
Figure 32 Fortive: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Mitsubishi Electric: Company Snapshot

The study has involved 4 major activities to estimate the linear motion system market at present. Exhaustive secondary research has been conducted to collect information on the market, peer market, and parent market. Validation of these findings, assumptions with industry experts across the value chain through primary research has been the next step. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, market breakdown and data triangulation procedures have been used to estimate the market size of each segment and subsegment.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, secondary sources such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Dun & Bradstreet have been referred to for identifying and collecting information for this study. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, research magazines, and investor presentations of companies, white papers, certified publications, articles by recognized authors, gold standard and silver standard websites, associations, regulatory bodies, trade directories, and databases.

Primary Research

The linear motion system market comprises several stakeholders, such as hardware manufacturers, solution and service providers, associations, and regulatory organizations in the supply chain. The demand side of this market is characterized by government organizations, end users, universities, and others. The supply side is characterized by components manufacturers, OEMs, integrators, end-to-end solution providers, and concessionaires. Various primary sources from both the supply and demand sides of the market have been interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information. The breakdown of primary respondents is as follows.

Linear Motion System Market

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Market Size Estimation

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the total size of the linear motion system market. These methods have also been used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. Following is the method to estimate the market size:

  • Major players in the industry and markets have been identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The industry’s supply chain and market size, in terms of value, have been determined through primary and secondary research processes.
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size using the estimation processes as explained above the market has been split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, the data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been employed, wherever applicable. The data have been triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides.

Report Objectives

  • To describe and forecast the global linear motion system market, in terms of value, segmented on the basis of type, industry, and geography
  • To forecast the market for various segments, in terms of value, with regard to 4 main regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges pertaining to the linear motion system market
  • To strategically analyze the micromarkets1 with regard to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To provide the linear motion system value chain analysis
  • To strategically profile key players in the market and comprehensively analyze their market positions in terms of ranking and core competencies,2 along with detailing the competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To analyze competitive developments such as product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, and expansions in the market

Scope of the Report<

Report Metric


Market size available for years


Base year consider for the study


Forecast period


Forecast units

Value (USD)

Segments covered

Type, Industry, and Region

Geographies covered

North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW (South America, Middle East, and Africa)

Companies covered

Rockwell Automation Inc. (US), Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) Inc. (US), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Timken Company (US), Fortive (US), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), SCHNEEBERGER Group (Switzerland), and Festo AG (Germany)

This research report categorizes the linear motion system market based on type, industry, and region.

Linear Motion System Market, by Type:

  • Single Process Systems
  • Multiprocess Systems

Linear Motion System Market, by Industry:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Machining Tools
  • Semiconductor & Electronics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others (Logistics and Construction Industry)

Linear Motion System Market, by Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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