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Level Sensors Market - By Type (Contact Sensor, Contactless Sensor), By Monitoring Type (Continuous Level, Point Level), By Application (Liquid Measuring & Monitoring, Fluidized Solid Measuring & Monitoring), End-use Industry & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7135
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Level Sensors Market Size

Level Sensors Market was valued at over USD 4 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 7% between 2023 and 2032. Level sensors play a critical role in monitoring & controlling the levels of liquids and solids in tanks & vessels, ensuring operational safety, efficiency, and product quality. The process industries, such as chemical, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and food & beverage, rely on accurate level measurement for process optimization, regulatory compliance, and environmental protection. As industries are automating and digitizing their operations, the demand for reliable & precise level sensors is on the rise, fueling market growth. The growing adoption of level sensors in process industries is attributed to their pivotal role in enhancing safety, optimizing processes, and promoting resource efficiency, making them indispensable in modern industrial operations. This trend is expected to drive the business expansion. For instance, in May 2020, Vega partnered with the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance to implement Industry 4.0. This partnership helped Vega expand its offerings for IIoT and cloud solutions.
 

Level Sensors Market

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Level sensors measure and detect the height or depth of liquid, powder, or solid materials within containers or tanks. They utilize technologies, such as ultrasonic, capacitance, or float switches, to determine the fluid or material level, providing essential data for process control & automation in industrial and commercial applications.
 

Intricate installation processes of level sensors require specialized knowledge and expertise, making it challenging for users without the requisite skills. This complexity can lead to errors during installation, resulting in inaccurate level measurements or damage to the sensor. Complex maintenance procedures can lead to extended downtime and increased operational costs. Customers may also be hesitant to adopt level sensors due to the high ongoing maintenance requirements, impacting market adoption rates. It is crucial to simplify the installation and maintenance processes overcome this pitfall.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic initially disrupted the level sensors market as lockdowns and economic uncertainties slowed down various industries. Reduced industrial activities, particularly in the manufacturing and energy sectors, led to a reduced demand for level sensors. However, the increased need for remote monitoring & automation in the essential sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and wastewater management fueled the product demand. As the pandemic persisted, the market adapted to the changing customer needs, focusing on contactless solutions and remote connectivity. The long-term impacts highlighted the importance of resilience and adaptability, leading to accelerated innovations and adoption of advanced level sensing technologies.
 

Level Sensors Market Trends

The integration of level sensors with the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way industries monitor and manage their processes. IoT-connected sensors provide real-time data on level measurements, enabling predictive maintenance and process optimization. They can send alerts and data to central control systems or the cloud, facilitating remote monitoring & control. This trend is driven by the desire for greater operational efficiency, reduced downtime, and improved decision-making based on data analytics.
 

The increasingly stringent environmental regulations require industries to monitor & manage their materials and processes more responsibly. Level sensors play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with the regulations by helping prevent overflows or leaks that could harm the environment. As a result, companies are investing in advanced level sensing technologies to meet the regulatory requirements and minimize their environmental footprint, reflecting the broader trend of sustainability and corporate responsibility in today's industrial landscape.
 

Level Sensors Market Analysis

Level Sensors Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Based on end-use industry, the market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, oil & gas, food & beverages, chemical, water & wastewater treatment, and others. The oil & gas segment dominated the market in 2022 with a market share of over 20%.
 

  • The oil & gas sector operates in environments with potentially hazardous materials. Level sensors help ensure the safe storage & transportation of these substances by preventing overflows and leaks, thus aiding in compliance with safety regulations.
     
  • The increasing demand for oil & gas has led to the expansion of storage and transportation infrastructure. Level sensors are essential in managing the increased capacity and ensuring smooth operations.
     
Level Sensors Market Share, By Type, 2022

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Based on type, the market is divided into contact sensor and contactless sensor. The contactless sensor segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 8% between 2023 and 2032.
 

  • Contactless sensors do not need to be inserted into the material being measured, which makes them suitable for applications involving corrosive, abrasive, or viscous substances. They can also be used in hygienic applications where contact sensors may contaminate the materials.
     
  • Many contactless sensors are compatible with remote monitoring and automation systems, allowing for real-time data collection and adjustments, which is essential in modern industrial processes.
     
China Level Sensors Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific dominated the global level sensors market with a share of over 40% in 2022. The rapid industrialization and urbanization in countries including China and India are driving the demand for level sensors across sectors including manufacturing, water & wastewater management, and oil & gas. The need for efficient and automated processes, along with stringent environmental regulations, has also accelerated the adoption of level sensors for better control & monitoring of liquid and solid materials. The technological advancements and increasing infrastructure projects have further fueled market expansion in Asia Pacific, making it a fertile ground for level sensor solutions.

 

Level Sensors Market Share

The players operating in the market focus on implementing different growth strategies to strengthen their offerings and expand market reach. These strategies involve new product development & launches, partnerships & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and customer retention. The market players also heavily invest in R&D to introduce innovative and technologically-advanced solutions in the level sensors industry. The major players operating in the level sensors industry are mentioned below:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • Endress + Hauser AG
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Siemens AG
  • Vega Grieshaber KG
  • Magnetrol International, Inc.

Level Sensors Industry News

  • In June 2021, Emerson launched Rosemount 1408H Level Transmitter, the world's first non-contacting radar device designed specifically for the food & beverage industry. The device features a hygienic compact design, fast sweep technology, exceptional radar beam focusing, and IO-Link communications. It helps manufacturers optimize the efficiency of their operations, reduce product losses, and ensure food safety.
     
  • In May 2021, Sick AG launched a new non-contact radar sensing technology for the real-time monitoring of liquid and bulk solids in food & beverage applications. The Sick LBR SicWave is a bulk solid level sensor with a range of up to 120m and the Sick LFR SicWave is a fluid level sensor with a maximum range of 30m.
     

The level sensors market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Contact Sensor
  • Contactless Sensor

Market, By Monitoring Type

  • Continuous Level
  • Point Level

Market, By Application

  • Liquid Measuring & Monitoring
  • Fluidized Solid Measuring & Monitoring

Market, By End-use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Oil & Gas
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemical
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

 

Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for level sensors size crossed USD 4 billion in 2022 and will register 7% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the rising demand in process industries, such as chemical, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and food & beverage worldwide.
The oil and gas end-use segment held over 20% share of the level sensors industry in 2022 on account of the surging need to ensure the safe storage & transportation of substances by preventing overflows and leaks.
Asia Pacific recorded over 40% share of the level sensors market in 2022 and is expected to register commendable CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the rapid industrialization and urbanization in the region.
ABB Ltd., Emerson Electric Company, Endress + Hauser AG, Honeywell International, Inc., Siemens AG, Vega Grieshaber KG, and Magnetrol International, Inc. are some of the major level sensors companies worldwide.

Level Sensors Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 635
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 220
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