Emerging Opportunities for Robotic Arms in Manufacturing, 2021 Report – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business

DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 8, 2021–

The “Emerging Opportunities for Robotic Arms in Manufacturing” report has been added to the ResearchAndMarkets.com offering.

A robotic arm is a programmable mechanical arm that consists of actuators placed at the joints to enable different functions and handle varying payloads, much like the human arm works.

Some common activities performed by robotic arms include: picking and placing, sorting, welding, screwing, machine maintenance, painting and injection molding.

In general, robotic arms are considered “industrial robots” and perform repetitive and dangerous processes; they perform certain tasks faster and more efficiently than humans and are designed to be performed with greater precision.

The automotive industry has seen the greatest volume of adoption as several manufacturers use robots to perform welding, pick and place, material handling and machine maintenance applications. However, the need for manufacturing automation to meet mass production and customer demands and to reduce worker pressure has triggered the adoption of robotic arms in other industries, such as healthcare and oil and gas.

Collaborative robots, or cobots, are a subset of industrial robotic arms that are however better equipped (integrated with sophisticated vision technology, sensors and artificial intelligence [AI]) to perform precise handling of materials, such as working with semiconductors.

Robotic arm value chain analysis shows 3 main areas of interest for robotic original equipment manufacturers: cost reduction, product differentiation and after-sales service to enable efficient reach of clients. OEMs of robotic solutions use different modes of channel partners to develop low cost robotic tools.

Key Questions Answered in the Technology and Innovation Study

  • What is robotic arm technology?
  • What is the application landscape of robotic arm technology and the different industry verticals where it is applicable?
  • What are the influencing factors that generate opportunities for robotic arms?
  • What are the technological capabilities of robotic arms?
  • What are the best practices in the industry?
  • What does the analysis of the IP and value chain scenario reveal?
  • What are the growth opportunities and critical success factors for this technology?

Main topics covered:

1.0 Strategic imperatives

1.1 Why is it more and more difficult to develop? The strategic imperative: the factors of pressure on growth

1.2 The strategic imperative

1.3 The impact of the three main strategic imperatives on robotic arms in manufacturing

1.4 About the Growth Pipeline Engine

1.5 Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine

2.0 Analysis of growth opportunities

2.1 Scope of research in technology and innovation

2.2 Research methodology

2.3 Research process and methodology

2.4 Main findings

3.0 Robotic arms, technological landscape

3.1 Robotic arms, technology overview

3.2 Industrial applications based on the type of robotic arm

3.3 Industrial applications of robot arms

3.4 Other applications of industrial robots include gluing, welding and cutting

3.5 Robotic arm architecture: Sensors and end effectors facilitate transparent robotic operation

3.6 Activation of sensor technologies working in collaboration with robotic arms

3.7 Manufacturing industries and applications impacted by industrial robotics

3.8 Recent research indicates advances in AI will enable a new generation of robotic arms

4.0 Implementation scenario

4.1 Use case 1: Zippertubing, US and Universal Robots, Denmark

4.2 Use case 2: Ford, USA and Universal Robots, Denmark

4.3 Use case 3: MAGNA Presstec, Austria and KUKA, Germany

4.4 Use case 4: Absolicon, Sweden and ABB, Switzerland

5.0 Factors Influencing the Adoption of Robotic Arms

5.1 Factors driving technology development and adoption: increased throughput and flexibility of production

5.2 Factors impeding technology development and adoption: lack of standardization of interoperability

6.0 Assessment of Industry Best Practices, Patent Trends and Value Chain Analysis

6.1 Car manufacturers are expanding the use of robotic arms in their factories

6.2 Strategic alliances make it possible to reach better customers

6.3 Collaborative robots with advanced controllers and higher payloads enable precise operations

6.4 Patent evaluation of robotic arms

6.5 Patent filing shows potential application for robotic arms beyond manufacturing

6.6 Robotic Arm Value Chain Analysis Indicates Robot Manufacturers Are Choosing Different Paths to Market

7.0 Businesses in action

7.1 ABB, Switzerland

7.1.1 Collaborative robot with two arms

7.2 KUKA, Germany

7.2.1 The collaborative robotic arm provides medical assistance

7.3 FANUC, Japan

7.3.1 The collaborative robotic arm allows the assembly and maintenance of the machine

7.4 Yaskawa Motoman, United States

7.4.1 The collaborative robotic arm allows the inspection of electronics

7.5 Flexiv, United States

7.5.1 Adaptive robotic arm leads to the next generation of cobots

8.0 Impact of COVID-19

8.1 Adoption of collaborative robots creates flexible manufacturing lines

8.2 Cobots transform the manufacturing floor to facilitate the mass production of fans

8.3 Universal Robots provides cobots to enable resilience of industrial sites by adapting to the dynamic COVID-19 scenario

9.0 Growth opportunities

9.1 Growth opportunity 1: New product launches enable adoption by SMEs

9.2 Growth opportunity 2: IP scenario largely driven by advancements in navigation, location and mapping

9.3 Growth Opportunity 3: Distribution Channel Optimization for Better Reach of Robotics OEMs

10.0 Key contacts

11.0 Next steps

Companies mentioned

  • Flexiv
  • Motoman Yaskawa
  • KUKA
  • ABB

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