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How To Realize The Rise Of Domestic Spraying Robots?
Jan 14, 2019

Nowadays, with the continuous growth and release of automation production demand, technological innovation and industrial upgrading of industrial manufacturing industry are being performed grandly. In the field of industrial spraying, under the influence of the steady development and improvement of modern technology, the technical transformation of spraying machine is also in progress. The gradual improvement of automatic production requirements and the continuous implementation of the production principles of safety and environmental protection make the appearance of spraying robot inevitable.


It is understood that spraying robot also known as spray paint robot, is a kind of automatic spray paint or spray other paint industrial robot. Compared with manual spraying, robots have obvious advantages in flexible operation, stronger environmental adaptability, higher quality and efficiency of spraying, greater utilization of materials, easier operation and cost saving. Based on these advantages, spraying robots have gradually become a new trend in the application of spraying industry and have been widely concerned by countries all over the world.


Spraying robot development status in the world


At present, spraying robot has been a relatively mature technology in foreign countries. Since 1986 when the programming technology of spraying robot was first discussed, there has been more than 30 years of research and development history. After entering the 21st century, the rapid development of science and technology in various fields has further promoted the extensive application of foreign spraying robots.


So far, Europe and the United States, Japan and other developed countries on the spraying robot research and application of dominant and they are relying on spraying robot simulation technology, control technology, remote teaching techniques, etc., the mass production of accumulated experience and experimental data, the result of spraying robot's design and manufacture gradually entered the stage of industrialization, programming development.


Compared with countries with a late start and slow development, the development of spraying robots in developed countries presents several characteristics. Secondly, the robot mechanism design and optimization is better, the research and development cost and cycle is greatly reduced; Third, the software teaching is widely used, the control interface is more humane; The fourth is the realization of digital communication, information sharing and intelligence aggregation analysis more coordinated and convenient; Fifth, the application of induction technology is more mature, the precision and intensity of robot operation is more obvious.


Driven by the maturity of technology and application, from 2012 to 2016, the global spray robot market supported by developed countries expanded rapidly from 2 billion us dollars to nearly 6 billion us dollars, with an average annual growth rate of more than 20% and an impressive development rate. Among them, automobile, aerospace, furniture and home appliances gradually become the main field of market development, but its potential release is not comprehensive enough. In the future, with the exploration of the potential of existing fields gradually deepened, coupled with the continuous exploration of emerging fields, the global spraying robot market will also usher in further expansion.


Our country market still faces a lot of problems


Compared with those foreign advanced countries, although our country spraying robot research and development started late, the market application is not perfect, but the domestic market development is very rapid. In 2017, China's spraying robot market size has been close to 8 billion yuan, and the market sales volume has reached 19,000 units. It is expected that the market size will exceed 14 billion by 2020, and the sales volume is expected to exceed 40,000 units.


However, although in the domestic strong market demand, spraying robot has made a certain scale of development, but by the key technology, industry norms, industry preference and other factors, currently our country spraying robot market development is still facing many problems. Among them, the core technology, market share, industry norms, has become a constraint on the development of the main three factors.


In terms of core technology, leaving aside the process, material and technology in the spraying industry, the gap with developed countries in terms of robot body and key parts can never be filled. Due to the restriction of technology, Chinese enterprises can only focus on the system integration part of industrial development. Due to the lack of high-end development strength, the market is monopolized by ABB, fanuc, yaskawa and other foreign enterprises, and the market share is carved up.


At the same time, due to the low threshold to enter the low-end market, the influx of a large number of enterprises also muddy the market pool, making competition between enterprises blind and disorderly. Some of them are engaged in price wars, some of them blindly introduce foreign products, some of them fail to live up to their name... In such a disorderly competition, the development of enterprises and industries have been severely hit.


Future domestic integrators focus on the direction


So, as China's spraying robot development backbone, in the face of opportunities and challenges coexist, domestic integrators how to develop? According to the prediction of industry professionals, the following three directions in the future deserve high attention from enterprises.


Standardization. At present, since spraying robot only has a relatively standard ontology, the standardization degree of industry development is less than 50%, and the increase in the proportion of standardization will be conducive to the scale development of enterprises. Therefore, in the future, more and more enterprises will transfer their goal to the standardization of spraying robot ontology and process.


Smart factory. Smart factory is a new stage of modern factory information development, the core of which is digitalization. In the future, the building of smart factories or digital factories will become the main business direction of enterprises, which requires enterprises to not only increase the integration of hardware devices, but also pay more attention to the integration of top-level architecture design and software.


Enterprise integration. In the future, the trend of enterprise integration will be difficult to resist, common spray robot integrator single difficult, unable to do big, after the development bottleneck, strengthen the integration will be the trend and way out. In the integration process, process and channel will be the key factors, enterprises need to pay extra attention.