The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reports that 2011 will be a record-breaking year for industrial robotic installations. Robot sales have risen 18% this year and are expected to keep climbing in the next few years. A 6% rise per year between 2012 and 2014 are forecasted.
The IFR cites that that the automotive and electronics industries still lead manufacturing industries in robot orders. Also, China is expected to surge ahead of other regions in 2014. Other Asian countries will see modest gains and momentum in the coming years, while North America and other emerging markets will continue to see consistent gains in robot installations.
Industrial robots provide numerous benefits to companies that integrate them including reduced downtime, increased productivity, increased savings, and reduced outsourcing. Decision-makers in many industries are starting to recognize that, despite a weakened global economy, industrial robots maintain their benefits and can keep companies and jobs in their home country. Industry leaders also realize that industrial robots provide the ability to quickly and efficiently work on a variety of parts and goods. Manufacturers are simply not producing one type of product anymore. Consumers demand variety, and industrial robots have been developed to be able to handle various parts while maintaining their industrial advantages.
RobotWorx continues to be at the forefront of the industrial automation initiative in North America. The first quarter of 2011 saw the highest sales ever for RobotWorx! Contact us today to be a part of automation innovation by calling 740-251-4312 and talking to a knowledgeable sales representative about how an industrial robot can benefit your industrial process.