Photointerrupter Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Transmissive Type (Gap Type), Reflective Type), By Application (Optical Control Equipment. Cameras, Floppy Disk Drives), And By Geography – Forecast From 2019 To 2024

Published: Mar 2020 | Report Code:  KSI061612965 | Pages:  109

Photointerrupter, also known as optointerrupter is a transmission-type photosensor, which typically consists of a light-emitting elements and light receiving elements aligned facing each other in a single package that works by detecting light blockage when a target object comes between both elements, acting as an optical switch. Photointerrupter is a non-contact(optical) switch that improves reliability by preventing wear-and-tear due to abrasion. Gallium arsenide Infrared LEDs are the most common light sources used in photointerrupters. Shielded NPN silicon phototransistors are the commonly used detection elements. Some photointerrupters have optical encoding capability that enables them to detect direction and speed. Photointerrupters can be made application-specific with special features that are added to suit the needs of an application. It has diverse uses in various industries. Such as pellet dispensing systems, office automation equipment, ATMs, optical limit switches, and general object detection. Its applications have been growing exponentially with growth in industrial automation, which is driving its market.

The “Photointerrupter Market – Forecasts from 2019 to 2024” is an exhaustive study which aims to present the key market trends through various chapters focusing on different aspects of the market. The study provides a detailed market overview through the market dynamics sections which detail key market, drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the current market. The report analyzes key opportunity regional markets, and the current technology penetration through lifecycle analysis. The report also analyzes the market through comprehensive market segmentation by type, application, and geography.

The Photointerrupter market on segmented based on type, application, and geography. Based on type the market has been segmented into transmissive type (gap type) and the reflective type. By application, the market has been classified into optical control equipment, cameras, floppy disk drives.

Regional analysis has been provided with detailed analysis and forecast for the period 2018 to 2024. The global market has been broken down into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. The report also analyzes 15 countries across these regions with thorough analysis and forecast along with prevailing market trends and opportunities which each of these countries present for the manufacturers.

Major players in the photointerrupter market have been covered along with their relative competitive position and strategies. The report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last year. The company profiles section details the business overview, financial performance for the past three years, key products and services being offered along with the recent developments of these important players in the Photointerrupter market.


By Type

Transmissive Type (Gap type)

Reflective Type

By Application

Optical control equipment


Floppy disk drives

By Geography

North America




South America







United Kingdom



Middle East and Africa


Saudi Arabia


Asia Pacific



South Korea



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