STUTTGART, GERMANY VDMA Machine Vision has joined the international G3 initiative on standardization. During the signing in Stuttgart, the hitherto G3 members AIA-Advancing Vision+Imaging, Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) welcomed the new member.

“Machine Vision Standards are accelerating the use and hence, growth of machine vision”, said Klaus-Henning Noffz, member of the board of VDMA Machine Vision, on the occasion of the signing. “VDMA Machine Vision with its expertise and membership strength in system integration is looking forward to share this knowledge within the G3 initiative. I am happy to now officially join the international cooperation agreement on global coordination of machine vision standardization.”

The signing of VDMA’s joining the international standardization corporation took place exactly five years to the day after the founding signature of G3.

Standards facilitate the use of machine vision and integration of individual components into a complete system with optimum functionality. They cut down on development time and investment costs and also accelerate time-to-market. Standardization enables companies, in particular SMEs, to act globally and to better plan medium-term product developments. Customers benefit from long-term supply guarantees price stability, comparability and exchangeability of products and components. In addition, they facilitate the internal development of know-how and experience.

For more information, visit