Belt Scale Market By Idler Type (Single Idler, Multi Idler) By Weighing Capacity (Light (Less than 1500 t/h), Moderate (1500 - 5000 t/h), Heavy (More than 5000 t/h)) By End-User Industry (Mining, Food & Beverages, Cement, Steel, Logistics, Energy & Power, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2028

About this report

The global Belt Scale Market report explores the critical analysis of the belt scale industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the belt scale industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the belt scale industry and how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the market grow. Moreover, the report analyses the global, regional, and country-level historic and forecasted market size. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of key investment propositions, demand and supply gap, competitors positioning, STAR analysis, SRC analysis, and Tornado analysis. Key technological developments and other analyses such as porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, value chain analysis, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Belt Scale Market?

  • The multi-idler segment led the market in terms of idler type in 2021 and is expected to continue throughout the projection period. Multi-idler belt scale systems with dual, triple, and quad idlers are becoming more popular due to the increased accuracy the conveyor systems provide over single-idler belt scale systems. Systems with multiple idler belts use additional load cells to precisely weighing the materials. Demand for multi-idler belt scale systems is anticipated to increase along with the production of new and inventive products and services for conveyor idler maintenance over the forecast period.
  • In 2021, the light (less than 1500 t/h) segment in weighing capacity led the market. Light weighing capacity is used in various end-user industrial applications in the global market. Light weighing capacity makes high measurement sensitivity possible, which also results in low deflection and protects the load cell from external lateral forces, off-center loading, foundation distortion, inclination hold-back forces, and high sporadic shocks and overloads that cause errors.
  • The food & beverages sector held the largest market share in the end-use category in 2021. Food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly focusing on accelerating the time to market for their products by utilizing conveyor belt scale systems for bulk handling, weighing, and packaging to take advantage of the rising demand for food products on a global scale. Moreover, the development of industry-specific conveyor systems supplements the adoption of belt scale systems in the food and beverage industry.

Which region dominated the Belt Scale Market?

Europe dominated the belt scale market in 2021 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Demand in Europe is rising due to increased operations in quarries, gravel works, mines, manufacturing plants, cargo loading stations, road construction, and tunnel drilling. The region's various end-user industries, including mining, cement, energy & power, and logistics, are increasingly utilizing belt scales. European nations, especially Switzerland, Germany, France, and the U.K., have a high demand for belt scales.

What is the competitive environment of the Belt Scale Market?

Companies are focusing on product innovation and development to expand their customer base. Moreover, key companies are pursuing a merger and acquisition strategy to increase their overall market revenue. For instance, Fives Group introduced the Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) system in November 2021. The handling solution combines the two most recent generations of tomographic scanners with a conveying mechanism with a makeup baggage carousel to function 800 bags per hour. On the other hand, Siemens Logistics unveiled the first Misplaced Item Clearer (MIC) for cross-belt sorters in parcel sorting centers in September 2020. The device employs sensors to detect small and light items inadvertently positioned between cross-belts. MIC moves them into an outlet while automatically removing them with compressed air. As a result, consignments can be processed immediately without delaying sorter operations.

Executive Summary

What are all technical developments being developed in the Belt Scale Market?

Technological developments support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) belt scale systems market expansion by enabling end users to manage and maintain conveyor belt scale systems effectively. The incorporation of cutting-edge sensors into conveyor systems enables end-user industries to remotely monitor the performance of various conveyor belt scale system components. IIoT technologies are also helping businesses in a variety of industries gather useful information that can be used to forecast maintenance needs and assess production flows and rates. Furthermore, remote monitoring, preventative maintenance, and optimization assist businesses in reducing their reliance on manual labor and saving money on overhead. These elements are crucial to the soaring demand for automation across various industries, supporting the market expansion for belt scales. For instance, Continental AG released ContiLoad Sense in February 2022. The system uses 2D radar (radio detection and range) and ultrasonic technologies to scan the material and conveyor belt from different angles to determine the load's position and the belt. This precisely computes the volume of goods transported. The radar sensor requires less upkeep and is less susceptible to outside influences like dust, rain, and vibrations that can skew measurement results.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Belt Scale Market?

Belt scale systems have found use across various industries due to their exceptional adaptability and flexibility. Various investments are made across the key player. For instance, Austrian Post, a provider of logistics and postal services in Austria, chose Fives to make an investment in and automate a new distribution center in Vomp in October 2020. The new solution includes exclusive technologies from Fives like a singulator, GENI-Feed induction lines, and the GENI-Belt cross-belt sorter. The company is expected to supply the upstream, various chute types, a handling system for incompatible items, and software control for the entire system in its capacity as the investment project's integrator. The new automated handling system has a 10,000 item per hour sorting capacity.

Some of the major players in the market are Yamato Weighing & Information Technology, Covey Weigh LLC, Thayer Scales Inc, Tecnetics Industries Inc, and Saimo Technology Pty Ltd.

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Belt Scale Market?

The market for belt scales is expanding due to increased manufacturing and industrial output and a rise in global food demand. Conveyor belt scales are becoming increasingly popular in the mining industry due to their low operating costs, precise weighing mechanisms, higher throughput, and high efficiency. Many businesses use conveyor belt scales instead of traditional weighing apparatuses in the mining sector. The need for assembly line setup to increase throughput and lower overhead costs is driven by rapid industrial growth and the demand for bulk material handling and weighing. This trend will likely result in a spike in demand for conveyor belt scale systems across industries.

What are the Major Risks for the Belt Scale Market?

The high cost of belt scale systems, as well as the significant initial investments required for the equipment's installation in a facility, are expected to impact the growth of the belt scale market over the forecast period. Moreover, the rapidly changing technological landscape is compelling companies to continuously improve existing systems to maintain a competitive edge, acting as a restraint for the belt scales market. Conveyor system adoption in small and medium-sized businesses may also be hampered by a lack of resources, a lack of knowledge, and the cost of employee training.

Which is the key End-user in the Belt Scale Market

The food & beverages sector dominated the belt scale market in 2021. To capitalize on the rising demand for food products on a global scale, food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly focusing on reducing the time to market for their products by using conveyor belt scale systems for bulk handling, weighing, and packaging. With the global population on the rise, there is expected to be a surge in demand for food products soon. Furthermore, developing industry-specific conveyor systems complements the use of belt scale systems in the food and beverage industries. For instance, Chlorino, a manufacturer of conveyor belts, recently introduced food-grade metal detectable belts that are bacterial resistant and can detect metal pieces three times shorter than other metal-detectable belts.

How is the Belt Scale Market performing in regions?

Europe dominated the global belt scale market in 2021 due to a rise in the use of belt scales by various end-user industries such as steel, cement, energy & power, and logistics. Switzerland, France, Germany, the U.K., and other European nations have a high demand for belt scales. Due to increased activity at construction sites, tunnel drilling, gravel pits, mines, cargo load-carrying stations, tunnels, and roads, demand is also rising in other regions of Europe.

Besides, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow the most during the forecast period. The region's booming industries and the developing economies' mining sectors are driving demand for conveyor belt scale systems. Many international companies have manufacturing facilities in China. Japan, India, and China are major markets for electric motors and bearings used in conveyor systems. For instance, Oriental Motor, headquartered in Japan, produces various fractional horsepower products to meet motion control requirements.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Belt Scale Market?

The regulatory environment for this market is one in which governments are exploring a stricter regulatory approach across regions. Manufacturers are being encouraged to adopt energy efficiency by certain regulatory changes. The European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) collaborated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany in 2020 to develop a common standard for forecasting the energy consumption of material handling systems, which could lead to legislative ratings or benchmarks for energy consumption standards in the future. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is available in the United States and has become an acceptable national benchmark for green buildings. Introducing a significant number of green conveyors into product portfolios is anticipated to increase focus among various conveyor system manufacturers in response to regulatory changes, which is anticipated to boost conveyor system sales.

What is the Market Size of the Belt Scale regarding value?

The global belt scale market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 3.2% in the upcoming years. The global belt scale industry was estimated to be worth USD 1.1 billion in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 1.32 billion by 2028.

What major players are planning for the future of the Belt Scale Market?

There are currently several modernization options that can increase the lifespan of a conveyor system. The key players in the belt scale market are investing heavily in numerous modern technology that allows the easy replacement of worn rollers that damage side frames or make too much noise. Electronic sensing can take the place of mechanical sensor rollers, enabling the conveyance of lighter-weight cartons and enhancing carton control. Line shaft conveyors can be upgraded to motor-driven rollers that provide improved carton flow, sleep modes, accumulation modes, and variable speed control. Motorized pullies can also replace conventional pulley motor assemblies, which use less energy, make less noise, and require less upkeep.

Segmentation of Global Belt Scale Market -

Global Belt Scale Market – By Idler Type

  • Single Idler
  • Multi Idler

 Global Belt Scale Market – By Weighing Capacity

  • Light (Less than 1500 t/h)
  • Moderate (1500 - 5000 t/h)
  • Heavy (More than 5000 t/h)

Global Belt Scale Market – By End-User Industry

  • Mining
  • Food & Beverages
  • Cement
  • Steel
  • Logistics
  • Energy & Power
  • Others

Global Belt Scale Market – By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • The U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global Belt Scale Market

The belt scale market also suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a decline of over 2.1% in revenue generated in 2020.

Europe accounted for the highest share in the global belt scale market in terms of value and volume.

The major factors driving the belt scale market growth during the forecast period are technological advancements and the increasing replacement of conventional weighing mechanisms with conveyor belt scales to obtain a competitive edge in the industry.

Light (Less than 1500 t/h) weighing capacity had a major share in 2021, with more than 52% of the market revenue share. Besides, moderate (1500 - 5000 t/h) weighing capacity is projected to witness the fastest growth.

The food & beverages industry had a major share in the global market in 2021 and is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period.

Belt Scale Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 1.1 billion
Market Value in 2028 USD 1.32 billion
CAGR 3.2%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Sep 2022
Category:  Building & Construction
Report ID:   60638
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