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The application scale of China's industrial robot market is the largest in the world, and localization substitution is accelerating. Introduction: with the rise of labor costs and the transformation and upgrading of economic structure, the transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing industry is also advancing steadily, and machine replacement has become a new phenomenon in the manufacturing industry in recent years. In terms of market size, China has become the largest market for industrial robots in the world for many years in a row, accounting for 30% of the global sales of industrial robots, and maintaining rapid growth

however, the competitiveness of China's industrial robot manufacturing industry is still weak, especially in core parts. However, as relevant Chinese enterprises and institutions increase R & D investment, breakthroughs have been made in the field of some core parts, the localization and replacement of some core parts of industrial robots are accelerating, and robot industry clusters of a certain scale have been formed in some regions. The new generation of robot industry closely integrated with AI technology is also providing opportunities for China's robot industry to catch up and surpass

Zhao Jie, Professor of Harbin Institute of technology and director of the Institute of robotics, pointed out that economic and low-cost industrial robots have increased the proportion of domestic robots in the newly installed capacity. In 2016, the sales of industrial robots of China's own brand has been close to 30000, an increase of nearly 30% over 2015. In addition, the robot system integration of its own brand has also been successfully applied in the welding field. The automatic production line of flexible welding of automobile body independently developed by China has broken the monopoly of foreign companies in this high-end field

for many years in a row, China has been one of the fastest growing markets for industrial robots. With the transformation and upgrading of industries and the reduction of demographic dividends, the average annual growth rate in the past five years has been as high as 28%. China has become the world's number one industrial robot application market for five consecutive years, and the scale of China's robot market is expected to exceed US $6billion this year

undoubtedly, China has also become a market for robot giants in various countries to compete. The fierce competition has brought great challenges to the independent robot brand, and is also honing the growth of related enterprises

the situation that China has been controlled by others for a long time in key parts such as reducers, servo motors and controllers is changing. Domestic manufacturers have overcome some of the difficulties in the above-mentioned core parts and components, and are steadily promoting the localization of these parts, which will reduce the cost of domestic robots, increase the proportion of domestic robots in the new installation, and more importantly, break the choke restriction of foreign brands in key areas

in the third wave of rapid development, artificial intelligence has opened up infinite space for a new generation of robots. New intelligent service robot technology is more concentrated in big data, IOT, sensing systems and other fields. In these fields, China and foreign countries are almost on the same starting line, and China even has advantages in some technologies and market application space, This will bring great opportunities for Chinese robots to overtake in curves

all parties rush to the Chinese market

according to the China robot industry development report (2017) (hereinafter referred to as the report) released at the world robot conference at the end of August, the size of China's robot market is expected to reach $6.28 billion in 2017, with an average annual growth rate of 28%, while the average growth rate of the global robot market in the same period is 17%

China is the country with the fastest development of the industrial robot market. In 2016, China's industrial robots maintained a high-speed growth, and the sales volume increased by 31.3% year-on-year; China has become the world's largest industrial robot application market for five consecutive years, accounting for about one third of the global market share

as a large manufacturing country, China's demographic dividend is decreasing, and there is a great demand for robots; At the same time, the demand for intelligent transformation and upgrading made in China is also increasingly prominent, and the market demand for industrial robots is still strong. The report predicts that the sales volume of industrial robots in China will exceed 110000 for the first time in 2017

in recent years, global industrial robot giants have established industrial bases in China to seize the high point of the market in an all-round way. Among them, abb is planning to establish Chongqing robot application center based on the robot application centers in Zhuhai and Qingdao; YASKAWA electric signed a contract with Wujin national high tech Zone Phase II project to increase production capacity again and start the construction of the third factory. KUKA announced to increase investment in China again and build China's second phase plant in order to continue to expand production capacity

this has brought great pressure to the domestic robot industry, and also highlighted China's long pending bottleneck on core parts and other issues

in an interview with 21st Century Business Herald, Xu Xiaolan, Secretary General of the world robotics conference and vice president and Secretary General of the China Institute of electronics, said that China's robot industry is still difficult to compete fully with foreign giants and is controlled by others in the field of core parts. She worried that China's rapid machine replacement process will lead to China's direct import of robot core parts and even complete machines from abroad, making the huge Chinese market give way

from the perspective of structure, industrial robots are composed of four parts: reducer, servo motor, controller and body. The first three parts account for about 35%, 25% and 15% of the cost of the whole machine respectively. However, most of these three parts are monopolized by foreign capital. Domestic robot manufacturing enterprises are seriously controlled by others in terms of supporting key parts, and have basically no bargaining power, which even leads to the inversion of the manufacturing cost of the whole machine and the imported whole machine

take the reducer that accounts for the highest cost of the robot as an example. At present, most of the precision reducer Market is occupied by Japanese enterprises. At present, the cost of foreign robots on the reducer is 10000, while the cost of domestic robots is about 300000, which is nearly twice the cost of foreign robots. In terms of servo motors, the overall share of domestic companies is less than 10%; The same is true for drives: 80% of domestic drives need to be imported from Europe, America and Japan

foreign giant manufacturers can often obtain relatively favorable purchase prices with huge purchase volume and signing exclusive agreements. Moreover, many industrial robot manufacturers themselves are suppliers of core components. Japan FANUC is the world's largest professional CNC system manufacturer, and Yaskawa and Panasonic are the world's largest motor manufacturers

this makes Chinese companies suffer: when importing parts from these companies, domestic enterprises often have to buy reducers and servo motors at much higher prices than foreign manufacturers, which makes the growth rate of operating costs of many enterprises much higher than the growth rate of operating revenue

localization substitution acceleration

however, all this is quietly changing, and the localization substitution of China's robot industry in core parts and other fields is accelerating

at present, China has taken breaking through the key core technology of robots as an important strategy. Domestic manufacturers have overcome some problems in the field of key core parts such as reducers and servo motors, and preliminarily realized the localization of controllers. The trend of localization of core parts is gradually emerging

at the same time, the proportion of domestic industrial robots in the total market sales has increased steadily. The use of domestic controllers and other core components in domestic industrial robots has also further increased, the level of independent research and development of intelligent control and application systems has continued to improve, and the ability of independent design of manufacturing processes has continued to improve

Zuo Shiquan, director of the Equipment Industry Research Institute of CCID Research Institute of the Ministry of industry and information technology, told the 21st Century Business Herald that China has gained a certain practical mastery of the four key parts. In the process of the localization of the reducer, Nantong zhenkang, Suzhou Lvdi, Shaanxi Qinchuan and other units have emerged, promoting the application of parts in low-end robots; In terms of servo motors, domestic Huichuan technology, central China CNC, xinshida and other companies are also gradually rising

Zuo Shiquan believes that the current problems faced by domestic replacement of parts are, on the one hand, the low market share and, on the other hand, the quality reliability and stability still need to be improved. Now, in order to ensure stability and reliability, system integrators dare not easily use domestic robots in automotive automatic welding, and the improvement of reliability also requires the continuous increase of application market

Zhao Jie, Professor of Harbin Institute of technology and director of Robotics Institute, said that at present, major breakthroughs are being made in the key technologies of core components, and some of them have achieved small batch industrial applications. For example, the shipment of harmonic reducers has reached 80000 units per year, and nearly 20000 RV reducers have been applied to self owned brand robots in recent years, which has shortened the process of China's industry's dependence on imports of core components

Zhao Jie pointed out that the economic and low-cost industrial robots have increased the proportion of domestic robots in the newly installed capacity. In 2016, the sales of China's own brand industrial robots have been close to 30000, an increase of nearly 30% over 2015. In addition, the robot system integration of its own brand has also been successfully applied in the welding field. The automatic production line of flexible welding of automobile body independently developed by China has broken the monopoly of foreign companies in this high-end field

it is worth noting that due to the growth of procurement scale and the needs of enterprise transformation, leading enterprises in key areas downstream of the industrial chain began to accelerate the research and development and self supply of robots. For example, Midea Group reached a strategic cooperation with servotronix, an Israeli motion control system solution provider, after acquiring KUKA company in Germany; Yitian technology controls Kunshan yilaiberry robot through acquisition; Dongxu new energy acquired Shanghai anxuan automation, etc

at the same time of localization, in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Beijing Tianjin Hebei and Northeast China, a new round of industrial agglomeration is being formed around the characteristic robot industrial park in close combination with the development needs of local industrial transformation and upgrading

from a regional perspective, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta have become the most complete and developed regions in the industrial robot industry chain. Relying on robot industrial parks such as Songshan Lake, the Pearl River Delta has initially formed an industrial chain with a strong atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship by combining policy measures with financial means and applications; Relying on Wuhu robot industrial park and Kunshan high tech Zone robot industrial park, the Yangtze River Delta has built a complete robot industrial chain with strong industrial foundation, supporting facilities and huge application market

in addition, relying on Tangshan robot industrial park, Beijing Tianjin Hebei has a relatively mature industrial chain of intelligent robots, and service robots and special robots are more advanced. Northeast China has formed an industrial agglomeration dominated by industrial robots by relying on Harbin Science and technology innovation city robot industrial park and Shenyang Hunnan intelligent industrial park

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in the view of Qu Daokui, President of Xinsong robot, the current robot industry is in an era of great transformation and upgrading: traditional robots are at a major turning point in the evolution from machines to humans, and robots are starting to change from traditional machines and equipment in the past to new equipment with human intelligence, wisdom and flexibility. This has brought important strategic opportunities to China

Qu Daokui said that due to its early start, almost all the standards of traditional robots are formulated by foreign countries, and foreign enterprises occupy a dominant position, while the new generation of robots will have new leading enterprises and industry standards. He said that the intelligent service robot technology that has just explored industrialization is more concentrated

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