Force Sensors Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Inductive Force Sensors, Capacitive Force Sensors, Piezoelectric Force Sensors, Others), By Input Type (Weight, Torque, Tension, Others), By End-Users (Chemical, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jul 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615716
  • Pages : 140

The force sensors market is projected to grow strongly during the forecast period.

Force sensors are tools that transform applied mechanical forces, such as compressive and tensile forces, into digital signals whose magnitude can be used to calculate the force's magnitude. The signals are utilized as inputs to control equipment and processes. Force sensors are used in heavy automotive vehicles like construction trucks and extraction vehicles to track the overloading force of vehicle components to avoid fatigue failure. Growing applicability in automotive coupled with industrial automation are majorly driving the force sensors industry growth.

Increasing industrial automation.

Automation and robots are essential to revive and modernize the manufacturing sector. Industry 4.0 is significantly speeding up and boosting the use of automation and robotics technologies across several industrial sectors. Force and torque sensors allow robotic processes like deburring, sanding, and polishing to be carried out. Applications for packing, manufacturing lines, and inspection processes can all benefit from force sensing. The incorporation of mechanics, robotics, and control systems on the manufacturing floor has become commonplace with the push toward Industry 4.0 breakthroughs to maximize productivity, efficiency, and cost.

Increasing need for piezoelectric force sensors

Advanced sensing technologies are becoming necessary as the world gets more automated and linked. Piezoelectric force sensors have become a top choice across numerous industries such as chemical, healthcare, and oil & gas due to their unmatched sensitivity and precision. In the medical & healthcare sector piezoelectric sensors are used in blood pressure monitors, infusion devices, and ultrasound imaging systems. Moreover, devices made for prosthetic use can electrically control the movement of the prosthetic device while using piezoelectric sensors to detect muscle movements.

High demand in the automotive sector

Force sensors are also frequently used in the automotive industry to monitor centripetal force during maneuvers thereby improving driver safety. Rising automobile sales and manufacturing to cater to the growing demand are likely to generate growth opportunities for the force sensors industry. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), global vehicle sales, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles, increased from 82,755,197 in 2021 to 81,628,533 in 2022. Moreover, as per the same source automotive production at the country level has witnessed a significant increase.

Rising use in the oil & gas industry

Force sensors find extensive application in the oil & gas industry due to their ability to accurately measure and monitor forces involved in various operations such as drilling, wellbore stability, pipeline monitoring, and equipment performance. These sensors enable real-time data acquisition and analysis, facilitating better decision-making, improving operational efficiency, and ensuring safety. The oil & gas industry is growing due to increasing energy demand, exploration of new oil and gas reserves, and investments to boost the refining sector. For instance, in December 2022, Aramco and TotalEnergies jointly approved the final investment decision to construct a large-scale petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia called the ‘Amiral' complex. The project would be fully owned, operated, and integrated with the existing SATORP refinery situated in Jubail, along Saudi Arabia's eastern coast.

North America is projected to dominate the force sensors market

During the projected period, the North American region is anticipated to account for a significant market share due to its significant presence of leading automotive manufacturers coupled with technological advancements which are driving the demand for force sensors in vehicle design, safety systems, and performance optimization. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2022, the three leading economies of the North America region namely the USA, Canada, and Mexico all experienced a noteworthy 10% increase in commercial vehicle production compared to 2021.

High cost and low precision

Due to technical and budgetary challenges, it is expensive to incorporate multiple functionalities onto a compact sensor. The creation of tiny sensors requires significant research and development work from all parties to meet shifting market expectations. Further, their precision and repeatability, where frequent readings may deviate by a minimum of 10% or more, are also impeding the force sensor market growth.

Major key developments

  • In April 2023: Altosens GMbH launched cloud-based force sensors for providing effective force & weight measurement. The sensors are equipped with “DELTA-C” sensor technology and are launched to meet the requirement of force measurement of digitized machines and vehicles in an industrial environment.
  • In October 2022, Sensata Technologies introduced its new Brake Pedal Force Sensor for electromechanical brakes (EMBs). Future braking is supported by Sensata's micro strain gauge Brake Pedal Force sensor. Such sensor shortens a vehicle's stopping distance by making the broken system safer and more effective
  • In October 2022, Forsentek Co. Limited introduced sophisticated load cells, force sensors, and numerous measuring tools. The sensors are built with a high resistance level to ensure that they can endure significant hits and continue to function properly.
  • In June 2022, The University of Cambridge created a brand-new microfluidic force sensor that supports the proper positioning of an orthopedic implant and balances soft tissue during hip replacement.
  • In May 2021: Qorvo completed the acquisition of NextInput which is a producer of MEMS-based force sensors that are used in wearables, smartphones, vehicles, and other applications. The acquisition came as a part of Qorvo to extend its force sensing solutions portfolio.

Company products

  • HSFPAR Series: The HSFPAR Series, offered by ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD, is a range of compact and highly sensitive load detection sensors. These sensors are designed for various applications, including load detection and depth of water detection. With their surface mount and connector connection capabilities, they can be easily integrated into different systems or devices. The HSFPAR Series provides reliable and accurate load detection in a small package, making it a versatile solution for a wide range of applications.
  • 1865 Series: Honeywell International Inc's 1865 Series is a cutting-edge transducer tailored to meet the demands of medical and specialized OEM applications. These high-performance devices incorporate laser-trimmed compensation and can be configured to work with a constant current or voltage supply. Enclosed in a plastic package, these transducers utilize a solid-state piezoresistive pressure sensor. They are specifically designed for applications that involve the application of force through a flexible membrane onto the sensor.


  • By Type
    • Inductive Force Sensors
    • Capacitive Force Sensors
    • Piezoelectric Force Sensors
    • Others
  • By Input Type
    • Weight
    • Torque
    • Tension
    • Others
  • By End-Users
    • Chemical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Power & Energy
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Inductive Force Sensors

5.3. Capacitive Force Sensors

5.4. Piezoelectric Force Sensors

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Weight

6.3. Torque

6.4. Tension

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Chemical

7.3. Oil & Gas

7.4. Power & Energy

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Australia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Honeywell International Inc


10.3. FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

10.4. Kistler Group

10.5. Variohm

10.6. TE Connectivity

10.7. FSRTEK CO., LTD.

10.8. Tekscan, Inc.

10.9. Flintec

10.10. WIKA Group

Honeywell International Inc


FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Kistler Group


TE Connectivity


Tekscan, Inc.


WIKA Group

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