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Major robot manufacturers and countries have stepped up their layout to seize the commanding heights of technology and market. We should not only improve the level of robots in our country, but also occupy the market as much as possible. We should size up the situation, consider comprehensively, grasp planning and make solid progress

"Robot Revolution" is expected to become an entry point and important growth point of the "third industrial revolution", which will affect the global manufacturing pattern. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) predicts that the "Robot Revolution" will create a market of trillions of dollars, thus driving the rapid development of key technologies and markets related to robots, such as new material function modules, perception acquisition and recognition, intelligent control and navigation

after more than 50 years of rapid development, industrial robots have been widely used in many fields in developed countries, such as automobile and auto parts manufacturing, mechanical processing industry, electronic and electrical industry, rubber and plastic industry, food industry, wood and furniture manufacturing industry. As an irreplaceable important equipment and means in advanced manufacturing, industrial robots have become an important symbol to measure a country's manufacturing level and scientific and technological level

the world's largest robot market

last year, five industrial robots "entered" the factory building of Nanjing Kangni electromechanical company, which produces subway door panels, for the first time, replacing many types of work such as door glass gluing, polishing, sheet metal and so on. Now, the benefits of these five robots are gradually emerging, which not only saves 16 manpower, but also saves 460000 yuan per year by calculating the use of materials alone

at present, the automation level of Nanjing LCD Valley flat panel display factory is the first in the country. It is precisely the robot army that constantly joins in every year that supports its automation

manufacturing enterprises, hit by the rising cost of manpower and raw materials, are putting the purchase of robots on the agenda one after another. Xing Fei, vice president of Nanjing Robot Research Institute, gave such a set of data: in 2013, the global robot market reached US $32billion, and the Chinese robot ontology market exceeded US $950million, and will maintain an average annual growth rate of 18% in the next five years. Last year, 36000 industrial robots were sold in the Chinese market, accounting for about one fifth of the global sales. China has rapidly become the world's largest robot demand market

with the progress of technology, the application field of industrial robots is expanding rapidly. Compared with the new generation of workers, enterprises prefer to use industrial robots that are "hard-working" and do not need wages. The relevant person in charge of Nanjing Municipal Commission of economy and information technology said that at present, the key industries in our city, such as machinery, automobile, electronics, petrochemical, light industry, textile, metallurgy, building materials, food, medicine and so on, have relatively high demand for robots

in the display production line of LG Xingang company in Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone, we can see that most parts assembly links still need manual operation. The person in charge of the company said that with the rise of labor costs, they need robots to "join in". However, the accuracy of robots on the market can not meet their requirements. "I believe that every manufacturing enterprise needs robots, but we should comprehensively consider the cost, technical level and other factors. Once the robot technology is mature, it will be widely promoted." The person in charge said

the market share of domestic robots is low

from the current sales situation in the Chinese market, the brands of multinational companies are still absolute advantages. According to the data of China robot industry alliance, the sales volume of robots of foreign brands in 2013 was 27000, accounting for 74% of the total sales volume. Fanuc, abb, KUKA and Yaskawa, known as the "four families" of international robots, have all entered China and continue to invest and build factories and expand their scale in China, with a high coverage in the Chinese market

in contrast, domestic brands are still in the growth stage. According to the data of China robot industry alliance, 9700 robots were sold in China in 2013, accounting for only 26%. However, in this strong field, domestic manufacturers are not willing to give up the broad market to others, and new faces continue to join the industry. According to the statistics of China robot alliance, the number of member units in 2013 has reached more than 100, far exceeding the number of last year. According to the analysis of insiders, there should be hundreds of practitioners in the domestic industrial robot industry

China has lost "several cities" in the field of industrial robots, and it will be a long process to catch up with the leading level in the future. Capital investment, alliance of colleges and universities, and training of talents are indispensable. The key point is that the guidance of relevant departments to the industry should consider the industrial characteristics, form enterprise clusters as soon as possible, or gather excellent enterprises in the form of industrial parks, so as to lay the foundation for entering high-end technology

the demand for robots in China has increased by 30% in recent years. Compared with countries with mature markets, it has great potential. It is estimated that in theory, any material can become nano materials. In 2015, the number of robots in service in China will reach 30000

the market prospect is broad, and the real dilemma is not optimistic. Chinese robot manufacturers have not taken the lead in the market. Data show that at present, the ownership of industrial robots in China is less than 1% of the global total, of which domestic robots account for about 30%, and the rest are introduced from more than 20 countries, such as Japan, the United States, Sweden, Germany, Italy and so on

there are few industrial robot enterprises with real scale and mass production in China, mainly because the key parts of industrial robots, such as high-precision reducer and servo motor, are controlled by others. Domestic robots produced with foreign key parts have little advantage in price, so most customers choose foreign robots

99% of manufacturing is still manual. 99% is still manual. Rapoo technology, a computer peripheral manufacturer located in Shenzhen, has tasted the benefits of robots and has become an active communicator

according to Deng Qiuwei, general manager of rapoo technology, rapoo introduced 75 robots in 2011 and implemented changes such as product design, integration, logistics reorganization and production scheduling optimization through the robot integration platform. The number of employees of the company decreased from 3200 in 2011 to 1100 in 2012

as the first "crab eating" company in the industry, rapoo technology robot has invested 80million yuan in saving manpower and improving costs annually

in Huizhou, adjacent to Shenzhen, Huayang, a local electronics manufacturer, also "fell in love" with robots. Luo Mingdeng, deputy general manager of Huayang multimedia Electronics Co., Ltd., said that their manufacturing system has more than 1200 people. In recent years, they have encountered the problems of "difficult recruitment, expensive employment and large loss"

the decline of the post-90s employment population, the rise of mainland industries and the development of the tertiary industry have made it more and more difficult to recruit workers, and the recruitment cost in Huizhou has reached 370 yuan/person time; Moreover, the employment outlook of the post-90s has changed greatly. Work is not the only choice, and freedom is the first choice. The average monthly turnover rate in the general electronic industry is about 16%, and the turnover rate of night shift and standing operation is higher. In addition, the post-90s employees are difficult to manage, and the production efficiency is reduced. Therefore, Huayang multimedia established a special business department in 2008 to promote the technological transformation of automation and develop three-axis robot platforms and other products

Luo Mingdeng said with deep feeling, "the price of robots must fall sharply, otherwise they cannot be popularized." Deng Qiuwei is optimistic. He predicts that as the average price of industrial robots decreases by 4% every year and the labor cost rises, the average annual salary of personnel will increase by 15% from 2004 to 2013, which will make the return period of robot automation investment (input cost/annual income) show a downward trend. It will take six years in 2010 and is expected to be shortened to about 2.4 years in 2015

local robot enterprises are emerging

the six joint manipulator with a height of more than one meter shuttles back and forth, which can not only move things around, but also complete multiple processes on the assembly line... In the test workshop of Nanjing Easton robot engineering Co., Ltd., robots of different sizes and shapes should be different according to the specific situation are performing their respective duties

"our algorithm can shorten the induction time of the robot to 0.15 seconds, and its stability, accuracy and life are not inferior to foreign products." Han Banghai, the person in charge of the enterprise, said. Just last month, Easton Automation Co., Ltd. was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and its share price soared by 44% that day, becoming a "sweet cake" in the eyes of investors

this month, Nanjing LCD Valley Panda Electronic Equipment Park welcomed the "new tenant" - Panda Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd. moved here from the old factory area of Haifu lane, ready to show its strength. Liu Kun, deputy general manager of Nanjing Panda Electronics Co., Ltd. and general manager of Panda Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., said, "robots are the general trend of manufacturing development. We entered the robot industry in 2012, set up a robot research institute in Japan in 2013, and moved into a new factory this year. The new robot equipment workshop covers an area of about 10000 square meters, the production capacity is fully released, and the annual output will reach 2000 units."

at present, "Panda" has developed three products: welding robot, 20kg relatively general-purpose robot (because the electromagnetic type is driven by the principle of electromagnetic resonance, which can be engaged in welding, cutting and simple handling), and 165kg handling robot, which sold nearly 800 last year

Nanjing Robot Research Institute, located in Kirin science and Technology Innovation Park, is the leading innovation and entrepreneurship base of Intelligent Manufacturing in our province, and also the incubator for robot "seedlings" in our city. Xing Fei said that Nanjing Robotics Research Institute, with a total investment of 500million yuan, was invested and built by Kirin science and Technology Innovation Park, Nanjing University of technology and Nanjing Zhongke Yuchen company. At present, 10 "321" enterprises have gathered

Nanjing Zhongke Yuchen Laser Technology Co., Ltd., a key enterprise, saw a robot named "laser cutting laser cutting workstation" cutting plates meticulously. The staff said, "for example, the auto parts factory needs customized parts. As long as the requirements are described, we can design a program and load it on the cutting workstation for light source cutting." It is understood that the main business direction of the company is to use laser for cutting and welding. The precision of the welding machine developed by the company has reached 0.05 mm, which is synchronized with the highest level in the world

statistics show that at present, there are 102 robot R & D and key component enterprises in our city. There are 13 colleges and universities in the city with electromechanical majors, of which 6 have robot development teams, which have a certain foundation in robot control system, servo system, vision system, ontology development, detection and testing, etc

think: will robots rob you of your job

robots perform previous human tasks. Some people fear that robots are replacing humans and eliminating jobs in distribution centers and elsewhere. It is not difficult to imagine that technological progress may be a major cause of permanent unemployment today, and it will become increasingly fierce

warehouse robots are not the first new technology to replace part of the work of supply chain workers, and are not even regarded as the most important factor affecting this industry

information technology has been changing the supply chain for decades, often replacing part of the work of operators or other workers. The system can record many matters from raw materials to consumers,

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