The Robot Industry Will Bring New Opportunities To Sensors

- Mar 07, 2019-

In the era of robot 2.0, the status of sensors has become more and more important, becoming a key component of robot function enhancement and efficiency improvement. In order to promote the application of robotics in the manufacturing industry, forward-looking industry experts have made a lot of efforts, including continuous innovation in sensing technology, which has promoted the development of the robot sensor market.


At present, the application scenarios of industrial robots in the manufacturing industry are common in materials handling, welding, polishing and inspection processes, which can reduce labor costs and improve efficiency of the factory, and ultimately obtain the maximum profit. The integration process of industrial robot solutions also drives the sensor market. Sensors help to monitor the robot production line, such as visualization and efficiency analysis, to ensure that the production line can complete tasks in time.


An important trend in the robotics industry is to install more sensors into the device, such as vision, laser sensing, force sensing, torque and other types of sensors to perform more complex tasks and save time and ensure human safety. purpose. In the era of 2.0, robots perform their tasks autonomously in an unattended environment. They are an important part of the detection and decision-making of the surrounding environment. Various sensor products are involved here.


Thanks to the various sensors installed inside and outside the robot, these combinations of perceptions make the robot more valuable in the manufacturing process. Especially for collaborative robots, these machines require multiple sensors to work with humans, creating a huge sensor market. Robots and humans are a big scene. Collaboration robots are easy to use and have high security. They can work together with humans.


Collaborative robots are actually designed to increase human productivity, with powerful features, high precision, and data analysis capabilities that can help workers increase value. Moreover, the robot can work 24 hours a day, can complete the preparation of materials in the evening, perform some repetitive operations, or carry out the work of loading and unloading the machine. When one component is completed, the robot takes it out of the machine and loads the second component. Place the first part in the next step. The robot releases the hands and time of the workers, making the work staff more fun.


Although collaborative robots are in their infancy, there are not many competitive products on the market. Among them, U-Robot still holds the largest market share, but the industry expects a lot of room for future growth. Collaborative robots will bring a significant market to the sensor industry, and it is expected that by 2024 such robots will contribute at least $600 million to the sensor industry.


Advanced sensors have changed the use of robots in manufacturing. Under the megatrend of smart manufacturing, factories encourage robots to improve efficiency and overcome new challenges through robots, such as meeting individualized needs. The advantages of collaborative robots are gradually emerging, and the intelligent robots in the 2.0 era are also growing, which will undoubtedly promote the development of the sensor market. It is expected that the manufacturing robot sensor market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13% in the next few years.