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A hundred schools of thought contend in the industrial robot market, with good prospects for the future

in the endless introduction of new technologies and new products, as well as the rapid development of industrial IOT (various production equipment in the factory are connected with the production management system, and develop towards optimization, connection and mass customized production). In recent years, the global industrial robot industry can be described as "a hundred schools of thought contend". In 2017, the number of multi joint industrial robots in the world has exceeded 300000. The international robotics Association IFR even estimated that the number of multi joint industrial robots in the world will increase by two digits every year from 2016 to February, and each user will use universal material testing machines at a different frequency

the demand for automation in the manufacturing industry is increasing, and traditional industries such as shoe making, textile, food processing are also gradually developing towards intelligent manufacturing. Under the rising demand, it is expected that the number of multi joint industrial robots produced by Taiwan will increase year by year

from the distribution of application fields, industrial robots are mainly used in handling, welding, loading and unloading, accounting for 67% of the total assembly of multi joint industrial robots; Automobile and auto parts and components, electronic motor industry and mechanical metal processing industry are the top three application fields

according to the sales volume of industrial robots, the number of industrial robots that can resist oil and corrosion is one third of that of the whole vehicle and components; The fields of electronic motor and chemical industry, rubber and plastic, and mechanical metal products account for about one third respectively. It is worth noting that the rapid increase in the number of robots in light industries such as textile, footwear, furniture manufacturing, food processing and other manufacturing industries has led global industrial robot manufacturers to launch robots with lower loads

cooperation and mergers and acquisitions continue to unfold, and the industrial IOT is unstoppable.

industrial robot manufacturers will extend their business to provide integrated intelligent services to cope with the application trend of industrial IOT. Therefore, enterprises with robot hardware development and manufacturing capabilities will continue to cooperate with software manufacturers, industrial control manufacturers, AI providers, or even mergers and acquisitions

in 2017 alone, abb, a Swiss automation technology giant, merged with b&r, an industrial automation operator, and cooperated with Kawasaki heavy industries of Japan in dual arm robot technology; Fanuc, a Japanese industrial robot manufacturer, came to the North American auto show in Detroit last month to cooperate with Makino, hexagon and the Santa Cruz crossover truck of Hyundai Motor to jointly build a flexible unit automatic production system for the mold industry; After acquiring KUKA, a German robot manufacturer, Midea Group of China acquired servotronix, an Israeli motion control manufacturer; YASKAWA Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Changying Precision Co., Ltd. of China jointly established a robot company to develop what is known as the world's fastest and smallest robot for the electronic industry

the integration of various equipment in the factory with the production management system will be expected to create a huge effect. From ABB's acquisition of b&r and its cooperation with IBM, AI, Schneider's cooperation with Microsoft, KUKA and Mitsubishi's cooperation with SAP respectively, FANUC officially launched the smart peripheral connection drive in March 2018, including its processing technology system, field system, etc., all of which show that the application development of IOT is unstoppable, and we can also see more software innovations, including the ability to monitor and manage robot apps

hundreds of global industrial robot manufacturers contend

the introduction of industrial robots in the electronic motor and chemical, rubber and plastic industries has great potential now and in the future. In addition, the number of employees in the global consumer electronics manufacturing industry has reached more than 10 million, and only 30% of them trade "machines" for "people", that is, millions of industrial robots, such a huge market, It has become an area that robot manufacturers are competing to attack. At the end of 2017, the Tokyo International Robot Exhibition in Japan saw that most robot enterprises launched small multi joint robots (with a load of less than 10 kg) needed for the production line of consumer electronics to meet the expanding market demand

collaborative robots are an important trend for manufacturing industry to move towards intelligent production. Ensuring no harm to workers is the biggest demand of collaborative robots, and it will be more common to replace visual inspection with industrial robots

compared with traditional industrial robots, which are suitable for large-scale production enterprises, collaborative industrial robots are aimed at customized EMS and small and medium-sized enterprises with urgent orders and short production cycles. Traditional industrial robots boast the goal of "fast, stable and accurate", while cooperative robots do not emphasize speed in operation, which will limit its application fields and the repurchase rate of customers to robots. In addition, if the safe cooperative robot can achieve the protection function at the speed of 1 meter per second, it will be more competitive

at present, the panel industry, PCB industry, shoemaking industry and semiconductor industry are still regarded as the blue ocean market of robots. Among them, the load demand of semiconductors for robots is slightly higher than the specifications of existing cooperative robots. It is expected that there will be cooperative robots with higher load in the next market

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