Glow Wire Test Apparatus Market Overview:
Glow wire test apparatus is used for testing fire resistance and flammability of materials such as PEEK thermoplastics, Polypropylene (PP), rubber, and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The test method requires control condition for applying glowing wire to a horizontal or vertical mounted sample. The glow wire testing equipment includes electronic feedback current stabilizer, Ni-Cr wire, regulator, A-meter, thermometer, timer, motor drive, microprocessor, and controllers.
The test results provide the flame resistant properties of the material. Electrical components and connectors that are made up of plastic material have to pass glow wire testing to ensure safe operating standards for their use in electric applications. It is mandatory for the product to conform to the safety standard set by UL 746 Testing, UL 94, International Electrical Commission (IEC), and others.
Testing procedure includes applying glowing wire to the sample for 30 seconds, which has a temperature range of 500 to 900C. The sample is considered to be ignited if a flame occurs for more than 5 seconds. The temperature at which the material does not ignite in is reported as Glow Wire Ignitability Test (GWIT) for materials.
Safety is paramount in the electric and electronic industry. Flammability testing of electric/electronic insulating material determines how easily a material will burn when it is close to fire or heat. Therefore, it is important for maintaining safety around products that are used in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.
Due to the possibility of short circuit failure within wiring system or appliance, owing to overheating of insulating material can cause debilitating injuries and even prove fatal to humans. When overheating take place during the operation of electrical equipment it can cause ignition of the insulation material. These materials need to be able to resist ignition for thermal stress. Thus, insulating material needs to have high resistance to heat, which is selected using glow wire testing. Hence, the market for glow wire testing equipment will be boosted to ensure safety at appliance installation facility.
Increase in use of wires due to growth of telecom sector and adoption of electronic devices fuel the demand for glow wire testing equipment by end users. However, presence of substitute equipment for testing flammability of the insulating material is expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period. New innovations such as touchscreen panel, digital display, and HMI software control in glow wire testing apparatus is one of the major reasons for their use by various end users, which offers potential growth opportunities for the market.
The glow wire test apparatus market is segmented on the basis of type, end user, and geography. Based on type, the glow wire testing apparatus market is categorized into automatic and semi-automatic. The end user segment is divided into telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, automotive, and others.
The glow wire test apparatus market is analyzed across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Russia, and others), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, and others), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).
The key players profiled in this report are Asian Test Equipments, Attrezzature Tecniche Speciali di Galbusera S.r.l., Dunel Europe, Grabenhorst GmbH, Guangzhou Zhilitong Electromechanical Co., Ltd, Maxwell Scientific Corporation, S. I. Sales Private Limited, Seguridad Elctrica.com, Sensors India, Testex Textile Testing Instruments, and Testing d.o.o.
Key Benefits for Glow Wire Test Apparatus Market:
The report provides an extensive analysis of the current as well as emerging trends and dynamics in the global glow wire test apparatus market.
An in-depth analysis is conducted by constructing market estimations for the key market segments between 2018 and 2025.
An extensive analysis is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.
A comprehensive analysis of all regions is provided to determine the prevailing opportunities across various geographies.
The key market players are profiled and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which help understand the competitive outlook of the market.
Glow Wire Test Apparatus Key Market Segments:
By End User
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
Asian Test Equipments
Attrezzature Tecniche Speciali di Galbusera S.r.l.
Guangzhou Zhilitong Electromechanical Co.,Ltd
Maxwell Scientific Corporation
S. I. Sales Private Limited
Testex Textile Testing Instruments