[news] Chinese packaging robots are becoming a new force Chinese plastic industry, there are two reasons, one is to seek solutions to manufacturing enterprises rising labor costs, but more is to raise the level of overall quality and efficiency of the manufacturing process.
The term "robot" comes from the work of Karel Capek, a Czech playwright in the 20s of last century. In the Czech language, the term "robot" means "forced labor"". In China's history, a country famous for its low labor costs, robots are doing well.
According to the information provided by the Frankfurt based international robot Federation, 68600 robots were put into use in China in 2015, easily becoming the world's leading robot market. In the same year, Europe bought 50100 robots as a whole.
Consistent with this trend, Chinese plastics manufacturers report wider use of robots. For example, American injection molding company Evco plastics in Dongguan's new plant can "turn off the lights" production, because no workers in the workshop to look after the machine, its goal is: quality and effectiveness.
Evco plastic Evans president of DELL. A recent interview in Dongguan factory said: "we are not in order to save labor, we are in order to produce a more reliable and less tolerance parts. "Although Evans said Chinese factory automation as the U.S. factory, but he said:" we have before us factories no longer off work, but because the China side began producing lights, we consider the United States factory also began to do so again. "
Product size is critical for factory automation.
In the Dongguan factory, Evco production mostly small parts, easy to switch off production. Evans said: "most products produced by turning off lights are small objects that can be picked up by robots and put into boxes.". If the product is a large object, it must be protected and specially packed and usually must be taken care of. "
Of course, automation has entered the plastics supply chain industry for decades. Today, in the lobby of the China Fair, even in the suburbs of Shenzhen, where factories produce small molds, brochures are proudly listed with CNC machines and automated testing equipment, and most are imported.
Chinese was the largest and most international mould company TK group, is increasing the degree of automation of the company, and therefore in the last serious business conditions, enhance the company's profit.
TK announced to the Hongkong stock exchange in last month's report shows that the slight increase in sales by 1.5% to HK $1 billion 630 million, but the company's gross profit jumped 9%, automation and the devaluation of the renminbi is the main cause of profit growth.
In the company's plastic parts sector, profits are more directly linked to robots. "The growth of gross profit was mainly due to the increase in automation applications and improved production efficiency," the company said.
American injection molding company GW plastics also has factories in Dongguan, and for them, the main purpose of improving production automation is to improve product quality. The GW is based in Bessel, Vermont, and has factories in the United States and Mexico. The company responsible for the vice president of the international business. Butchart said: "Mexico and China labor costs lower than us, but our customer value is the product quality, production automation and testing is the best solution to improve the quality of products. "
In an e-mail interview Butchart said: "we believe that, for the development of customized production automation is an important part for our customers to provide services. "
These enterprises are also active practitioners of China's national policy. China has formulated the ambitious "2025 made in China" program, which means that by 2025, the proportion of robots per 10000 workers will reach 150 units.
In order to achieve this goal, we must strive, although China is the world's largest industrial robot market, but the density is not high, the robot configuration per 10000 workers only 49 Units, the global average is 69 units. Leading is South Korea, 10000 workers, robot ownership rate is 531 units, Singapore 395 units, Japan 305 units, Germany 301, the United States ranked 8176th.
President IFR said. About Ruth, the government has increased Chinese factory automation was one of the important tasks, in February of this year's report of the organization pointed out that by 2019, the global output of the robot in 40% will be installed in Chinese.
"This sector has grown enormously in China over the past few years and will continue to grow rapidly in the future," Gama said. The driving force is mainly from the Chinese government. They proposed the "made in China" 2025, supported the automated production, and hoped to become the leading force of the global automation production. Therefore, this field will continue to grow. "
This growth potential has attracted multinational companies, and some Chinese domestic enterprises are also catching up. Located in Changsha Hunan Frierson can be vice president of Robot Technology Co Ltd Allen Liang said: "China is the world's largest robot market, especially the robot application software is not developed. "
Hunan Ruisen can be established in 2015, Boston Frierson robot can China dealers, Boston Frierson robot production cooperation in Baxter and Sawyer products, the company customers include Haier and apple supplier Foxconn.
Allen Liang has accepted our interview at the beginning of the March Guangzhou SPS industrial automation fair, he expressed the hope to set up a high-end Android market. Other companies are investing in the Chinese robotics industry as they find that the benefits of automation in the world's largest manufacturing countries are obvious: the cost is low.
GW Butchart said: "the key is in part determines the cost of production automation. Automation is cheaper in china. That is to say, from an economic point of view, the annual output of project automation in China can be lower than in countries such as the United states. "