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Machine vision becomes the core elements of Industry 4.0

By  : John Zhao Updated  :   2017-12-05 13:24:23



Machine vision is a branch of the rapid development of artificial intelligence. Simply speaking, machine vision is to use the machine instead of the human eye to make measurements and judgments. Machine vision is hailed as the "eye" of intelligent manufacturing and is the key to improving manufacturing productivity and intelligent automation. With the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry and the constant advancement of intelligent manufacturing, the market demand for machine vision product technology is on the rise.

Machine vision mainly refers to computer image recognition which is using algorithm software to identify digital images. A typical machine vision system consists of a light source, a lens, a high-speed camera, a picture capture card and a visual processor.


Data show that in recent years, the global machine vision industry has developed rapidly. The market scale of global machine vision system and parts was $4.2 billion trillion in 2015 and it is expected to be more than $5 billion in 2018.

Machine vision technology is the combination of software and hardware with the main components including cameras, image sensors, visual processing and communication equipment. Visual technology can greatly improve the ability of information acquisition in industrial automation. Information will no longer be simple data of a single dimension but a wide range of large-scale data.


Industry 4.0 is inseparable from intelligent manufacturing, and intelligent manufacturing is inseparable from machine vision. Machine vision is the necessary means to realize industrial automation and intellectualization. Machine vision has the advantages of high degree of automation, high efficiency, high precision and poor adaptability to environment, which will play an important role in the process of industrial automation in our country.


Although our machine vision started late, but carried out very fast. It has become the world's third largest machine vision shopping malls after the United States and Japan. At present, the transformation of manufacturing industry in our country will surely detonate the rapid development of visual image industry.

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