New industry regulations may suppress the “false fire” of the robot industry

The 2016 China (Guangzhou) Intelligent Equipment andRobotAt the Industrial Development Conference, “industryRobot Industry Standard Conditions (Discussion Draft)” surfaced. The document proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology aims to regulate the increasingly hot robotics industry and prevent “false fires”.

The document puts forward various requirements for Robot companies, key parts companies, and integration companies, including specifications for production facilities, equipment, testing and calibration, technological innovation, products, and personnel. According to a person from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s Robot enterprises are increasing rapidly. There are more than 800 robot enterprises in incomplete statistics, of which more than 200 are complete machine enterprises. However, many enterprises do not have technical accumulation, and only rely on the assembly of imported parts.
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) announced on June 22 that the global sales of industrial robots in 2015 increased by 12% over the previous year to 248,000 units, hitting a record high for three consecutive years. Among them, China increased by 17% to 67,000 units, becoming the world’s largest market for three consecutive years.
There are real reasons for the boom in the robotics industry. In China’s coastal areas, labor costs continue to rise. According to Qu Xianming, director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Development Strategy Research and Consulting Center of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a market survey shows that the business community has a strong willingness to “substitute people with machines”. Among the surveyed enterprises, 64.2% have a strong will, and 14.5% are preparing for the “machine substitution”.
At present, China has 36 robots for every 10,000 manufacturing workers, which is one tenth of that of Germany and Japan, and the potential demand space is huge. It is estimated that by 2020, the annual output of China’s industrial robots will reach 100,000 units, and the annual sales revenue of service robots will exceed 30 billion yuan.
Large-scale subsidy policies initiated by local governments have contributed to the rapid expansion of the robot industry. However, in some places, there have been situations where robot companies rushed forward, and even fake robots defrauded subsidies. According to Zou Sheng, inspector of the Guangdong Provincial Economic and Information Commission, when the province recently counted robot companies, tens of thousands of companies were reported from various places. robot.
Cheng Debin, president of China (Guangzhou) Intelligent Equipment Research Institute, believes that the current situation of China’s robot industry is a lack of high-quality production capacity and excess production capacity. 70% of the robots used by enterprises are imported, while 70% of the components of domestic robots are imported. There are very few robotic companies that can make a profit. The current subsidy policy spreads pepper, which is easy to induce corruption and waste. We should subsidize R&D institutions of key components and downstream integrated application companies in a targeted manner, “grasping both ends and promoting the middle”.
Experts said that the brewing of new industry regulations is expected to start with industrial access, standardize industrial competition, eliminate fraudulent subsidies, and curb the “false fire” of the robot industry. At the same time, encourage enterprises to become bigger and stronger, form advantageous enterprises through mergers and acquisitions, and lead the development direction of the robot industry. (according to Xinhua News Agency)

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Published on 09/18/2022