With the development of "industry 4.0" and "made in China 2025", the global manufacturing industry is developing towards automation, integration, intelligence and green. As the world's largest manufacturing country, intelligent manufacturing marked by industrial robots is widely used in various industries in China. The following are ten major application areas of industrial robots.
Metal forming machine tool is an important part of machine tool. Forming process is usually associated with high labor intensity, noise pollution, metal dust, etc. sometimes it is in high temperature, high humidity and even polluted environment. The work is simple and boring, and it is difficult for enterprises to recruit people. The integration of industrial robot and forming machine tool can not only solve the problem of enterprise employment, but also improve the efficiency, accuracy and safety of processing, which has a great development space.
In the field of metal forming, industrial robots mainly include the integrated application of numerical control bending machine, press stamping, hot forging and welding.
2. Electronic and electrical
Industrial robots are widely used in electronic IC, chip components and other fields. At present, SCARA type four-axis robot is the most installed industrial robot in the world. The second is the serial joint 6-axis robot, which is more than half of the installed capacity of the global industrial robots.
In the field of electronic and electrical, industrial robots perform well in a series of processes such as sorting and packing, membrane tearing system, laser plastic welding, high-speed stacking, etc.
3. Plastic industry
Plastics are found in everything from automobiles and electronics to consumer goods and food. Plastic raw materials are processed into fine and durable finished products or semi-finished products through injection molding machines and tools. This process often needs industrial robots.
Industrial robot is not only suitable for working in clean room environment standard, but also can complete high-intensity work beside injection molding machine, and improve the economic benefits of various processes. The advantages of industrial robots, such as fast, efficient, flexible, durable and strong bearing capacity, ensure the competitive advantage of plastic enterprises in the market.
4. Foundry industry
The work in the foundry industry places a heavy burden on workers and machines, because they need to work in multiple shifts under extreme working conditions such as high pollution, high temperature and gravity. Therefore, more and more enterprises attach importance to green casting.
The foundry industry extends from pouring and handling to cleaning and stacking. Industrial robots can be used to improve working environment, improve working efficiency, product accuracy and quality, reduce cost and waste, and obtain flexible, high-speed and durable production process to meet the special requirements of green casting.
5. Household appliance industry
Home appliances have always been a labor-intensive industry. Driven by objective factors such as the substantial increase of human cost, the gradual disappearance of China's demographic dividend, and the improvement of precision manufacturing, the application of industrial robots in the field of home appliances is inevitable.
Using industrial robots can complete the production, processing, handling, measurement and inspection work more economically and effectively, and can complete the production tasks continuously and reliably without transferring heavy parts frequently. This can ensure the smooth flow of materials in the production line, and always maintain a constant high quality.
6. Food industry
Food products tend to be refined and diversified, with less and less single variety and large batch products, and more varieties and small batch products are increasingly becoming the mainstream. Most of the packaging work of the domestic food factories, especially the arrangement and assembly of the more complex packaging items, is basically manual operation, which is difficult to ensure the unity and stability of the packaging, and may cause pollution to the packaged products. The application of robot can effectively avoid these problems. By integrating many high technologies such as sensor technology, artificial intelligence and robot manufacturing, the robot system can automatically adapt to various changes in product processing, and truly realize intelligent control.
The application of industrial robots in food mainly focuses on several types: packaging robot, picking robot, stacking robot and processing robot. At present, food industry robots have been developed, such as packaging can robot, automatic lunch robot and beef cutting robot.
7. Metallurgical industry
Whether it's light metal, color metal, precious metal, special metal, or steel, the metal industry cannot do without foundries and steel / metal processing. Moreover, without automation and multi shift operation, it is impossible to ensure the economic benefits and competitiveness of production and reduce the heavy work of employees.
The main work scope of industrial robots in metallurgical industry includes drilling, milling or cutting, bending and stamping. In addition, it can shorten the working cycle of welding, installation, loading and unloading process and improve productivity.
8. Glass industry
Whether it is hollow glass, flat glass, tubular glass, or glass fiber - modern, high-tech materials containing minerals are very important components in the electronic and communication, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. And now it is indispensable for the construction industry and other industrial branches. Industrial robots are the best choice for glass with high cleanliness requirements.
9. Tobacco industry
In the tobacco industry, such as the distribution of cigarette raw and auxiliary materials, it needs advanced automatic logistics system to complete. The traditional manual management and manual handling are easy to make mistakes and are not on time, which can not meet the needs of production development. The industrial robot is used to stack the finished cigarette products, and AGV (self-propelled trolley) is used to carry the finished cigarette pallets, which saves a lot of manpower, reduces the damage of cigarette boxes and improves the automation level.
10. Chemical industry
Chemical industry is one of the main application fields of industrial robots. Facing the requirements of precision, high purity, high quality and miniaturization of modern chemical products, the production environment requires a clean environment, and the clean technology directly affects the qualified rate of products. Therefore, in the field of chemical industry, as more and more chemical production occasions require higher and higher environmental cleanliness in the future, the clean robot will be further utilized, so it has a broad market space.
The field of industrial robots needs a lot of capital and technology investment, as well as perfect industrial ecological layout to support, in order to achieve good development. At present, China's industrial robot industry has not formed a scale. Therefore, it is the key to seize the opportunity to overtake in the corner that how the industrial robot industry of our country does not blindly follow the trend, has its own strategy and keeps the innovation consciousness all the time.