The spring market of the hottest industrial robots

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The spring market of industrial robots is coming: the core technology of emerging demand is still a difficult problem

from April 12 to 15, 2017 Xiamen Industrial Expo and the 21st Taiwan Trade Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "Industrial Expo") held in Xiamen, how to comply with the wave of "made in China 2025" and "industry 4.0", promote intelligent manufacturing, and create new manufacturing advantages on both sides of the Strait has become the hottest topic. Made in China, which is in the period of structural adjustment, transformation and upgrading, is the first to feel the warming temperature, just like Xiamen, which is located in the southeast coast of Chinese Mainland

the manufacturing of industrial robots has become a highlight of this Industrial Expo. Many industrial robot manufacturers interviewed by the economic observer said that since the spring of this year, orders have increased significantly, and factories are further expanding production

industrial robot demand emerges

6000 devices! This is the order quantity of a Beijing order that laiweijun just learned. Laiweijun is an engineer in Fuzhou branch of Beijing Jingdiao group. The company produces automatic robots that can provide customers with small tool milling, drilling, grinding and other processes

at another booth for assembling automated robots not far away, in one morning, the salesperson had filled in the customer contact form on page 5. This phenomenon is not uncommon in the exhibition

the manufacturers who have been waiting and waiting for a year have finally started to sell. Laiweijun told the economic observer that last year, the National de stocking led many manufacturers to reduce production, the demand for industrial robots became smaller, and the company sold less equipment. However, since the spring of this year, the demand for equipment has suddenly exploded

at the moment, this warming heat flow is pervading the exhibition hall of the whole ICIF. The demand side of industrial robot enterprises that feel this warming heat flow involves automobile manufacturing, engineering machinery, it products, hardware, electromechanical, kitchen and home furnishing industries

according to lirongmin, director of the Taipei Office of the China Chamber of Commerce for import and export of mechanical and electrical products, on the one hand, the Chinese mainland market is a large machine tool consumer market in the world, and the market prospect is promising; On the other hand, in recent years, the Chinese mainland market has developed very fast in robotics, 3D printing, Internet and cloud computing, and the pace of integrating international market resources has also accelerated, creating good conditions for cooperation

current situation of robot manufacturing

with the proposal of "made in China 2" must pay attention to safety 025, the intelligent robot industry has become the hottest new industry at present. According to the data of the Ministry of industry and information technology, in 2016, China's industrial robot output has reached 72400 units, an increase of 34.3% year-on-year, and the industrial scale is expanding day by day

the robot has successfully attracted people's attention by shooting, painting and even micro carving on the eggshell. In the international intelligent manufacturing exhibition hall with an area of about 12000 square meters, the products of about 200 intelligent manufacturing automation brand enterprises at home and abroad are displayed, most of which are used in industrial manufacturing

shizhaohua, business manager of Xiamen boaote Automation Technology Co., Ltd., introduced to the economic observer that the efficiency of one automation equipment is about equal to the efficiency of six manual assemblies. In addition, the two people required for subsequent testing can save a total of eight labor costs. In the opinion of manager Zheng of Xiamen shunxiu welding and cutting equipment Co., Ltd., industrial robots replace manual cutting and welding work with high risk, which can avoid the hidden danger of industrial injury caused by workers' fatigue operation and effectively reduce the hidden danger of enterprise safety

manager Zheng introduced to the economic observer that at present, manufacturers in other regions except Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta generally do not have a high understanding of automation and the concept of automation is vague. In his opinion, the use of automatic equipment does not mean that all manufacturing links can be completed, but that some of them can be mechanized; The premise of using industrial robots is that manufacturers should change the previous manufacturing mode and carry out standardized production

at the same time, industrial robots are also developing towards personalization and refinement. Among the more than 40000 merchants who participated in the fair, most of them are small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises that have a demand for robots. Xiamen boaote Automation Technology Co., Ltd. is a small and medium-sized non-standard (non standardized) automation equipment manufacturer. Shizhaohua, its business manager, introduced to the economic observer that at present, many customers are not satisfied with the standardized equipment manufacturing for their individual needs and fine processing of robot production and processing products, but prefer to have private customization for their own parts processing

at the national robot development forum held on April 2, wuhongxin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, analyzed the current situation of China's Robot Market: first, foreign robot enterprises accounted for about 90% of China's robot market, only Japan's FANUC, Japan's yaskawaelectric Kukaroboter of Germany and abb of Switzerland, four foreign robot manufacturing giants, have seized about 65% of the domestic market share; Second, due to the lack of key core technologies, most of the domestic robot industry is in the stage of system integration

manager Zheng of Xiamen shunxiu welding and cutting equipment Co., Ltd. told the economic observer that on the whole, most of the robot manufacturing industry is semi-automatic, and the market has a high demand for it, which has a broad market prospect. At present, there is a large gap of highly specialized technical talents in the industry, which needs to be supplemented urgently. At the same time, there is still a gap in technology between domestic and imported products, and the robot manufacturing supply chain system also needs to be improved

the core technology is still a difficult problem

a man with Jiangsu and Zhejiang accent and the appearance of a boss stopped in front of an intelligent robot booth where the welding process was being displayed. He pointed to the robot in operation and asked the salesman of the manufacturer Xiao Chen: are these parts imported from Japan? He has asked the same question at different booths for more than ten times. After receiving a positive reply, he took out his business card holder and exchanged contact information with Xiao Chen

in the view of the boss, this pursuit of Nissan is not about worshiping foreign countries, but more about quality. He told the economic observer that domestic machines are relatively cheap, but the component damage rate is high. They are repaired more than a dozen times a year, which greatly delays production. Compared with Nissan, they are more durable

industrial robots assembled with German (made in Germany) and Japanese (made in Japan) components that keep the motion direction of the control mechanism consistent with the motion direction of the controlled object and the instrument display direction appear not only in the exhibition hall, but also in the query of many manufacturing customers. Manager Zheng of Xiamen shunxiu welding and cutting equipment Co., Ltd. introduced that foreign robots have accumulated more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing, and have mature development and advantages. For example, the RV Reducer, the core component of the manipulator, is recognized by the Japanese and German in the industry as having better quality

at present, the core components are still the weakness of China's industrial robots. Chen Hong from Xiamen Songxing Machinery Co., Ltd. has worked in the robot industry for about 20 years. He told the economic observer that the industry has divided the robot industry chain into three levels: the upstream is the core component equivalent to the robot brain, including the reducer and control system; The midstream is the body of the robot, that is, other operating parts; The system integrator is located in the downstream and relies on the core equipment in the upstream and midstream for integrated products

according to wuhongxin, at present, the working principle of 2 is that domestic enterprises are difficult to compete with Japanese and German systems in terms of precision, reliability and stability of core components, and are difficult to be trusted by users. The distrust of Chinese manufacturing technology has put pressure on local robot manufacturing enterprises. On some robot booths under the banner of independent research and development, few visitors exchanged business cards. After seeing off a potential customer who had stopped for only 20 seconds, Xiao Lin, an engineer of the enterprise, told the economic observer with some pride and bitterness that the company's robot parts were independently developed in China, but many people did not buy them. In his opinion, the domestic manipulator with the same function can be ten thousand yuan cheaper than the imported one, with high cost performance; In terms of quality, although there is a certain gap with the imported manipulator, it can fully meet the needs of most domestic enterprises

the solution of some enterprises is to carry out technical cooperation with foreign enterprises with mature experience. Zhou Anchuan, regional manager of Guangdong nuonetai Automation Technology Co., Ltd., told the economic observer that pneumatic components, as common components in automation equipment, are facing increasingly stringent requirements from customers. In order to better cope with this situation, the company cooperated with Aachen University in Germany to adopt the most advanced technology and process for production. However, such cooperation is still far from the production of core components

according to Chen Hong, upstream enterprises with core robot manufacturing technology have an absolute say and earn excess profits. The downstream system integrator can only earn about 10% of the gross profit. If the core technology is not in our own hands, will such development last? Despite various pressures, some enterprises still haven't stopped their independent research and development. Ten years later, the industrial system of the whole world will change, and it is likely to be completed by robot automation. Manager Zheng told the economic observer that if you don't make progress, you will be eliminated

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