The machine vision industry in Germany and Europe has been reporting high growth numbers and record sales figures for years. Between 2013 and 2019, sales in the German industry grew by an average of 9% per year. In 2020, sales declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But far from being as drastic as in other industries.
The reason for the boom: Equipped with machine vision systems, machines and robots are learning to “see”. Within the global race towards greater automation, this key technology is not just found in traditional industrial sectors, but is conquering brand new areas too. Improved quality, greater reliability, increased safety and cost-effectiveness are benefits that are just as crucial in non manufacturing contexts as in the realm of industrial production.
100% quality check for maximum product quality
Producing quality non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – expensive product recalls, product liability claims and image loss can be avoided
Higher productivityand competitiveness
Modern production is automated. Machine vision enables manufacturing companies to remain competitive, to prevent an exodus of key technologies, to generate qualified jobs, and to capture new markets. Not just since Covid-19 has it become clear that production is increasingly carried out where consumption takes place, not least because of rising environmental and transport costs. Production becomes competitive through the use of machine vision. The outsourcing of production to low-wage countries can be avoided
Safe production, reliable products
Machine vision guarantees safety – in your production process as well as in the end product.
Smooth material flow, considerate use of energy and resources – machine vision makes it possible. At an early stage in the production process faulty parts are detected and sorted out before they are processed further. It prevents prevents defective components and a high reject rate of products.
Stable and optimised processes
Recognizing trends and irregularities in production processes early on – machine vision paves the way for realizing the smart factory of the future.
High savings potential
Machine vision systems lower your costs. They often pay off after only a few months.
Modern vision systems are flexible, able to learn and to adapt. This is ensured by selftraining and standardised interfaces software. “Plug and play” – this is what the machine vision industry is working on. Even batch size 1 becomes feasible.
Specific programming skills were perhaps previously required. Ease-of-use and seamless integration into the production process have been commonplace for a long time now.
Checking tasks are often monotonous and tiring for the eyes. Sometimes they are too complex for the human brain. Monotonous and dull tasks are accomplished by a „seeing machine“ – machine vision systems support workers, ensure a perfect human-machine interaction resulting in a more advanced and safe workplace.
A technology serving people
With and for humans, ensuring security, higher quality, and safety in and outside the factories worldwide. Optimising traffic flows, the perfect swing in golf, training of medical doctors, checking moles, waste separation and recycling – all benefit from machine vision!