When it comes to the world’s industrial robots, it is inseparable from the four major families represented by Fanuc, Kuka, ABB, and YASKAWA Electric, which are equally important in the Asian market and occupy more than 70% of the market share of China’s Robot industry. So, what are the respective characteristics of the products of the four major families of robots, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
ABB is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The business covers five major fields: power products, discrete automation, motion control, process automation, and low-voltage products, with power and automation technology being the most famous. ABB emphasizes the integrity of the Robot itself, and its six-axis robot is not the fastest single-axis speed, but the accuracy of the six-axis joint operation is very high.
ABB’s core technology is the motion control system, which is also the biggest difficulty for the robot itself. ABB, which has mastered motion control technology, can easily realize the performance of robots such as path accuracy, motion speed, cycle time, and programmable design, greatly improving the quality, efficiency and reliability of production.
ABB first started with frequency converters, and in China, most of the power stations and frequency conversion stations are made by ABB. For the robot itself, the biggest difficulty lies in the motion control system, and ABB’s core advantage is motion control. Fan 3HAC025466-001 is an example to achieve good performance in China. It can be said that ABB’s robot algorithm is the best of the four main brands, not only has a comprehensive motion control solution, but also the technical documentation for product use is quite professional and specific.
Founded in Augsburg, Germany in 1898, KUKA initially focused on interior and urban lighting, and soon began to venture into other fields. KUKA mainly serves customers in the automotive industry, but also focuses on providing advanced automation solutions for industrial processes, as well as brain surgery and radiography in hospitals.
KUKA is currently accelerating the layout of localization services in the Chinese market, opening up new territories in the southwest, and will continue to make efforts in the field of automotive equipment in the future. Midea’s acquisition of KUKA has been recorded in history, which has had a significant impact on the influence and market response of the two brands, and the joint effect of Midea + KUKA in the future is also worth looking forward to.