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Nov 8th, 2012
Vision 2012: Machine vision to enjoy sustainable growth
Robots, automation driving Germany’s MV industry towards ‘€1.5 billion-plus’ per year; complex systems steady but compacts growing fast, says VDMA.
Early on the opening day of Vision 2012, the German Engineering Federation – the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) presented the results of its latest survey of the machine vision marketplace. Based on factory order book information and a database of this sector’s performance over many years, the headlines of both review and forecast were positive for Germany and the rest of the world.
Presenter Patrick Schwarzkopf, who has at least three relevant job titles including Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA’s Robotics+Automation Association, Director of its Machine Vision Group, as well as General Secretary of the European Factory Automation Committee (EFAC), was in the chair.
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