Robot industry in 2017: the functions have been continuously expanded, and the independent brands are growing day by day.
2016 is the first year of the 13th five year plan. In the face of complex domestic and international situations, China's robot industry continues to achieve healthy and rapid development
looking ahead to 2017, relevant experts from CCID think tank pointed out in an exclusive interview with China industry daily that China's robot industry still has some problems, such as weak independent innovation ability, high business pressure, low recognition of independent brands, and industry standards to be further standardized. However, overall, opportunities outweigh challenges. China's robot industry will continue to maintain a rapid growth trend, and the product structure will be continuously optimized, The product functions and application industries have been further expanded, the sales of industrial robot products have been continuously differentiated, and the independent brands have been growing
the industry maintains a trend of rapid growth
at present, a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial reform are accelerating, and new manufacturing modes such as intelligent manufacturing, digital manufacturing and network manufacturing with the integration of information technology and manufacturing technology as the core are emerging, which will have a profound impact on the future development of the manufacturing industry. Intelligent manufacturing equipment, including industrial robots and additive manufacturing, are increasingly widely used in the production process. Under the comprehensive influence of domestic and foreign economies, and with the rapid rise of China's labor costs, the demographic dividend gradually disappears, industrial enterprises' demand for automation and intelligent equipment, including industrial robots, is rising rapidly, and China's robot industry continues to maintain a rapid development trend. From January to October 2016, China's Enterprises above Designated Size produced 57000 industrial robots, an increase of 29.1% year-on-year. Among them, the performance was particularly outstanding in August, with a year-on-year increase in output of 65.5%
it is expected that in 2017, the economic recovery momentum of developed countries will increase, the development prospects of emerging economies are expected to improve, and the global demand for robots is expected to continue to maintain rapid growth. Among them, the year-on-year growth of industrial robots is expected to be 13%, about 8% in the Americas and Europe, and about 15% in Asia/Australia. The top two sales of dedicated service robots are still expected to be defense robots and milking robots. It is estimated that 10million service robots for personal/household use will be sold, mainly including household robots such as dust collection, mowing, window cleaning, and entertainment and leisure robots. China's robot market is expected to continue to maintain rapid growth. With the implementation of made in China 2025, robot industry development plan (2016-2020), domestic steady growth policy and local robot industry support policy, many places urgently need to adjust the industrial structure and improve the ecological environment. The year-on-year growth of China's new installed capacity of industrial robots is expected to reach 20%
since 2016, with the healthy development of China's robot industry, the proportion of domestic multi joint robots with high added value has increased year by year, the proportion of coordinate robots has decreased year by year, and the product structure has continued to optimize in recent years. Compared with 2013, the proportion of multi joint robots in the total sales of domestic industrial robots increased rapidly in 2015, while the proportion of coordinate robots mainly composed of three-axis and four-axis robots decreased by 7%, and the proportion of planar multi joint robots decreased by 14%
it is estimated that in 2017, on the one hand, with the promotion of the application of domestic robots in the robot industry development plan (2016-2020) and other policies, and on the other hand, with the continuous improvement of China's robot industry technology, especially the technology of high value-added products, the product performance of multi joint robots will be further improved. At the same time, enterprises will continue to optimize their products and improve their manufacturing level, and China's robot product structure will be continuously optimized, The sales proportion of domestic multi joint robots is expected to further increase
further expansion of application fields
in 2016, robot products continued to expand new application functions, mainly focusing on handling and loading and unloading, welding and brazing, assembly, coating and sealing, processing, etc. In 2015, more than 60% of domestic industrial robots were used for handling, loading and unloading, with a total of 13529, an increase of 38.7% year-on-year. The second largest application of domestic robots is welding and brazing, with a total of 3751 sets. The sales volume of other robots used in assembly, coating and sealing, processing, clean room, etc. increased. The sales volume of robots used for processing increased rapidly, with a year-on-year growth rate of 90.7%
it is estimated that in 2017, with the continuous implementation of the robot industry development plan (2016~2020), the robot substitution project for key posts, the special project of less (no) humanization of safety production and the new application demonstration policy, the robot application will continue to maintain a high degree of concentration and the application field will continue to expand. The sales of handling and loading and unloading robots will continue to rank first, and will be widely used in plastic molding, metal casting, palletizing Machine tool processing, packaging, stamping, forging and other fields; Robots with machining functions will continue to grow rapidly and be applied to laser cutting, mechanical cutting, deburring, polishing and other fields
in 2016, the robot application industry continued to expand, involving agricultural and sideline food processing industry, wine, beverage and refined tea manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, catering industry, non-ferrous metal smelting and rolling industry, food manufacturing industry, non-metallic mineral products industry, chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry, special equipment manufacturing industry, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing industry, metal products industry, automobile manufacturing industry, rubber and plastic products industry, etc. In 2015, domestic industrial robots have served 35 industry categories and 88 industry sub categories of the national economy, expanding 6 industry categories and 21 industry sub categories compared with 2014. Among them, the general equipment manufacturing industry, computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry, rubber and plastic products industry and automobile manufacturing industry use the largest number of industrial robots, accounting for 18.8%, 17.0%, 14.8% and 13.9% of the total sales of domestic industrial robots in 2015 respectively
it is expected that robot applications will be further expanded in 2017. It is estimated that the general equipment manufacturing industry, electronic equipment manufacturing industry, rubber and plastic products industry and automobile industry have the disadvantage that the layout of the system is relatively complex, and the number of industrial robots used in manufacturing industry can be divided into large and small; The industries with rapid sales growth are expected to include fishery, coal mining, leather, rough products, footwear, instrument manufacturing, catering, education, furniture manufacturing, textile, etc; In addition, it is expected to extend to textile and logistics industries with high labor intensity, defense and military industries and civil explosive industries with high risk, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, food and other industries with high requirements on the cleanliness of product production environment, as well as ceramics, brick and other industries that endanger human health
product sales will be differentiated.
2016, the sales trend of different types of industrial robots continues the trend of continuous differentiation in 2015. Coordinate robots and multi joint robots rank first and second in the sales of domestic industrial robots. In 2015, among domestic industrial robots, factory logistics robots grew the fastest, and only the sales of planar multi joint robots showed negative growth
it is estimated that in 2017, although there are still many uncertain factors affecting the operation of the industry, the application market will continue to develop rapidly due to the obvious advantages of application robots. It is estimated that the new installed capacity of coordinate robots and multi joint robots will continue to occupy the first and second places respectively, and their share in the total sales volume in the copies of industrial and commercial business licenses will continue to increase after falling to US $17million in March; The growth rate of new installed capacity of factory logistics robots and multi joint robots is expected to continue to exceed that of other types of industrial robots