The demand for industrial robot applications surged, but the promotion encountered a bottleneck

AsiaIndustrial NetNews: As employee wages increase, companies (toindustryrobot) demand becomes more robust, and Robots can increase productivity and enhance quality control. However, the implementation in China has encountered bottlenecks. Although robot companies have seized a large number of robots, very few have actually applied and promoted them on a large scale.

In recent years, the development of Industrial Robot technology and products has attracted more and more attention, and China has become the world’s largest Industrial Robot market. However, the strength of the domestic Robot Industry technology is not so good, and “small, scattered and weak” is the true portrayal of its current situation.

In April 2016, Chinese authorities released the Robot Industry Development Plan (2016-2020) and pledged to support the expansion of China’s robotics industry. The plan predicts that by 2020, China will be able to produce 100,000 self-owned brand industrial robots each year, of which about half are industrial robots with six axes and above (robots with six axes are more flexible than those with fewer axes).

In addition, according to the “Industrial Robot Industry Production and Marketing Demand Forecast and Transformation and Upgrading Analysis Report” released by the Prospective Industry Research Institute, Guangdong Province has accelerated the construction of 10 intelligent manufacturing demonstration bases, with an output value of 930 billion yuan, an increase of 10.7%. The advanced equipment manufacturing industry belt on the west bank of the Pearl River has newly introduced 226 projects with an investment of more than 100 million yuan, with a total investment of 192.1 billion yuan. Fifteen key robot enterprises have been cultivated, and the output of industrial robots has increased by 45.2%. In 2016, Guangdong Province added 22,000 new applied robots to industrial robots, with a total of over 60,000, accounting for about 1/5 of the country.

In the past two years, the “two industrializations” proposed by the state—informatization andautomationhas risen to the national strategy, and the central level attaches great importance to it, and has already started the top-level design. Since it is a top-level design, of course, the state is strongly supported and supported, and it is also subsidizing many enterprises that carry out automation transformation and upgrading.

However, why is there no large-scale application and promotion in China, but there are a lot of robot companies?

First of all, the industrial robot industry is an advanced industry encouraged by the state to give priority to support and development. The preferential policies in all aspects are favorable, and with the favor of domestic and foreign capital, there are naturally many such enterprises.

Secondly, in the past, most of China’s manufacturing industries were low-end manufacturing and labor-intensive. That is to say, although there are many factories in China, and there are many large factories with thousands of employees, but the real profits are not high. Some factories seem to have a large number of employees, but they are just selling at low prices and barely surviving.

Furthermore, from the point of view of software and hardware, there is currently no servo with high stability and high precision in China.motor, In the components such as sensors used in robots, the domestic technology is not very high. This means that it has to be imported. At present, Japanese products are used more, which also pushes up the price of robots.

Finally, although China has vocational schools and colleges and universities to train technical personnel, there are not many who can really independently design fixtures and write robot programs, which means that the cost of using such industrial workers is high. At present, the six-degree-of-freedom robot with the highest degree of freedom in the world, China’s current technology depends on itself for many years. The higher the degree of freedom, the greater the technical difficulty, and the price is not cheap.

From the current point of view, China does not have robot manufacturing to industrial technicians. Robot manufacturing mainly relies on robot factories in China such as Japan, Germany and other countries. High-quality software and hardware also rely on imports. There is a lack of industrial technicians and high costs. , The programming software here also basically uses foreign software, as well as the control system, just like the human brain, there is also the difference between smart and stupid, which is reflected in stability, the domestic control system seems to be basically blank! And this way down The cost is not affordable for most low-end manufacturing companies in China.

What drives the surge in R&D spending by Chinese companies is their desire to cut operating costs through automation, said securities analysts at Jefferies Investment Research. This may also indicate from the side that due to the strong demand for cutting labor costs and improving productivity, China’s research and development and investment in industrial robots has increased rapidly. In any case, this should help to further promote the development of China’s automation field.

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