Nachi-Fujikoshi profits increase by 44 per cent, led by strong demand for industrial robots

Nachi-Fujikoshi, one of the world’s largest industrial robot manufacturers, is believed to have increased its profits by 44 per cent.  The industrial robots segment is said to have grown by more than 50 per cent and now accounts for more than 10 per cent of sales. Nikkei says the earnings jump was due to growing … Continue reading Nachi-Fujikoshi profits increase by 44 per cent, led by strong demand for industrial robots

Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

Nachi-Fujikoshi has launched what it says is a new category robot, called Wing Slicer, of the type EZ series.  The company says the new machine represents an expansion of the compact robot market. Efforts to automate have been increasing with the objectives of improving productivity, reducing costs, and improving quality through the introduction of compact robots for … Continue reading Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

Nachi to open giant facility in Thailand

Nachi is building a manufacturing subsidiary in Thailand to capitalise on the growing Asean market.  The company is one of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world, and is looking in particular towards the automotive sector for further growth opportunities. Nachi says the Thailand plant will be “making forged and turned parts inside Asean market member states, where … Continue reading Nachi to open giant facility in Thailand

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

Denso Robotics reveals it has 95,000 industrial robots installed worldwide

Denso Robotics now has almost 100,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, which means it overtakes Kuka on the Robotics and Automation News list of top industrial robot manufacturers in the world.  The company – which is the main robotics and automation systems supplier to automotive giant Toyota – overtakes Kuka, and is now just 5,000 short … Continue reading Denso Robotics reveals it has 95,000 industrial robots installed worldwide

Octopuz releases new version of industrial robot programming software

Octopuz has released the latest version of its industrial robot programming and simulation software.  The company says Octopuz 1.7 is packed with new features and enhancements, including robot code importing, NC code importing, an all-new tool manager, and URP program generation for UR robots. Octopuz has also added something called SmartPath, which provides automated methods … Continue reading Octopuz releases new version of industrial robot programming software

Big industrial robot manufacturers looking to move into China

The huge and growing demand for industrial robots in China is prompting the world’s largest industrial robot makers to look into setting up operations in the country.  In particular, Japanese companies are said to be profiting from China’s huge increase in demand for industrial robots. Statistics collated by the Japan Robot Association show that the … Continue reading Big industrial robot manufacturers looking to move into China

Industrial robot revenue will triple by 2025, says report

ABI Research forecasts revenues will reach nearly $45 billion in 2025, fueled by Chinese demand ABI Research forecasts that industrial robot shipments will exhibit an average year-over-year growth rate of 16 per cent by 2021. As industrial robots continue to infiltrate the workforce to increase production efficiencies, this will result in annual revenue exceeding $30 billion … Continue reading Industrial robot revenue will triple by 2025, says report

Video: Latest list of the world’s leading industrial robot manufacturers

Mitsubishi currently has 70,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, Robotics and Automation News has learned. As a result, the company is now included in the Robotics and Automation News list of the world’s top industrial robot manufacturers. Other companies in the new list are Stäubli and Universal, which makes collaborative robots. 

Automatica: The greatest show of robotics and automation technology on Earth. Probably

Now in its seventh year, Automatica is one of the most eagerly-awaited trade fairs in the robotics and automation industry events calendar.  The four-day show will be hosted in Munich, Germany, and its organisers say it provides a “comprehensive look at the latest developments” in the sector, with around 1,000 companies taking part. 

Industrial robots can now do their work uninterrupted thanks to the cloud and offline programming

Industrial robots are increasingly being connected to the cloud, where they can be managed centrally in some sort of control room, which means that a small number of human staff could theoretically manage hundreds, if not thousands, of machines. Previously they were almost always operated in isolated circumstances within factories, inside a work cell, fenced off … Continue reading Industrial robots can now do their work uninterrupted thanks to the cloud and offline programming

Top 14 industrial robot companies and how many robots they have around the world

Finding statistics on the install base of robots is not as straightforward as it might be, but RoboticsandAutomationNews.com has compiled its own list of available data and the bar chart below is the result. Many well known companies are missing from the list and graph, but that’s because we could not find any credible and up to date … Continue reading Top 14 industrial robot companies and how many robots they have around the world