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Omron (Japan) and KEYENCE (Japan) are Some of the Leading Players in the Safety Light Curtain Market


Safety light curtains are sensor-based opto-electronic devices that can detect human presence and prevent accidents that may occur due to contact with the moving parts of a machinery. With the use of components such as LED, photoelectric sensors, and control units, a safety light curtain detects the presence of finger, hand, or a human body and carries out necessary actions to safeguard them in the vicinity of moving machinery such as presses, winders, and palletizers that may cause injury. The safety light curtain market is expected to be worth USD 1,178.2 Million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% between 2017 and 2023. The increasing incidents of accidents in industries is one of the major factors boosting the growth of the safety light curtain market

Omron (Japan), KEYENCE (Japan), Rockwell Automation (US), SICK (Germany), Pepperl+Fuchs (Germany) are some of the leading players in the safety light curtain market. Product launches were the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Omron ranked first in the safety light curtain market in 2016. The company manufactures and provides a wide range of safety light curtain products and related accessories. It has established a strong brand name because of its innovative strength, technological excellence, high sustainability, and quality of products. The company also has a strong geographical presence. It offers safety light curtains with various functions, including partial muting and position detection muting.  All the company’s models are equipped with a robust housing; this allows the products to be used in harsh conditions and withstand shocks caused by sudden human contact or a dropped tool.

KEYENCE ranked second in the safety light curtain market in 2016. The company has a strategically balanced portfolio and a strong geographical presence. The company has ~50% of its business outside Japan; this helps the company generate more revenue worldwide. The housing of the company’s safety light curtains provided meets IP65/IP67 enclosure ratings based on IEC and JIS standards, enabling their use in wash-down environments without the fear of any damage to the light curtains. Its safety light curtains also contain highly-visible indicators, which help operators see the current operating status of these light curtains. Robert Bosch has implemented KEYENCE’s GL-R series of light curtains on its production line in April 2015; the curtains are suitable for heavy-duty environments.

Other companies involved in the development of safety light curtains include Banner Engineering (US), Panasonic (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), Datalogic (Italy), and Leuze Electronic (Germany).

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Safety Light Curtain Market by Safety Level (Type 2, Type 4), Component (LED, Photoelectric Cells, Control Unit, Display Unit, Enclosures), Resolution (9mm–24mm, 25mm–90mm, More Than 90mm), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

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