The hottest industrial robots may change the world

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Industrial robots may change the "factory of the world"

due to the continuous rise in labor costs in China, the production bases of enterprises in various countries have shown a trend of shifting to Southeast Asia. In addition, the United States is also promoting the return of manufacturing to the United States. The situation in China, known as the world's factory, is changing

Kawasaki heavy industries of Japan will invest nearly 10billion yen (about 604million yuan) in China, Build a new factory to produce industrial robots. It is planned to be put into production in April, 2015, with an initial annual production capacity of about 2000 units, which will be sold to Chinese local automobile manufacturers. In addition, Seiko Epson also plans to gradually transfer the manufacturing business of horizontal multi joint robots for precision parts assembly to China. In China, where labor costs are rising, the investment in robots to reduce labor is increasing year by year. Japanese enterprises hope to rely on Japanese technology to improve efficiency and comprehensively explore the Chinese market

Japanese industrial robots are eager to try

Kawasaki heavy industry will build a new plant in the oil pressure equipment factory located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, with a total construction area of 1, and build an upstream and downstream exchange and cooperation platform of the industrial chain of 0000 square meters, mainly producing robots for automobile welding and parts transportation

the production scale of the plant will increase to about 10000 units by 2017. Kawasaki heavy industries' robot manufacturing capacity in Japan is currently 18000 units. If China is added, the total output will be close to 30000 units, and this scale will be few in the same field in the world

Seiko Epson plans to transfer the production of horizontal multi joint robots from the Nagano factory in Japan to Shenzhen. The robot can be used to assemble precision parts such as screws. The company currently produces 4000 units per year, with Japan and China accounting for half of the production. In the future, the production system will be adjusted, and all robots except customized products will be produced in China within two years

by transferring production bases, Japanese enterprises are expected to reduce production costs, including labor and procurement costs, by about 30% at most. This move is intended to improve competitiveness against leading European manufacturers

compared with 2009 and 2012 after the Lehman crisis, China's labor costs, including social security fees, are considered to have increased by about 60%. Young people increasingly want to work in it and other enterprises that are expected to earn high income. However, it is increasingly difficult for manufacturing enterprises to ensure the talents in the front line of manufacturing. This has also become the reason for the growing demand for industrial robots

in this industry, Yaskawa Electric has begun to use the new factory in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province to start the full production of industrial robots, and will expand production capacity in stages in the future. The current production capacity is 3000 units per year, but it will increase to 12000 units by 2015. In addition, Japanese manufacturer bueryue has also established a production line in the oil pressure equipment factory in Zhangjiagang City, and plans to expand the annual production capacity to 3000 sets in five years until 201 (3) universal testing machine can not do both stretching and zigzag tests at the same time

world factories are changing

statistics from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), which is composed of global industrial robot manufacturers, show that China's supply volume reached 23000 units in 2012, an increase of about 50% over 2010. According to the survey, the trend of handing over manually completed tasks to robots will continue to expand in the future. It will reach 28000 units in 2014, comparable to Japan, and it is expected to reach 34000 units by 2015. At that time, China is expected to become the world's largest industrial robot market

at present, European enterprises are leading in developing the Chinese market. ABB group of Switzerland has not only a production base in China, but also a research and development base, and has built a system to respond to the needs of local enterprises at the first time. KUKA robot in Germany is also strengthening sales and service locally

at present, China adopts industrial robots mainly for the purpose of reducing costs, which are mainly used for welding and spraying in automobile factories. But in the future, when machine experimental machines are often used, the advantage that human beings can ensure the stability of quality better than manual labor will be concerned. Therefore, industrial robots are also likely to be gradually adopted in the field of electronic products such as semiconductors

to realize factory automation, not only industrial robots need to be introduced, but also the whole corresponding production line needs to be built. Therefore, not only the industrial robot industry, but also factory automation (FA) such as automatic handling devices will continue to develop in China. Mitsubishi Electric also raised its consolidated performance forecast for fiscal year 2013 (as of March 2014) due to its positive investment in automation in Chinese factories

due to the continuous rise of labor costs in China, the production bases of enterprises in various countries have shown a trend of shifting to Southeast Asia. In addition, the United States is also promoting the return of manufacturing to the United States. The situation in China, known as the world's factory, is changing. China hopes to actively promote production automation by introducing industrial robots and other means, so as to restore its advantages as a production base

Japanese economy article on November 27, original title: industrial robots change the world factory

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