North American machine vision sales rise 10% in Q1 2013, says AIA

May 29, 2013
Ann Arbor, MI--Total machine vision sales in North America grew 10% year-over-year for the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from the Automated Imaging Association (AIA).

Ann Arbor, MI--Total machine vision sales in North America grew 10% year-over-year for the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from the Automated Imaging Association (AIA).

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Sales of machine vision systems, the largest category, rose 11% percent year-over-year, while sales of machine vision components saw a 4% increase.

The increase in machine vision system sales resulted primarily from the resurgence of Application Specific Machine Vision (ASMV) systems, which grew 12% over last year. Smart Cameras sales, which are included in machine vision systems, grew 4%.

The increase in sales of machine vision components resulted primarily from sales of cameras, the largest machine vision components market in North America, which rose 9% compared to first quarter 2012. Software and Imaging Boards also posted single-digit growth.

“We are excited about this growth in the machine vision market in North America,” says AIA President Jeff Burnstein. “Our industry has benefited from a healthy manufacturing sector so far this year, which has helped spur this growth. We are hopeful it will continue throughout the year.”

Alex Shikany, AIA’s Director of Market Analysis, added “In addition to the positive news about overall growth, many industry experts are specifically optimistic about machine vision components. In a recent survey, 70% of machine vision experts believe machine vision component sales will increase in the next six months.”

For more information, please visit www.visiononline.org.

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