IDS Posts Positive Growth Forecast

With a high order intake and "promising" new products in the current year, IDS announces an above-average sales growth in the first half-year.

By Joel Davies -

The South German industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced a positive growth forecast for the first half of 2021. It said it was able to “exceed industry expectations” in the first half of 2021, outstripping its 7% increase in the turnover forecast by the VDMA for the machine vision industry by more than doubling its growth.

The camera manufacturer from Obersulm expects consistently high growth until the end of 2021 thanks to a positive order situation and the development of foreign business. This is despite the global challenge of procuring essential materials brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the increase in turnover was particularly strong in North America.

The company bases its growth forecast for the VISION year 2021 primarily on the new IDS NXT cameras with artificial intelligence, as well as on the high demand in the 3D segment. IDS states that new products, such as the cost-effective, industrial-grade Ensenso S, will “explicitly complement” the IDS product range in these areas.

IDS is also expanding the uEye portfolio with new sensors and a new small C-mount housing camera – especially in the low-cost range for price-sensitive and high-volume applications. On the software side, the new SDK IDS peak with modern programming interfaces and new convenience functions “promises real added value” for both uEye and uEye+ users.

The back and front of the compact, budget-friendly Ensenso S10 3D camera. Image: IDS.

IDS established its own development unit in Serbia last year, allowing the industrial camera manufacturer to conduct more active AI research and development. It cites this decision as important since “in the area of tension between increasing demand, high standards of efficiency and sustainability as well as security of supply, embedded vision solutions with AI – such as IDS NXT – are becoming more and more important”.

“We are developing innovative products and platforms in order to continually set new impulses for our customers and partners with new powerful solutions”, explains Managing Director Jan Hartmann. “Cameras and artificial intelligence, a combination that allows IDS to reinvent itself and contribute to shaping the future”.

With the online platform visionbay, IDS has now also opened a virtual marketplace for image processing with AI. There, users can access the know-how of experts in the field of artificial intelligence, get access to complete image processing solutions and save valuable development time.

You can find more information about IDS and its positive growth forecast on its website.

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