Top 10 Machine Vision Solution Companies - 2020
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Top 10 Machine Vision Solution Companies - 2020

In the manufacturing industry, machine vision has been incorporated to develop industrial processes further, identify areas of improvement, and enable intelligent locomotion within robotics. Plant operators can mount cameras on production lines or cells for real-time process control, product inspection and sorting, and robot guidance, among other processes. However, more recently, with advancements in AI and increased computation power coupled with advances in algorithm development, machine vision has taken on a new avatar in the form of deep learning-based inspection systems. These systems are easy to train and teach and reduce the integration complexity when it comes to “teaching” the machines on what to look for.

Machine vision is central to the idea of the smart factory, which is based on a self-organized system consisting of a communication network and intelligent exchange of information. Acting as the eyes of the factory, machine-vision based image-processing systems can compute information that was previously obtained by manual testing. This reduces human error and enables robots to react flexibly to information for production control. Furthermore, the technology can even be utilized to examine the state of production machines for wear and tear. This information can be used for maintenance and alert a plant manager of the need to order a replacement component before it breaks.

Besides, there has been a lot of hype about deep learning in machine vision, which uses convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to carry out classification tasks by identifying characteristics learned from a set of training images. However, the challenge remains that in industrial applications, the number of available training images is limited while the tools, training time and processor resources remain high.

Highlighting these developments in the manufacturing space, Manufacturing Technology Insights has compiled a list of leading machine vision management firms that are at the top of their game. The enlisted organizations are addressing manufacturing challenges and transforming the associated operations and processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CXOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Machine Vision Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Machine Vision Solution Companies

Established from the amalgamation of Active Industrial Solutions Automation (a successful automation firm) and Radix Inc. (a leader in smart manufacturing technology), AIS Technologies Group has become an organization with a single-minded focus on providing advanced systems for the manufacturing sector. As one of the earliest developers of vision-guided robotics, the company is augmenting industrial processes ranging from nuclear reactor maintenance and automotive assembly to food sorting and packaging. It is a unique systems integrator that acts as the glue between the machine vision systems and client infrastructures. Operating from its offices in, Ontario, Canada, and Michigan, U.S., the company delivers robust vision applications, complex controls, robotic automation, and intelligent software to enhance the manufacturers’ bottom-line, efficiency, flexibility, and product quality

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Ponfac develops complete solutions for automated visual inspection systems that cater to a variety of industries

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Hermary

Hermary

For over 30 years, Hermary has stayed true to our passion for designing and engineering machine vision technology that drives innovation in industrial automation. With our advanced 3D machine vision products we collaborate with system integrators and machine builders to design innovative factory automation solutions for end-customers. We are proud of the role Hermary technology plays in enabling levels of efficiency and productivity in manufacturing that go far beyond what is humanly possible

Industrial Physics

Industrial Physics

Industrial Physics, a leader in package and product integrity test equipment, is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to ensure products meet rigid quality, safety and regulatory requirements. Our family of brands serves customers through five segments: beverage & canning, flexible packaging, inks & coatings, materials testing, and product integrity.With sales presence in more than 75 countries, our brands are helping customers meet evolving and increasingly stringent test and quality standards required by regulators, consumers and manufacturers. Our best-in-class products from our portfolio companies, including TQC Sheen, Testing Machines Inc., CMC-KUHNKE, Messmer Büchel, Systech Illinois, TM Electronics, Ray-Ran Test Equipment, United Testing Systems and Eagle Vision, help companies all over the world protect their brand

Inspekto

Inspekto

Inspekto is out to reshape the machine vision sector by introducing the first powerful entries into the new Autonomous Machine Vision Category. Inspekto Autonomous Machine Vision systems are designed to put the Machine Vision market on a one-way course to replace existing integrator-centric solutions with out-of-the-box QA systems, put in the hands of the industrial plant QA manager. The systems are driven by Plug & Inspect®, the first integration-free technology for visual quality inspection, gating and sorting

JENOPTIK

JENOPTIK

Jenoptik is a globally operating technology group, which is active in the three photonics-based divisions Light & Optics, Light & Production and Light & Safety as well as with VINCORION for mechatronics solutions. As the holding company and corporate center of the group, JENOPTIK AG, based in Jena, performs top-level functions for strategic corporate management as well as the central functions IT, human resources, purchasing, security, work and health protection, environmental protection and real estate management

Kitov.ai

Kitov.ai

Kitov Systems develops smart visual inspection solutions for a broad range of production lines and markets including high end electronics, automotive, medical devices , defense and aerospace. Kitov Systems advanced technology assists manufacturers to leverage the Industry 4.0 revolution to drive smart manufacturing while dramatically improving quality, reducing manufacturing costs and rapidly introducing new products Kitov One, the company’s first model, was launched by mid 2016 and was successfully deployed by first-tier customers in Europe, China, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Japan and Israel

Photoneo

Photoneo

Photoneo is a leading provider of industrial 3D vision, AI-powered automation solutions & robotic intelligence software. Since the foundation in 2013 the company’s mission was to give vision and intelligence to robots all over the world so they can see and understand with a clear goal - to automate monotonous and risky tasks by employing vision-guided robots. Based on a patented 3D technology, Photoneo has developed the world’s highest resolution and highest accuracy range of 3D cameras opening new perspectives on automation. In combination with the own robust machine learning-based robotic intelligence software, Photoneo helps companies from various fields including automotive, logistics, e-commerce, food, and medical industry to improve the performance and efficiency of their manufacturing, fulfillment, and assembly processes

Structural Diagnostics

Structural Diagnostics

Structural Diagnostics, Inc. was formed in 1994 and is a leading manufacturer of automated inspection systems used to determine the fitness for use of high value components and systems. The branch of technology used for undertaking these critical inspections is known as Non Destructive Testing (NDT). The requirement is to perform tests to identify defects within a structure without damaging or impairing its fitness for use in any way. SDI equipment has higher performance than our competitors. The reason SDI manufactures the motion control and drive components is that there is a major electrical noise problem with the components used by our competitors, when used on ultrasonic machines

Vista Solutions

Vista Solutions

Vista Solutions is a market leading advanced engineering and technology company with a technical and business model focus on the field of machine vision integration. Vista Solutions is experienced in many industries including automotive, metal casting, medical devices, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, packaging & paper, consumer products, military/defence, aerospace, energy/nuclear and government