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The future development of PLC will usher in new opportunities

Time:2010-05-05 14:30

  The future development of PLC, in addition to the development of the product itself, to a greater extent depends on the development of the user and the market, the existence of any product is rooted in the needs of users and the market. ARC Consulting Group latest research shows that in the next 5 years, all walks of life in the field of automation products capital investment will continue to maintain a strong momentum. PLC China's market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% (CAGR), and market share is expected to grow from nearly $750 million in 2006 to $1 billion 300 million in 2011.

 

  History endowed by the times

  At the Copenhagen climate conference, low carbon economy has become a hot topic of human concern. This means that a substantial increase in fossil energy productivity will be the main model of economic innovation in the next few decades.

 

  The industrial economy society is centered on the production and sales of high energy consuming products, while the low carbon economy society is centered on the provision and enjoyment of low energy consumption services. China future may not the same path, but the direction will not deviate too much, to be sure, the era of industrial economy long-term cheap use of traditional fossil energy and carbon dioxide emissions is far away from us.

 

  To promote the integration of industrialization and informatization, the widespread application of information technology is an important means to realize low carbon industry. In this process, the use of technical transformation to promote energy saving and emission reduction, improve production efficiency has become the primary task and task of all walks of life. Automation technology with energy saving and consumption reduction has become one of the most concerned technologies after the global promotion of "low carbon economy".

 

  Automation is becoming an indispensable part of modern society with the rapid growth trend, and also becomes the key for manufacturers to quickly serve the global market. Imanshu Shah, senior analyst at ARC Consulting Group, said: "it is clear that, in an increasingly competitive global manufacturing environment, manufacturers must rely on automation technology in order to increase production and profitability."

 

  For a long time, PLC has always been the main battlefield in the field of industrial automation control, provide a very reliable control scheme for various automation control equipment, formed a situation of tripartite confrontation with DCS and industrial PC. At the same time, PLC is also suffering from the impact of other technology products, especially the impact of industrial PC. But the favorable business environment in China has provided sufficient investment opportunities and conditions for manufacturers from all over the world. With the increasing consumer demand, foreign direct investment flows into China, which speeds up China's manufacturing industry, and then promotes the market of programmable logic controller (PLC) in china. ARC Consulting Group latest research shows that in the next 5 years, all walks of life in the field of automation products capital investment will continue to maintain a strong momentum. PLC China's market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% (CAGR), and market share is expected to grow from nearly $750 million in 2006 to $1 billion 300 million in 2011.

 

  Steady growth in the crisis

  The annual growth rate from 2007 to 2009 will be stable between 9.0%-10.0%. Under the impact of the financial crisis, the market size of PLC shrank slightly in 2009.

 

  In recent years, China's OEM machinery manufacturers have been busy improving the automation level of domestic machinery, reducing the dependence on foreign high-end mechanical products. Therefore, PLC, as a typical control product, is widely used in many fields, such as textile machinery, plastic machinery, printing machinery, food machinery, packaging machinery, lifting machinery, machine tools and chemical machinery.

 

  Affected by the crisis, in 2008 China OEM market overall downturn, especially in the second half of rising costs, the sharp drop in exports and domestic demand atrophy leads to the closure of a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises, large enterprises in some industries serious underemployment, directly affect the market demand for PLC. Among them, the largest OEM market — — textile machinery PLC application scale reduced to 630 million yuan, year-on-year decline of 17%. So that the deep roots in the industry PLC manufacturers have suffered heavy losses.

 

  The economic downturn led to the decline in demand, a negative growth trend in the elevator, textile machinery, construction machinery, power equipment, papermaking machinery, electronic equipment, material handling, machine tools, HVAC, plastic machinery, rubber machinery, application. Metallurgical industry is the most application oriented PLC project market, large and medium-sized PLC based, due to excess capacity, shrinking demand and price decline, but also makes PLC in the industry continues to maintain a downturn situation.

 

  Throughout the 2009, PLC applications in most OEM industries will remain sluggish, only a small number of industries, such as food machinery and packaging machinery, which have little impact on the economic cycle, can still maintain a certain growth. However, some industries, such as automobiles, public facilities, mining, municipal and other directly stimulated by the national stimulus policy, PLC demand is not reduced, becoming the backbone of PLC steady growth.

 

  The future development of PLC, in addition to the development of the product itself, to a greater extent depends on the development of the user and the market, the existence of any product is rooted in the needs of users and the market. With the economic recovery and the promotion of national policy, the demand for automation products market continues to grow. Especially in the era of low carbon manufacturing enterprises to realize automation products, as well as its enterprise profit and the success of the contribution in the fierce competition in the global market, and thus continue to increase capital investment in automated equipment.

 

  PLC products can be used in discrete, process and hybrid automation products, and maintain steady growth in various manufacturing industries. Based on the need for higher automation and higher energy efficiency, the manufacturing sector will increasingly use PLC. In the manufacturing process, the increasing demand for flexibility and flexibility with the lowest production equipment life cycle cost has provided an inexhaustible impetus to the innovation and development of PLC. Need to use some new industries and new energy generation, storage and infrastructure construction, no doubt to the PLC has brought great opportunities, especially in the OEM, building automation and other downturn in the industry, there will be a lot of improvement.