Tipteh d.o.o.
SensoPart Inc.
Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
Optex Fee
Industrial Vision Systems Ltd
ifm efector, inc.
Cognex Corporation
Banner Engineering Corporation

10 Visual Sensor Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for visual sensors as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 visual sensor manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked visual sensor companies as of April, 2024: 1.VS Industrie GMBH, 2.Industrial Vision Systems Ltd, 3.Tipteh d.o.o..

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List of 10 Visual Sensor Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • ifm efector, inc.
      • United States of America Address: 1100 Atwater Dr., Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      ifm efector (ifm) is a subsidiary of ifm electronic, founded in Germany in 1969. ifm has developed, manufactured and marketed sensors and controls technology to industries that include assembly and robotics, automotive, material handling, metal forming, mobile equipment, plastics, and food and beverage. Ifm produces sensors, condition monitoring equipment, image processing, safety technology, industrial communication, IO-link, systems for mobile machines, displays, software, connection technology, voltage supplies, as well as other accessories.

    • Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, Ohio, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. was founded in Mannheim, Germany in 1945 developing the forerunner of the proximity switch. Pepperl+Fuchs continues to develop proximity sensors as well as other industrial sensors including ultrasonic sensors, rotary encoders, positioning systems, display and signal processing, vibration monitoring, industrial communication, and signal processing as well as related accessories and software. Explosive protection products include safety barriers, surge protection, wireless solutions, HMI systems, power supplies, electrical explosion protection equipment, level measurement, and related software.

    • Cognex Corporation
      • United States of America Address: One Vision Drive Natick, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Cognex Corporation, an American company founded in 1981 and headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer and supplier of machine vision and industrial barcode reading products. The company's product portfolio includes vision sensors, 3D vision systems, fixed-mount barcode readers, handheld barcode readers, and vision software. These products find applications in various industries, including automation equipment, automotive, consumer products, electronics, and life science solutions. The company also offers customer services, including technical support, product training, hardware programs, product lifecycle, and warranty programs. The company has facilities in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe to facilitate the global supply of its products.

    • Optex Fee
      • Japan Address: 91 Chudoji-Awata-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Optex Fee Co., Ltd., was established in 2002 and based in Kyoto, Japan, is a manufacturer and supplier of factory automation sensors and solutions. The company offers an extensive and diversified product portfolio including photoelectric sensors, fiber-optic sensors, displacement sensors, non-contact thermometers, vision sensors, and other industrial automation products. These sensors and solutions play a pivotal role in enhancing manufacturing processes across a spectrum of industries, including automotive, electronics, and packaging.

    • SensoPart Inc.

      Manufacturer Overview

      SensoPart, Inc. was founded in 1994 and headquartered in Germany with US operations based out of Bingham Farms, Michigan. The ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing company serves the automotive, robotics, plastics, solar, and other industries with photoelectric sensors and image processing products. The company’s products include optical sensors, vision sensors, ultrasonic sensors, inductive sensors, and accessories. Together they are used in manufacturing detection & inspection, product identification, a diverse array of measuring tasks, product positioning, and color detection.

    • Omron

      Manufacturer Overview

      Omron Corporation, started in 1933 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, is a manufacturer of automation components, equipment, and systems, and it developed the first contactless proximity switch in 1960. It has four domains, including industrial automation, electronic components, healthcare, and social systems, and it provides products and services in around 120 countries and regions. Some of its products include microsensing devices, access control systems, industrial robots, surveillance cameras, and blood pressure monitors. In 1971, it developed the first online cash machine, and in 1972, it established Japan’s first welfare factory.

    • Industrial Vision Systems Ltd
      • United Kingdom Address: Genesis Building Harwell Campus Didcot Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

      Company Overview

      Industrial Vision Systems Ltd (IVS), established in 2000 and headquartered in Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK, is a manufacturer and supplier of vision inspection machines, special purpose vision machines, smart camera systems, peripheral vision equipment, and machine vision products. The company offers products such as integrated vision systems, vision sensors, 3D vision systems, vision cameras, and vision systems. These products and solutions are used for surface inspection & flaw detection, color matching and verification, robot control, optical character recognition (OCR), and measuring & metrology in various industries including automotive, food and drink, printing and packaging, electronics, and factory automation & robotics industries.

    • Tipteh d.o.o.

      Company Overview

      Tipteh d.o.o is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia and has been a distributor of automated electromechanical and electronic components since 1996. The company has expanded to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia and worked with 11000 manufacturers in the last 27 years. The company's product portfolio includes sensors, switch gear, motor drives, IoT devices and other automation devices. Some services offered include equipment installation, short delivery time and technical support.

Visual Sensor Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Ranking as of April 2024

Derivation Method
Rank Company Click Share
1 VS Industrie GMBH
2 Industrial Vision Systems Ltd
3 Tipteh d.o.o.
4 Banner Engineering Corporation
5 Optex Fee
6 Omron

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the visual sensor page as of April 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.: 7,100
  2. Optex Fee: 254

Newly Established Company

  1. Optex Fee: 2002 (22 years ago)
  2. Industrial Vision Systems Ltd: 2000 (24 years ago)
  3. Tipteh d.o.o.: 1996 (28 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.: 1945 (79 years ago)
  2. Cognex Corporation: 1981 (43 years ago)
  3. SensoPart Inc.: 1994 (30 years ago)

Visual Sensor Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Visual Sensor Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 4 57.1%
Japan Japan 1 14.3%
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 14.3%
Germany Germany 1 14.3%

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