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Tilt Sensor Market Analysis Report By Housing Material Type, By Technology, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17620063  |  Published: August 2020  |  No of Pages: 170
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Sensors

Industry Insights

The global tilt sensor market size was accounted for USD 161.1 million in 2018, expanding at 8.9% CAGR over the forecast duration. Factor attributing to the growth of tilt sensor is its increasing use in various devices such as laptops, mobiles, ships, automobiles, and gaming consoles among others. In addition, the demand for this sensor is gaining traction in various other industries such as industrial, agriculture, construction, and mining, thereby, leading to its growth.

Over the past few years, the demand for tilt sensors has increased in the various industry verticals. Tilt sensor has found its application from basic mechanical pendulum device to advanced electrolyte-type devices. Earlier, tilt sensors have been used majorly in the automotive sector for the measurement of safety parameters like vertical reaction and boom angle. With technical advancements, these sensors are being integrated with different devices.

North America tilt sensors market

Tilt sensors produce electric signals having angular movement. Owing to these features, they are widely used in the measurement of slope having finite motion range. The demand for tilt sensors is gaining traction in the construction sector as manufactures of construction equipment are focusing on avoiding mishaps during construction processes. In addition, tilt sensors are used in the measurement of platform tilt angle, tilt angle for chassis along platform height of various heavy machinery deployed at the construction site.

Workers' safety is paramount in the agriculture sector where the safe operation of various types of machinery such as cranes, tractors, off-road vehicles, and man-lifts is imperative to avoid mishaps. Moreover, these industries are emphasizing autonomous control systems. Owing to these factors, sensors with platform leveling and tip-over protection have become popular.

Regions such as Europe and North America have stringent regulations regarding the safety of workers. With the increasing construction industry, Asia Pacific is also focusing on ensuring workers' safety. To ensure smooth operation and maximum safety manufactures of the lift platform, cranes, and other construction equipments are mandated to incorporate tilt sensors in their manufacturing operation.

With technical advancements, tilt sensors have become digital from analog.  This has led to their integration with various other devices. The shift towards digital tilt sensors from analog is taking place rapidly in the countries like Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, and the United States. Digital sensors are more precise compared to their analog counterparts in data conversation.

Material Insights

The tilt sensor market is classified into metal and non-metal depending on material type. In 2018, the non-metal category held the largest share in the market with more than 65%. Further, the segment is projected to continue its dominance over the next six years. Increasing demand for tilt sensors that use plastic housing material of high grade is attributing to the growth of the segment.

Tilt sensors housed with high-grade materials have features such as easy installation and compact size. Further, these sensors provide protection against ingress. Stainless steel and aluminum-made tilt sensor are also used in various other applications. However, metal-made tilt sensors demand is estimated to remain significantly lower than the one made with non-metal.

Technology Insights

Depending on the technology, the tilt sensors market is categorized into fluid-filled, solid-state (MEMS), and force-balanced. Solid-state MEMS sensors can be installed easily and they have integral signal conditioning. However, owing to their high thermal co-efficient, it is challenging to obtain accurate data during various applications. Their compact size allows them to fit into the desired component easily, which, in turn, makes them demanding in various applications.

Fluid-filled tile sensors can be bifurcated into capacitive tilt sensors and electrolytic tilt sensors. Capacitive tilt sensors operate both, like a sensor and a switch, and they are capable of measurement where contact is not required. However, the slow response time of these sensors makes them less popular than MEMS sensors. On the other hand, force balanced sensors are known for their precise measurement of angle. However, these sensors are costly, which makes them less preferred in various applications.

Application Insights

By application, the market is categorized into automotive and transportation, telecommunications, construction and mining, aerospace and defense, and others. Among these segments, the aerospace and defense category is projected to grow with the maximum CAGR over the forecast duration. This segment is anticipated to be followed by the telecommunications division. To prevent from tipping over and maintain balance, tilt sensors are used in the construction sector to measure chassis angle.

These sensors are incorporated to measure vibration, seismic activities, tilt, and inertial activities in the mining sector. While in the automotive sector, tilt sensors are used in electronic stability controls and in developing airbags. In addition, in the transportation industry, tilt sensors are used in providing stability to vehicles parked on uneven ground.

Asia Pacific tilt sensors market For measurement of the tilt angle of communication towers, tilt sensors are widely used in the telecommunications sector. By measuring the tilt angle in real-time, unwanted accidents can be avoided beforehand. Some of the other application areas for tilt sensors include smartphones, laptops, thermostats, tablets, robots, and joysticks. To facilitate auto-rotate function in smartphones, tilt sensors are used. On the other hand, tilt sensors are used to enable pilots in performing stunts with precision in the aerospace industry. These sensors help pilots in understanding the vertical and horizontal inclination of planes.

Regional Growth

The Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share in the market in 2018. Further, the region is projected to witness the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2025. Rapidly growing sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace & defense, construction, automotive, and mining are attributing to the growth of the regional market. On the other hand, the MEA region is anticipated to register noticeable growth over the next few years owing to the increasing use of tilt sensors in the mining and construction sectors.

The tilt sensors prices are estimated to reduce over the forecast duration. However, its demand will increase considerably in various end-use industries. Established automotive and construction sectors in Europe would further supplement the product demand over the forecast duration.

Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has severely affected the growth of the tilt sensors. These sensors are widely used in industries such as automotive, construction, and aerospace & defense. Owing to the outbreak of coronavirus, these industries were forced to shut down their operations. Further, disruption in the supply chain and labor migration derailed production. Major countries such as India, the United States, Germany, China, and France have witnessed a sharp decline in production during the first semester of 2020.

However, China is starting its industrial operations and is expected to contribute to market growth. Market players can focus on mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their customer base and boost their sales. In addition, various construction projects, the budget for which were assigned before the pandemic outbreak, offer a lucrative opportunity for the market players.

Tilt Sensor Market Share Insights

Due to the presence of several players and competitive pricing, the market is witnessing stiff. Manufacturers are undertaking several Recent Developments such as new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships to stay competitive in the market. Key players are also focusing on developing a strong distribution network to strengthen their dominance in the market.

For example, in 2019, Variohm Group has acquired Positek. This acquisition is projected to help the latter in expanding its customer support services along with distribution networks. Key players operating in the market include SICK AG, MEMSIC Inc., Balluff GmbH, Gefran, TE Connectivity, The Fredericks Company, and Gefran among others.

Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 186.6 million

The revenue forecast in 2025

USD 288.7 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.9% from 2019 to 2025

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, volume in thousand units, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Housing material type, technology, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; India; Japan; China; Brazil; Colombia

Key companies profiled

TE Connectivity; Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd; SICK AG; Pepperl+Fuchs AG; Level Developments Ltd; The Fredericks Company; MEMSIC Inc;   ifm electronic gmbh; Balluff GmbH; Jewel Instruments LLC; elobau GmbH & Co. KG; Gefran.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global tilt sensor market report based on housing material type, technology, application, and region:

• Housing Material Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Non-Metal
    • Metal

• Technology Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Solid State (MEMS)
    • Fluid-Filled
    • Force Balanced

• Application Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Construction & Mining
    • Automotive & Transportation
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Telecommunications
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • U.K.
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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