Industrial Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

Industrial Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

WinterGreen, Date of Publication: Jul 27, 2015, 1022 Pages
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 Worldwide Industrial Robots Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts 

Worldwide Industrial Robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the  automotive early adopter base provides a way for other industries to leverage economies of scale.  Industrial Robot infrastructure in one industry makes it easier to extend product sets so that they are more available across all industries, remaking all manufacturing everywhere.

Controllers permit leveraging industrial robot technology to improve automated process via iteration of work cells.  Using controllers to leverage efficiencies is an evolving art, extending the current state of the art.  Robots can perform tasks at less cost, and do work in a manner that cannot be replicated with human manufacturing workers.  Information technology is used to implement the services provided by controllers.  

Growth prospects for the industrial robotics industry depend on market opportunity metrics relative to the different industries.  Automotive investment levels globally have remained at historical highs.  Increasing usage of robotic automation by non-automotive companies is driving the usage of industrial robot automation to a new level.  
Increased adoption of industrial robots coupled with a huge push from the industry for collaborative robots, opens opportunities for robotic solutions.   In the immediate future industrial robots strengthen the position of every industry, promising more manufacturing efficiency at every level. 

Worldwide Industrial Robots Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts 

The industrial robots have not yet achieved economies of scale, illustrating the market opportunity that will come quickly after economies of scale are achieved.  New technology and improved controllers open the path to economies of scale for industrial robots.  As this occurs a new industrial revolution will occur. There are massive numbers of products offered by each major industrial robot vendor.  Product consolidation is occurring in the market.  Customization of a few products to increase product volume  hold the promise of changing the market so it functions at a level that means devices that basically have eluded economies of scale in the past, will now be able to be mass produced.

A few leading vendors profiled in the report lead the market.  ABB provides a comprehensive range of robots to help manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. Regardless of application ABB has a robot to meet needs of the customer in any industry. ABB has installed 250,000 robots worldwide.  

ABB's small IRB 120 multipurpose industrial robot weighs 25kg and can handle a payload of 3kg (4kg for vertical wrist) with a reach of 580mm.  It is a cost-effective and reliable choice for generating high production outputs in return for low investment. A white finish Clean Room ISO 5 (Class 100) version, certified by IPA, is available.

With a global install base of nearly 300,000 industrial robots, Yaskawa Motoman has over 150 robot arm models currently in production.   Well defined criteria help users find a robotic arm that suits industrial applications.  Required payload, reach and repeatability specifications are market aspects.  Each robotic arm model is paired with a robot controller that enables workers to program and control tasks of a single robot or coordinate multiple robot arms.

Yaskawa. Motoman offers 40 fully integrated, pre-engineered work cell solutions. These work cells include robots, process equipment, and safety equipment. Cost-effective world solutions are available to meet requirements for safety and easy of use. Customers look for industrial robots that are easy to set up and operate. Industrial robots automate manufacturing, starting with automotive factories providing automated process stat is cheaper, more reliable, and proven.  Industrial robots are changing the economics of manufacturing and materials handling in all industries.   Industrial robots are poised to change every aspect of modern business.  

Robots bring a new industrial revolution.  Adoption of industrial robots in non-automotive applications is occurring in the electronics, chemicals, pharmaceutical, and food & beverages industries.   Industrial robots have opened up new market opportunities. High installation costs have been largely overcome, making industries in developing markets available to vendors.  The adoption of robots in underdeveloped countries occurs because of the unavailability of skilled labor.   

industrial robots are set to bring a new industrial revolution more important than anything seen before. Industrial robots perform repetitive tasks efficiently, they do not eat, they do not make mistakes, they do not get tired, they do what they are told.   

Manufacturing plants are frequently long aisles of nothing but robots, no human in sight. Beyond industrial robots that repeat actions, more intelligent robots loaded with sensors, cameras, and intelligent software are able to automate process using controllers to manage action. Use of microprocessors provides a measure of intelligent control over the activity of the robot based on input from the sensors and the cameras.  

Think about the current industrial revolution.  Before the invention of the automobile, buggy whip manufacturing was a thriving business.  No longer.  In the same vein, industrial robots hold the promise of eliminating many of the existing jobs in manufacturing.  Innovation, centers of excellence. New enterprises promise to replace many of the existing jobs.  People need to be flexible, to develop new industries.

Increased adoption of industrial robots coupled with a huge push from the industry for collaborative robots, opens opportunities for robotic solutions. In the immediate future industrial robots strengthen the position of every industry, promising more manufacturing efficiency at every level. 

The issue becomes creating jobs and building economies worldwide so people can afford to support a family and a lifestyle and buy the goods that are manufactured so efficiently. This new job creation market thrust will come from industry and government investment in innovation and centers of excellence.

Industrial robots promise to replace 70 to 90% of existing manufacturing jobs.  People will learn new ways to achieve an economy, to achieve economic development. An economy needs to adjust, to be flexible if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force. 

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the market research study, “Industrial robot vendors have discovered that with intelligent use of new technology, they can dominate an aspect of some manufacturing automated process for a particular sector. As the early adopters in the auto industry have proven, robots do the work cheaper and better than humans once a repetitive process has been evolved.  Industrial robots make the difference between winning  competitive advantage or losing it. Solutions offered by vendors are creating market growth opportunities .” 

Industrial robots can perform tasks faster and more accurately than humans. Increases in productivity are provided by industrial robots. Robots help reduce overall manufacturing costs in developing and developed countries. Markets are expected to rise 11.5% annually through 2021. Industrial robot markets at $22 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $48.9 billion by 2021.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Industrial Robot Market Executive Summary

Robot Market Driving Forces 37
Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 40
Industrial Robot Target Markets 45
Industrial Robots Third Wave Of Automated Process 46
Industrial Robot Market Shares 51
Industrial Robots Market Shares 51
Industrial Robot Market Forecasts 52

1. Industrial Robot Description and Market Dynamics

1.1 Industrial Robot Markets 54
1.1.1 Robots Make Production More Efficient 55
1.1.2 Robots Find A Place in Industry 55
1.1.3 Challenges to the Use Of Industrial Robots 56
1.2 Robots Achieve Reduced Labor Costs 57
1.3 Buggy Whips 59
1.3.1 Industrial Robots Promise To Replace 70 To 90% Of Existing Manufacturing Jobs 59
1.3.2 Industrial Robots In Auto Factories Multi-Tasking: Welding, Riveting, Bonding And Installing A Component 61
1.3.3 Advent Of Low-Cost Automation 63
1.3.4 Tesla’s factory 64
1.3.5 Everyone Will Have Access To A Personal Robot 65
1.4 Global Economy 66
1.4.1 Robotics as Key Economic Enabler 68
1.4.2 US Economy 72

2. Industrial Robots Market Share and Market Forecasts

2.1 Robot Market Driving Forces 74
2.1.1 Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 77
2.1.2 Industrial Robot Target Markets 82
2.1.3 Industrial Robots Third Wave Of Automated Process 83
2.2 Industrial Robot Market Shares 88
2.2.1 Industrial Robots Market Shares 88
2.2.2 ABB 90
2.2.3 Kuka 91
2.2.4 Fanuc 93
2.2.5 Denso 94
2.2.6 Kawasaki Robotics 94
2.2.7 Yaskawa 95
2.2.8 Mitsubishi Electric Corp. 96
2.2.9 Nachi Fujikoshi Corp. 96
2.2.10 Pari Robotics 97
2.2.11 Kuka / Reis Robotics 97
2.2.12 Automotive Robotics and Systems 98
2.2.13 Rockwell Automation 99
2.2.14 Schunk GmbH 100
2.2.15 Staubli International AG 100
2.2.16 Toshiba TM Robotics 101
2.2.17 Yamaha Robotics 101
2.2.18 Comau 101
2.2.19 Epson 103
2.2.20 Industrial Robot Market Share Segment Shipments by Cell Size 104
2.2.21 Industrial Robot Market Installed Base 106
2.2.22 General Industrial Robot Markets 110
2.2.23 Automotive Robot Market Shares 111
2.2.24 Systems Body-In-White Market Shares, 113
2.2.25 SCARA Industrial Robot Market Shares, 114
2.3 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts 115
2.3.1 Industrial Robots Market Unit Forecasts 120
2.3.2 Robotic Trends 122
2.4 Industrial Robots Market Segments 124
2.4.1 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Automotive, Body In White, Food, Beverages, Packaging, Metals, Heavy Machinery, Plastics And Rubber, And Solar / Other 125
2.4.2 Automobile Industry Industrial Robots 127
2.4.3 Robot Density in Automotive and General Industry 128
2.4.4 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Welding, Painting, Material Handling, Logistical, Packaging, Palletizing 130
2.4.5 Industrial Paint Robots 132
2.4.6 Industrial Paint Robot ROI 132
2.4.7 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Welding Segments, 133
2.4.8 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, General Manufacturing and Other Segments 135
2.4.9 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Articulated, Cylindrical, Cartesian, And Scara 136
2.4.10 Articulated Industrial Robots 136
2.4.11 Industrial 6-Axis, 5-Axis, and 4-Axis SCARA Robots 137
2.4.12 Cartesian Industrial Robots 138
2.4.13 Advanced Industrial Robotics Market Penetration 148
2.4.14 Industrial Robot Welding 151
2.4.15 Yaskawa Motoman Robotic Welding and Cutting 152
2.4.16 Industrial Robot Palletizing 153
2.4.17 Robotics End User Trends 156
2.4.18 Foxcomm Doubles Total Robotics Installed Base 158
2.4.19 Industrial Robot Automated Material Handling 158
2.5 Industrial Robots ROI 159
2.6 Industrial Robots Pricing 163
2.7 Industrial Robots Regional Market Segments 166
2.7.1 US 169
2.7.2 Europe 171
2.7.3 Asia Pacific 171
2.7.4 Japan 172
2.7.5 Japan 173
2.7.6 Chinese Industrial Robots Market 175
2.7.7 Leading Chinese Mainland Industrial Robot Players 181
2.7.8 Chinese Industrial Robot Companies 183
2.7.9 ABB Developing Markets Opportunities 184

3. Industrial Robot Product Description

3.1 Robotic Manufacturing Equipment 188
3.1.1 ABB 190
3.1.2 Kawasaki Robotics 190
3.1.3 Kuka Automotive Production Complexity 191
3.1.4 Yaskawa Motoman 191
3.1.5 Fanuc 192
3.1.6 Global Industrial Robotics Market Segmentation 193
3.2 ABB 193
3.2.1 ABB Process Industry Control Robots 194
3.2.2 ABB Comprehensive Range Of Robots 196
3.2.3 ABB IRB 120 For Flexible And Compact Production 196
3.2.4 ABB IRB 140 198
3.2.5 ABB IRB 140 Small, Powerful And Fast 6-Axes Robot 198
3.2.6 ABB IRB 6660 For Press Tending 199
3.2.7 ABB IRB 6650S Full Vertical And Horizontal Stroke Motion 202
3.2.8 ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker™ 204
3.2.9 ABB IRB 5500 – FlexPainter 206
3.2.10 ABB IRB 5500 – FlexPainter 208
3.2.11 ABB Material Handling Robots 210
3.2.12 ABB IRB 1200 Material Handling And Machine Tending 210
3.2.13 ABB Power IRB 7600 Built To Handle Work-Pieces Weighing 500 kg 212
3.2.14 ABB Symphony Plus 214
3.2.15 ABB IRB 2600ID Arc Welding 215
3.2.16 ABB IRB 1520ID Lean Arc Welder 218
3.2.17 ABB IRB Cost of Ownership Reductions 219
3.2.18 ABB YuMi 220
3.2.19 ABB YuMi Robotic Co-Worker 221
3.2.20 ABB Human - Robot Collaboration 222
3.2.21 ABB Human - Robot Collaboration 223
3.2.22 ABB YuMi Dual Arm Robots 223
3.3 Kuka Robots 227
3.3.1 Kuka LBR IIWA 230
3.3.2 Kuka LBR IIWA 7 R800 230
3.3.3 Kuka LBR IIWA 7 R820 231
3.3.4 Kuka KR 5 ARC 233
3.3.5 Kuka KR 16 L6-2 234
3.3.6 Kuka KR 5-2 ARC HW Specialist Arc Welding 235
3.3.7 Kuka KR 16-2 F for Tasks In The Glass Industry 237
3.3.8 Kuka KR 16-2 CF For Industry Including the Cleanroom 238
3.3.9 Kuka KR 90 R2700 PRO (KR QUANTEC PRO) 239
3.3.10 Kuka KR 40 PA Palletizing Robot 241
3.3.11 Kuka 120 R3200 PA 242
3.3.12 Kuka 1000 1300 TITAN PA 242
3.3.13 Kuka 1000 L950 TITAN PA 243
3.3.14 Kuka Customer Production Focus 244
3.3.15 Kuka Robots in the Industry 250
3.3.16 Kuka Robots in the Food Processing Industry 251
3.3.17 Kuka Automation in Agriculture 253
3.4 Fanuc 256
3.4.1 Fanuc ARC Mate 256
3.4.2 Fanuc LR Mate Series 261
3.4.3 Fanuc F-200iB 262
3.4.4 Fanuc M-1iA 263
3.4.5 Fanuc M-2iA 264
3.4.6 Fanuc M-3iA 266
3.4.7 Fanuc M-10iA 267
3.4.8 Fanuc M-20iA 269
3.4.9 Fanuc M-410iA 271
3.4.10 Fanuc M-410iC 272
3.4.11 Fanuc M-420iA 273
3.4.12 Fanuc M-430iA 273
3.4.13 Fanuc M-710iA 275
3.4.14 Fanuc M-900iA 278
3.4.15 Fanuc M-900iB 280
3.4.16 Fanuc M-2000iA 282
3.4.17 Fanuc Paint Robots 283
3.4.18 Fanuc R-1000iA 284
3.4.19 Fanuc R-2000iB 285
3.4.20 Fanuc R-2000iC 289
3.4.21 FANUC 295
3.4.22 Fanuc Vegetable Sorting Robot 295
3.4.23 FANUC Robodrill DiA5 Series 296
3.5 Denso Wave 298
3.5.1 Denso HS-G Series 299
3.5.2 Denso HM-G Series 301
3.5.3 Denso VM-G Series 303
3.5.4 Denso VS-G Series 305
3.5.5 Denso New VS-G Series 307
3.5.6 Denso VP-G Series 313
3.5.7 Denso XR-G Series 315
3.6 Yaskawa Motoman 318
3.6.1 Yaskawa Motoman Arc Welding Robots 318
3.6.2 Yaskawa Motoman 7-Axis Robotic Welding Arm 319
3.6.3 Yaskawa Motoman Spot Welding Robots 327
3.6.4 Yaskawa Motoman Assembly Robots 335
3.6.5 Yaskawa Motoman Material Cutting Robot 356
3.6.6 Yaskawa Motoman Die Casting Robots 365
3.6.7 Yaskawa Motoman Dispensing Robots 373
3.6.8 Yaskawa Motoman Machining Robots 388
3.6.9 Yaskawa Motoman Material Removal Robots 420
3.6.10 Yaskawa Motoman Press Tending Robots 425
3.6.11 Yaskawa Motoman Robots for Warehouse Distribution Centers 445
3.6.12 Yaskawa Motoman Machine Tending Robots 447
3.6.13 Yaskawa Motoman Robotic Palletizer Models 479
3.6.14 Yaskawa Motoman Part Transfer Robots 484
3.6.15 Yaskawa Motoman Robots for Primary and Secondary Packaging 517
3.6.16 Yaskawa Motoman Clinical Lab Robots 517
3.6.17 Yaskawa Motoman Analytic Specimen Capabilities 518
3.6.18 Yaskawa Motoman AutoSorter™ 519
3.6.19 Yaskawa Motoman Painting Robots 520
3.6.20 Yaskawa Motoman Robot Painting to Specifications 521
3.7 Stäubli Robotics: Innovative SCARA and 6-Axis Robots And Software Solutions 538
3.7.1 Staubli TP80 Fast Picker Robot 539
3.7.2 Staubli TS40 SCARA robot 544
3.7.3 Staubli TS60 SCARA robot 545
3.7.4 Staubli TS80 SCARA robot 546
3.7.5 Staubli TX40 6-Axis Industrial Robot 547
3.7.6 Staubli TX2-40 6-Axis Industrial Robot 548
3.7.7 Staubli TX60 6-Axis Industrial Robots 549
3.7.8 Staubli TX2-60 6-Axis Industrial Robots 550
3.7.9 Staubli TX90 6-Axis Industrial Robot 551
3.7.10 Staubli TX2-90 6-Axis Industrial Robot 552
3.7.11 Staubli RX160 6-Axis Industrial Robot 553
3.7.12 Staubli TX200 6-Axis Heavy Payload Robot 554
3.7.13 Staubli TX340 SH Industrial Robot 555
3.7.14 Staubli Painting Robots 556
3.8 Logistics Services Robots 557
3.8.1 Amazon Kiva Mobile-Robotic Fulfillment System 557
3.8.2 Swisslog WarehouseRunner for Storage and Retrieval: Increase Efficiency Throughout the Warehouse 557
3.8.3 C&D Robotics ATL Automatic Truck Loading 558
3.8.4 Motoman Robotic Truck Unloading and Mixed-Case Depalletizing 559
3.8.5 Yaskawa Motoman Packaging 563
3.8.6 Yaskawa Motoman Palletizing 565
3.9 Adept Technology Inc. 567
3.9.1 Adept SCARA Robot - Adept Cobra ePLC800 Inverted SCARA 4-Axis Robot 567
3.9.2 Adept Parallel Robot (Delta Robot): Adept Quattro ePLC800H 568
3.9.3 Adept Six-Axis Robot - Adept Viper ePLC850 569
3.9.4 Adept Linear Modules - Adept Python 571
3.10 Aurotek Corp. 572
3.10.1 Aurotek Automation & Robotics 572
3.10.2 Aurotek Actuator 573
3.10.3 Aurotek Motion Controller 573
3.11 Axium Inc. 574
3.11.1 Axium Palletizing Solutions - Axium IxOFlex – Scalable 574
3.11.2 Axium IxOFlex – T – Tissue Palletizing Solution 576
3.11.3 Axium EOP – End of Press Robotic Palletizing 577
3.11.4 Axium RRFlex – Rail Mounted Palletizing Solution 578
3.11.5 Axium ROP – Mixed Load Palletizing 579
3.11.6 Axium WrapBotic – Palletizing and Wrapping Solution For Unstable Loads 581
3.11.7 Axium Depalletizing Solutions: Axium DP500 Sorter – Robotic Folding Carton Sorter 582
3.11.8 Axium DP240 – Layer Depalletizer 583
3.11.9 Axium DP500 Feeder – Robotic Folding Carton Feeder 584
3.11.10 Axium CIS – Case Measuring & Inspection System 585
3.11.11 Axium Case Packing Solutions: Axium BD-X-65 – Tissue Box Collating Solution 586
3.11.12 Axium CP-4X – Case Packer 4 axis 587
3.11.13 Axium CP-6X – Case Packer 6 Axis 588
3.11.14 Axium MP900 – Mixed Case Packing 589
3.12 Daihen Corp. 590
3.12.1 Daihen FD-V6 STANDARD ARC WELDING ROBOT 590
3.12.2 Daihen FD-V6L Long Reach Arc Welding Robot 592
3.12.3 Daihen FD-B4 Through-Arm Cable ARC Welding Robot 594
3.12.4 Daihen FD-B4L EXTENDED REACH THROUGH-ARM CABLE ARC WELDING ROBOT 597
3.12.5 Daihen FD-H5 Compact ARC Welding Robot 600
3.12.6 Daihen FD-V20 LONG REACH ARC WELDING ROBOT 603
3.13 Ellison Technologies. 605
3.13.1 Ellison Bulk Mail Handling 605
3.13.2 Ellison Robot Swing Boom 606
3.13.3 Ellison Tilt/Rotate Table 607
3.13.4 Ellison Headstock/Tailstock 608
3.13.5 Ellison Index Tables 609
3.13.6 Fanuc/Ellison Vision 610
3.13.7 Ellison Gripper Systems 611
3.14 Mitsubishi Electric Corp. 612
3.14.1 Mitsubishi Vertical Type Robots 612
3.15 Nachi Fujikoshi Corp. 619
3.15.1 Nachi SRA100/166/210/166L/120EL 619
3.15.2 Nachi SRA166/210-01A 620
3.15.3 Nachi SRA100H/SRA133HL 621
3.15.4 Nachi SRA100B/100J 622
3.15.5 Nachi Arc Welding NB/NV Series 623
3.15.6 Nachi SC series SC700 623
3.15.7 Nachi SC series SC500 624
3.15.8 Nachi SC series SC400L 625
3.15.9 Nachi MC350/MC280/MC470P 626
3.15.10 Nachi SC series SC400LC 627
3.15.11 Nachi ST133CF/166CF/210CF-01 628
3.15.12 Nachi SJ80C-18D/24D, SJ120C-28D/28S 629
3.15.13 Nachi Compact and Super Fast Robot - MZ04 630
3.15.14 Nachi MZ07 - the World's Fastest Lightweight, Compact Robot 631
3.15.15 Nachi ST210TP 632
3.15.16 Nachi LP130/180/210-01 633
3.15.17 Nachi MR35/50 634
3.15.18 Nachi MR20/20L 635
3.15.19 Nachi MC35/50/70 636
3.15.20 Nachi MC20/MC10L 637
3.15.21 Nachi MC12S 638
3.15.22 Nachi SRA100/166/210/166L/120EL 639
3.16 Epson Robots 640
3.17 Pari Robotics 645
3.17.1 Pari Gantry Robots 645
3.17.2 Pari Portal Robots 646
3.17.3 Pari Robot Transporters 648
3.18 Reis Robotics 648
3.18.1 Reis VERTICAL ARTICULATED ARM 648
3.18.2 Reis Linear Kinematics 650
3.18.3 Reis Horizontal Articulated Arm 652
3.18.4 Reis Hybrid Kinematics 654
3.18.5 Reis ROBOTSTAR VI – THE STAR AMONG ROBOT CONTROLS 657
3.19 Rockwell Automation Inc. 657
3.19.1 Rockwell Robotic Solutions 657
3.19.2 Rockwell Packaging 658
3.19.3 Rockwell Cartoner 659
3.19.4 Rockwell Case Packer 661
3.19.5 Rockwell Horizontal Flow Wrapper 663
3.19.6 Rockwell Vertical Form, Fill & Seal 664
3.19.7 Rockwell Material Handling 666
3.19.8 Rockwell Conveyors 668
3.19.9 Developments by Cisco and Rockwell Automation 669
3.19.10 Rockwell Palletizing 671
3.19.11 Rockwell Sortation 674
3.19.12 Rockwell Factory Machines 676
3.20 Schunk GmbH 678
3.20.1 SCHUNK Mobile Gripping Systems. 678
3.20.2 SCHUNK Clamping Technology 679
3.20.3 SCHUNK Gripping Systems 679
3.21 Toshiba Machine TM Robotics 680
3.21.1 Toshiba Machine TM SCARA THP550 680
3.21.2 TM SCARA THP700 681
3.21.3 TM SCARA TH1050A 682
3.21.4 TM SCARA THL1000 683
3.22 Yamaha Robotics 684
3.22.1 Yamaha YK600XGL 685
3.22.2 Yamaha YK500TW 686
3.22.3 Yamaha YK1200X 687
3.22.4 Yamaha YK1000XGS 688
3.22.5 Yamaha YK1000XC 689
3.23 Kawasaki Robotics 690
3.24 Universal Robots 692
3.25 MIT Autonomous Gardener Equipment Mounted On The Base of a Roomba 696

4. Industrial Robot Technology

4.1 SCARA Robots 699
4.1 Nanotechnology 701
4.2 Sensor Technology 701
4.2.1 Robot System Architecture 702
4.2.2 Automation Technology Replaces Manual Labor Tasks 703
4.2.3 Behavior-Based Robotics 703
4.2.4 Proprietary Sensor Technology 704
4.2.5 System Design & Architecture 704
4.3 Welding Robots 705
4.4 Material Handling Robots: 706
4.5 Painting Robots 706
4.5.1 Paint Robots 709
4.6 Plasma Cutting Robots: 712
4.7 Robotic Assistants: Co-Robots 712
4.7.1 Low-Cost Robots Baxter, UR5 and UR10 for Small And Medium Business (SMEs) 713
4.8 Industrial Robots Degrees-Of-Freedom 717
4.8.1 Motion characteristics 717
4.8.2 Continuous Path Robots 718
4.8.3 Accuracy and repeatability 718
4.9 Robotics and Automation Scope and Standards 718
4.9.1 Use Of Standard Industrial Robots 720
4.9.2 IEEE Standards Initiatives Affecting Industrial Robots 721

5 Robot Company Description

5.1 ABB Robotics 722
5.1.1 ABB and IO Deliver Direct Current-Powered Data Center Module 733
5.1.2 ABB / Validus DC Systems DC Power Infrastructure Equipment 734
5.1.3 ABB Technology 736
5.1.4 ABB Global Lab Power 738
5.1.5 ABB Global Lab Automation 739
5.1.6 ABB Strategy 739
5.1.7 ABB Global Leader In Power And Automation Technologies 754
5.1.8 ABB Power Products 755
5.1.9 ABB Power Systems 756
5.1.10 ABB Customers 756
5.1.11 ABB Partners 758
5.1.12 ABB Discrete Automation and Motion 760
5.1.13 ABB Low Voltage Products 761
5.1.14 ABB Process Automation 762
5.2 Adept Technology 763
5.2.1 Adept Technology Leading Provider Of Intelligent Vision-Guided Robotics 767
5.3 American Robot Corporation 768
5.4 Anhui Efort Intelligent Equipment 769
5.5 Apex Automation 770
5.6 Arotech 772
5.6.1 Arotech's Power Systems Division (APSD) 772
5.7 Apex Automation and Robotics 773
5.8 Association for Advancing Automation (A3) 775
5.9 Aurotek 775
5.9.1 Aurotek's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) 776
5.9.2 Aurotek Target Markets 776
5.10 Axium 777
5.11 BAE Systems 779
5.11.1 BAE Systems Organization 780
5.11.2 BAE Systems Performance 781
5.11.3 BAE Systems Key Facts 782
5.11.4 BAE Systems Strategy 783
5.11.5 BAE Systems Operational Framework 784
5.11.6 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 784
5.11.7 BAE Systems Risk Management 784
5.12 Changzhou Mingseal Robotic Technology 787
5.13 Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz 789
5.13.1 Daimler AG Revenue 789
5.14 Denso Wave ** 790
5.14.1 Denso Development Network 794
5.15 DJI Innovation 797
5.16 DMG Mori Ellison Technologies** 798
5.16.1 DMG Mori Ellison Technologies Brings Mastery Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 799
5.17 Durr 800
5.18 EBZ 801
5.19 ECA Robotics 801
5.20 Elbit Systems 803
5.20.1 Elbit Systems Principal Market Environment 805
5.20.2 Elbit Systems 806
5.21 Epson 808
5.21.1 Epson Automation on Assembly Lines Using Robots 813
5.22 Evatran Group 814
5.23 Fanuc 815
5.23.1 FANUC Corporation 825
5.23.2 Fanuc Revenue 827
5.23.3 Fanuc Joint Venture With General Electric in the FA field 829
5.24 Fiat / Comau 830
5.25 Fuji Heavy Industries 832
5.25.1 Subaru Automotive Business 834
5.25.2 Subaru of America 835
5.26 GSK 835
5.27 Harbin BOSHI Automation 836
5.28 Harbin Haier & HIT Robot Technology 838
5.29 Harmonic Drive Systems 839
5.29.1 Applications for Harmonic Drive products: 840
5.29.2 Harmonic Drive Servo Actuators 841
5.29.3 Harmonic Drive Gearheads 841
5.29.4 Harmonic Planetary® Gearhead 841
5.30 HuaHeng Welding 842
5.31 Hyundai Heavy Industries 843
5.32 International Federation of Robotics (IFR) 844
5.33 Kawasaki Robotics 846
5.34 Kuka 848
5.34.1 KUKA Dominant Customer Segment, Automotive Industry 849
5.34.2 Kuka Revenue 851
5.34.3 Kuka Competition 854
5.34.4 Kuka Innovative Technology 856
5.34.5 Kuka Well Positioned With A Broad Product Portfolio In Markets With Attractive Growth Prospects 856
5.34.6 Kuka Strategy 857
5.34.7 Kuka Corporate Policy 859
5.34.8 Kuka Customers 865
5.34.9 KUKA Acquires 51% of Reis Robotics 867
5.34.10 Kuka Positioning in Robotics and Systems 868
5.35 MESNAC 870
5.36 Mitsubishi 871
5.36.1 Mitsubishi Electric Corp. 872
5.37 Nabtesco 874
5.38 Nachi Fujikoshi Corp. 875
5.38.1 Nachi Fujikoshi Business 878
5.39 National Institute of Standards and Technology 882
5.40 Osaka Transformer Company OTC / Daihen 883
5.40.1 Daihen Innovative Technology 884
5.40.2 Daihen 884
5.41 Panasonic 885
5.41.1 Sanyo 885
5.41.1 SANYO 2011 Sales Of Solar Photovoltaic Systems 886
5.41.2 Panasonic / Sanyo Solar Ark 889
5.41.3 Panasonic /Sanyo Solar Stone Brewing Company Reference Account 891
5.41.4 Panasonic / Sanyo Solar LumenHAUS Reference Account 892
5.41.5 I nSpec / SANYO 893
5.41.6 SANYO and InSpec Group Partnership Generates Multiple Solar Installations in Oregon 893
5.42 Pari Robotics 894
5.43 Pedsco 895
5.44 Re2, Inc 896
5.44.1 Re Leading Developer 900
5.44.2 Re2 Forerunner High Speed Inspection Robot 902
5.44.3 Re2 ForeRunner RDV 903
5.44.4 Re2 HST - High-Speed Teleoperation 903
5.45 ReconRobotics 904
5.45.1 ReconRobotics Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems 905
5.46 Reis Robotics 906
5.46.1 Reis Robotics Foundry Systems, Laser Applications, Arc Welding, And Photovoltaics 907
5.46.1 Reis Robot Systems And Process-Oriented System Solutions 907
5.47 Rethink Robotics 907
5.48 Robosoft 908
5.49 Robotic Industries Association (RIA) 909
5.50 Rockwell Automation 910
5.50.1 Rockwell Automation Operating Segments 912
5.50.2 Rockwell Automation Long-term Strategy 913
5.50.3 Rockwell Automation Acquisitions 915
5.50.4 Rockwell Automation Profile 916
5.51 Schunk GmBH 917
5.52 Shanghai STEP Electric 917
5.52.1 Step Industrial Automation, Electric Drive, Energy, And Environmental Protection 918
5.53 Shenzhen Jasic Technology 920
5.53.1 Jasic Integrated Welding Solution Provider 921
5.53.2 Jasic Integrated Welding Solution Target Markets 921
5.53.3 Jasic Integrated Welding Solutions 923
5.54 Shibuya Seiki 924
5.54.1 Shibuya Kogyo Pharmaceutical Application Examples 925
5.54.2 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Handling Soft Infusion Bags 927
5.54.3 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Cell Culture System "CellPRO" 927
5.54.4 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Leaflet & Spoon Placement 927
5.54.5 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Collating System 929
5.54.6 Shibuya Kogyo Automated Aseptic Environmental Monitoring System 930
5.55 SDR Tactical Robot 931
5.56 SIASUN Robot & Automation 932
5.57 Stäubli 933
5.57.1 Stäubli Industrial Robots 934
5.57.2 Stäubli Controllers 934
5.57.3 Stäubli Software 934
5.57.4 Typical applications of Stäubli robots 934
5.57.5 Staubli International AG 936
5.58 Tangshan Kaiyuan Group / Tangshan Kaiyuan Welding (TKSW) 938
5.59 Thyssen 939
5.60 Toshiba 940
5.60.1 Toshiba Machine 940
5.60.2 TM Robotics Europe 941
5.60.3 TM Robotics Americas 942
5.61 Universal Robots 942
5.62 VDE 943
5.63 Yamaha 944
5.63.1 Yamaha Robotics 947
5.64 Yaskawa 948
5.64.1 Yaskawa Revenue 949
5.64.2 Yaskawa Business 951
5.64.3 YASKAWA Electric Motion Control 952
5.64.4 YASKAWA Electric Robotics 953
5.64.5 YASKAWA Electric System Engineering 953
5.64.6 YASKAWA Electric Information Technology 953
5.64.7 Yaskawa / Motoman 953
5.64.8 Yaskawa Motoman 954
5.65 Selected Robot Companies 955
5.65.1 Selected Robot Companies 980
Research Methodology 1012-1017

List of Tables and Figures

Figure ES-1 ABB IRB 140 Industrial Robot 38
Figure ES-2 Kuka Industrial Robot 39
Table ES-3 Robots Poised To Change Manufacturing Economics 41
Table ES-4 Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 43
Table ES-5 Industrial Robot Target Markets 45
Table ES-6 Industrial Robotic Market Opportunity 47
Table ES-7 Industrial Robot Market Challenges 48
Table ES-8 Industrial Robot Technical Challenges 49
Table ES-9 Industrial Robot Market Driving Forces 50
Table ES-10 Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 51
Figure ES-11 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 53
Table 1-1 Aspects of Manufacturing Sector Modernization 54
Figure 1-2 Industrial Robots in Auto Factories Multi-Tasking: Welding, Riveting, Bonding And
Figure 1-3 Differences in Global Demand for Electrification Developed vs. Underdeveloped Economies
Table 1-4 Critical Capabilities In Robotics Needed To Take Robotics To The
Figure 1-5 Global Demand for Productivity and Energy Efficiency Driving Robot Markets
Figure 1-6 ABB Developed and Emerging Market Robot Perspective 71
Figure 2-1 ABB IRB 140 Industrial Robot 75
Figure 2-2 Kuka Industrial Robot 76
Table 2-3 Robots Poised To Change Manufacturing Economics 78
Table 2-4 Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 80
Table 2-5 Industrial Robot Target Markets 82
Table 2-6 Industrial Robotic Market Opportunity 84
Table 2-7 Industrial Robot Market Challenges 85
Table 2-8 Industrial Robot Technical Challenges 86
Table 2-9 Industrial Robot Market Driving Forces 87
Table 2-10 Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 88
Table 2-11 Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 89
Figure 2-12 Kuka Positioning in Automotive Robotics and Systems 98
Table 2-13 Industrial Robot Market Segment Shipments by Cell Size, Low End,
Table 2-14 Industrial Robot Market Segment Shipments by Work Cell Size, Low
Table 2-15 Industrial Robot Market Installed Base Shares, Number of Robot Cells,
Figure 2-16 Articulated Robot Sales 109
Table 2-17 General Industrial Robot Market Shares, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014
Table 2-18 Automotive Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 111
Table 2-19 Systems Body-In-White Market Shares, Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 113
Table 2-20 SCARA Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014 114
Figure 2-21 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 116
Table 2-22 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015-2021 117
Table 2-23 Industrial Robot Market Totals, Shipped Units and Dollars, Average Cost
Table 2-24 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021 120
Figure 2-25 Robotics Market Growing by 22,000 Units in 2012 121
Table 2-26 Industrial Robotic Trends 123
Table 2-27 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Automotive, Body in White,
Table 2-28 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Automotive, Body in White,
Figure 2-29 Global Automotive Production 129
Table 2-30 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Welding, Painting, Material Handling, Logistical, Packaging,
Table 2-31 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Welding, Painting, Material Handling,
Table 2-32 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Welding Segments, Dollars, Worldwide,
Table 2-33 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Welding Segments, Percent, Worldwide,
Table 2-34 Industrial Robots General Manufacturing and Other Segments 135
Table 2-35 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Articulated, Cylindrical, Cartesian, and
Table 2-36 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Market Segments: Articulated, Cylindrical, Cartesian, and
Figure 2-37 Market Potential for Industrial Robots 141
Figure 2-38 Articulated Robot Sales 142
Figure 2-39 Robot Strategy: Increased Share In General Industry 143
Figure 2-40 Global Sales of Industrial Robots 144
Figure 2-41 Industrial Automation Market Opportunity 145
Figure 2-42 Global Automotive Production 146
Figure 2-43 Robotics Market Growing by 22,000 Units 147
Table 2-44 Countries That Are Fast Adopters Of Technology And Advanced Industrial
Table 2-45 Yaskawa Motoman Robotic Welding Functions 153
Table 2-46 Industrial Robotic Automated Palletizing Platform Functions 154
Table 2-47 Robotic Palletizer Features And Benefits: 155
Figure 2-48 Robotics End User Trends 156
Table 2-49
Figure 2-50 Industrial Robot Welder 159
Table 2-51 Advantages of Robot Welding Over Manual Welding 160
Figure 2-52 Cycle Time Market Potential for Industrial Robots 162
Figure 2-53 Industrial Robot Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014 167
Table 2-54 Industrial Robot Regional Market Segments, 2014 168
Table 2-55 Industrial Robotic Market Factors for Accelerated Growth in North America
Figure 2-56 Chinese Industrial Robots 176
Figure 2-57 Chinese Vendor Growing Force in Industrial Robot Markets 178
Figure 2-58 Mainland China Industrial Robot 180
Figure 3-1 Robot Based Assembly 189
Figure 3-2 Automotive Production Complexity 191
Table 3-3 Global Industrial Robotics Market Segmentation 193
Figure 3-4 ABB Remote Service of Factories 195
Figure 3-5 ABB IRB 120 197
Figure 3-6 ABB IRB 140 198
Table 3-7 ABB IRB 6660 Press Tending Industrial Robot Features 200
Table 3-8 ABB IRB 6660 for Press Tending Benefits 201
Figure 3-9 ABB IRB 6650S Full Vertical And Horizontal Stroke Motion 202
Table 3-10 ABB IRB 6650S Features 203
Figure 3-11 ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker™ 204
Table 3-12 ABB FlexPainter IRB 5500 Benefits 207
Figure 3-13 ABB IRB 5500 – FlexPainter 208
Table 3-14 ABB FlexPainter IRB 5500 Non-Batch Painting And Multiple Colors Benefits
Figure 3-15 ABB Material Handling Robots 210
Figure 3-16 ABB FlexPicker 211
Figure 3-17 ABB IRB 7600 213
Figure 3-18 ABB Welding Robots 214
Figure 3-19 ABB IRB 2600ID Arc Welding 215
Table 3-20 ABB IRB 2600ID Industrial Robot High Output Applications 216
Figure 3-21 ABB IRB 1520ID Lean Arc Welder 218
Figure 3-22 ABB YuMi 220
Table 3-23 ABB Collaborative Robotic Co-Worker YuMi Functions 221
Figure 3-24 ABB Human - Robot Collaboration 222
Figure 3-25 ABB Human - Robot Collaboration 223
Table 3-26 ABB YuMi Robot Functions 224
Table 3-27 ABB YuMi Collaborative, Dual-Arm Small Parts Assembly Robot Functions 225
Figure 3-28 ABB Cross Division Collaboration 226
Figure 3-29 Kuka Line of Industrial Robots 227
Table 3-30 Kuka Industrial Robot Innovations 228
Table 3-31 Kuka Competitive Advantage 229
Figure 3-32 Kuka LBR IIWA 7 R800 230
Figure 3-33 Kuka LBR IIWA 7 R820 Robots Used In The Vicinity
Figure 3-34 Kuka KR 5 ARC 233
Figure 3-36 Kuka KR 5-2 ARC HW Specialist Arc Welding 235
Figure 3-37 Kuka KR 16-2 F for Tasks In The Glass Industry
Figure 3-38 Kuka KR 16-2 CF For Industry Including the Cleanroom 238
Figure 3-39 Kuka Quantec 239
Figure 3-40 KukaSize and Versatility Advantages of Quantec Industrial Robot 240
Figure 3-41 Kuka KR 40 PA Palletizing Robot 241
Figure 3-42 Kuka 1000 1300 TITAN PA 242
Figure 3-43 Kuka 1000 L950 TITAN PA 243
Figure 3-44 Kuka Customer Production Focus 244
Figure 3-45 Kuka Automotive Stages of Implementation 245
Figure 3-46 Kuka US Auto Initiatives 246
Figure 3-47 Kuka Product Strategy 247
Figure 3-48 Kuka Robots 248
Figure 3-49 Kuka Material Handling Robots 248
Figure 3-50 Kuka Industry Standard Robots Used in Agriculture 249
Figure 3-51 Kuka Welding Robots in the Industry 250
Figure 3-52 Kuka Robots in Industry 251
Figure 3-53 Kuka Robots in the Food Processing Industry 252
Figure 3-54 Kuka Robots 254
Figure 3-55 Kuka Plasma Cutting Robot 256
Figure 3-56 FANUC Pick-And-Place Robot 290
Figure 3-57 Fanoc Robotic Manufacturing Technology 292
Figure 3-58 Robotic Manufacturing 293
Figure 3-59 Fanuc Robot Factories 294
Figure 3-60 Fanuc M-3iA Robots Sorting Boxes 295
Figure 3-61 FANUC Robodrill DiA5 Series 296
Figure 3-62 FANUC Welding Robots 297
Figure 3-63 FANUC Material Handling Robots 298
Figure 3-64 FANUC Plasma Cutting Robot 298
Figure 3-65 Denso Wave Industrial Robot Categories 317
Figure 3-66 Yaskawa Motoman Robots 526
Figure 3-67 Stäubli 4-Axis And 6-Axis Robots 538
Figure 3-68 Staubli TP80 Fast Picker Robot 540 3.8 Logistics Services Robots
Figure 3-69 Motoman Robots Pick, Pack, and Palletize 560
Figure 3-70 Yaskawa Motoman Picking 561
Figure 3-71 Yaskawa Motoman Packaging 563
Figure 3-72 Yaskawa Motoman Palletizing 565
Figure 3-73 Motoman Partners in Logistics and Warehousing 566
Figure 3-74 Epson Industrial Robots 641
Table 3-76 Kawasaki Industrial Robot Applications: 691
Figure 3-77 Universal Robots UR3 694
Table 78 Universal Robots Applications 695
Figure 3-79 MIT Smart Gardener Robot 697
Figure 4-1 Technological Innovation in Industrial Robots 700
Table 4-2 Sensor Technology Functions 702
Table 4-3 Robot System Architecture 703
Table 4-4 Proprietary Sensor Technology 704
Table 4-5 System Design & Architecture 705
Figure 4-6 Tracks Followed By The Atomiser In The Engine Compartment Of
Figure 4-7 EcoBell 2 HD Atomiser 711
Table 4-8 Tight Scientific Collaboration Between Different Disciplines 721
Figure 5-1 Key Facts ABB Robotics 732
Table 5-2 ABB Product Launches 735
Figure 5-3 ABB Technology and Innovation 737
Table 5-4 ABB Global Lab Target Technologies 738
Figure 5-5 ABB PetroChemical Customer 747
Figure 5-6 ABB Disruptive Technologies 748
Figure 5-7 ABB Data Center Efficiency 749
Table 5-8 ABB's Global Lab Automation Target Solutions 750
Table 5-9 ABB Active Current Research Areas 751
Figure 5-10 Driving PIIE IN Utilities, Industry and Transport 752
Figure 5-11 ABB Division Structure and Portfolio 753
Figure 5-12 ABB Power Systems 756
Figure 5-13 ABB In Oil, Gas, and Chemicals 757
Figure 5-14 ABB Discrete Automation and Motion 760
Figure 5-15 ABB Process Automation 762
Table 5-15 Adept Technology Fiscal 2014 Segments With Increase In The Robotics
Table 5-16 Apex Automation and Robotics Customer Base 771
Table 5-17 Apex Automation and Robotics Positioning 774
Table 5-18 Axium Target Markets 778
Table 5-19 BAE Systems Company Positioning 782
Figure 5-20 BAE Systems Strategy 783
Table 5-21 BAE Systems Standards 786
Table 5-22 ECA Robotics Range Of Products 802
Table 5-23 Elbit Systems Activities: 804
Table 5-24 Elbit Systems Activities: 807
Figure 5-25 Fanuc Welding Robot 817
Figure 5-26 Fanuc Industrial Robots 819
Figure 5-27 Fanuc Global Network 821
Figure 5-28 Fanuc’s Organization 825
Figure 5-29 Fanuc Revenue 828
Figure 5-30 Fanuc Revenue 829
Figure 5-31 Fiat / Comau Body Welding 831
Figure 5-32 Fuji Industrial Robots 832
Figure 5-32 Kuka Vision for Expansion of Robotic Markets 858
Figure 5-33 Kuka Customers 860
Figure 5-34 Kuka Regional (10) and Segment (7) Focus 862
Figure 5-35 Kuka Positioning with Smart Tools 864
Figure 5-36 Kuka Positioning in Robotics and Systems 868
Table 5-37 Mitsubishi Electric FA Core Competencies 872
Figure 5-38 Nabtesco Cycloidal Gearbox 874
Figure 5-39 Nabtesco Cycloidal Gearboxes 875
Table 5-40 NACHI-FUJIKOSHI Group Management Policies 878
Figure 5-41 Nachi Fujikoshi Tools And Bearing Based On Its Quality Materials
Figure 5-42 Nachi Fujikoshi Manufacturing Process Assembly - Machining Division Priorities 881
Table 5-43 Nachi Fujikoshi Robot Market Sectors 882
Table 5-44 NIST Performance Measurements 883
Figure 5-45 Panasonic / Sanyo Solar HIT Garage Roof Panels 887
Figure 5-46 Panasonic / Sanyo Solar HIT Roof Panels 888
Figure 5-47 Panasonic / Sanyo Solar HIT Panels 890
Figure 5-47 Re Core Technologies 897
Figure 5-48 Re Unmanned Ground Vehicles 898
Figure 5-49 Re Forerunner Key Features 899
Figure 5-50 Re2 Open Architecture for Robots 901
Table 5-51 Rockwell Automation Long-term Strategy Positioning 914
Figure 5-52 Step Industrial Automation 919
Table 5-53 Jasic Integrated Welding Solution Target Markets 922
Figure 5-54 Jasic Integrated Welding Solutions 923
Table 5-55 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System 926
Figure 5-56 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Leaflet & Spoon Placement 928
Figure 5-57 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Collating System 929
Figure 5-58 Shibuya Kogyo Automated Aseptic Environmental Monitoring System 930
Table 5-56 Typical Applications of Stäubli Robots 935
Table 5-57 Target Markets for Stäubli Robots 936
Table 5-58 Stäubli Product Range Of Robots 937
Figure 5-59 Universal Industrial Robot 943
Figure 5-60 UC Davis Using Yahama Helicopter Drones For Crop Dusting 944
Figure 5-61 Yamaha Crop Dusting Initiatives 945
Figure 5-62 YASKAWA Electric Group Businesses 952

 

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