The global industrial robotics services market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 10% between now and 2021, according to Research and Markets.
Last week, a leading global robotics manufacturer, ABB, sold the first robot it has manufactured in the United States, the IRB 2600, to Hitachi Powdered Metals, USA. IRB 2600 was manufactured at ABB’s new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. IRB 2600 increases productivity by performing machine tending, material handling, arc welding, and related tasks. ABB has made and sold more than 200,000 robots worldwide, and in addition, makes robot software, robot equipment, and application solutions with operations in over 50 countries worldwide.
Last month, ABB acquired NUB3D of Spain in a plan to combine 3D scanners with robotic technology. The two companies have been working together on projects including FlexInspect and InspectPack, and further collaboration was a natural next step.
Earlier this month, at the “World Robotics International Federation of Robotics (IFR) CEO Round Table 2017,” executives from Amazon, GM, and ABB Robots and several other robotics-related companies discussed the future of industrial robotics, including current global sales data and the future of automation in U.S. manufacturing.
The following are free downloads from IFR.org covering a variety of important topics in the industrial robotics industry:
- Executive Summary World Robotics Industrial Robots 2016 (69KB)
- Content World Robotics Industrial Robots 2016 (29KB)
- Editorial World Robotics Industrial Robots 2016 (94KB)
- Presentation market overview Industrial Robots (570KB)
- Executive Summary Service Robots 2016 (65KB)
- Content World Robotics Service Robots 2016 (251KB)
- Foreword World Robotics Service Robots 2016 (166KB)
- Presentation market overview Service Robots 2016 (927KB)
For videos on ABB, see their ABB YouTube North America channel.