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Low carbon promotes market demand. PLC grew strongly in 2010. Editor's note: in addition to the development of the product itself, the future development of PLC depends more on the development of users and the market. The fundamental existence of any product lies in the needs of users and the market. The latest research of arc consulting group shows that the capital investment in the field of automation products from all walks of life will continue to maintain a strong momentum in the next five years. The Chinese market of PLC is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.4%. The market share is expected to increase the impact of injection pressure and holding pressure from nearly $750million in 2006 to $1.3 billion in 2011

historical destiny given by the times

at the Copenhagen climate conference, low-carbon economy became the focus of human attention. This means that greatly improving the productivity of fossil energy will be the main mode of economic innovation in the coming decades

industrial economic society is centered on the production and sales of high energy consumption products, while low-carbon economic society is centered on the provision and enjoyment of low energy consumption services. China may have different paths in the future, but the general direction will not deviate too far. It is certain that the long-term and cheap use of traditional fossil energy and the emission of carbon dioxide in the era of industrial economy are far away from us

it is understood that the methods to judge the advantages and disadvantages of experimental machines without understanding technology are as follows: industrialization and information integration. The wide application of information technology is an important means to achieve low-carbon industry. In foreign countries, such as Sweden SKF company, 25% glass fiber reinforced PA66 Composites are used to make bearing cages on passenger car bearings and locomotive traction electromechanical bearings. In this process, using technological transformation to promote energy conservation and emission reduction and improve production efficiency has become the primary work and task of all walks of life. Automation technology with energy saving and consumption reduction has become one of the technologies that people pay more and more attention to after the global promotion of "low carbon economy"

automation is becoming an indispensable part of modern society with the trend of ultra rapid growth, and it has also become the key for manufacturers to quickly serve the global market. Imanshu Shah, senior analyst of arc Consulting Group, said: "it is clear that in the increasingly competitive global manufacturing environment, manufacturers must rely on automation technology in order to improve production and profit margins."

plc development trend chart (source: arc Research Report)

for a long time, PLC has always been in the main battlefield of industrial automation control field, providing a very reliable control scheme for a variety of automatic control equipment, forming a tripartite confrontation with DCS and industrial PC. At the same time, PLC also bears the impact from other technical products, especially the impact brought by industrial PC. However, China's favorable business environment has prepared sufficient investment opportunities and conditions for manufacturers from all over the world to establish factories. With the increasing consumer demand, the inflow of foreign direct investment into China has accelerated, promoting China's manufacturing industry, and then promoting the programmable logic controller (PLC) market in China. The latest research of arc consulting group shows that the capital investment in the field of automation products from all walks of life will continue to maintain a strong momentum in the next five years. The Chinese market of PLC is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.4% (C agr in this period), and its market share is expected to increase from nearly US $750million in 2006 to US $1.3 billion in 2011

steady growth in the crisis

the annual growth rate from 2007 to 2009 will be stable between 9.0% and 10.0%. Affected by the financial crisis, the market scale of PLC shrank slightly in 2009

in recent years, Chinese OEM machinery manufacturers have been busy improving the automation level of domestic machinery and reducing their dependence on foreign high-end machinery products. Therefore, as a typical control product, PLC 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, China's OEM market was in a general downturn in 2008, especially in the second half of the year, the rising cost, sharp decline in exports and shrinking domestic demand led to a large number of closures of small and medium-sized enterprises, and serious underemployment of large enterprises in some industries, which directly affected the market's demand for PLC. Among them, the application scale of PLC in textile machinery, the largest OEM market, decreased to 630million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 17%. PLC manufacturers deeply rooted in this industry have suffered a heavy blow

in addition, the economic downturn has led to a decline in demand, showing a negative growth trend in elevator, textile machinery, construction machinery, power supply equipment, paper machinery, electronic manufacturing equipment, material handling, machine tools, HVAC, plastic machinery, rubber machinery and other applications. The metallurgical industry is the project-based market with the most applications of PLC, mainly large and medium-sized PLC. Due to overcapacity, shrinking demand and falling prices, PLC continues to maintain a downturn in the industry

throughout 2009, the application of PLC in most OEM industries will remain depressed, and only a few industries such as food machinery and packaging machinery that are not affected by the economic cycle can still maintain a certain growth. However, some industries such as automobile, public facilities, mining, municipal administration, etc. are directly driven by the national stimulus policies, and the demand for PLC remains unabated, becoming the backbone of the steady growth of PLC

plc's future development depends more on the development of users and markets than on the development of products themselves. The fundamental existence of any product lies in the needs of users and markets. With the economic recovery and the promotion of national policies, the demand for automation products in the market continues to be strong. Especially in the low-carbon era, manufacturing enterprises are fully aware of the role of automation products and their contribution to corporate profits and success in the highly competitive global market, so they continue to increase capital investment in automation 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 industry will increasingly use PLC. In the manufacturing process, the increasing demand for adaptability and flexibility with the lowest life cycle cost of production equipment provides an inexhaustible driving force for the innovation and development of PLC. The application of some emerging industries and the needs of new energy generation, storage and infrastructure construction undoubtedly bring great opportunities to PLC, especially in the depressed industries such as OEM and building automation, which will have a great improvement

current situation of domestic PLC market

compared with industrial developed countries, China's industrial development and automation application level lag behind for decades. According to the analysis of the current economic situation, China will usher in a period of rapid growth of PLC market. Based on the current situation of China's stable and rapid economic growth, China's PLC market will maintain sustained and high-speed growth in the next few years. According to relevant data, it is preliminarily estimated that the total amount of PLC sold in China is 3-4 billion yuan (excluding PLC equipped with imported main equipment), with an annual growth rate of 15-20%. The huge market demand provides a rare historical opportunity for the development of PLC business. Domestic powerful automation companies should make full use of the accumulation in market, technology, industry influence and brand, vigorously expand PLC business, and make domestic PLC become one of the main participants in China's PLC market as soon as possible

at present, more than 200 manufacturers in the world produce more than 300 kinds of PLC products, which are mainly used in automotive (23%), grain processing (16.4%), chemical/Pharmaceutical (14.6%), metal/mining (11.5%), pulp/paper making (11.3%) and other industries

PLC applied in China covers almost all brands in the world, showing the trend of the eight power alliance, but in terms of industry, it has its own sphere of influence. Most large and medium-sized centralized control systems use European and American PLCs, while most small control systems, machine tools, equipment monomer automation and OEM products use Japanese PLCs. European and American PLCs have advantages in network and software, while Japanese PLCs have advantages in flexibility and price. The PLC supply channels in China mainly include manufacturers, distributors (agents), system integrators, OEM users and end users. Among them, most PLCs reach end users through distributors and system integrators

in the Chinese market, Siemens, Mitsubishi and OMRON are traditional suppliers in the Chinese market, taking the lead in many fields. Correspondingly, Schneider and LG, although the market is growing rapidly, are still a certain distance away from the pioneers. Some brands will focus on some industries. For example, Schneider pays more attention to the power industry, and Rockwell performs well in the metallurgical industry. In addition, the domestic PLC brand has also developed rapidly and won a certain market share. (gkong)

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