Inspection machines are used to examine a product, service, process, or installation or design and determination its conformity with specific requirements or, based on professional judgment, with general requirements. Inspection machines involved a wide of technologies & configurations to detect contamination and faults. Inspection machines are widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industry to appraise whether or not products meet the required specifications within given tolerances. Depending on the industry and products, inspection involves mass, color, size, foreign body detection in product or package, missing labels & items or incorrect data on labels, pack integrity, and product or packaging.
The global inspection machines market size is likely to grow at a CAGR of 6.30% during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The major factors are the growing adoption of inspection machines in the pharmaceutical production line. Additionally, the government and regulatory bodies’ increasingly stringent rules and regulations in the healthcare industry to maintain compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) will spur the global inspection machines industry in future periods. Furthermore, the growing adoption of automated inspection machines in the pharmaceutical industries and the rise in technological advancement in inspection system is expected to witness remarkable growth of inspection machines. The increasing utilization in the food & beverage and cosmetic industry to overcome the quality issues is expected to propel inspection machines’ demand over the coming years.
Moreover, the rising number of new product launches and the growing healthcare sector positively impact the market for the inspection machines industry. Furthermore, the rapid expansion in customer base, rise in the extensive R&D activities at the academic and industrial level, and increasing scope of biomedical applications are fueling the demand for the inspection machines market. The growing demand for medical devices and improving healthcare infrastructure will bolster the growth of the global inspection machines market share. Additionally, the growing geriatric population and increasing healthcare demands in the developing world propelling the growth of the inspection machines market across the globe.
Regulatory authorities or agencies such as CGMP, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), EMA, HCPC (Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council), NQF (National Quality Forum), and pharmaceuticals & medical devices agency implement laws by the regulation-making process to ensure the safety & quality of drugs and medical devices for protecting the public health. These regulatory agencies are responsible for inspecting and reviewing the product and production facilities to ensure that products are safe for consumption, use and have the ingredients & strength they claim to have. Thus, the rising stringent rules & regulations that include compulsory compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP) are the reasons to boost the market. Additionally, the growing trend for outsourcing operations includes manufacturing inspection and technical inspection services to ensure, verify, & certify that the product, equipment, or device are manufactured in compliance with all specified requirements. CROs provide these inspection services with trained and qualified technical specialists and advanced machinery to verify your products and process quality in every corner of the world. However, the increase in the utilization of refurbished instrument and the complex nature of integrating inspection machine that requires trained professionals for maintenance are the factors that may restrain the growth of the market.
Based on the product, the global inspection machines market is segregated into vision inspection systems, leak detection systems, x-ray inspection systems, combination systems, check weighers, metal detectors, software, and other inspection systems.
The vision inspection systems segment is estimated to witness the highest growth over the analysis timeframe. It is attributable to the high adoption in various industrial and manufacturing applications compared to the other systems due to their advantage, including high performance, easy adaptability, & ease of use. Additionally, these systems provide user benefits such as high working capacity, inspection consistency, compatibility with different kinds of software, and incorporation of smart cameras.
The leak detection systems will grow significantly due to the rising adoption of the traditional leak detection method as it is non-destructive, fast, and cost-effective. Additionally, it detects the exact location of leaks without doing any damages to the product or property.
Based on the type, the global inspection machines market is categorized into fully automated inspection machines, semi-automated inspection machines, and manual inspection machines.
The fully automated inspection machines segment held a significant market share in 2019 and will gain maximum market revenue by 2027. It is attributable to the high inspection speed with a zero-error strategy than other inspection systems. Additionally, the rising need to reduce particles and cosmetic defects will boost the market growth.
The semi-automated inspection machines segment is poised to witness significant growth over the forecast period. It is attributable to the rising adoption in the pharmaceutical production line due to its low cost than a fully automatic system. It improves throughput speeds compared to fully manual inspection without reducing quality.
Based on the application, the global inspection machines market is classified into ampoules & vials, syringes, blister packaging, bottles, and other packaging types.
The ampoules & vials are expected to be the highest revenue share for inspection machines during the forecast period. The segment’s growth is attributed to the rising adoption in the pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical industry for packaging injectable drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic test kits, which leads to the increasing adoption of inspection systems.
The blister packaging will witness a lucrative growth rate in the estimated period due to the rising adoption in the pharmaceutical industry to pack tablets, pills, capsules, and granules.
Based on the end-user, the global inspection machine market is segmented into pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, food processing & packaging companies, and other end users. The other segment includes nutraceuticals and cosmetic companies. The pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies segment will dominate the global inspection machines market by 2027 due to the high adoption in pharmaceutical companies for the quality checks and assurance of pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, the growing adoption in pharmaceutical industries due to the factors such as the increasing GMP compliance & stringent government regulations, the increasing number of inspection checkpoints in the production & packaging lines, and the prevention of loss of business revenue due to the deployment of inspection machines.
The medical device manufacturers accounted for the largest share of the inspection machines market in 2019 because of the increasing use for the quality control of medical devices.
The global inspection machine market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa by geography. North America is to project considerable growth over 2020-2026. It is owing to the advents in technology, the presence of leading industry players offering innovative products, and highly regulated inspection standards in the region.
The Asia Pacific will gain a prominent share of the inspection machines market by 2027. Due to the stringent regulatory mandates for healthcare manufacturers, continually improving healthcare infrastructure in the region, and the rising number of pharmaceutical industries.
Companies such as Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, ACG Worldwide, Mettler Toledo International Inc, Robert Bosch GmbH, Körber AG, Cognex Corporation, Brevetti C.E.A SPA, Omron Corporation, and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation are the key players in the global inspection machines market.