Which application segments will perform well in the Industrial Robot over the next few years? Which are the markets where companies should establish a presence? What are the restraints that will threaten growth rate? What are the forecasted growth rates for the Industrial Robot market as a whole and for each segment within it? All of these questions are answered using industry-leading techniques and tools as well as a vast amount of qualitative research.
Efficient systems. Finance and accounting groups often need to access and consolidate information from a range of different applications and systems. This tedious work, often involving intermediate spreadsheets, can present high workloads at month end, the end of a quarter and year end. Robots perform this work fast and seamlessly, as if there was really just one integrated system. Robots can be configured and trained to do this work in a matter of weeks, when it would take years for an IT group to integrate the disparate systems to the same degree.
Machine vision systems for assembly inspection have a wide range of applications. These include checking vehicle components in the automotive industry, verifying fill levels in blisters, chocolate trays, and powder compacts, and ensuring correct label positioning on boxes.
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.
The Washington Post reported that over the last 10 years the United States lost more than a quarter of its manufacturing jobs. Although we are all aware it’s cheaper to manufacture products overseas, Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey explains that Asia is producing an ever-increasing workforce armed with engineering doctorates. China and other Asian countries are also flowing millions of dollars into high tech research in order to compete with the tech industry in the United States. For example, over the last 10 years China doubled the number of engineering doctorates awarded.