As the tailor of industrial production, the role of welding robot is becoming increasingly prominent with the development of automation. China’s welding robot started late and has many problems in development. However, as long as the pain point is eradicated and the development trend of “machine replacement” is grasped, the future will certainly usher in the rapid development of scale. To make tailoring for industrial production, the market prospect of welding robot can be expected. In recent years, under the guidance of global automation trend, the trend of “machine replacement” in China has become more and more intense. Robots have developed rapidly in the field of industrial manufacturing. Since 2014, China has become the world’s largest industrial robot application market, and has maintained rapid growth in the market for five consecutive years. Welding robots account for more than 40% of the total industrial robot market, which consists of many subdivisions, such as sorting, handling, cutting and palletizing. As an important processing means in industrial production, welding robots as “industrial tailors” are being recognized by more and more enterprises, their development and Applications are also changing from quantity to quality. Development status of domestic market For a long time, because of the late start of our country, the development of welding robot in technology and market is not as good as Europe, America, Japan and Korea and other countries, but in the trend of automation and efficiency growth demand, the development of domestic welding robot is also in an orderly manner. Among them, our country is constantly expanding from spot welding to arc welding, laser welding and other ways; exploring the possibility of developing from manual, semi-automatic to full-automatic in technology research and development; product applications are also gradually extending from automobile, motorcycle and other fields to railway locomotive, energy engineering and other fields. At present, technically, a Chongqing-made six-axis multi-joint arc welding robot appeared at the recent “Zhibo” exhibition, which basically represents the advanced level of welding robot in China. It is comparable to the quality of large craftsmen, and all the four key parts are developed independently. It has achieved international connection in technology and quality. Rail. On the market side, the overall development can be said to be mixed. The good news is that the market sales have been climbing year after year, and the market scale is expanding day by day. In 2017, the sales of welding robots in China exceeded 30,000 sets, an increase of 12.3% year-on-year, and the market scale is close to 10 billion yuan, an increase of 14.7% year-on-year. The worry is that the domestic robot market has been occupied by foreign companies for a long time, and the density of industrial robots is generally not high. It is understood that in China’s most mature application of the automotive industry, robot density is only about 100, while the United States, Japan, Germany and other countries are all more than 1000, the gap is clear at a glance. Two factors driving growth However, the huge gap also means the existence of huge growth space. At present, under the influence of two driving factors, China’s welding robot market will maintain a stable and lasting growth, the future development potential of China’s welding robot is still very great. At present, due to wages, environment, aging and other reasons, the supply of low-end labor in the welding industry is insufficient. On the other hand, due to the disappearance of the demographic dividend, the human cost of enterprises is rising. Two reasons lead to the general trend of “machine replacement” and the replacement of labor by machines has become a heavy development of welding robots. Driving force. In addition, China’s current economic development is facing severe challenges, rising labor costs, energy shortages, lack of resources, serious environmental pollution and other issues, the urgent need for timely adjustment of the existing economic structure, the overall upgrading of the industry transformation, and the transformation of economic structure and industrial upgrading requires a large number of automation sets. The matching of equipment has become another driving factor for the development of welding robots. To sum up, machine replacement and industrial upgrading are two important driving factors to promote the development of welding robots. Under their joint effect, many industry insiders have predicted that the demand for welding robots in domestic enterprises will grow at a rate of more than 40% per year in the future. Three major problems restricting development Nowadays, the welding robot market in our country has already poured into many enterprises, and there are many automatic welding robot products with independent intellectual property rights. But unfortunately, the market is still occupied by foreign enterprises, and the domestic products can not be produced and applied in batches and on a large scale. Three points: First of all, domestic robots lack technology and price advantage. Due to the congenital technology gap, China generally chooses to import some key parts from abroad, which leads to the price cost can not come down. At the same time, the price of foreign products has dropped again and again in recent years, making the price gap between the two wider. If China does not get rid of the control of price by foreign enterprises through technology, it will be difficult for Chinese enterprises to gain competitive advantage. Secondly, the shortage of applied talents leads to the popularization of products. At present, although our country has paid some attention to the problem of talent, but most enterprises will focus on R & D-type personnel training, for the maintenance, operators and other application-oriented personnel less attention, so there is a serious hidden danger of unbalanced talent training. At present, many good products are difficult to promote because the enterprise will not use them, and the problem caused by the lack of applied talents has gradually emerged. Finally, the industry is not mature enough, the automation rate is not high. In the process of welding industry moving towards “high efficiency, automation and intellectualization”, the enterprises of our country are restricted by factors such as economic operation status, Leaders’management consciousness and so on.