“in 2018 we see the robot industry ups and downs of market performance, but still created a new sales record, even if this year is a major customer of the robot – automotive and electronics industries tough year,” the International Federation of robot Chairman Shunji Tsuda said. “Sino-US trade conflicts uncertainty to the global economy – customers tend to postpone investment but exciting annual installed capacity is still the first time exceeded 400,000 .IFR long-term outlook indicates that continued and sustained trend of automation improved technology will bring double-digit growth in 2022 is expected to reach installed capacity of about 584,000 units, “Asia, Europe and the Americas – Overview
Asia is the world’s largest industrial robot market. In 2018, the three major markets in Asia: China and South Korea installed capacity decline, substantial growth in Japan. Overall, the Asian industrial robots installed capacity increased by 1%. Robot installed capacity second-largest market in Europe for the sixth consecutive annual increase , a 14% increase compared to last year record high. Similarly, the installed capacity of the Americas also achieved six consecutive years of increase, the growth rate in 2018 reached a record high of 20%. Former world top five markets by 2018 the top five industrial robot market accounted for 74% of global installed capacity: are China, Japan, South Korea, the United States and Germany. China remains the world’s largest industrial robot market, accounting for 36% of global installed capacity in the market. 2018, installed capacity of about 154,000 units, despite a decline of 1% compared with 2017, but still better than the installed capacity in Europe and the Americas together even more. 2018 robots installed capacity in China reached a total value of $ 5.4 billion, compared to 2017 increased by 21%. China’s domestic robots in the total installed capacity in the domestic market increased by 5% (2018: 27% 2017: 22%). China encourages its own brand of robot-oriented policy brings results. On the other hand, foreign brands of installed capacity (including non-Chinese suppliers in Chinese products) fell by 7%, approximately 113,000 units (2017: approximately 122,000 units), mainly due to the automotive industry caused.
robot sales in Japan rose 21 percent to about 55,000 units, its highest value over the years. For Japan, this has been a highly automated industrial production markets since 2013 has created 17% ofAverage growth rate is very impressive. Japan is the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial robots in 2018 accounted for 52 percent of global supply. US robot installed capacity growth for eight consecutive years, a new record in 2018, reaching 40,300 units, 22% higher than in 2017. From 2010 onwards, automated production trends driving the growth of all US manufacturing sector, to stabilize the US industry in the domestic and global markets. In terms of installed capacity to the United States to replace South Korea as the world’s third largest market. South Korea’s annual installed capacity of the robot fell 5 percent –2018 years sold about 38,000 units. Korean robot market is heavily dependent on the more difficult in 2018, the electronics industry. However, CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , Korea since 2013 the average annual growth rate of installed capacity remains 12% level. Germany is the world’s fifth largest robotics market Control Engineering Copyright , ranking first in Europe, followed by Italy and France. 2018, robot sales in Germany increased 26 percent to nearly 27,000 units. Robot applications in all sectors of the global automotive industry is still the world’s largest robot application industry, its share of almost 30% of total supply (2018). After a strong growth in the automotive industry in 2017 21% of new installed capacity, the robot installed capacity in the automotive industry has remained at that level in 2018 and a slight increase of 2%. The new car production capacity and investment and promote modernization of the automobile industry, the demand for robots. Use of new materials, the development of energy-efficient drive system, intense competition among major car markets contributed to its investment in robots. Automotive industry 79% of industrial robots installed capacity distributed in five major markets: China (39,351 units), Japan (17,346 units), Germany (15,673 units), United States (15,246) and the Republic of Korea (11034). Interestingly, according to OICA statistics, India as the world’s fourth largest car producing countries in 2018 in the automotive industry installed capacity of only 2,100. Electrical / electronic industry in 2017 to replace the automobile industry almost become the most important application of industrial robot industry. However, CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , in 2018Global demand for electronic equipment and components continued to decline. The user industry may be subject to US-China trade friction greatest impact on the industry, as electronic products and components in Asia is an important producer of , and therefore the amount of installed robots in the industry fell by 14% . Electrical / electronics industry robot highest installed capacity in 2017 was 12.2 million units in 2018 fell to 105,000 units. In the installed capacity of the robot electrical / electronics industry in the 79% mainly from three countries: China (43%), the Republic of Korea (19%), Japan (17%). Vietnam in 2017 increased installed capacity (approximately 7080 units) under the impetus of several major projects, but fell to 689 units in 2018. Metal and machinery industry is the third largest user of the robot industry. 2018 installed capacity accounted for 10% of the global total. Installed capacity in 2018 rose to about 43,500 units, compared with 2017 (create a record 44,191 units) decreased by 1%. Metal and machinery industry is the largest in the country following the application of the industry, were Finland (44%), Sweden (42%), Switzerland (40%), Belgium’s largest customer industry (30%), Austria (27% ), Italy (26%) and Denmark (21%). Robot (COBOT) is designed to be used in conjunction World Robot 2019 for the first time analyzed the market collaborative industrial robots. Collaboration robot is to work together with people and perform tasks designed. This definition implies collaborative robot must be in line with iso8372: 2012 standard industrial robots. Although the robot collaboration has been a strong media attention, but the number of installed equipment is still very low Control Engineering Copyright , accounting for only 3.24%. By 2018, more than 422,000 industrial robots fewer than 14,000 cooperative robots. In 2017 there are about 11100 units robot collaboration, 2018 in the amount of collaborative robot installation increased by 23%.