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Five-digit visitor numbers for the first time / Status as the world's leading trade fair for machine vision confirmed
  • 2017: German machine vision industry grew by 17.5 percent
  • Record sales of 2.6 billion euros maintained for 2018
Frankfurt, 2nd October 2018 – Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three-year term.
At the members’ assembly of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, the VDMA Machine Vision sector group (VDMA MV) elected a new Board for a three-year term.
  • 2017: German machine vision industry posts 17 percent growth
  • New multimedia report showing the world of vision
VDMA Machine Vision records a 17 per cent rise in turnover / Success of the industry again produces record numbers for VISION 2018
In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces.
• Interoperable, vendor-independent and skill-based • Developed together with 26 partners • Industry 4.0 becomes reality
“Migration from PC to Embedded & from Embedded to Vision” was the topic at the VDMA panel discussion during the embedded vision fair in Nuremburg on 28 February 2018. According to the panel participants, Embedded Vision is a promising mega trend.
2017: European and German machine vision industry achieve new record result - 2018: Growth prospects of up to 10 per cent
From 14 to 18 May, about 150 technical experts from all over the world will meet at the VDMA in Frankfurt, Germany, to work on standards for machine vision and discuss new standardisation initiatives for the future. Hosting organisation is Silicon Software, in cooperation with VDMA Machine Vision.
VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 Part 3 suggests some new approaches
VDMA Machine Vision presents a Joint Pavilion with 8 companies, a panel discussion and - brand new - the Vision Expert Huddles: Experts of the machine vision industry invite trade fair visitors, customers and users to join discussions and to exchange ideas.
VDMA raises its 2017 growth forecast for the German robotics and automation industry from 7 to 11 percent.
German robotics and automation is on course for growth: The sales volume reached a new high of EUR 12.8 billion (2016). For the current business year, VDMA forecasts an increase in growth of 7 percent.
International consortium recommends VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 part 2 for the preparation of requirement and system specifications for machine vision systems
Embedded Vision: the shooting-star in machine vision - Enormous variety of applications

Machine vision is conquering new fields of application

Panel discussion on 15 March at the embedded world fair 2017
2016: European machine vision industry in Europe shows 10 percent growth - 2017: Growth perspectives of 8 percent
2015: European machine vision industry shows 10 percent growth ; 2016: Growth at 8 percent

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Anne Wendel
Anne Wendel
VDMA Robotics + Automation, Director of the VDMA Machine Vision Group
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Miriam Breitung
VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, Assistant VDMA Machine Vision Group
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