From ABB press conference to see the new trend of robot development in China
news: the world's famous robot enterprises held a media conference on the first day of the Industrial Expo. Ni side, global president of ABB Robot, Mr. Li Gang, head of ABB Robot business in China, and Steven Wyatt, global market and director of ABB Robot business attended the conference
see the new direction of robot development in China from ABB press conference
at this press conference, ABB Robot executives not only introduced the development status of ABB in China and showed the technology and development direction of ABB's future factory, but also released the small six axis robot IRB 1100 and IRB 910 inv flip chip SCARA robot characterized by light weight and small volume. In addition, for Chinese robot enterprises that are in the growth stage, we can also get useful enlightenment from this media conference
China's robot market is growing rapidly
from the abb press conference, the new trend of China's robot development
Ni side said that in 2017, the growth rate of global robots reached a new high for five consecutive years, of which the growth rate in the Americas was 22%, about 50000; Europe increased by 20%, about 67000 units; Asia increased by 34%, about 255000 units, of which China increased by 59%, to 138000 units. "This is an absolutely rapid growth level, so when it comes to the market in 2017, it is indeed a year of great surprise and joy for ABB. I also very much hope that there will be more vigorous development in the future." Ni side said that in the top ten markets with the largest sales of ABB robots, China ranked first, and the sales data were far ahead of South Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany. He believes that in 2018 and 2019, China's market sales will still far exceed the sum of the last four, and take the first place. In addition, Vietnam has also become an important market for ABB Robot sales, ranking seventh overnight
Li Gang also said that he was full of expectations for China's development prospects. "First of all, the state guides the upgrading and transformation of industries from the perspective of policies. We can see from some data that in 2016, the world had an average of 74 industrial robots per 10000 people, 99 in the United States, 84 in Europe and 68 in China. This number will continue to grow. Second, China's demographic dividend is disappearing, labor costs are rising and aging is increasing." Li Gang said that taking Shanghai as an example, the proportion of people aged 60 was 31% in 2016, and has risen to 33% in 2017. "As you have mentioned, our young generation of post-90s generation is no longer interested in repeating simple and cumbersome work. In addition, the manufacturing industry is also facing a situation that hopes to bring help to you, that is, the needs of customers have also changed, from large quantities and few varieties to multiple varieties and small batches, and robots are a very good tool to solve this problem."
"in 2017, the industry was still the largest application field of industrial robots, but the electronics industry almost followed, which I think is a very good phenomenon." Ni side said that abb would not simply write this article about the purchase and purchase of the relevant configuration of the electronic universal experimental machine for this purpose. The goal of this article is only to focus on a certain industry and a certain field. "We see that the beverage industry is developing, and the metal industry also experienced exciting global growth last year."
collaborative robots will be the future direction
from the abb press conference, we can see the new direction of robot development in China
at present, many domestic and foreign enterprises are carrying out the research and development of collaborative robots. In Li Gang's view, "this is enough to show that everyone is optimistic about this market, and that ABB's launching Yumi is the right direction." Li Gang said that he would not evaluate enterprises, "but from the perspective of ABB itself, we have accumulated a wealth of experience since Yumi launched." Li Gang said that cooperative robots are the future development direction, but how to improve the application of cooperative robots, "I believe there is a lot of work to be done in this area, and we have also done a lot of work."
Ni side also believes that the collaborative robot market will indeed become larger and larger, and many companies around the world have entered the market. "The reason for this development is that collaborative robots can help us automate some jobs, which previously could not be achieved." Ni side said that as an enterprise, abb is very happy to see that its efforts are in the right direction. "We have two arm and one arm Yumi cooperative robots, as well as the safe move 2 function, which can help us achieve the safety of cooperative robots. Through different kinds of cooperative robots, our robots can work at high speed under high load. Not only are robot people safer, but also there are safe application scenarios."
Ni side said that with the development of the market, I believe that other people will increasingly recognize cooperative robots and believe that cooperative robots have a bright future
logistics warehousing automation has great potential
Li Gang said that abb recently saw a promising industry, that is, e-commerce. "China's e-commerce is developing very rapidly, especially when chatting with e-commerce customers, we talked about how to deliver goods to customers on June 18 and double 11." Li Gang said that many things can be purchased through the Internet, and the variety is also very rich, but with it comes the increase of logistics enterprise sites and labor. "Moreover, our customers have very high requirements for timeliness, which provides a good scenario for the application of our robots in this field."
according to Li Gang, abb has also recently developed "some solutions for the logistics industry." in 2017, abb established an incubator for the logistics industry, mainly composed of force sensors, servo drivers, microprocessors, computers and color inkjet printers. Now it has developed an automated three-dimensional warehouse to improve efficiency while occupying less land. In addition, it also has mixed materials and destacking. " Li Gang said that in addition to these solutions, abb believes that robot applications in food and beverage, and other fields have broad prospects
: Lan Fang