Robotics 2018-12-11T14:58:19+00:00


The automotive, electronics and electrical engineering industries are the main users, with a 64% market share. With the increasing digitization of the industry, robotics and automation will become key technologies for the smart factories of the future. An example is the advent of direct collaboration, with no more barriers, between men and robots.

The analysis of the density of robots in the different regions shows a huge potential for growth of industrial automation all over the world.

Automation has a positive impact on companies, workers, products and companies. It helps companies increase productivity, reduce production costs and remain competitive. Workers benefit from more ergonomic workplaces and are freed from repetitive or physically demanding tasks. Automation has a positive impact on product quality, reliability and safety. The company benefits greatly from a competitive manufacturing sector, which uses resources efficiently and provides products at affordable costs. These incentives are supporting the demand for robots and automation all over the world.

The rapidly growing industrial vision

Thanks to vision systems, machines can “see” to perform accurate quality checks and monitor processes. The innovative sector of industrial vision in Europe increased its turnover by 16% in 2014. In 2015, according to the most recent estimates, it should have registered a further increase of 10%. The sector is very diversified and provides solutions for all areas of the manufacturing industry. Above all, it increasingly provides solutions outside the factories, for example for traffic management, in the medical and in agriculture fields.

Integrated assembly solutions

Integrated assembly solutions allow you to create new products from millions of individual components. In Germany, this sector increased its turnover by 8% in 2014, exceeding the 6 billion euro threshold (excluding exports). For 2015-16 a further increase of 4% is expected. The integrated assembly solutions will play an important role in the implementation of Industry 4.0, as they will allow direct communication between individual devices and equipment. The new “hybrid” assembly lines aim to efficiently coordinate the capabilities of both men and machines.