Machine Vision Market in North America Has Record Start to 2015

  • June 24, 2015
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June 24, 2015 - North American sales of machine vision systems and components grew 22% in the first quarter of 2015, the market’s highest first quarter total in history, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group.

Total machine vision sales include sales of machine vision systems and components. The machine vision systems category saw a year over year increase of 24%. Machine vision systems include smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems. In the first quarter, smart cameras expanded by 23%, while ASMV systems increased 24%.

Similarly, machine vision components had a strong quarter with 11% growth over the first quarter of 2014. The leading product categories within machine vision components in terms of growth were lighting (28%), cameras (11%), and software (eight percent).

“Industry experts remain bullish on machine vision components for the next two quarters,” said Alex Shikany, AIA’s Director of Market Analysis. “Less so for machine vision systems however, where 55% of survey respondents believe the category will be flat, 25% expect an increase, and 20% expect a decline.”

“It’s great to see the North American machine vision market off to such a strong start in 2015,” said AIA President Jeff Burnstein. “We think more and more companies in all industries are recognizing the value that machine vision and imaging systems can have on their overall competitiveness.”

About AIA Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents over 335 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. 

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