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Surface Vision and Inspection Market Size, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI4253

Surface Vision and Inspection Market size is expected to increase considerably over 2022-2028, given the myriad usage benefits of the system, such as reliable defect detection, waste reduction, and increased customer satisfaction. The rising awareness about the capability of automated surface vision inspection systems to improve yield and increase profit, while reducing physical, cosmetic, and aesthetic faults, will also drive industry demand over the coming years. Surface inspection refers to a common quality control parameter followed across a range of industries to check surfaces for irregularities, defects, and deviations. It provides an automated approach to inspection for foreign bodies, inclusions, cracks, surface defects, and missing materials to improve the visual appearance, surface quality, and optimize production.

Considerable increase in sales of electrical and electronic products is among the prominent trends bolstering the surface vision and inspection market through 2022-2028. The recent shift towards work-from-home due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the surging demand for home appliances worldwide. Such trends could bolster the need for surface inspection techniques to detect defects in wires, tubes, and other electrical appliances. Moreover, the growing use of smart cameras will further augment the market expansion, as this core machine vision technology is deployed in optical surface inspection systems.

With regards to application, the medical segment will hold an appreciable share in the surface vision and inspection industry by 2028, which can be credited to the increasing reliance on IV therapy. Given the significant usage of surface defect inspectors in medical tubing, the escalating adoption of IV bars will contribute to the segmental growth in the upcoming years. Likewise, the commendable rise in sales of pharmaceutical products will further amplify the product demand, as medical and pharmaceutical packaging with surface defects could endanger the health of patients.

Regionally, the Europe surface vision and inspection market is poised to exhibit a strong growth rate through 2028. This is considering the growing production of consumer electronics and the potential surge in product demand for functional and cosmetic purposes. According to data from Energy Monitor, automakers in Germany produced 53,221 electric vehicles in July 2021. Factors such as these could also generate growth opportunities for the regional market players, owing to the deployment of surface inspection systems to examine chips and scratches in car wheels, among other applications.

Key surface vision and inspection market players include Teledyne DALSA Inc., Sony Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Matrox Imaging, Keyence Corporation, Flir Systems, Edmund Optics, Inc., Cognex Corporation, Basler AG, AMETEK, ISRA Vision AG (Atlas Copco), Allied Vision Technologies GmbH, and Omron Adept Technology, Inc, among others. Innovative product launches and acquisitions are some of the initiatives being undertaken by these companies to boost their presence in the global market.

For instance, in October 2021, AMETEK Surface Vision unveiled a range of expert surface inspection system services, designed to ensure optimum levels of operation for its monitoring and inspection products. In August 2021, Teledyne announced the availability of its Sapera Vision Software, ideal for applications including surface inspection on metal plates.

Impact of COVID-19 on Surface Vision and Inspection Market Trends:

COVID-19 pandemic has posed dramatic impacts on industry verticals worldwide, including electronics and electrical, especially during the peak of the pandemic. According to UNITAR, the pandemic caused a 30% decline in the sales of electrical and electronic equipment in middle- and low-income countries. These factors may have hampered the surface vision and inspection industry in the initial months, especially in electronics applications. However, the industry may regain traction in the medical segment in the years ahead, due to the surging demand for vaccines, and the use of surface inspection cameras for the quality control of vaccine vials.

The surface vision and inspection market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2028 for the following segments:

Market, By Component Type, 2018-2028 (USD Million)

  • Camera
  • Optics 
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Frame Grabber
  • Hardware & Software

Market, By Application, 2018-2028 (USD Million)

  • Automotive
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Medical
  • Food & Beverages
  • Logistics & Postal Sorting
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)
    • South Korea
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE


What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2017 to 2021; Growth Projections: 2022 to 2028.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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