Machine vision sales jump 23% in 3rd quarter

Third straight quarter of growth shows no sign of slowing

12/05/2013


Total machine vision sales in North America climbed 23% compared to the third quarter of 2012, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group. 
Total machine vision sales include sales of machine vision systems and components.  The machine vision systems category, which includes application specific machine vision systems (ASMV) and smart cameras, continued driving overall growth with a 25% percent increase over third quarter 2012.

Sales of machine vision components were also up in third quarter 2013, growing 10% over the third quarter of last year. Cameras, lighting, and imaging boards all increased from third quarter 2012, while optics and software decreased mildly.

“We are happy to see the machine vision market in North America continue its growth this year,” said AIA President Jeff Burnstein. “We have now seen three consecutive quarters of growth, and with manufacturing indicators in North America remaining strong into the fourth quarter, we are optimistic about what the year-end results will show.” 

“Sentiment from industry experts is mixed regarding machine vision sales heading into next year,” said Alex Shikany, AIA’s Director of Market Analysis. “For machine vision components, 71% of industry experts believe we will see an increase in sales over the next six months. However, nearly three quarters of the experts expect total system sales to be flat.” 



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