Industrial robots have been termed a disruptive technology that will change the future course of both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. An industrial robot is a multipurpose manipulator that can be reprogrammed in three or more axes to complete tasks.
Far from being a data collection resource, this report strategically analyses the industrial robotics market on multiple levels which include both macro factors and micro factors affecting segmental markets. Whilst measuring the competency of any market, the core factors that play a part in complete understanding of the market like the value chain analysis, techno-economic analysis, key opportunities for the future, and so on are discussed in detail in the report. The use of infographics to simplify and better represent large amounts of data also reinforces our strong belief in efficiency and outcome-prediction focused market research.
Industrial robotics is one of the key automation technologies that is changing the way industries function by eliminating the need for humans involved in repetitive and tedious tasks. Robots function at the same level of efficiency for prolonged periods of time at great speed and with high accuracy. Add to this, one of the major problems faced by the industry, regardless of the domain; the constant increase in labor costs across geographies and industrial sectors, and industrial robots are likely to be the best solution.
The report segments the market based on the following factors:
Scope of the report includes all manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors where industrial robotics is currently being used in. This includes the Automotive industry, Electrical and electronics industry, Metal and machinery industry, Rubber, Plastics and chemicals industry, Food and beverages industry, Glass and Ceramics, Paper, Printing and Publishing, Lumber and Wood Products, Fibers, Apparel and Leather under the manufacturing sector. The non-manufacturing sector includes Entertainment, Education, and Research and Development, Construction, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Electricity, Gas and Water supply, the Mining Industry (Digging and Quarrying).
Other manufacturing sectors and non-manufacturing sectors have been included in the 'others' segment. Robotics in the oil & gas sector has also been grouped under others.
Industrial Robots by Usage- This section segments the industrial robot market on the basis of the different functional usages that industrial robots are most commonly used for. This includes robots sold to industries for material handling operations, welding & soldering operations, dispensing, processing operations and assembly and disassembly. All other usages of industrial robots like those used for clean room operations in the semiconductor industry and other operations across the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors have been grouped under 'others'.
Industrial Robots by Type- The market has been classified on the basis of robot types as follows: Articulated Robots, Cartesian Robots, Cylindrical robots SCARA robots and others. The others segment includes polar robots, delta robots and other use-case robot configurations.
A top-down approach to the market alone is not sufficient to correctly estimate the current market. Thus a detailed bottom-up approach from the perspective of the players in the market was also done. This led to a comprehensive analysis on the competitive landscape of players existing in this market. The market share revenue analysis shows the shares of each player in the market currently (2014) and historically over the last 3 years.
The geographical analysis is one of the key segments of the report. It details the current state, macro and micro factors, Governmental policies, and future trends of the industrial robotics market in 19 major geographies across 4 regional segments namely, The Americas, Europe, Australasia and the rest of the world.
The report also talks about the state of the upcoming start-up companies in the industrial robotics market and looks at the technological roadmap for the future and newer application sectors. The company round-up section gives an overview of the strategies and financials of the key players in the market.