New ARC Advisory Group research on the Total Industrial Robot market reveals significant changes in the use of industrial robots. The automotive industry faces two challenges: the change of production to e-cars and supply chain problems. Supply chain problems have forced many automobile manufacturers to reduce their production numbers. However, the use of robots in logistics is on a solid growth path with the increase in online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the market for the new generation of collaborative robots (cobots) is gaining momentum with significant growth rates.
ARC’s Total Industrial Robot market is segmented by sales of hardware, software, and services. Software for industrial robots is becoming increasingly important to fulfill Industry 4.0/Industry IoT requirements. Robot suppliers already offer several software packages and services as an option for the robot itself, with built-in control and robot software. Such software is for cloud platform applications that include remote monitoring and predictive maintenance.
"For decades, industrial robots have primarily been used for high volume repetitive manufacturing process steps, but now the industry is witnessing some major changes with collaborative robots. The continued trend toward more collaborative environments plays a significant role. Cobots will see a higher growth than the traditional industrial robots working within a protected robot cell. These cobots enter applications with high mix but low volume, down to a batch size of one due to individualized products. Collaborative robots are used for such high mix-low volume production because they are far more flexible for such a manufacturing scope. Cobots are likely to see solid double-digit growth rates and increased adoption by small- and medium-sized machinery companies," according to Frank Thomas, Senior Consultant, and key author of ARC's Total Industrial Robots Market Research Report.
Industrial Robots Market Trends
In addition to providing detailed competitive market share data, the report also addresses key market trends as follows:
- Software is Becoming More Important
- Sensors and AI
- Reduce Costs While Improving Quality OPC UA
- NEW SMEs Adopt Robots
- Integral Part of Complete Manufacturing Processes
- Collaborative Environments
- China–Smart Manufacturing
- Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
About the Total Industrial Robots Research
The Total Industrial Robots report explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts segmented by World Region, Industry, Revenue Category, Robot Type, Application, Sales Channel, and Customer Type.
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