Market Research Report
The Global Market for Machine Vision Solutions
|Published by||VDC Research Group, Inc.||Product code||322430|
|Published||Content info||24 Pages
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This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for machine vision systems and solutions (includes hardware, software, and services). Market analysis (base year 2013 and forecast revenues through 2018), vendor considerations, and growth opportunities are offered across the following dimensions: solution type, end-user industries, and geographies.
VDC forecasts the global machine vision (MV) solutions market to grow to $X.X billion by 2018 from $X.X billion in 2013, at a healthy CAGR of X.X%. However, no single market participant accounted for more than XX% of the overall share, highlighting the fragmented and potentially commoditized nature of this space. The top 10 vendors in this space only account for about XX% of overall market share, which makes it a very challenging landscape in which to compete.
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VDC believes hardware innovation alone is no longer a sustainable business development and growth strategy in this market. Vendors will have to look beyond their traditional focus areas and expand aggressively into new verticals and application environments while also enhancing their solution portfolios to include software and services - either by developing in-house expertise or by forging strong relationships with the broader channel community. Systems integrators with domain expertise and application developers will be highly sought after as market participants look to differentiate themselves from their competition.
Although factory automation applications drive vision-based system adoption and spend levels today, emerging verticals will generate investor interest and shape future market direction for leading solution providers. MV use is breaking out of traditional deployments in industrial settings and is now gaining increased consideration in environments including logistics, security & surveillance, and traffic monitoring & control.
Forecasted Global Shipments of Machine Vision Systems (US $M)
VDC forecasts the global machine vision solutions market to grow to $5.8 billion by 2018 from $X.X billion in 2013, at a healthy CAGR of X.X%. Overall revenues will grow at X.X% from 2013 to 2014 with standalone software sales projected to grow the fastest. Hardware revenues, including those derived from smart cameras, industrial cameras, vision sensors, and turnkey machine vision systems, account for more than XX% of overall sales.
Application-specific machine vision (ASMV) expertise is becoming rather necessary as organizations place growing emphasis on real-time visibility, short lead times, and process optimization. Such turnkey systems have especially gained favor for surface inspection applications including for glass, wafers, printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays, and touchscreens - detecting surface defects as well as missing or incorrectly placed components.
Vendors that provide such solutions include KLA-Tencor, Orbotech, and Seidenader Maschinenbau GmbH.
At the same time, smart cameras with built-in processing capabilities are also becoming increasingly popular, particularly among enterprise users with configurable machine vision deployment requirements. Low upfront investment costs and ability to undertake simple functions makes them especially appealing for organizations with no need for a highly customized, application-specific solution.
The need for process automation and operational consistency on the manufacturing shop floor has never been more pronounced. To remain competitive in today's global economy, enterprises need to make strategic investments that will help them achieve their production goals while eliminating inefficiencies. Machine vision solutions are a critical factor in that equation. Vision systems are being developed, deployed, and integrated into automation solutions across several different manufacturing environments to help machine builders and end users achieve their performance objectives and growth targets. These solutions enable organizations to improve their bottom lines by trimming purchasing costs, maintaining and/or improving quality, increasing productivity, and enhancing asset utilization. Rapid advancements in camera technology (including image capture, data acquisition, and hardware pricing), coupled with growing reliance on automation for defect prevention and quality assurance, will contribute to high growth rates through the next five years.
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