Global Sensors and Actuators Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Sensors and Actuators Market is Segmented by Product Type - Sensors (Pressure Sensors, Temperature Sensors, Position Sensors, Level Sensors, Image Sensors, Chemical Sensors, Torque Sensors), by Product Type - Actuators (Hydraulic Actuators, Pneumatic Actuators, Electrical Actuators, Magnetic Actuators, Mechanical Actuators, Linear Actuators, Rotary Actuators), by End-user Industry (Automotive, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense), and by Geography.

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 8.24 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Sensors & Actuators Market Analysis

The global sensors and actuators market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.24% over the forecast period (2022 - 2027). The market across the world is growing owing to the demand for factory automation applications. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the longstanding trend toward factory automation.

  • The factory automation industry has been revolutionized by combining the digital and physical aspects of manufacturing, including sensors and actuators, which aim to deliver optimum performance. Further, the focus on achieving zero waste production and shorter time to market has augmented the sensors and actuators market growth.
  • The rise in automation of production systems in both discrete and process industries has increased the demand for components capable of providing critical data related to the production process. These sensors facilitate process control in factories by detecting the presence and position of metal objects.
  • Electric actuators, a standard option for various applications across industries, including IoT, convert energy into mechanical torque. Electric energy is considered less noisy in operation than other actuator types. Electric actuators don't require fluid to run, and they offer high-control precision positioning owing to programmability. These actuators are poised to witness increasing demand in the near future due to their advantages over pneumatic actuators.
  • Manual setup and adjustment are required for pneumatic actuators, and it is relatively difficult to get precise feedback on their speed and position. In contrast, the encoder is embedded into the electric actuator enabling more precise movement.
  • Miniaturization has been driving the sensors and actuators market, supported by the development of new sensor and actuator modalities by leveraging the available semiconductor expertise.

Sensors & Actuators Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Sensors & Actuators Market according to our research experts:

Emergence of Automation and Industry 4.0

  • Sensors and actuators are an integral part of the industrial automation system as they help achieve precision and efficiency. The need for motion control technologies using sensors and actuators plays a significant role in the factory and industrial automation systems.
  • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) components include sensors and actuators. SCADA systems include components deployed in the field to collect real-time data and related systems to allow data collection and enhance industrial automation.
  • Servo motors have become an essential component for realizing factory automation where the servo motor itself functions as a sensor and the traditional high-speed and high-precision performance.
  • Moreover, industrial robots have been increasingly utilized in industrial automation. Sensors and actuators are one of the key components of these robots. China, the United States, and Japan are at the forefront of industrial robots adoption. In response to the growing demand, market players also introduce robot-specific products.
  • For instance, in April 2022, Kollmorgen announced a new TBM2G series of frameless servo motors having features that simplify the design of collaborative, industrial, aerospace and defense, and other robots while offering better performance in a lighter and more compact package.
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Asia-Pacific is Expected to Grow with the Highest CAGR

  • China's political push for industrial modernization creates a huge demand for smart manufacturing products, like smart sensors, wireless sensor networks, improved actuators, etc. International suppliers of sensors and actuator technologies are currently focusing on China to cater to growing demand from the country's manufacturing industry. China's industry has an enormous demand for high-end machine tools, smart sensors, and other technologies.
  • India is fast accelerating the deployment of several emerging sensors and IoT technologies. The country provides an opportunity to deploy these technologies at a larger scale to bring economies of scale. Advanced IoT-based opportunities and ecosystems are developing consistently. The Indian Government is taking steps to push the adoption of emerging technologies with innovative initiatives, including Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, etc. These initiatives are expected to further boost the sensors and actuators market in the country.
  • With the COVID-19 impact, in the long-term, it is expected that manufacturers operating in the Asia Pacific adopt Industry 4.0 procedures to become more agile and limit production and distribution shortfalls should an event similar to this ever happen again.
  • The Asia-Pacific region has long been a major manufacturing base, and the industry continues to be a strong adopter of the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Microsoft IoT Signals Report published in February 2022, IoT is currently much more widely adopted across industry verticals, and across the world, with smart spaces, a significant focus for many markets in the Asia Pacific region, becoming one of the leading application areas.
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Sensors & Actuators Industry Overview

The global sensors and actuators market is fragmented as numerous international companies, such as TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Emerson Electric Company, and SMC Corporation, are operating.

  • In September 2021, TE Connectivity, a leading company in connectivity and sensors, acquired ERNI Group AG (ERNI), a leading player in electronic connectivity for factory automation and automotive. The acquisition of ERNI complements TE Connectivity's wide connectivity product portfolio, specifically in high-speed and fine-pitch connectors for automotive, factory automation, and other industrial applications.
  • In August 2021, Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leading market player in motion and control technologies, announced the acquisition of Meggitt PLC, a company operating in aerospace and defense motion and control technologies. In Coventry, United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC had approximately USD 2.3 billion in annual revenue in annual revenue in 2020.

Sensors & Actuators Market Leaders

  1. TE Connectivity Ltd

  2. Texas Instruments Inc

  3. Honeywell International Inc

  4. Emerson Electric Co.

  5. SMC Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Sensors & Actuators Market News

  • October 2021 - Curtiss-Wright announced the launch of its newest actuators with integral controls, the Exlar SA-R080 rotary, and SA-L080 linear actuator. The SA-080 is a frame size (80 mm) in the harsh environment control and sense series of industrial electro-mechanical actuators.
  • October 2021 - Ewellix developed a smart electro-mechanical actuator with extended functionality for application in demanding applications such as construction and agricultural machinery. This smart actuator, CAHB-2xS, provides four new or enhanced features: accurate position sensors, control, built-in monitoring or diagnostics, and communication.

Sensors & Actuators Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.3.5 Threat of Substitutes

    4. 4.4 COVID-19 Impact on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Emergence of Automation and Industry 4.0

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing Demand from Automotive Industry

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Higher Initial Equipment Cost coupled with Installation and Maintenance Costs for Some Products


    1. 6.1 Product Type

      1. 6.1.1 Sensors

        1. Pressure Sensors

        2. Temperature Sensors

        3. Position Sensors

        4. Level Sensors

        5. Image Sensors

        6. Chemical Sensors

        7. Torque Sensors

      2. 6.1.2 Actuators

        1. Type of Power Used

          1. Hydraulic Actuators

          2. Pneumatic Actuators

          3. Electrical Actuators

          4. Magnetic Actuators

          5. Mechanical Actuators

        2. Type of Motion

          1. Linear Actuators

          2. Rotary Actuators

    2. 6.2 End-user Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Automotive

      2. 6.2.2 Healthcare

      3. 6.2.3 Oil & Gas

      4. 6.2.4 Consumer Electronics

      5. 6.2.5 Manufacturing

      6. 6.2.6 Aerospace & Defense

      7. 6.2.7 Other End-user Industries (Energy, Water & Wastewater, Mining, etc.)

    3. 6.3 By Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 TE Connectivity

      2. 7.1.2 Texas Instruments Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Bosch Sensortec GmbH

      5. 7.1.5 Renesas Electronics Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Emerson Electric Co.

      7. 7.1.7 SMC Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Flowserve Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 Schlumberger Limited

      10. 7.1.10 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Sensors & Actuators Industry Segmentation

Sensors and actuators generally work together to automate and streamline industrial processes. A sensor is an electrical instrument that monitors and measures physical aspects of the environment and sends electrical signals to a control center when specific pre-determined conditions are detected. Sensors turn physical inputs into electrical signal output. Actuators receive electrical signals from control modules and turn them into physical outputs.

Product Type
Pressure Sensors
Temperature Sensors
Position Sensors
Level Sensors
Image Sensors
Chemical Sensors
Torque Sensors
Type of Power Used
Hydraulic Actuators
Pneumatic Actuators
Electrical Actuators
Magnetic Actuators
Mechanical Actuators
Type of Motion
Linear Actuators
Rotary Actuators
End-user Industry
Oil & Gas
Consumer Electronics
Aerospace & Defense
Other End-user Industries (Energy, Water & Wastewater, Mining, etc.)
By Geography
North America
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
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Sensors & Actuators Market Research FAQs

The Global Sensors and Actuators Market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.24% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

TE Connectivity Ltd, Texas Instruments Inc, Honeywell International Inc, Emerson Electric Co. and SMC Corporation are the major companies operating in the Global Sensors and Actuators Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Global Sensors and Actuators Market.

The report covers the Global Sensors and Actuators Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Sensors and Actuators Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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