Market Report

Machine Vision in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

EMVA’s most recent market report for the first time maps the machine vision markets in the three Central European countries with all their facets. It covers the vision industry in the three countries with more than 130 players, their customers and the main applications as well as technical and commercial trends. In addition, the “eco system” for machine vision is described, including clusters, research centers and associations, trade shows and special magazines.

Don’t miss this outstanding source of information and obtain the 53 paged pdf-report for just € 290,- (excluding VAT). Purchase orders may be sent directly to



Global Machine Vision Interface Standards available!

The brochure is designed for Machine Vision developers and provides for the first time an overview of the digital interface standards used in the Machine Vision industry, including a detailed comparison of the different hardware and software standards used in our industry.

First time presented in a pre-print version during SPS Show in Nuremberg last year, now the brochure has passed final adjustments and got approval by the three editing associations EMVA, AIA and JIA.

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12th EMVA Business Conference in Vienna

May 15 – 17, 2014, in Vienna - Austria

 EMVA Business Conference 2014

The European Machine Vision Association celebrated its 2014 Business Conference in Vienna with more than 100 participants coming from 20+ countries.

This truly international event which was held from 15-17 May brought together business leader, technical experts and representatives from other machine vision organizations  to network, exchange ideas and discuss the current challenges and solutions.
The two days event showcased an outlook to the European economy, machine vision markets in Europe, enterprise’s IT security and state of the art image processing technology in our industry.

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SPS IPC Drives 2013 – an experiment for machine vision exhibitors

SPS IPC Drives, the leading exhibition for electric automation in Europe took place from November 26 to 28 in Nuremberg. Over 1,600 exhibitors showed their products and solutions on 114,000 square meters of exhibition space to 60,000 visitors. While many sensor suppliers see the SPS IPC Drives as one of their main shows, a lot of machine vision players were exhibiting for the first time making use of time and resources saved due to the VISION in Stuttgart not taking place this year. This includes the EMVA being present at SPS for the first time with a presentation of machine vision standards, jointly organized with AIA and JIIA. A well-received reception took place under EMVA patronage on the first show day during which the brand-new Global Machine Vision Standards Brochure of the three international vision associations was presented to the public.

After three busy days on informing visitors about machine vision and its role in factory automation EMVA conducted a quick survey on exhibitor´s feedback on their level of satisfaction with the show. Bottom line, opinions were divergent on whether the SPS IPC Drives has been a success for the first-time machine vision exhibitors or not. End-user related product and solution providers tend to feel more at home at the SPS IPC Drives since the typical visitor in Nuremberg is more used to ready-to-use solutions; whereas vision component suppliers had a harder time to bring their message across. Thus, for some the show could be a good complement in the trade show calendar, whereas others might still be looking for alternatives to the VISION show in odd years.

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