The palletizing robot has the advantages of low energy consumption, flexible body, strong adaptability, high production efficiency, high automation level, and can flexibly carry out production activities such as handling, loading and unloading, polishing, spraying, packaging, etc. In recent years, it has been widely used in automobile, chemical industry, glass, electronics, logistics and transportation, food processing, and other fields, with a good development prospect.
Stacking robot refers to the mechanical equipment that automatically stacks objects on pallets and pallets (wood and plastic) in a certain arrangement according to the operation procedure. According to different structures, the palletizing robot can be divided into rectangular coordinate palletizing robot, full-joint frame palletizing robot, parallelogram frame palletizing robot, straight horizontal multi-joint palletizing robot, etc.
In recent years, the scale of China's palletizing robot market has shown a continuous growth trend. In 2020, the scale of China's palletizing robot market was 17.63 billion yuan, up 21.5% year on year. In the future, with the continuous development of domestic intelligent storage, logistics and other fields, China's palletizing robot market demand will continue to increase, and its market scale is expected to expand rapidly. It is estimated that the market scale of China's palletizing robot will be close to 30 billion yuan in 2023, and the industry has broad prospects for development.
The upstream of the palletizing robot industry chain is the parts supplier, mainly including the main machine base, column, yard car, lifting device, box clamping device, safety device, electrical device, etc; Midstream is a manufacturer of palletizing robots, and its main enterprises include Epson, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Wadi, ABB, Kuka, Fuya, etc; Downstream is the application field, mainly including logistics, warehousing, food, automobile, medicine, chemical industry, building materials, etc.
In recent years, with the continuous improvement of the intelligent level of domestic industrial manufacturing, the substitution of machines for manual labor has become the mainstream trend of domestic industrial development. As an important part of industrial robots, China's palletizing robot has increased its market penetration. However, at present, China's palletizing robot market is still dominated by ABB, Kuka, Fanuc and Yaskawa, while domestic enterprises occupy a small market share with advantages of high cost performance and short supply cycle. There is still a big gap between the core competitiveness of domestic enterprises and that of foreign enterprises, and there is still much room for improvement in the domestic palletizing robot industry in the future.
With the continuous upgrading of domestic industrial manufacturing towards intelligence and the development trend of machine replacing artificial labor, the application field of China's palletizing robot continues to expand, the market demand continues to expand, and the industry has a good development prospect. In the future, the domestic palletizing robot industry needs to further develop in the direction of modular integration, intelligent integration automation, high-speed and multi-function. Domestic enterprises also need to continuously improve the production technology level and increase the research and development efforts. The domestic palletizing robot industry has a broad development space in the future.