FRAMOS® Market Study: Machine Vision Meets Embedded Vision

11th FRAMOS® Market Study Reveals Latest Vision Technologies and Trends

Every year, global imaging expert FRAMOS® identifies technical and commercial trends asking both vision users and manufacturers for their industry assessment. 2018, manufacturers and users from 22 countries responded to questions about the current and future imaging market.

Classic machine vision and modular embedded vision will be the cornerstones of a growing vision industry. Users and manufacturers rely on outstanding sensor performance, simple connectivity and integration in addition to new technologies suitable for the mass market such as 3D, polarization and artificial intelligence. They are also looking for "on board" sensor modules that make innovative devices and machines in all industry and consumer markets to see. Automation is expected to bring 100% control and embedded vision will become part of our every day in devices that improv the quality of life.

Claudia Unterhuber, Head of Product Marketing, FRAMOS: "The vision industry is still facing the increasing competition from Asia and also, the trend towards embedded systems continues. 65% of manufacturers see Embedded Vision as one of the greatest opportunities to integrate image processing into all areas of life and work. For three quarters of the manufacturers, 3D imaging and equipping devices that see with artificial intelligence, are even more important game changers to the vision industry.

The now-released FRAMOS market study includes results about the industries and applications where vision technology drives progress and digitalization. Asking for future investments and implementation approaches, it also highlights the price level and brand preferences of industrial cameras or vision modules being used by users. With emphasis on sensor and sensor modules technologies, the study shows which features users and manufactures prefer and which may change the industry.

The overall results of this year’s FRAMOS Market Study mirror the industry’s change towards embedded vision for machines and devices, that can see. As vision technology enters the industrial and consumer mass-markets, vision systems which can be easily developed, are requested from developers and engineers. They prefer a modular approach, with powerful, highly standardized and scalable components. Technological progress and miniaturization have given a decisive boost to the progressive modularization of embedded vision and its further growth.

FRAMOS will present their Market Study 2018 at the Vision Show in Stuttgart on November 8, 12:30pm at the Industrial Vision Day’s stage. The main results are available for download from FRAMOS.

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