Global Industrial PC Market Report 2020: COVID-19 Gives Industrial Automation & IIoT Special Significance –

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COVID-19 Gives Industrial Automation & IIoT Special Significance. Industrial PCs Indispensable for Control & HMI to Reach $5.7 Billion

The global market for Industrial PCs is projected to reach US$5.7 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 4.7% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Industrial PCs (IPCs) are personal computers which are employed for industrial processes.

IPCs are therefore constructed to withstand use in industrial environments, which are characterized by dust, extreme temperatures, moisture, humidity, noise, power spikes, and vibration. Efficient and steady performance in tough environments is the main advantage offered by these PCs, with the potential to function in the temperature range of -40C to +80C. They generally comprise robust cooling fans in addition to dust filters and are more flexible in comparison to commercial PCs.

The growing need for automated process control has been spurring demand for industrial PCs. Industrial PCs leverage sophisticated instruction sets including x86. As compared to personal PCs, industrial PCs have a higher cost and are more efficient, reliable, consume lesser power, and have a prolonged service life. Industrial PCs use less power, as they function on batteries such as nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, or renewable sources such as wind or solar energy.

Industrial PCs are mainly employed for data acquisition and/or process control purposes. In certain areas, such PCs are employed as a front-end for another control computer within a distributed processing environment. While customized software can be used for a specific application, off-the-shelf packages such as LabView, Labtech Notebook, Wonder Ware, or TwinCAT can also be employed for basic programming.

The market in the post COVID-19 period is expected to benefit from the re-doubled focus shed on industrial automation and process control. Adoption of automation technology enables enterprises to gain from improved quality of manufactured products, superior employee work efficiency, increased yield and reduced material wastage, and savings on capital and operating costs. Besides the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the worldwide industrial sector is facing several other pressing challenges in the form of volatile raw material prices, harsh regulatory scenario, globalization-driven issues, and decreasing profitability.

In order to stay competitive, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on improving the efficiency of their operations and productivity by modifying and modernizing their production processes and infrastructure. Manufacturers are leaning towards automation of processes and systems that facilitate plant supervisors, managers, and engineers and workers monitor and manage plant operations in a more efficient and resourceful manner.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:

  • Advantech Co., Ltd.
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
  • General Electric Company
  • Kontron AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Omron Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Schneider Electric SA
  • Siemens AG

Key Topics Covered:


  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • Prevailing Weak Global Economic Environment & Negative Tide in GDP Forecasts Strongly Discourage the Industrial PC Market in Short Term
  • An Introduction to Industrial PC
  • Key Characteristics of Industrial PCs
  • I/O Ports for Industrial Computers
  • Application Areas of Industrial Computers
  • Growing Focus on Automation Drives the Global Industrial PCs Market: Overview and Outlook
  • Analysis by IPC Type
  • End-Use Sector Market Led by Discrete Industries
  • Regional Market Analysis
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Select Global Brands
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Global Competitor Market Shares



  • Industrial PC Market to Gain from Automation Trend
  • Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory to Steer Future Expansion
  • Technology Innovations & Advancements Favor Growth
  • Sophisticated Features Establish Industrial PCs as Necessary Technology
  • Power-Tolerant Industrial PCs: Preventing Damage to Data & System during Power Outages
  • Artificial Intelligence Improves Industrial PCs
  • Consistent Efforts to Optimize Resources & Production Strengthen Manufacturers’ Affiliation with Industrial PCs
  • Mobility in Manufacturing Enterprises Augurs Well
  • PC-based HMI Remains Popular in Industrial Environments
  • Relevance in Automotive Production & Assembly Units
  • Role of Industrial PCs in Oil & Gas Sector
  • Mining Environments Rely On Computing Power
  • Industrial PCs Aid Utilities Streamline Operations
  • Opportunities in Chemicals Sector
  • Industrial PCs in Aerospace & Defense Sector
  • Low Vulnerability of Defense Industry to Provide Impetus to Military End-Use Applications
  • Issues & Challenges
  • High Equipment Cost
  • Slow Adoption of Digital Systems
  • Data Privacy & Security


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