Safety Light Curtain Market

Market Leader - Safety Light Curtain Market

The safety light curtain market is expected to grow from USD 1.1 billion in 2022 to USD 1.4 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. The rise of digital platforms in manufacturing industries is the major drivers for the safety light curtain market. The digital manufacturing has led to the adoption of automated equipment and machinery create future scope for increasing the adoption of safety light curtain technology allowing manufacturing plants to function 24/7. The increased used of robots in packaging industry, and stringent workplace safety regultions are also major driving factors for the safety light curtain market.

The safety light curtain market is growing at a significant pace, it is a competitive one due to the strong presence of a few well-established brands/market players in the global safety light curtain market. OMRON (Japan), KEYENCE (Japan), SICK (Germany), Rockwell Automation (US), Peperl+Fuchs (Germany), Panasonic (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), and Datalogic (Italy) are few such players. Players operating in this market are manufacturing and offering safety light curtain for various industries with specific customizations. Key strategies adopted by these players to enhance their product portfolios, increase their market share, and expand their presence in the market mainly include organic and few inorganic growth strategies. Product launches, deals (acquisitions, and partnerships), and others (expansions) were the major growth strategies adopted by the players in the safety light curtain market. These strategies enabled the players to efficiently cater to the growing demand for safety light curtain from the end users and expand their global footprint by offering their products in all the major regions.

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For instance, in May 2022, Leuze Electronic introduced the new ELC 100 safety light curtains to the market, which provides optoelectronic safety technology for a low-cost machine design with the latest gadgets. The tools are simple to install and integrate, which helps machine designs be more affordable. In February 2022, Banner Engineering introduces new 7- and 8-foot IP65-rated light curtains to its EZ-Screen LS-S series. It has a detection range of 10 meters, making it perfect for protecting wide areas in manufacturing, material handling, and packing applications. It also includes dual-scan technology which protects the sensor from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), ambient light, welding flashes, and strobe lights. In addition product launches few players also adopted inorganic strategies for growth. For instance, in March 2021, Datalogic (Italy) acquired M.D. Micro Detectors (M.D.) with the intention of developing the largest Italian center for industrial automation. By utilizing the many synergies between both companies’ offerings such as sensors, safety products, and vision systems, Datalogic further aims to increase its presence in the global market.


OMRON manufactures automation components, equipment, and systems with advanced computer, communication, and control technologies. The company operates through four segments: Industrial Automation Business (IAB), Electronic and Mechanical Components Business, Social Systems Solution and Service Business, and Healthcare Business, Device & Module Solutions Business (DMB).

OMRON has strengthened its position in the market by investing in technology, globalization, partnerships, acquisitions, and agreements. OMRON strategically partnered with Nokia (Finland) & DOCOMO (Japan) to gain insights into 5G networks and future generation networking systems with the integration of AI and IoT for applications in industrial automation business. Since the company has subsidiaries in various industries, such as electronics, automotive, and healthcare, it can better understand the specific needs of these industries for surface inspection and provide better safety equipment including safety light curtains. The company invests heavily in industrial infrastructure developments in South Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In January 2022, company opened a new AUTOMATION CENTER TOKYO (ATC-TOKYO) in Shinagawa, Tokyo, where clients can collaborate with OMRON to solve industrial problems.


KEYENCE manufactures industrial automation and inspection products. In automation products, the company offers sensors, laser markers, and safety equipment, including safety light curtains, flow sensors, pressure sensors, temperature sensors, static eliminators, fiber optic sensors, laser markers, and contact sensors.

KEYENCE has a wide range of product offerings for safety light curtains and is one of the major manufacturers of sensor solutions for factory automation. At present, the company serves over 300,000 customers in around 100 countries. Companies such as Robert Bosch (Mexico) have incorporated Keyence’s GL-R series of safety light curtains in their production lines; these curtains are suitable for heavy-duty environments. The company has a strong focus on product developments in the field of industrial automation. KEYENCE is at the forefront of factory automation as a global supplier of sensors, measurement systems, laser markers, microscopes, vision system, and safety light curtains. The company works hard to create creative and dependable products that satisfy the needs of our clients in every manufacturing industry. The IEC 61496-1 / UL 61496-1 safety regulations demand that KEYENCE safety light curtains meet Type 4 specifications. As a result, when used as electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE), these devices provide improved safety performance.

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