Global Switch Disconnectors Market: Overview

Switch disconnectors are used for distribution of electricity, connecting and disconnecting flow of currents and protection of electrical equipment against short circuits and overloads. The switch disconnectors market is increasing as industrial, commercial, as well as the residential sector, are more inclined towards non-fused disconnectors due to cost-efficient & easy installations features. There is an increase in installation of switch disconnectors by manufacturing and commercial industry due to the increasing usage of a broad range of switch disconnectors, such as fused and non-fused switch disconnectors, for overcurrent protection based on application areas and voltage levels required by industrial sector. Fused switch disconnectors are low-voltage switching devices, which allow manual connecting and disconnecting of electrical circuits by cutting off power supply depending on the voltage levels and utilization, while non-fused switch disconnectors are used to isolate the circuit by rotary switches or knife-blade switches when it is in service or maintenance. Non-fused switch disconnectors are used to detach circuit breakers, transmission lines and transformers as part of their maintenance process. Therefore, due to the rise in electricity consumption across various industrial application, there is an increase in the installation of switch disconnectors. 

The key vendors in the switch disconnectors market are focused on innovative product offering and are focusing on safety regulations to enhance their presence in the market. The switch disconnectors manufacturers are also focusing on differentiated offerings that will help them gain a competitive advantage in the switch disconnectors market. Therefore, the introduction of various switches with different mounting options and poles and rise in the application of switch disconnectors in photovoltaic systems and renewable market are the key factors that are expected to boost the growth of the switch disconnectors across the globe.

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Global Switch Disconnectors Market: Dynamics

Efficient switching and longer life are the key benefits of switch disconnectors that is boosting the growth of the switch disconnectors market. Also, the increase in usage of DIN-rail mounting in industrial applications and usage of switch disconnectors in solar photovoltaic systems is driving the growth of the switch disconnectors market.

However, the changing price of raw materials and low-quality switch products by local brands can be a restraining factor that can hamper the growth of the switch disconnectors market.

The growing trend towards the high voltage power transmission is creating growth opportunities for key vendors in the switch disconnectors market.

Global Switch Disconnectors Market: Segmentation

Segmentation Overview

The switch disconnectors market can be segmented on the basis of type, mounting type, application and region. The DIN rail mounting is most widely used in the industrial application as compared to other mounting types. 

Segmentation of the Switch Disconnectors Market Based on Type:

Fused Switch Disconnectors
Non-Fused Switch Disconnectors
Segmentation of the Switch Disconnectors Market Based on Mounting Type:

DIN Rail Mounting
Door Mounting
Panel Mounting
Base Mounting
Segmentation of the Switch Disconnectors Market Based on Application:

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Global Switch Disconnectors Market: Competition Landscape

Examples of some of the key players in the global switch disconnectors market include Eaton Corporation, Schneider Electric, ABB Ltd, Mersen S.A., RS Components Ltd, WEG SA, C&S Electric Limited, Siemens AG, ETI, Apator SA, Hager Group, OEZ s.r.o., Larsen & Toubro Limited, etc.

Global Switch Disconnectors Market: Regional Outlook

The Europe region is expected to dominate the switch disconnectors market followed by North America and Asia Pacific region. The market in Europe is expected to witness higher growth due to the vast presence of switch disconnector manufacturers in this region. The introduction of a variety of switch disconnectors with different mounting options and voltage levels plays a vital role in driving the growth of the market in the North America region. The rise in usage of DIN-rail mounting switch disconnectors in industrial applications in the U.S. is creating growth opportunities in the North America region. Moreover, the Asia Pacific, Latin America and MEA regions are projected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period.

In May 2017, ABB Ltd, which is one of the leading providers of electrification products, robotics and industrial automation solutions, etc. has upgraded its OT series of low voltage switch disconnector. This disconnector range offers space utilization and reliability in on-load switching in extreme conditions.

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