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Vision Sensor Market - By Type (Less than 3D, 3D), By Application (Inspection, Measurement & Gauging, Barcode Reading & Scanning, Image Analysis & Processing), By End-use Industry, Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6085
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Vision Sensor Market Size

Vision Sensor Market size was valued at over USD 4.8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2023 and 2032. Quality control and defect detection are critical in industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and food processing. Vision sensors offer high-speed & accurate inspection capabilities, thus enabling defect detection, dimension measurement, flaw identification, and product integrity verification. The increasing emphasis on product quality and safety standards has fueled the adoption of vision sensors in these industries.

Vision Sensor Market

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A vision sensor is an electronic device that captures and analyzes visual information from the surrounding environment. It combines imaging technology and advanced algorithms to detect & interpret objects, patterns, and movements, enabling applications such as object recognition, tracking, and quality control in various industries.

The performance limitations of vision sensors in complex & dynamic environments can hinder market growth during the forecast period. Vision sensors may face challenges in certain conditions, such as low-light environments, high-speed applications, or situations involving complex shapes or textures. Factors including occlusions, reflective surfaces, or variations in lighting conditions can affect the accuracy & reliability of vision sensor systems. Overcoming these limitations often requires specialized expertise, advanced algorithms, and additional hardware components, which can increase the cost and complexity of implementing vision sensors.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted many markets including the vision sensor market in 2020. Pandemic-induced lockdown measures, travel restrictions, and factory closures resulted in disruptions in the global supply chains. These factors led to delays in the production and delivery of required components & systems, affecting the overall supply of vision sensors. Many industries experienced a slowdown or temporary shutdown of manufacturing and industrial activities during the pandemic. This also resulted in reduced demand for vision sensors, particularly in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics. However, the healthcare sector experienced a surging demand during the pandemic. Vision sensors were increasingly utilized in medical imaging, patient monitoring, and telemedicine applications. They played a critical role in supporting remote healthcare services, enabling doctors to remotely examine patients and monitor vital signs through video-based systems.

Vision Sensor Market Trends

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies is transforming the capabilities of vision sensors. AI-powered vision sensors can analyze and interpret visual data, enabling advanced functionalities such as object recognition, tracking, and classification. This integration enhances the accuracy, efficiency, and automation capabilities of vision sensor systems, thereby boosting their adoption.

Vision Sensor Market Analysis

Global Vision Sensor Market Size, By Type,

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Based on type, the vision sensor market is bifurcated into less than 3D and 3D. The 3D vision sensor segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 11.5% from 2023 to 2032 as 3D vision sensors are highly effective in quality inspection and defect detection applications. They can capture detailed 3D information about objects, allowing precise measurement, surface inspection, and defect identification. 3D vision sensors are also used to detect defects, measure dimensions and ensure proper assembly of components in industries, such as automotive manufacturing, where high-quality standards are critical.

Global Vision Sensor Market Share, By End-use Industry,

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Based on the end-use industry, the market is segmented into automotive, packaging, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, logistics & warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and others. The automotive segment held a vision sensor market share of over 22.5% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. Vision sensors play a crucial role in examining various parts & components during the automotive manufacturing process. They can detect defects, measure dimensions, and verify the presence & correct placement of parts.

Vision sensors enable automated inspection by capturing high-resolution images and analyzing them in real time, ensuring that only quality components are used in vehicle assembly. They are also employed to detect the misalignment of parts & components during the assembly process, ensuring precise alignment & fit. This is particularly important for components, such as engines, transmissions, and suspension systems, where even slight misalignments can lead to performance issues or safety concerns. These factors are driving the demand for vision sensors in the automotive industry.

China Vision Sensor Market Size,

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Asia Pacific vision sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 9% from 2023 to 2032 as Asia Pacific is experiencing rapid industrialization, with countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea at the forefront. These countries have a strong manufacturing base across various industries, including automotive, electronics, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals. Vision sensors play a crucial role in industrial automation, quality control, inspection, and process optimization. The increasing adoption of automation technologies in manufacturing processes drives the demand for vision sensors, contributing to market growth.

Vision Sensor Market Share

Major companies operating in the vision sensor market are

  • Balluff GmbH
  • Baumer Holding AG
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG
  • IFM Electronic GmbH
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co. KG
  • Omron Corporation
  • Pepperl+Fuchs AG
  • SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH
  • Teledyne Technologies Inc
  • Wenglor Sensoric AG

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new features, integrations, and partnerships.

Vision Sensor Industry News:

  • In October 2022, SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH launched VISOR UV, vision sensor that integrates UV illumination and can assess markings, codes and inscriptions that are invisible to the human eye. The VISOR UV is available in two different resolutions V50: 2560 x 1936 pixels; V20: 1440 x 1080 pixels.

The vision sensor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Less than 3D
  • 3D

By Application

  • Inspection
  • Measurement & gauging
  • Barcode reading & scanning
  • Image analysis & processing
  • Others

By End-use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Food & beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consumer electronics
  • Logistics & warehousing
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for vision sensor was valued at over USD 4.8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5% between 2023 and 2032.
The 3D vision sensor segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 11.5% from 2023 to 2032 as these sensors are highly effective in quality inspection and defect detection applications.
Asia Pacific vision sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 9% from 2023 to 2032, owing to rapid industrialization, along with the increasing adoption of automation technologies in manufacturing processes.
Balluff GmbH, Baumer Holding AG, Cognex Corporation, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, IFM Electronic GmbH, Keyence Corporation, Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co. KG, Omron Corporation, and Pepperl+Fuchs AG among others.

Vision Sensor Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 257
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 200
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