Machine vision is a technology used to replace or complement manual inspections and measurements with digital cameras and image processing. The technology is used in a variety of different industries to automate the production, increase production speed and yield, and to improve product quality. This industry is a knowledge driven industry which experiences an ever increasing complexity of components and modules of machine vision systems. In the last few years, the market pertaining to machine vision components and systems has grown significantly.
Machine vision, also known as ""industrial vision"" or ""vision systems"", is primarily focused on computer vision in the perspective of industrial manufacturing processes like defect detection; and in non-manufacturing processes like traffic control and healthcare purposes. The inspection processes are carried by responsive input needed for control, for example robot control or default verification. The system setup majorly consists of cameras capturing, interpreting and signaling individually with a control system related to some pre-determined tolerance or requirement. These systems have increasingly become more powerful while at the same time easy to use. Recent advancements in machine vision technology, such as smart cameras and embedded machine vision systems, have increased the scope of the machine vision market for a wider application in the industrial and non-industrial sectors.
The report, based on the extensive research study of the global machine vision market and its components market, is aimed at identifying the entire market of the components, product market, application segment specifically application specific machine vision (ASMV); end user vertical scenario and geographical split. The report covers the overall market and sub-segment markets through extensively detailed classifications, in terms of -revenue. The report gives a full breakdown of the entire market on the basis of products, applications, technology and processes. Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook.
The report focuses on machine vision hardware and software included in vision systems, such as those found in smart cameras and compact vision systems. The improvement in this area is a major driving factor for the overall growth of the market. The report also focuses on the fast-growing component markets including cameras, optics, and vision software. This report covers the impact of the systems and its use in the non-industrial sector. It also measures its impact on the associated machine vision technologies.
In the recent times, healthcare applications have been the industry's most favorable non industrial applications. The healthcare industry has now discovered the need for automation and machine vision systems. The efficiency and reliability features have offset the complexity hurdle of machine vision in this novel area of application. This is in addition to the notable adoption of machine vision components and systems in traffic and security control. The applications such as automatic number plate recognition, traffic flow monitoring, traffic surveillance and other related applications are witnessing more integration and utilization of machine vision systems.
The industrial application has been hit by recession and slow recovery across major geographies. Application areas such as automotive and semiconductors are witnessing less demand, while medical and infrastructure industries are witnessing steady growth. The report also analyzes the impact of infrastructure slow down on the machine vision market.
Apart from tracking the existing applications, the report also highlights strategic issues like tapping the upcoming markets such as application of vision guided robotics. This includes consolidating strategy, new product development, competitive positioning, gap analysis and identification of opportunities and challenges. Niche opportunities are identified for all the sub-segments within the machine vision and vision guided robotics market.
Asia Pacific, being the manufacturing hub of world, is expected to provide ample amount of opportunities to machine vision systems. It is followed by other major geographical regions like Europe and Americas, which are currently experiencing an economic downturn.