Industrial robots can completely replace manual labor?

All should be clear that, at this day and age, automation and information technology has the majority of the manufacturing process of enterprise development a top priority, and for some of the traditional manual work is concerned, they had to face a problem, that is whether industrial robots can completely replace the manual labor of it? According to the latest “China Robot Industry Development Report (2018)” shows Control Engineering Copyright , as of 2018, China’s robot industry overall size of more than $ 8 billion, five-year average growth rate of nearly 30% domestic robot market in high-growth stage. At the same time, industrial robots, for six consecutive years our country has become the world’s largest application market; in service robots and special robots, potential demand scenarios and applications are accelerated release. Influence the outcome of many factors to achieve such reasons, can not do without government, business, capital, technology and human resources, but the most important thing is the labor factor. It is because of rising labor costs and reducing the demographic dividend Tuisan labor resources, have proposed a real demand CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright industrial transformation and upgrading of China’s economic development, so that ushered in the development of the robotics industry good opportunity. Today, the labor factor brought about by the boost still further increase. April 29, National Bureau of Statistics released the “2018 Monitoring Report of migrant workers” (abbreviation: “Report”), to show us the true situation and development trends in the labor of migrant workers. Which exhibited several characteristics, so that once again we see the possibility of robots speed development. First, a feature that migrant workers are being reduced and the amount of incremental growth rate dropped significantly. “Report” shows Control Engineering Copyright , the total amount of migrant workers in 2018 to 28836 million, despite an increase of 1.84 million over last year, but in an incremental reduction of nearly 300 million more than the previous year people, the total growth rate down 1.1 percentage points year on year. This is the amount of migrant workers since 2015, the growth of China fell for the first time, the largest in nearly 10 years below. This suggests that the current number of migrant workers has bid farewell to the era of unlimited growth, it began to appear clear and sharp drops down. Long this trend continues, the incremental migrant workers will gradually usher in the era of negative growth, resulting in a large number of the number of labor force reduction, which will further promote the future as an alternativeIncrease the number of generations of robots. Secondly a feature is, the high proportion of migrant workers age increased every year. Data “report” gives a show Control Engineering Copyright , in 2018 migrant workers average age of 40.2 years, up 0.5 years younger than last year. Whether it is from the age structure point of view, or from the employment of migrant workers, migrant workers and other terms of age, the average age in the proportion of 40-year-old moved from stage to over 50 years of age. This suggests that, now aging trend Migrant Workers in China has become increasingly prominent, the old labor gradually become the old, slow to add new workers. If the future replacement of old has not effectively addressed, huge fault lean labor produced, will greatly increase the space and the opportunity to develop the robot, the machine will be the inevitable result of mass substitutions. The last characteristic is the level of education of migrant workers is continuing to improve. From the “Report” we can see that all migrant workers in 2018, 1.2% with no schooling, primary school education accounted for 15.5%, junior high school education accounted for 55.8%, 16.6% high school education, college and above accounting for 10.9%. And the proportion of college or higher education of migrant workers by 0.6 percentage points over the previous year, the overall quality of labor significantly. In this trend, the labor force increased their level of education and the quality of the labor force will drive wages, job selection of a series of changes. Currently CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , more than half the workforce have opted for a third service industries more comfortable, relaxed work, job wages are rising, which means that in the future as more and more labor transfer of posts, as well as labor costs rise, the robot application scenarios and obtain employment space will usher in further expansion. Change from the above three factors of migrant workers labor force characteristics, we can find robots are undoubtedly the best gainers in the future to promote the “machine Substitution ‘development is not only great potential and a bright future. But currently, in the case of such a realistic basis to force the development of robotics in the manufacturing sector it has been mired, which in the end is what happens then? According to national statistics show the mainland Control Engineering Copyright , from 2015-2017, China’s output of industrial robots grow from 21.7 to 68.1 percent, it is surging,But in 2018, this annually, but it was interrupted by the trend of rapid growth. From September last year, the monthly growth rate of the industrial robot industry suddenly turned negative, and the downward trend has continued, to the first quarter of this year, output growth has come -11.7%. While production from manufacturers of industrial robots enterprise performance and point of view, last year a number of local businesses have also shown a decline in the revenue situation. Eston such as revenue growth fell from about 60% to 35% of the previous year, Rio Star fell from nearly 80% to about 50% of the previous year, while Huazhong CNC is from 20% in 2017 and more directly become last year’s -16%, the yield drop is astounding. The reasons for this situation, many industry analysts believe that the domestic economy is affected by downward pressure. Affected by this, the domestic demand for industrial robots do not follow the production with growth funds, many companies appear nervous, shrinking orders and so on, makes the application of robots into conservative wait and see attitude. However, the economic downturn doomed just a temporary , the labor factor brought about by the trend is long-term. Therefore, in the face of the current short-term hardship and an unfavorable situation, Chinese enterprises should still maintain the high degree of enthusiasm and continue to seek a breakthrough product and technology continued to improve and expand production capacity, the demand side to wait for a good time. After all, the opportunity will always be people who are prepared, the market is always open for the more powerful enterprises. Only do their own, in order to seize opportunities as fleeting in order for a better future!

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