North America Safety I/O Modules Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The North America Safety I/O Modules market is segmented by Types (Analog Module (I/O), Digital Module (I/O), Network Adaptor, Power Supply & Chassis, Intelligent I/O), Verticals (Automotive, Energy & Power, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transportation, Oil & Gas), and Countries.

Market Snapshot

North America Safety I/O Modules Market
Study Period: 2019-2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.85 %

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The North America safety I/O modules market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.85% by 2021-2026. The importance of safety I/O devices rose from the terrible need for efficient and reliable infrastructure in hazardous environments. The I/O devices are being used in the industry for optimizing the automation process. These modules also decrease the installation time and expense, as they are an integral part of the input/output control system, reducing the need for third-party relays and mapping equipment.

  • The safety IO modules provide all the primary advantages that the traditional distributed IO safety systems provide. With the help of these new modules, one can control and monitor their safety device.
  • Moreover, one can also detect a failure at IO and field device levels and enhance operator protection. The growing technological advancements have improved the safety parameters associated with these IO modules, making their use in hazardous zones even more feasible. This technological growth is bound to improve the quality of safety in IO modules in the future.
  • The increasing demand for safety IO modules is a direct consequence of the number of hazardous areas. The rising frequency of accidents in these hazardous areas has led to the establishment of industrial regulatory standards, which drove the demand for safety infrastructure, thereby steering the market growth.
  • On the contrary, lack of awareness about the robust and reliable IO modules has been a challenge hindering the market growth in the recent past.

Scope of the report

The IO module is a mediator between the controller and an external device. It monitors information exchange between peripheral devices. IO module is also a device connecting a programmable logic controller to other devices, particularly field devices. Instead of an IO module, the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) may have integrated input and output ports. These ports are typically connected to sensors and actuators.

By Types
Analog Module (I/O)
Digital Module (I/O)
Network Adaptor
Power Supply and Chassis
Intelligent I/O
By Verticals
Energy and Power
Oil and Gas
By Countries
United States

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand in Automotive Industry to Drive the Market

  • The automotive industry is experiencing a paradigm shift with the increasing integration of technology. Autonomous car technology is rapidly advancing, with companies investing heavily in this technology. The demand for electric cars is also growing, with companies introducing affordable electric vehicles.
  • This is expected to result in higher demand for automobiles, pushing companies to up their manufacturing capabilities and establish plants.
  • As safety IO models offer increased reliability and safety without compromising operational efficiency, the industry is moving towards safety IO systems. Thus, the automotive industry is expected to be the fastest-growing market for safety IO modules during the forecast period.
  • As safety IO models offer increased reliability and safety without compromising operational efficiency, the industry is moving towards safety IO systems. Thus, the automotive industry is expected to be the fastest-growing market for safety IO modules during the forecast period.
  • With the growing demand for automobiles worldwide, companies are pushing towards automated systems to increase the productivity of the existing plants.
  • Many automotive manufacturers are either establishing new manufacturing infrastructure or moving the processes in automotive manufacturing, from manual labor to robotic machinery. Thus, with the increase in the number of industrial robots and automation, there is a need for interfacing these systems with centralized controllers. The automotive industry is thus deploying IO modules for monitoring, data collecting, and controlling these systems.
North America Safety I/O Modules Market

United States expected to dominate the market

  • The key factors contributing to the growth of the North American safety IO modules market are demand for intrinsically safe IO modules, compulsory industrial or government safety standards, miniaturization of devices, demand for reduced wiring cost, and reduced start-up machine time.
  • The United States has one of the largest and most technologically developed economies among all other countries in the world. With a positive per capita GDP, business firms in the United States enjoy a greater degree of flexibility compared to businesses in Japan and Western Europe in terms of innovation and expansion. Thus, equipped with a high-tech industrial economy, the need for automation and safety in the industrial environment drives the market growth in the region.
  • The United States is one of the top five countries that import the highest number of high-voltage protection equipment and low-voltage equipment, accounting for an import value of nearly USD 718 million (for high-voltage protection equipment) and a USD 9.26 billion (for low-voltage protection equipment).
  • Besides, the United States has the largest and most technologically developed economy globally, with a positive per capita GDP. Business firms in the United States enjoy greater flexibility than businesses in Japan and Western Europe in terms of innovation and expansion. Therefore, equipped with a high-tech industrial economy, the need for automation and safety in the industrial environment drives the region's market growth.
North America Safety I/O Modules Market

Competitive Landscape

The safety IO modules market is consolidated due to a few major players having a huge share of the market. Some of the key players include  ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Rockwell Automation Inc., Schneider Electric, Honeywell International Inc.,  Advantech Co.Ltd.l, Parmley Graham Ltd., Lumberg Automation, among others.

  • August 2021 - NewTek has announced the NewTek NC2 Studio Input/Output Module, delivering connectivity solutions for media production professionals and broadcasters alike. Supporting 12G-SDI and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, the NC2 Studio I/O Module breaks down barriers to visual storytelling by uniting traditional SDI equipment and infrastructure with the flexibility of IP networks. The NC2 Studio I/O Module offers up to 8 channels of dynamic I/O, including media file playback and recording in a 1 RU chassis – all underpinned by its connectivity with the revolutionary NDI 5.

Recent Developments

  • October 2021 - Sfera Labs announced the "first" industrial programmable I / O module based on the new Raspberry Pi microcontroller. The Iono RP is a compact programmable I / O module that combines the ease of use of the Raspberry Pi with a wide selection of digital and analog I / O interfaces. The Iono RP incorporates the RP2040, the first high-performance microcontroller chip designed by the Raspberry Pi for industrial and enthusiast markets.
  • September 2021 - Schneider Electric has an EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS Input / Output (I / O) sub, including the 2022 Edge I / O launch, as the 100 Series Fieldbus Modules (FBMs) still make up a significant proportion of the installation base. As Schneider Electric shifts its customers to 200-series priority products, the continued support of the 100-series will gradually diminish.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Demand for Reduced Start-Up Machine Time

      2. 5.1.2 Demand for Reduced Wiring Cost

      3. 5.1.3 Industrial Safety Standards

      4. 5.1.4 Small-Sized Devices

      5. 5.1.5 Demand for Intrinsically Safe I/O Modules

      6. 5.1.6 Variable Designs

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Complexity of Standards

      2. 5.2.2 Depleting Labor Market

      3. 5.2.3 Weak Product Awareness


    1. 6.1 By Types

      1. 6.1.1 Analog Module (I/O)

      2. 6.1.2 Digital Module (I/O)

      3. 6.1.3 Network Adaptor

      4. 6.1.4 Power Supply and Chassis

      5. 6.1.5 Intelligent I/O

    2. 6.2 By Verticals

      1. 6.2.1 Automotive

      2. 6.2.2 Energy and Power

      3. 6.2.3 Manufacturing

      4. 6.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 6.2.5 Transportation

      6. 6.2.6 Oil and Gas

      7. 6.2.7 Others

    3. 6.3 By Countries

      1. 6.3.1 United States

      2. 6.3.2 Canada

      3. 6.3.3 Others



    1. 8.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 8.1.1 Rockwell Automation

      2. 8.1.2 Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH

      3. 8.1.3 Siemens

      4. 8.1.4 Lumberg Automation

      5. 8.1.5 ABB

      6. 8.1.6 Murrelektronik

      7. 8.1.7 Schneider Electric

      8. 8.1.8 Parmley Graham

      9. 8.1.9 Mouser Electronics

      10. 8.1.10 Newtech Engineering


    1. 9.1 Investment Scenario and Opportunities


You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Frequently Asked Questions

The NA Safety I/O Modules Market market is studied from 2019 - 2026.

The NA Safety I/O Modules Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.85% over the next 5 years.

ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Rockwell Automation Inc., Schneider Electric, Honeywell International Inc. are the major companies operating in NA Safety I/O Modules Market.

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Please enter a valid email id!

Please enter a valid message!