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Inspection Machines Market - By Product (Vision, X-ray, Leak detection, Checkweigher, Metal detector, Software), Type (Fully, Semi Automated, Manual), Packaging (Ampoule, Vial, Syringe, Bottle), End-user, & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

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  • Published Date: May 2023
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Inspection Machines Market Size

Inspection Machines Market size was valued at around USD 841 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 1.45 billion by 2032. The rise in the number of regulatory mandates to maintain GMP compliance in the healthcare industry, as well as rising pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D costs, are likely to drive the market growth.

Inspection Machines Market

In addition, increasing product recalls are expected to fuel the market demand. Furthermore, the increasing number of inspection checkpoints along the manufacturing line is expected to buffer the market expansion. On the other hand, the rise in the demand for reconditioned equipment due to the rising cost of inspection machines is expected to hinder the market revenue.

Moreover, continuous advancements in the inspection machine technology contribute to market progression. These advancements include improved sensor technologies, high-speed imaging, machine vision systems, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The integration of these technologies enhances inspection accuracy, speed, and efficiency, enabling manufacturers to achieve higher levels of quality control and process optimization. Also, increase in the number of production facilities in developing nations would give significant prospects for the growth of the market in the coming years.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impact on the inspection machines market. The pandemic led to a surge in the demand for pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, antivirals, and other essential medications. This increased demand placed a greater emphasis on the need for efficient and reliable inspection machines to ensure the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products.

However, the pandemic has also led to disruptions in the supply chain for pharmaceutical manufacturing machines including inspection machines. This has made it more difficult for manufacturers to obtain the parts they need to develop inspection machines, which has led to delays in production and delivery. As a result of these factors, the market has declined slightly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The market has started to recover as the pandemic subsides and businesses resume normal operations. This is because there is a growing demand for inspection machines to ensure the quality of products. As a result, manufacturers are investing in new technologies and equipment to improve their inspection capabilities.

Inspection Machines Market Trends

Some key trends in the market includes integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), emphasis on data analytics and reporting, adoption of advanced sensor technologies, and increasing demand for automated inspection.

Automated inspection systems, equipped with advanced sensors, machine vision technology, and robotics, offer higher accuracy, speed, and efficiency compared to manual inspection. The automation trend is driven by the need for improved productivity, reduced labor costs, and enhanced quality control across industries. These trends reflect the evolving landscape of the market, manufacturers and industry players are continuously innovating to meet the changing needs and expectations of various sectors

Inspection Machines Market Analysis

 Global Inspection Machines Market Size, By Product, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)   

Based on product, the inspection machines market is segmented as hardware and software. The hardware segment further divided into vision inspection systems, X-ray inspection systems, leak detection systems, checkweighers, metal detectors, combination systems, industrial inspection microscopes, and other inspection systems. The hardware segment surpassed USD 708.1 million in 2022.  The hardware component of inspection machines plays a crucial role in their overall performance and capabilities. Increasing complexity of products and packaging and increasing demand for high-quality inspection are some of the factors contributing to the evolution and demand for hardware.

Industries such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, automotive, electronics, and packaging have stringent quality requirements. The need for reliable and accurate inspection of products, packaging, labels, codes, and other attributes is growing. Advanced hardware components such as high-resolution cameras, precision sensors, and advanced lighting systems enable inspection machines to detect defects, foreign objects, and anomalies with greater precision, ensuring compliance with quality standards. This is expected to drive the segment market outlook.

Inspection Machines Market, By Type (2022)

Based on type, the inspection machines market is segmented as fully automated inspection machines, semi-automated inspection machines, and manual inspection machines. The fully automated inspection machines held a dominant market share of around 42.5% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a significant pace during the analysis period. Fully automated inspection machines refer to advanced systems that integrate robotic automation, artificial intelligence, and machine vision technologies to perform inspection tasks without human intervention.

Automation in inspection machines ensures high levels of inspection accuracy and consistency. Robotic systems and machine vision technologies integrated into fully automated machines enable precise and repeatable inspection of products, packaging, labels, codes, and other attributes. This accuracy ensures that defects, foreign objects, and anomalies are consistently detected, leading to improved quality control and reduction in false rejects or acceptance of faulty products.

Based on packaging type, the inspection machines market is segmented as ampoules and vials, syringes, bottles, blisters, and other packaging types. The ampoules and vials segment is expected to grow at a significant pace of 5.5% between 2023 to 2032. The demand for pharmaceutical products, including injectable medications packaged in ampoules and vials, continues to grow globally.  

Factors such as population progression, aging demographics, and the prevalence of chronic diseases contribute to the increased demand. As the pharmaceutical industry expands, there is a parallel need for efficient and reliable inspection machines to ensure the quality and integrity of ampoules and vials, supporting the market gains. These drivers collectively contribute to the growth and demand for inspection machines specifically designed for ampoules and vials.

North America Inspection Machines Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

North America inspection machines market is held the largest share in 2022. Some of the factors responsible for largest market share in North America are technological advancements and innovation in inspection machines, growing pharmaceutical and medical device industries, increasing demand for food safety and quality assurance, and stringent regulatory standards. North America, particularly the United States, has stringent regulatory standards and quality control requirements across various industries.  

Regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforce strict guidelines for product quality, safety, and compliance. Inspection machines play a vital role in helping manufacturers meet these regulatory standards and ensure the quality and integrity of products. The need for compliance with these regulations drives the demand for inspection machines in North America.

Inspection Machines Market Share

Some of the major inspection machines market players operating in the inspection machines industry are

  • Omron Corporation
  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Anritsu Corporation
  • Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
  • Sartorius AG
  • Ishida Co., Ltd.
  • HEUFT Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Körber AG
  • ACG Group
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Optel Group

Inspection Machines Industry News:

  • In February 2021, Stevanato Group has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform based on Deep Learning (DL) models that capitalises on the benefits of human-like decision-making in automatic visual inspection equipment. The technology enables pharmaceutical firms to avoid the typical trade-off between detection rate and false rejection rate, resulting in robust and repeatable outcomes. This system has helped to reduce false rejections and detection rates has been increased for particle inspection and aesthetic flaw identification.
  • In November 2021, OMRON Corporation has announced the development of the VT-X750-V3 system, the fastest CT-type X-ray inspection equipment. The VT-X750-V3 provides sophisticated, real 3D inspection of electronic substrates to suit the expanding demands of fifth-generation mobile communication systems (5G), electric vehicles (EVs), and self-driving application devices. This system provides security and safety by performing high-speed, PCB design constraint-free, 100% X-ray inspection of electronic substrate assemblies in order to preserve and enhance production while also maintaining the quality of the customer products.

The inspection machines market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Hardware
  • Vision inspection systems
  • X-ray inspection systems
  • Leak detection systems
  • Checkweighers
  • Metal detectors
  • Combination systems
  • Industrial inspection microscopes
  • Other inspection systems
  • Software

By Type, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Fully automated inspection machines
  • Semi-automated inspection machines
  • Manual inspection machines

By Packaging Type, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Ampoules and vials
  • Bottles
  • Syringes
  • Blisters
  • Other packaging types

End-user, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Food processing & packaging companies
  • Cosmetic & personal care companies
  • Other end-users

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Netherland
    • Sweden
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for inspection machines was valued at around USD 841 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach over USD 1.4 billion by 2032, owing to the rise in the number of regulatory mandates to maintain GMP compliance in the healthcare sector, as well as rising pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D costs.

The fully automated inspection machines segment held 42.5% market share in 2022 and is expected to grow at a significant pace during 2023-2032, on account of increased productivity & efficiency, improved inspection accuracy & consistency, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance.

North America inspection machines market will present significant opportunities in coming years, owing to technological advancements & innovations in inspection machines, growing pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and stringent regulatory standards.

Omron Corporation, Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Cognex Corporation, Keyence Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Anritsu Corporation, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Sartorius AG, and Ishida Co., Ltd. among others.

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