The hottest robot made in China is coming

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Made in China, robots are coming. Introduction: in the robot and automation equipment industry, China is recognized as the market with the greatest potential. In the next three to five years, China is expected to become the country with the largest installed robot capacity in the world. Many international giants who produce industrial robots now regard the Chinese market as a decisive battlefield for the future. Enterprises are arming made in China with industrial robots at a constant speed "Rookies are speeding up in more than 40000 community post stations across the country.

Foxconn, the world's largest OEM enterprise, is transforming. Terry Gou, President of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, said that Foxconn will invest 100 billion yuan to build the world's largest robot production base in Jincheng, Shanxi and other places, and will expand the production capacity of industrial robots from 10000 in 2011 to 1million. As a typical labor-intensive enterprise, Foxconn employs workers in the mainland The number peaked at more than 1million

the survey found that in addition to Foxconn, many enterprises across the country have robot strategies, and the robot era is quietly approaching

robots armed with made in China

its electrical insulation is not affected by temperature. In 2010, robots developed by Foxconn were put into production in Jincheng Park, Shanxi Province. In 2011, gaoyunhu, director of the Department of energy conservation and comprehensive utilization of the Ministry of industry and information technology in this park, had a robot production capacity of 10000 units. In the Foxconn plant in Jincheng, there are now real robots

at Foxconn, these robots with strange shapes and monotonous actions are called foxbot. To be exact, these robots can only be called robots. Unlike the 8-hour working system of front-line production workers, these robots can work tirelessly 24 hours a day

robots do not only appear in Foxconn

in a huge factory building in Baohe Industrial Park, Hefei, Anhui Province, more than 200 welding robots are arranged neatly, which do not need workers to operate, and are controlled by computers to work in an orderly manner. In this welding robot production line, twoorthree parts can be assembled every 51 seconds to produce a car

in the clean and quiet air-conditioning workshop of Guangdong Dongguan Jusheng plastic electronic products Co., Ltd., there was no worker, only a robot walking back and forth on the 21 meter long production line. This scene completely overturned the impression of machines roaring, dust billowing and people coming and going in the production workshop

jiangshiyuan, the assistant general manager of the company, said proudly that the production line can work 24 hours and the production capacity is three times that of ordinary workshops. Robot processing can be accurate to 3 microns, and the error is much smaller than that of hair. High quality and low cost make our products travel smoothly in the international market

the survey found that the speed of enterprises arming made in China with industrial robots is accelerating

with the rise of labor costs in 2008, industrial robots began to emerge in the manufacturing sector. In that year, China's sales reached 7500 units, which was one third of the total sales in the previous 24 years. After that, robot applications expanded rapidly. According to the rough statistics of China Machinery Industry Federation, China imported 23400 robots in 2010, an increase of 130% year-on-year; In 2011, 38000 robots were imported, with a year-on-year increase of 62%

compared with humans, robots in front-line production posts have higher tolerance and advantages in production efficiency. In addition, the use of robots can effectively reduce labor costs. Geng yeqiang, an associate professor at the school of economics and business administration of Shanxi University, told me that the arrival of the robot era is a trend

like Foxconn, it benefited from the low labor cost in the mainland in the early stage, but this advantage is disappearing in recent years. Therefore, enterprises will start from maximizing profits and reduce production costs to improve profits. In the future, labor-intensive factories will gradually use robots to replace workers in order to create greater economic benefits

Bi Yalei, Secretary General of Shenzhen Robot Association, even said that the era of robots in every family and factory will soon come

robots are coming, where are people going?

in fact, not only in Jincheng, Shanxi Province, Foxconn's robot strategy is also implemented in other provinces. Its R & D team has launched the million robot program in Luoyang to realize the replacement of manual labor with strong repeatability and high operation intensity

after such a large-scale robot is put into the production line, what impact will it have on the enterprise's employment, and then the horizontal beam rings when it runs up and down? Where will the front-line workers go

although Foxconn said that robots will be used to assist rather than replace human production, it is inevitable that a large number of robots will occupy posts in the short term after taking up posts

among Foxconn's workforce, young people born in the 1980s and 1990s account for the majority. These young people feel mixed about the arrival of robots. They are happy that robots can liberate themselves from the monotonous and boring production line. They are worried about whether they can stay in the factory after being occupied by robots

if robots replace people, where should people go

Xiegang, a doctoral tutor at the school of information engineering of Taiyuan University of technology, said that in the short term, the robot strategy is bound to lead to a number of production workers being laid off. But at the same time, the emergence of large-scale robots will also spawn a large number of new jobs, including robot research and development, manipulation and maintenance

Xie Gang believes that robots undertake some repetitive and simple work. After human resources are liberated, they can be invested in more creative work such as service and research and development. Once robots are put into production lines on a large scale, enterprises must find ways to retrain the replaced employees, so that they can regain the opportunity to operate and maintain robots, or enter some new departments with robots

as robots enter production, enterprises will put forward higher requirements for front-line production workers. In the long run, it will help front-line production workers improve their work level and bid farewell to boring and low-tech production labor. Xie Gang said

employees should be paid higher wages. Their strength lies not in manufacturing, but in innovation. This is in line with the trend of humanized management and the psychological characteristics of the post-80s and post-90s generation in China. Gou said

robot manufacturing, a new field of industrial competition

Foxconn, which implements the robot strategy, currently has five technologies, including robot manufacturing hardware, key components, software, system integration and remote control. As early as 2007, Foxconn automation robot Division has been established. In the view of the industry, the launch of Foxconn robot project will not only promote the transformation of production mode within enterprises, but also drive the development of local related industries and China's high-end manufacturing industry

although the number of industrial robots in the field of manufacturing in China is only tens of thousands, it is estimated that during the 12th Five Year Plan period, the domestic industrial robot market demand will show a blowout development, and the demand will increase at a rate of 15% per year. It is estimated that the average annual market size of industrial robots in China will be more than 4billion yuan in the future

in the robot and automation equipment industry, China is recognized as the market with the greatest potential. In the next three to five years, China is expected to become the country with the largest installed robot capacity in the world. Many international giants who produce industrial robots now regard the Chinese market as a decisive battlefield for the future

recently, 28 general-purpose industrial robots from Shenyang Xinsong Robot Automation Co., Ltd. were sent to the automobile welding production line of FAW Group. 28 standardized robots broke into the production line of German cars in batches and competed with foreign robots that have occupied this market for a long time, which is the first time for Xinsong company

the survey found that local robot enterprises are catching up. The robot research and development speed in Shenyang, Xi'an and other places is very fast, while the application market in the Pearl River Delta region is growing the fastest

according to statistics, Shenzhen Robot Association alone has 63 robot enterprise members, with an output value of 16 billion yuan in 2011, with an average annual growth rate of 50% to 60%. In order to solve the problem that enterprises invest too much in the early stage of using robots, flexible employment marketing is also adopted, that is, enterprises can use robots first and then pay for them, and robots can also be fired if they do not do well

if machine tools are industrial machines, robots are machine tools with brains. A senior person in the machine tool industry said that Chinese people must understand that if made in China wants to compete with developed economies such as the United States, Europe and Japan, we cannot only use other people's industrial equipment, which will make made in China hover in the link of low added value. In order not to be killed by competitors' robots, we must arm ourselves with our own robots. (banyuetan, 2012, issue 19, Zhang Yu, Liu Xiangxiao, Wei Biao)

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