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Machine Vision
In the Machine Vision sector group more than 130 companies are represented. They cover the entire spectrum of image processing and supply components and systems for all areas of application in industrial and non-industrial environments. The machine vision industry is characterised by record sales and dynamic growth.

Our sector group is an industry-driven platform. We support our members through a wide range of activities and services. The main focus is on statistical analyses and the annual market survey. In addition, we organise marketing activities, networking events and conferences and are involved in public relations and trade fair policy.


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VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 "Machine Vision" series of standards

VDMA Machine Vision sector group meeting


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VDMA European Robotics and Automation Summit 2023 (5 - 7 October, Mallorca)

VDMA European Robotics and Automation Summit 2023 (5 - 7 October, Mallorca)

  • Robotics + Automation
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The event is by personal invitation.


Tue. 08.10.24 Thu. 10.10.24

  • Machine Vision

BE VISIONARY Experience the latest products, technologies and trend themes of machine vision such as embedded vision, hyperspectral imaging and deep learning!

Places available

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Managing Director of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association

Schwarzkopf, Patrick

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