The huge manufacturing industry has also given birth to the world’s largest logistics demand. According to the data of the State Post Bureau, the national express volume will exceed 100 billion in 2021, which is 1.7 times that of 5 years ago. Faced with the large number of express parcels, relying on Manual sorting, packaging, and handling are simply difficult to deal with, so the application of mobile Robots to build intelligent logistics systems has become the choice of many companies.
Nowadays, in many logistics warehouses and manufacturing factories, an unprecedented logistics transformation is taking place. In neatly cut smart warehouses, mobile robots are used to transport goods flexibly, from warehousing to sorting , Out of the warehouse, are full of them. A huge warehouse often only needs a few employees.
Mobile robots help companies reduce costs and increase efficiency
Generally speaking, there are two main dimensions to test the operational capabilities of a warehouse, namely storage density and shipping efficiency, and mobile machines can significantly improve these two aspects.
For storage density, using mobile robots to store and retrieve goods can avoid personal injury, so the method of high stacking can be used to increase the three-dimensional height of goods storage; in addition, if the moving channel width of autonomous mobile robots can be reduced to about half a meter, It means that the width of the aisle in the warehouse can be reduced as much as possible, and unnecessary occupation can be removed, thereby increasing the effective area of storage.
Regarding shipping efficiency, the emergence of mobile robots not only solves the problem of improving shipping efficiency, but also changes the operation mode of the warehouse. The logic of the robot‘s intelligent warehouse is “centralization of sorting”, that is, “finding people for goods”.
Under the instructions of the warehouse storage system, the mobile robot can quickly and accurately find the location of the goods, take out the goods, and automatically plan the best path under the guidance of the navigation system, move to the designated location, and the manual only needs to receive the objects at a fixed location. It saves a lot of time for searching and moving, thus improving the shipping efficiency.
A person in charge of a mobile robot company said that after fully using mobile robots to transform the warehouse, the picking efficiency can be increased by more than 3 times, and the storage density of the upgraded warehouse can also be increased by about 3 times.
With the reduction of prices, the payback period for intelligent warehouse transformation is also shortened. It is understood that the payback period for this investment is generally 1-3 years. Due to higher labor costs in developed countries, the payback period can be shorter. This is also One of the reasons for the higher intelligentization rate of overseas warehouses.
The compound growth rate of mobile robots will reach 30% in the next five years
Compared with the global market, mobile robots have higher growth potential in China, especially in the fields of manufacturing and warehousing. The data shows that in 2021, the overall sales of Industrial mobile robots in the Chinese market will reach 72,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 75.6%, and the market sales will reach 12.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 63.6%.
This is mainly driven by the rapid growth of the industry’s prosperity and the overall demand for downstream smart warehousing. With the acceleration of industrial intelligence in the future, my country’s mobile robot market will continue to grow at a high speed. It is conservatively estimated that the compound growth rate in the next five years will be around 30%. , considering the price drop brought about by technological progress, China’s industrial mobile robot market will also exceed 20 billion yuan by 2023, with huge room for industrial development.
With the acceleration of industrial intelligence in my country, the application of mobile robots is increasing rapidly. This year, the new market is expected to exceed 100,000 units, which have gradually penetrated into various types of automobiles, tobacco, medicine, food, chemicals, printing, 3C electronics, etc. in the manufacturing industry.
Judging from the current trend, the popular application fields of mobile robots in the next few years will focus on emerging industries such as power batteries, new energy vehicles, photovoltaics, semiconductors, construction machinery, 3C electronics, textiles, medicine and medical care, and the growth rate will exceed 50%. .