Research and Markets have released a new Frost & Sullivan report titled, “Strategic Analysis of the Global Welding Robotics Market,” which gives the latest trends in the global welding market including product segments such as arc welding, laser welding and spot welding.
It offers a lot of information on the markets in different regions of the world. The challenges faced by manufacturers of robots in application, products and distribution are also dealt with in the report. The market shares and completion scenario is also analyzed along with the development of the welding robotics market in the end user industries such as heavy machinery, automotive and process industries.
This report gives percentage of revenues and total market values in the different geographic areas for welding robots both over the automotive and the non- automotive industries. An in-depth analysis of the market restraints and drivers, competitive environment and industry trends along with a detailed evaluation of laser, arc and spot welding technologies are dealt with in the report.
Due to recession, the global welding robotics market had hit an all time low in 2009 and the market slowly limped back to recovery during the fourth quarter of 2009 especially the markets in India and China. 2010 saw an upswing in the demand for welding robot orders in the Americas and in the EMEA (Middle East and Africa). Higher vehicle intake in Asian countries may increase the demand for robot welding in the automotive industry. As these welding robots are not only accurate but could repeatedly perform their duties they are very suitable for the automotive industry. They help reduce the cycle time and hence are extremely useful for mass production. They could also penetrate fields such as metal processing, process industries, ship building and heavy machinery.
The move to shift the manufacturing bases to the Asian region would decrease the price of the welding robots along with reducing the payback time of the robotic welding application and lead to deeper penetration in the job shops and small scale enterprises. The introduction of vision tracking systems, have helped to continuously monitor and control the welding parameters all through the process. Globally, all robot manufacturers are incorporating three-dimensional vision systems into the arc welding robots. More and more revenue would be forthcoming as these arc welding robots enter the general industry.
For customers to select a welding robot, the main criterion is price. The market suppliers would have to collaborate more with system integrators to provide customized solutions for the end users. The robots must be both flexible and adaptable for multi-purpose and mixed purpose productions with functionality and value added services thrown in. Operational efficiency should be the key word for manufacturers so that they could handle the lowering prices. The Frost & Sullivan analyst says that fairs and training workshops would increase awareness among the small scale manufacturers about the benefits offered by robotic welding.