Machine vision component and system orders in North America slowed in Q1 2019
According to new data released by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), total machine vision financial transactions in North America in Q1 2019 totaled $674 M, a 4.5% decrease from Q1 2018.
Sales of machine vision components (cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, and software) were down 12.6% from Q1 2108, dropping to $93 M, and sales of machine vision systems (ASMV, smart cameras) were down 3.1%, decreasing to $579 M.
These numbers are indicative of the general slowdown in the automation and machine vision markets predicted at this year's A3 conference in January. In a recent AIA survey of industry experts, two-thirds of respondents believed the North American machine vision market will remain flat over the next six months.