Float switch sensors, equipped with reed switch technology, provide accurate measure of liquid level height in containers. To comply with the dimensions of the containers, float switch sensors come up with field-adjustable stem lengths, eliminating the need to employ multiple sensors. Furthermore, float switch sensors, such as ultrasonic sensors, are highly suitable in the areas where monitoring of every intermediate level of containers is paramount.
Additional incorporation of side mount in float switch sensors is finding its use in compact settings. The magnet located in the system actuates the reed contact after reaching a specified level. Side mounts in float switch sensors are made up of teflon to enable operation in high-viscosity or contaminated liquids. Float switch sensors ensure better durability by housing the switch, thereby preventing it from direct contact with the liquid.
The floating switches in float switch sensors confine their operation to chemical environments where industrial mixers or agitators are absent, while their rigid cousins can be employed in extreme levels of the tank to avoid damages due to industrial mixers. Availability of two mounting options allow reversible switching function, making the installation straightforward and cost-efficient. Furthermore, reduced water and power consumption of float switch sensors are set to be the goldmines of growth for the global float switch sensor market.
Reliability and flexibility in detecting level of liquid such as oil within a container or a tank has remained instrumental in driving the adoption of float switch sensors, in a bid to enhance quality of the respective application they are used in. For instance, the food and beverage manufacturing has always been under pressure to deliver products to meet consumer requirement and pass inspections of concerned authorities. Float switch sensor plays a vital role in maintaining liquid level in tanks to avoid improper formulation and overflow, thereby keeping the ingredients at suitable temperatures during the production process. In addition, float switch sensor being a cost efficient solution, it has witnessed significant proliferation across industrial applications including oil and gas, chemical processing and water treatment plants, to name a few.
Furthermore, the use of float switch sensor in determining level of diesel liquids or coolants is likely to grow with increase in the production of passenger cars and commercial vehicles and expanding automotive aftermarket. However, with growing technological advancements, companies have developed optical sensors, a relatively high-priced solution, that have high efficiency in detecting fluid levels. Introduction of optical sensors are likely to impede the adoption and sales of float switch sensors, in turn restricting the growth of the float switch sensor market.
Global Float Switch Sensor Market: Introduction
A float switch sensor is a device used to identify the level of liquid within a tank. These sensors are generally used as indicators to control other devices, such as pumps. A float switch sensor identifies the level of the liquid and provides feedback. Float switch sensors are used to disengage or engage a response when the amount of liquid falls or rises to a determined level. For instance, a float switch sensor can be shaped to float in a liquid that needs to withstand a certain level, as the level drops the float comes in the range of sensor. This triggers the opening of the valve to fill the tank to the determined level. In addition, float switch sensors help in detecting leakage, provide high level and low level readings and also, control the level and temperature of the desired liquid. Float switch sensors are available in different materials, such as stainless steel and plastic. Among these, stainless steel float sensors are highly preferred by the oil and gas industry. Growth in the petrochemical and chemical processing industry has led to the higher adoption of equipment, such as float switch sensors, in the market.
Global Float Switch Sensor Market: Market Dynamics
Increasing demand for float switch sensors from the food and beverage industry and the petrochemical industry is anticipated to be a major driving factor for the growth of the float switch sensor market during the forecast period. Moreover, float switch sensors limit the waste of electricity and water and are easy to install. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the float switch sensor market in the near future. That apart, the different benefits of float switch sensors, such as power saving, automatic operation and reliable electronic design, will further drive the growth of the float switch sensor market over the forecast period.
Lack of awareness regarding several different applications is expected to be a deterrent to the growth of the float switch sensor market over the forecast period.
Global Float Switch Sensor Market: Segmentation
The global float switch sensor market can be segmented on the basis of type, material and application.
By type, the float switch sensor market can be segmented into:
- Vertical Switches
- Top Mounted
- Bottom Mounted
- Horizontal Switches
- Custom Multi-level Switches
By material, the float switch sensor market can be segmented into:
- Stainless Steel Float Switches Sensors
- Plastic Float Level Switches Sensors
- Miniature Stainless Steel Float Switches Sensors
By application, the float switch sensor market can be segmented into:
- Food & Beverage
- Chemical Processing
- Water Treatment Plant
- Aircraft and Aerospace
Global Float Switch Sensor Market: Regional Outlook
North America is anticipated to witness immense growth in the float switch sensor market, owing to expansion of the chemical industry in the region. Moreover, the region is also experiencing a rise in the demand for float switch sensors from the food and beverage industry. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the float switch sensor market, due to the anticipated growth of the shipbuilding industry in the coming years. Western Europe, in particular, is expected to witness growth in the float switch sensor market due to the expected growth in the oil & gas industry during the forecast period. The Middle East and Africa region is also projected to support the growth of the float switch sensor market over the forecast period, owing to the presence of large oil refineries in the region. Latin America and Japan are expected to grow with substantial CAGRs during the forecast period.
Global Float Switch Sensor Market: Market Participants
Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain of the global float switch sensor market include:
- SMD Fluid Controls
- Hamilton Electronics
- Madison Company
- MATelec Australia
- FPI Sensors
- Cynergy Components
- Deeter Electronics Ltd.
- Gems Sensors
- S.R.I. Electronics
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