Industrial Robots: a big swing in the Manufacturing Sector
Published by : Industrial Automation
An industrial robot is a robotic system used for manufacturing based on the automated, programmable, and able to move on 3 or more axes.
Industrial robots are well-recognized and technologically equipped to handle the weight categorized under small, medium, and heavyweight classes. This is due to the presence of established manufacturers and their prime focused on the development of industrial robots in terms of expanding range, use of autonomous drive, and lane-follower technology in order to make it dynamic in nature.
“Kuka AG supplied 50 Industrial Robots for Production Lines for leading German-based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer”
The growth and adoption of industrial robots are expected to be rapid in the coming years. However, it also estimated that the capital cost and price for industrial robots will play an important role in the consumption across the manufacturing sector. Also, the price of the robots will be the differentiating factor among the user to choose the particular manufacturers. This is likely, expected that the brand image also plays a key role. Given the fact, there is growth in demand for more responsive and sophisticated machines based on the industrial internet of things (IIOT), which results in the development of industrial robots. Considering the current market scenario, there are limited models of industrial robots to incorporate in the operation field, which are widely categorized in terms of cost range goes from very high to relatively low.
The machines are dynamically operating through the installation of hardware and software. Moreover, the manufacturers already launched ground-breaking initiatives through integrating computing capabilities in the robotic arms along with the actuators and other components to meet the demand from the industry users. Although, software innovation primarily comprises of advancement and integration of technology to monitor and manage the industrial robots through smartphone apps. Also, the innovation of sophisticated IIoT applications as well as welding and other activities – the staple diet of industrial robots.
In the analysis report, these are key manufacturers and aftersales service support provider for industrial robots to the end user companies in the manufacturing sector such as automotive and electronics industry, along with their industrial robots installed units worldwide –.
• Fanuc Corporation – 400,000
• Yaskawa Electric Corporation – 360,000
• ABB Group – 300,000
• Kawasaki Heavy Industries – 110,000
• Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation – 100,000
• Denso Corporation (Denso Robotics) – 95,000
• Midea Group (Kuka) – 80,000
• Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – 70,000
• Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson Robots) – 55,000
• Stäubli Holding – 45,000
• Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) – 40,000
• Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Comau) – 30,000
• Omron Corporation (Omron Adept – 25,000
• Teradyne (Universal Robots) – 20,000
The other key manufacturers of industrial robots include Rethink Robotics, Siasun, HRG, Doosan Robotics, Techman Robot, Hanwha Techwin, Hyundai Robotics, Bosch, Kawada, TAL Brabo, Toshiba Robotics, ST Robotics, Delta Electronics, Kinova Robotics, Franka, and Mecademic.