How to win the most popular machine vision in Chin

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Machine vision: how to win in China

Editor's note: from 2006 to 2007, people were surprised to find that China's machine vision industry ushered in its spring, and the bustle of China's machine vision market was comparable to that of China's entertainment industry. However, in 2008, the outbreak of the financial crisis forced the machine vision industry, which had just entered the "spring", to accept the test of the "economic winter". In the 8th month of 2009, how should machine vision enterprises adjust to meet the arrival of "corner"

from 2006 to 2007, people were surprised to find that China's machine vision industry ushered in its spring. CMOS and CCD, USB2.0 and GigE, linear array camera and area array camera, overseas camera and domestic camera seemed to have new products every day, and each product had competitors. At that time, the bustle of China's machine vision market was comparable to that of China's entertainment industry. However, in 2008, the outbreak of the financial crisis forced the machine vision industry, which had just entered the "spring", to accept the test of the "economic winter". Now, it is the eighth month of 2009, when everything is booming. Is the spring of machine vision far away? How should machine vision enterprises adjust to meet the arrival of "corner"? Do you know the five main functions of tensile testing machine? I hope the above sharing of MetS technicians can help you

China's machine vision market in its infancy

although the machine vision industry has also been affected by the 2008 financial crisis, relevant surveys show that the sales of China's machine vision market in 2008 still increased significantly compared with the previous year. The "survey on the survival of machine vision enterprises under the economic crisis in 2008" organized by China image shows that 64% of enterprises' sales are better than in previous years. Due to the impact of the economic crisis, although the fourth quarter performance fell relatively, the overall sales performance is still better than in previous years. Luo Zhengan, Secretary General of the China image and graphics society, pointed out that China's machine vision market has great potential. Although there is no exact market capacity statistics in China at present, international authoritative statistics show that the total volume of the global machine vision market is advancing towards us $10billion

then, what is the reason for China's machine vision to grow against the trend

Fang Huimin, technical market engineer of National Instruments Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Ni"), said: according to the statistics of authoritative institutions, the total volume of the global machine vision market has reached 9billion in 2007. In engineering, it is difficult to measure the real σ e. The stress when the residual elongation of the sample reaches 0.01% of the original gauge distance is often taken as the elastic limit, and σ 0.01 means US dollars, and it is growing rapidly at a rate of nearly 10% per year. Compared with the international market, the domestic market started slightly later and the technology is relatively backward. However, this also means the huge potential of the domestic market. All kinds of production-oriented enterprises urgently need to add machine vision function to the production line to replace the traditional inefficient manual detection part, which brings the demand for mature vision technology. Therefore, although China's machine vision market was hit by the global financial tsunami at the end of 2008, it is still difficult to stop its rapid development trend

and dingchenlong, the director of the application engineering center of Linghua Technology (China) Co., Ltd., said, "it must be objectively said that the impact of the financial crisis on the domestic market should begin in the third quarter of 2008, so maintaining growth in 2008 should be a predictable situation, but it is indeed affected by the financial crisis. It is difficult to maintain the high growth rate in 2007 in 2008." However, due to the influence of labor law and other relevant laws, the domestic labor cost has been rising. The production previously relying on the crowd tactics has gradually failed to meet the needs of international competition. The demand for domestic automation technology has been rising, and the demand for product quality and product standardization has also been rising, which has promoted the development of machine vision. Then, domestic machine vision enterprises gradually mature after several years of accumulation in the automation industry, began to march towards practical applications, and gradually moved towards economies of scale. At present, from the perspective of Linghua products, the equipment and automation production lines of semiconductor and electronic industries are the main corresponding industries of Linghua. However, in terms of development, energy, electricity, medical treatment and traditional industries (such as food and machinery) may become new growth points

it is undeniable that more and more industrial applications provide emerging markets for machine vision, and the solar energy industry, as one of the new energy sources, is one of them

the solar energy industry has brought a new situation to machine vision

when the semiconductor industry transitioned to 300mm chips a few years ago, new business opportunities were opened for machine vision suppliers and integrators. Today's solar industry has also expanded the influence of machine vision in modern manufacturing. Today, with the increasingly serious energy crisis, the new energy represented by solar energy has been paid more and more attention by governments all over the world. At the same time, it has also become the focus of the development of various industrial control manufacturers, and many machine vision manufacturers have also found business opportunities from it

wanghongbiao, general manager of connexion in China, said, "to develop solar energy, we must first overcome two key challenges: cost and yield." In the manufacturing process of solar panels, from the front-end to the back-end of the formal entry into the lithium battery field, from crystal rods, wafers, chips to modules, any error in any link will affect the power generation wattage of the finished solar panels. Therefore, solar cells need detection tools that can accurately monitor each step in the manufacturing process. Cognex also has many successful cases in this field. In the field of semiconductors, Cognex occupies about 70% - 80% of the machine vision inspection market, and holds 264 patents in this field. The solar wafer process is similar to the semiconductor process. Therefore, Cognex can quickly enter the market with mature technology to help solar manufacturers improve yield and reduce production costs. In Taiwan, more than 90% of solar energy manufacturers have begun to adopt products or technical support from Cognex, including famous manufacturers such as maodi and wangneng

ni has always regarded solar energy as the key promotion industry of its products, and has a variety of measurement and control products, and has launched a variety of measurement and control solutions for the solar field. For example, the production process control of photovoltaic semiconductors, the power monitoring system of solar power plants, and the volt ampere characteristic test of photovoltaic solar cells. Fang Huimin said that the Ni machine vision system can be used to monitor the shape and size of silicon particles at high temperatures. After the product is formed, machine vision can also be used to monitor the quality defects and size measurement of crystal rods, wafers, battery boards and components. At present, Ni's vision system and measurement and control software and hardware platform have been successfully applied to the production and installation process of solar panels, from the initial silicon purification to the final panel installation and monitoring tasks

dingchenlong of Linghua technology also said that as a representative of new energy, Linghua has always paid attention to the solar energy industry and has launched targeted products and solutions with some manufacturers on some testing applications in the solar energy industry. In terms of specific applications, it includes all process links for the detection of solar substrates, such as the early detection and the comprehensive detection of subsequent manufactured products, including not only the application of machine vision, but also the testing of some electrical characteristics (using Linghua's data acquisition module)

as a new generation of intelligent vision sensor in its machine vision family, schke's inspector integrates light source, camera, image processing and Ethernet output, and can detect defects around solar cells in real time. In addition, the software settings can be stored in PC or copied to other sick sensors with the same function. In addition to corner missing inspection, it can also be used in other manufacturing processes, such as the inspection of solar cell batch number or trademark

how should machine vision enterprises welcome the arrival of "corner"

affected by the financial crisis, more and more multinational enterprises pay more attention to the strategic position of the Chinese market. Even believe that winning in China means winning in the world. China is the world's manufacturing plant. At present, almost all the world's well-known enterprises place their production plants in China. Machine operation instead of personnel operation has become the inevitable choice for the survival of the fittest in the market. The machine vision industry has a very broad and bright prospect in China, which also makes the Chinese machine vision market become the competitive focus of global machine vision enterprises. 3. Inverted metallographic microscope cannot wipe the surface of other parts with organic solution. AIA pointed out that those machine vision enterprises that have entered or are planning to enter the Chinese market should not only compete with each other, but also compete with about 28 local suppliers

at present, the main dilemma faced by machine vision enterprises is that many Chinese enterprises have not realized the real benefits that machine vision can bring to them. Input output ratio is a problem that enterprises need to consider when introducing machine vision. In the past, the related hardware of vision system was expensive, and the entry threshold of software was high. If you want to import the vision system, the cost is not affordable for ordinary enterprises. However, with the progress of technology, more and more cheap, easy-to-use and convenient visual products are on the market, giving users a broader choice. Judging from the general trend, the popularization and application of machine vision will be more and more widely, and a visionary entrepreneur should realize the significance of introducing advanced technology to his own enterprise

at present, most domestic machine vision enterprises are agents of foreign products, and few manufacturers have independent technology. If we cannot master the core technology, we will not only have no dominant power in technology, but also lose the right to speak in the market. Therefore, the industrial upgrading of domestic machine vision enterprises has become increasingly urgent. Luo Zhengan believes that the development of local enterprises should pay attention to the following points: first, we should start from the industries that most need to apply this technology, and establish successful application examples as soon as possible, so as to facilitate everyone to understand this new technology and achieve immediate results. Secondly, domestic manufacturers should pay attention to the cultivation of talents. It is not only necessary to have people who do basic research in the laboratory, but also to do more work in the combination of technology research and development and application. Third, we should pay attention to the digestion and absorption of foreign advanced technology, and it is necessary to master some key technologies

as Wang Hongbiao, general manager of Cognex China, pointed out, opportunities are always attached to those who have intentions, and how to make profits depends on many aspects, such as cost, management, market development, customer service and so on. At present, solar energy and other new energy industries, industries strongly supported by the government, such as steel manufacturing, domestic automobile manufacturing, traffic control and so on, have great potential

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