The Development of Industrial Control
As an industry that occupies a large market share of PCB assembly, let's take our attention to industrial control industry this time. The global industrial control automation equipment market grew by 6% on an annual basis. According to IHS, the global industrial control automation equipment market experienced a slowdown period from 2014 to 2017, and the growth rate resumed in 2018, with a year-on-year increase of 3.7%. In 2019, the market growth continued, with a year-on-year increase of 4.0% to 218 billion US dollars.
It is estimated that the market growth of the global electronic measuring instrument industry will increase from 13.71 billion US dollars to 17.24 billion US dollars from 2019 to 2025. According to the proportion of general electric measuring instruments accounting for 60% of the total market of electric measuring instruments, it is estimated that the global market size of general electric measuring instruments will increase from 8.23 billion US dollars to 10.34 billion US dollars from 2019 to 2025, with a CAGR of 3.9% in six years. From the perspective of market segments, it is estimated that the global market scale of oscilloscope, RF analysis, signal generator, source carrier and electronic components will be 17.3, 27.8, 11.8, 1.34 and 1.25 billion US dollars respectively in 2025.
The essence of Industry 3.0 is industrial automation. Simply understood, industrial automation is to use various automatic production equipment, automatic control equipment, combined with instruments and meters, to transform the heavy labor part of the production process into mechanized production, and improve production efficiency and quality. The main products of industrial automation control can be divided into control layer, drive layer and execution layer. Among them, the control layer includes PLC, DCS, motion controller, etc., the drive layer includes frequency converter, servo driver, industrial integration special machine, etc., and the execution layer includes servo motor, stepper motor, direct drive motor, etc.
At present, the global industrial industry is undergoing the upgrading and development from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0.
The core of Industry 4.0 is intelligence, that is, using AI, big data and other information technologies to help enterprises make full use of the data accumulated in the past on process technology, equipment technology, operation technology and other aspects to achieve the needs of safe production, energy conservation and emission reduction, cost reduction and efficiency increase. We believe that the architecture of the smart factory solution at this stage mainly includes four parts, namely the management layer, the planning layer, the control layer and the equipment layer.