as a delivery RobotcableEnterprises, naturally, will not miss this promising field of rising sun.At the same time, industrial robots are constantly undergoing iterative upgrades in technology, which will inevitably bringindustryConnectorAnd great changes in the field of industrial wiring harnesses, which will bring revolutionary prospects for the entire industrial connectors and industrial wiring harnesses.
The growth trend of industrial robots is unstoppable
The turning point of the demographic dividend is coming, and the rise of the “machine to replace human” wave has led to a large number of companies entering the robotics industry. Among them, the Chinese market is very eye-catching. By 2018, China had been the largest consumer of industrial robots for five consecutive years.
According to the forecast of the International Robot Industry Association IFR, the sales volume of China’s robot industry is expected to maintain a growth rate of 25%-30% in the next few years. In 2018, the sales volume of China’s industrial robot market is expected to exceed 150,000 units, which will continue to be the fastest growing market in the world. By 2020, sales of working robots in China are expected to reach 270,000 units.
Industrial robots appeared in the 1960s. After decades of development, they are constantly updated and developed at a faster rate. This is due to the development of technology and the demands of the industrial production market. Industrial robots are gradually transforming from simplified to complex and multifunctional. At present, the replacement of labor by machines has become a trend, and industrial robots will flourish.
In view of the current economic development situation in China, demographic changes and rising labor costs, many companies have launched industrial robots for industrial production and processing. Improve production efficiency and quality assurance, and secondly, it can reduce production costs and have obvious advantages in competition. Moreover, management is more convenient and more suitable for future production requirements, and industrial robots will meet domestic demand.
However, China’s robot products are dense in the low-end field, and the overall competitiveness is not strong. In the market, local companies basically rely on low prices to maintain their advantages. At the same time, the four major international families are in a favorable position in the Chinese market, and domestic robot companies are also faced with great competitive pressure. At the same time, the robot body faces the risk of price reduction, and the market competition is more intense.
According to preliminary statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, there are more than 800 enterprises involved in robot production in China, of which more than 200 are robot manufacturing enterprises, most of which are mainly assembling and processing, and the industrial concentration is very low at the low end of the industrial chain. The overall size is small.according toJapanese robotJapan’s industrial robot orders rose 27.8 percent in 2017 to 944.7 billion yen, the industry association said.
However, in order to change this situation, Luo Baihui, vice president of the Dongguan Robot Association, said that China’s “Made in China 2025“The strategy clearly statesCNC machineand robot development planning.
Industrial cable/connector demand is on the rise
It is understood that by 2020, more than half of the world’s new industrialrobotIt will be installed in China, and robots made in China will also occupy a considerable proportion. As a component of the robot, development requirements for robot cables and connectors are required. Space should not be underestimated. The industrial robotics industry is booming in China and is attracting increasing interest from cable and connector companies.
As an important part of robots, the market demand for wire and cable has exploded, and wire and cable companies will usher in a rare opportunity for development and transformation.
Industry 4.0andindustryautomationThe arrival of the new technology means that more intelligent equipment and robots will be widely used in various production fields, and its demand will show a trend of stable and rapid growth. Among them, core smart devices and robots have high requirements for connectors, and more “high-precision, high-performance” connectors will be increasingly applied to these smart devices and robots.
Generally speaking, the current cable and connector companies entering the field of industrial robots are mainly foreign companies, but domestic companies have already targeted this market.
The industrial robot market still has a lot of room for development. At present, the number of enterprises in this field is very small, and the value of development is great. Soon, many businesses will invest. Strive for a piece of the pie in R&D.
Although there are not many companies producing robot cables in China at present, there are quite a few factories interested in participating in the robot cable business, and some of them are ready to enter the market. Almost every factory has plans to make robotic cables, and some have already been established.
Imports will be replaced
Driven by factors such as the growth of downstream robot shipments, the expansion of the global supply gap of cable connectors, and the maturity of domestic production technology, domestic cable connector companies welcome the rare development opportunity.
But it is understood that more than 80% of China’s robot market currently uses imported cables and connectors. In this market, foreign companies are far ahead. For example, Yamika AMICU has invested a lot of money in research and development, and its products have been applied to servo drives such as Mitsubishi, YASKAWA, Panasonic, Delta, Sanyo, Omron, Estun, Huazhong CNC and Guangzhou CNC.
Import substitution also has great potential, but it is still too early. Aside from the price and longevity of domestically produced cables and connectors, the product lineup is still problematic and inconsistent. The performance of some products in real-world environments does not match laboratory performance, hindering the localization process.
domesticIndustrial Connectorthere’s still a long way to go. In the short term, domestic industrial robot connectors are still quite unfavorable. The latest technology is controlled by foreign companies, mainly abroad. In the long run, we must seek independent development, increase research and development efforts, and keep up with the trend. It must be regarded as a long-term project to break the current deadlock of foreign monopoly of high-end connectors.
But while the “import substitution” road is long-term, the industry remains confident. Under the guidance and support of Industry 4.0, the localization of industrial robot connectors can be adopted. In the future, China’s demand for industrial robots will continue to increase, and its development will inevitably lead to development. Connector companies will be a big opportunity.
High technical difficulty and long investment cycle
While cables and connectors are only a small part of the intelligent control process, it is the foundation that ensures overall quality and intelligence. Cables and connectors are an integral part of industrial robots, and their future development is in the spotlight.
As a carrier and an important component for transmitting power and control, the robot cable is particularly important to the robot. Robotic cables are like a central system for humans. If any loop goes wrong, the whole system won’t work properly. Due to the often harsh environments, robot cables must have a range of special functions.
In addition to electrical performance, weather resistance and other basic requirements that can be matched with equipment, the most important basic feature of a robot cable is that it can withstand long bending movements and large angles. The twisting motion ensures proper operation, unlike drag chain cables.
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