Correction: machine vision Product Research, May 2007


Oak Brook, IL —Two years of cumulative or 2006 data were used in place of one year in several locations in Control Engineering , May 2007, p. 86, Product Research article, “ Machine Vision: Now is the Time .” In addition, the article has "Online Extra" links posted, providing additional information.

The online version has been corrected as follows:

95% expect to spend as much if not more
45% expect more

Use of integrator
34% currently use a machine vision integrator
13% plan to do so within next year

Performance support - currently in use
Proprietary 58%
Gigabit Ethernet 53%
USB 49%
Camera Link 42%
IEEE 1394 30%
Other 28%

Units purchased
21% purchased 1– 2 units
42% 3– 6 units
16% 7– 15 units
20% 16 or more

Machine vision vendors
Rank order of vendors named in the 2007 survey: Cognex (DVT), Keyence; Banner Engineering; National Instruments; Omron Electronics; Matrox Imaging; ipd, a group of Dalsa Digital Imaging; PPT Vision; Systech International; Siemens (RVSI Acuity CiMatrix); JAI Pulnix; and Toshiba.

-- Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief
Control Engineering Daily News Desk

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