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Machine Vision Sales in North America Grow 10% in First Quarter 2014

AIA

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Total sales of machine vision components and systems grew 10% in first quarter 2014, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group.

Total machine vision sales include sales of machine vision components and systems. Total machine components grew 29% in the first quarter, while total machine vision systems grew six percent. These results are in contrast to what we saw last year, when machine vision systems led the way in terms of growth.

Every component and system category increased in first quarter 2014, but cameras (36%), lighting (32%), and software (25%) led the way.

“We’re pleased to see such a positive start to the year for machine vision sales in North America,” said AIA President Jeff Burnstein. “It’s particularly promising to see machine vision components post such a strong quarter, and we’re hopeful that continues throughout the year.”

“Our most recent survey of industry experts shows that AIA membership is indeed optimistic about machine vision components,” added Alex Shikany, AIA’s Director of Market Analysis. “Respondents expect every component category, except for imaging boards, to grow over the next six months.”

In addition to its sales tracking report, AIA currently offers its 2013 Machine Vision Camera Market Study, which is available at a discounted rate to AIA members.  AIA also prepares studies on special topics, such as Life Sciences, which it makes available to all AIA members free of charge on Vision Online.

About AIA
Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents over 325 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. AIA is best known for The Vision Show; vision and imaging standards such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™ and USB3 Vision™; the Automate Show (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago); the annual AIA Business Conference (January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando); the Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator program; and Vision Online, the world’s leading online resource for vision information.  AIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation.  For more information on AIA, visit Vision Online or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent 750 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIA; MCA.

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