The hottest industrial robot market in North Ameri

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The North American industrial robot market is quietly heating up

Guide: according to the latest report of the American advanced automation industry association, robots for industrial automation applications are beginning to flourish in North America. It is estimated that in the first half of 2016, there were more than $800million in orders, setting a new record of 14583 industrial robots; Automobile manufacturers and component suppliers are the main drivers of the industrial robot market

a3 is an industrial organization dedicated to promoting automation technology. It has four sub groups, including the robot Industries Association (RIA), the motion control and motor Association (MCMA), which brings problems to environmental protection, and a global visual information association (AIA), which supports special technologies applied in the field of automation. A3 has increased 119 member manufacturers this year, including its subordinate groups, with a total membership of nearly 1000

the demand for automation technology is growing. A3 chairman J tensile testing machine is a multi-function testing instrument. Eff burnstein said in an interview with eetimes: not only in the United States, this is a global trend. Many companies are trying to strengthen their competitiveness by improving productivity, and those boring, bad environmental conditions and dangerous jobs are the first batch to be automated; He pointed out that recently, many robots purchased by 4H manufacturers mainly support tasks such as material processing, assembly, welding and painting

burnstein also pointed out that robots are becoming easier to import workflow, which makes them more attractive to small and medium-sized manufacturers: the new generation of robots are easier to set up, requiring only a few hours of operation training rather than months of programming; With the vigorous development of collaborative robots, they are even used in the final assembly steps that require close cooperation with humans

when asked whether robots will affect the livelihood of human workers, burnstein pointed out that the sales volume of robots and non-agricultural labor force have grown steadily in the past, and the financial storm has also grown again because of the low risk of establishing a recycled plastic particle factory: we have observed for more than 20 years and found that when the sales volume of robots has grown, the unemployment rate has declined, This is true in both the United States and most regions of the world; He also pointed out that even if there is a cycle between industrial expenditure and employment, the sales volume and employment rate of robots are still growing steadily: we cannot conclude that robots are the killer of employment rate

burnstein added that in fact, it may be completely opposite: robots are the key factor for manufacturers to maintain competitiveness, otherwise it may be failure; Since manufacturers are booming, they will expand manpower and increase job opportunities. He cited an example of a supplier in the automotive industry. The company found that some specific jobs were always hiring and training new employees, but those employees left them all at once until they handed over those jobs to robots. They found that their performance rose instead, and they could hire more new employees to cope with business expansion

Bob Doyle, the communications director of

a3, also pointed out that as manufacturers use robots to perform repetitive tasks, the skill requirements of the industry for workers have changed: today's factories are different from those in our grandfather's youth. We have done surveys and know that the biggest problem faced by manufacturers is to find enough manpower to fill vacancies, which are not only engineering jobs, but also need technical support; At present, there are nearly 2.3 million such vacancies in the industry, but there are not enough qualified manpower to fill them

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