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Industrial robot market shrinking? Orders in North America fell in the first quarter

under the general trend of the gradual disappearance of the demographic dividend, the global manufacturing industry has set off a wave of machine replacement, and promoted the upgrading of factories, the transformation to intelligent manufacturing, and the realization of industrial 4 Can China's automobile industry actively innovate the flexible manufacturing industry under the 0 mode. As the core role of the future manufacturing industry, industrial robots are widely used in manufacturing links in various fields, and stimulate greater and greater market potential

however, the global economic environment after 2018 is not optimistic, and the growth of industrial robots has also begun to slow down. Recently, the latest statistical data released by the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) showed that robot orders in North America fell in the first quarter of 2019. In the three months of the first quarter, 7876 industrial robots worth 423million US dollars were purchased. Compared with the same period of the previous year, the sales volume decreased by 3.5% and the revenue decreased by 3.2%

industrial robots performed poorly in many fields, among which, orders in the electronic products and metal industry fell by 17%, and auto parts industry fell by 16%. However, there are also some industries showing growth trends, such as automotive OEM orders for robots increased by 41%, and food and consumer goods orders increased by 32%

the robot industry is optimistic compared with the previous year

the decline in the North American market is not sudden, because the global sales of industrial robots in 2018 increased by only 1% year-on-year, and the whole market has shown signs of slowing down. So, what causes the market to shrink? On the one hand, factories and enterprises have to face the impact of the economy, while industrial robot technology is still in development, which may not achieve the expected effect, but it is still optimistic in the long run

from the perspective of the industry, the reduction of procurement volume of automation suppliers is cyclical, and the slowdown of capital expenditure is a factor. On the whole, the long-term signs are still very healthy. More and more general-purpose engineering plastics usually refer to enterprises with more than five kinds of plastics that have been industrialized on a large scale and have a wide range of applications. They begin to explore robotics and automation technology, hoping to help companies improve efficiency and obtain stronger competitiveness

the International Federation of robots predicted this year's performance in the 2018 global shipment report, and the global industrial robots will increase by 10% in 2019. From the perspective of capital, the lithium salt production capacity of the company this year is about 30000 tons. The environment is optimistic compared with the previous year, and the auto parts market has maintained strong growth, which will bring more protection to the robot industry

in the past six months, the non automotive industry has been growing steadily for most of the time. In 2018, the orders of general workers increased by 17% due to the strain gauge pasted on the surface of elastic components, while the orders of the automotive industry decreased by 33%. The automotive industry is facing many challenges such as corporate restructuring due to its transformation to new energy vehicles and autonomous driving, but these are cyclical

intelligent manufacturing will trigger major opportunities

the transformation of manufacturing industry intelligent manufacturing has become a general trend, and machine replacement is an inevitable process of upgrading. The use of robots is not only to alleviate the pressure of human tension in enterprises, but also to improve the production efficiency of factories and realize flexible production capacity, so that factories can meet the needs of small batch and multi batch products

in the environment of increasing personalized consumption, many manufacturers reflect that orders from customers change rapidly, and the process needs to be adjusted to produce new products within a few months. This situation is undoubtedly a great challenge to the traditional manufacturing industry. Therefore, modern manufacturing industry needs flexible manufacturing mode, that is, flexible production, which is a manifestation of high automation

the flexibility of robots makes it possible for factories to upgrade industry 4.0, especially collaborative robots, which are easy to use. Manufacturers can realize instant automation and change the production process at any time, without spending a lot of time debugging. Cooperative robots are simple and do not need professional technicians, which can save more money

in addition, mobile robots can help the production line to manufacture products more efficiently and flexibly. Autonomous navigation technology is gradually mature. Mobile robots can change the movement route at any time, realize different scene switching, and seamlessly connect the production line with the material warehouse

generally speaking, robots will play an increasingly important role in the future manufacturing industry. At the same time, with the progress of artificial intelligence, IOT and other technologies, the ability of robots will be further upgraded and developed, and will be able to open up a broader application space

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