Weigh Feeder Market By Product Type (Belt Weigh Feeder with Controlled Belt Speed, Belt Weigh Feeder with Metering Hopper) By Capacity (Below 50 Kg, 50 Kg – 150 Kg, 150 Kg – 300 Kg, 300 Kg – 450 Kg, Above 450 Kg) By End-User (Power Industry, Food Industry, Mining & Construction Industry, Cement Industry, Fertilizer Industry, Ports, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2028

About this report

The global Weigh Feeder Market report explores the critical analysis of the weight feeder industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the weigh feeder industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the weight feeder 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 Weigh Feeder Market?

The belt weighs feeder with metering hopper segment led the market in terms of product type in 2021 and is expected to continue throughout the projection period. Metering hopper feeders are useful for distributing fine granulates and free-flowing powders, but they are especially effective at distributing challenging materials like sticky fiber, fiberglass, and pigments. They are used in production processes across various industries, including those that deal with plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, and minerals. These feeders are available in various sizes and with various useful options to meet feed rate requirements and solve material processing problems.

In 2021, the above 450 Kg segment in capacity led the market. Feeders weighing more than 450 kg are installed for high-capacity feeding to improve crusher productivity. The weights are designed to provide the most precise calibration for the required application.

In the end-user category, the mining & construction sector held the largest market share in 2021. Construction is one of the sectors with one of the highest rates of growth worldwide, which has fueled demand for building materials like cement, bricks, and metals, as well as construction aggregates and bricks. The demand for retrofit units in mining and power generation for material handling and conveying purposes also propel the use of belt feeders.

Which region dominated the Weigh Feeder Market?

North America dominated the weigh feeder market in 2021 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growing food and beverage, construction, chemical, and cement industries in the region are driving an increase in the use of weigh feeders. The presence of Canada's largest mining industries and the rising demand for custom-made belt feeders are also propelling regional growth. The ease and precision with which weigh feeders facilitate material handling is anticipated to fuel market growth for weighing feeders in North America.

What is the competitive environment of the Weigh Feeder Market?

The competitive environment of the weigh feeder industry provides information on the total economic profit made by suppliers and businesses, the sales and revenues generated in this sector, the global weigh feeder market share, the business organization overview, the introduction of new products, and the opportunities for the industrial weigh feeder market. Companies in the weight feeder market are concentrating on improving their skills and creating cutting-edge weighing systems to strengthen their competitive advantage and grow their market share globally. For instance, Thayer Scale, a producer of apparatus for continuously weighing and feeding bulk materials, introduced a new hygienic weigh feeder in September 2021. The feeder is intended to offer a flow rate measurement solution for the improved food safety processing segment. On the other hand, Schenck Process announced the latest addition to its MULTIDOS weighs feeder range in 2018. MULTIDOS VDP-C is a new medium-sized, compact apron weigh feeder range designed primarily for raw material feeding, hot clinker feeding, and similar applications.

Executive Summary

What are all technical developments being developed in the Weigh Feeder Market?

Weigh feeders in process industries must move bulk materials quickly while precisely weighing them. The most basic method of transporting bulk materials is to move them along a moving belt. Feeders must accurately weigh a moving bulk material to control the process as required. For mass balance calculations and process control, these techniques provide accurate and repeatable in-process bulk material flow rate measurement. Weigh feeders are closed-loop control systems that use a controller and various instruments to control material flow precisely. This system accepts external commands from process computers such as SCADA, HMI, and DCS. This weigh feeder is used in industries such as steel plants, cement plants, fertilizer plants, and chemical plants.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Weigh Feeder Market?

Manufacturers are investing in new product development and implementing tactics like leadership changes, which aids in their ability to outperform the competition. As a new development in the global weight feeder market, many businesses are investing in constructing loss-in-weight feeders. Weigh feeders have been used in various industries thanks to their exceptional flexibility and capacity to be adaptable in any setting. Various investments are made among the key player. For instance, in 2022, Kubota Corporation announced that it would acquire all of the shares of Brabender Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, a global manufacturer of gravimetric feeders used for continuous feeding of various materials, and turn it into a wholly owned subsidiary via its European holding subsidiary Kubota Holdings Europe B.V. On the other hand, Ampacet Corp, a Masterbatch supplier, acquired LIAD Weighing and Control Systems, an Israeli raw materials handling and testing equipment manufacturer, in February 2020.

Some of the major players in the market are Yoshikawa Corporation, Siemens, Tecnetics Industries Inc, Schenck Process Holding GmbH, FLSmidth, Merrick Industries, Elecon Engineering Co. Ltd, AViTEQ Vibrationstechnik GmbH, Active Weighing Pty Ltd, and Acrison Inc.

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Weigh Feeder Market?

Key factors driving the global weight feeder market include rising demand for weight feeders used for weight loss, increased investment in research and development, and quick approval for new products. Rapid technological advancements and product and packaging innovation drive market demand for various commodities. The availability of a variety of loss-in-weight feeders based on the material temperature, flow rate, particle size, and bulk density of the material has led to an increase in the use of weigh feeders. An expanding range of applications from heavy industries to medium-scale manufacturing units is expected to pave the way for further market growth.

What are the Major Risks for the Weigh Feeder Market?

The development of robotics in material handling procedures may reduce the demand for weighing feeders and limit the market's expansion for weight feeders. Belt feeders are generally not recommended for handling tough bulk materials and are only suitable for handling granular materials. Belt feeder market growth is expected to be hampered by slow product sales movement and a slowdown in demand from heavy industries. Furthermore, the high maintenance costs and initial investments for stakeholders may hinder the adoption of belt feeders.

Which is the key End-user in the Weigh Feeder Market?

The mining & construction sector dominated the weigh feeder market in 2021. The global construction sector is one of the world's fastest growing and is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period. Construction materials, which include goods like construction aggregates, cement, bricks, and construction metals, will experience growth as a result of the expansion of the construction industry. Weigh feeders are necessary for properly feeding the raw materials for accurate mixture manufacturing. Construction is one of the most rapidly growing industries, fueled primarily by infrastructure development in Singapore, India, China, Malaysia, and Japan. Belt feeders are in high demand in mining across various operating processes and installation sites. Belt feeders are expected to become more popular as the demand for retrofit units in mining and power generation for material handling and conveying grows.

How is the Weigh Feeder Market performing in regions?

Due to the growing demand for custom-type belt feeders and Canada's largest mining sector, North America dominated the global weigh feeder market in 2021. The region's growing chemical, mining and construction, cement, and food and beverage industries drive the increased use of weigh feeders. Weigh feeders help streamline and improve material handling accuracy, which is expected to drive the weigh feeder market in North America during the forecast period.

Besides, the Asia Pacific weigh feeder market is expected to expand rapidly during the forecast period owing to dominant fertilizer markets in the region. China is the world's largest fertilizer consumer. Growing demand for micronutrient fertilizers, technological advancements in the fertilizer industry, and a rise in food demand due to the region's expanding population are all contributing to growth in the Asia Pacific fertilizers market. This is expected to drive demand for weighing feeders in the region. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is becoming a manufacturing hub for large corporations due to low labor costs and a business-friendly environment.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Weigh Feeder Market?

The regulatory landscape for this market is that governments across regions are exploring a stricter regulatory approach. The weigh feeder's construction material should meet the requirements of the environment in which it will be used. Depending on their application history, the plant's rules, and the local government's requirements, the end-user will typically request an open or enclosed style design. 

What is the Market Size of the Weigh Feeder regarding value?

The global weigh feeder market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 5.7% in the upcoming years. The global weigh feeder industry was estimated to be worth USD XX billion in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD XX billion by 2028.

What major players are planning for the future of the Weigh Feeder Market?

The major players in the weigh feeder market are heavily investing in various cutting-edge technologies, such as belt weigh feeders with metering hoppers, which have a controlled feeder that adjusts the amount of material on the belt. Metering hoppers, which can be augers, chutes, radial vane rotors, or conveyor belts, feed the conveyor belt with the right amount of material. For instance, some vendors provide vibratory, screw, and weigh belt feeders in addition to others. Each technology has its benefits, but process knowledge ties operational requirements and processes together.

Segmentation of Global Weigh Feeder Market -

Global Weigh Feeder Market – By Product Type

  • Belt Weigh Feeder with Controlled Belt Speed
  • Belt Weigh Feeder with Metering Hopper

 Global Weigh Feeder Market – By Capacity

  • Below 50 Kg
  • 50 Kg – 150 Kg
  • 150 Kg – 300 Kg
  • 300 Kg – 450 Kg
  • Above 450 Kg

Global Weigh Feeder Market – By End-User

  • Power Industry
  • Food Industry
  • Mining & Construction Industry
  • Cement Industry
  • Fertilizer Industry
  • Ports
  • Others (Wastewater, etc.)

Global Weigh Feeder 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 Weigh Feeder Market

The weigh feeder market also suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a decline of over 3.2% in revenue generated in 2020.

North America accounted for the highest share in the global weigh feeder market in terms of value and volume.

The demand for diverse commodities in the market has increased due to the quick development of technology and innovations in goods and packaging. Some main factors driving the global market include rising demand for weight-loss products on a global scale, higher investments in research and development, and rapid approval of new products.

Above 450 Kg capacity had a major share in 2021, with more than 70% of the market revenue share. Besides, 300 Kg – 450 Kg capacity is projected to witness the fastest growth.

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

Weigh Feeder Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD XX billion
Market Value in 2028 USD XX billion
CAGR 5.7%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Sep 2022
Category:  Building & Construction
Report ID:   60645
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