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Robots: China breaks historic records in automation | IFR

Postby Martin Su » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:49 pm

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), China has the world's largest installed-base of 340,000 industrial robots (see IFR article below).

In a country-to-country comparison, this means China is more "mechanized" economically than the United States.

Anecdotal evidence suggests industrial robots increase average Chinese productivity by 17% when humans are replaced (see China Daily article below).
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Humans are disappearing from China's assembly lines. Prior to robots, 40 workers produced 800 computer mouse devices per hour. After incorporating robots on the assembly line, 10 workers produce the same output of computer mouse devices per hour. In this extraordinary example, the productivity gain was 400%.

VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSAso-VTqmc

"CNNMoney
Published on Oct 26, 2015

CNN's Andrew Stevens looks at how robot automation of factory lines in China is changing the face of the workforce on the mainland."
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Due to improvements in microprocessor power and computer software, robots are expanding their capabilities. Robots are now capable of precision soldering and humans are no longer required.

By the way, Shanghai Cambridge Industries Group (featured in the video) is a Chinese company. The CEO is Gerald Wong.

VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUAM-7jbhIw

"MIT Technology Review
Published on Apr 26, 2016

China's automation ambitions are to reboot its manufacturing industry by replacing millions of workers with machines."
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Robots: China breaks historic records in automation | International Federation of Robotics (August 16, 2017)

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Robot pushes productivity gains at manufacturing hub | China Daily (May 25, 2015)

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Re: Robots: China breaks historic records in automation | IF

Postby Martin Su » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:16 am

China's fully-automated production line (staffed by industrial robots) and Cobot manufacturing

The videos of industrial robots operating in China can be quite shocking.

In this video from China's NIDE (located in Ningbo city), there are no workers! The stator (ie. "the stationary winding in an electric motor") production line is fully automated.

VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXWOjYfiTiM

"Fully automatic stator production line with robot from NIDE, China

Jack Jiang
Published on Sep 25, 2016

Established in 2007, Nide is a company devoted in the field of electric motors manufacturing, providing one-stop service for its customers. Nide has three main business divisions. The first division is to provide different kinds of motor manufacturing machinery, including stand-alone machine, fully-auto complete line for armature and stator production, and the motor assembly line. The second division is to supply the full range of motor components such as commutator, ball bearing, carbon brush, insulation paper, shaft, magnet, fan, motor cover, etc. The third division is to provide technical support and consulting, project support and turn-key service for some motor manufacturing.

Presented by Jack Jiang
Ningbo Nide Mechanical Equipment Co.,Ltd
Email: sales1@nide-group.com
Mob: 0086-13615880237
Tel: 0086-574-87295610"
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In this video about Cobots ("collaborative robots" that can operate safely next to humans), the Cobots appear to contribute more to the manufacture of the product than the humans. Universal Robots is the company that sold the Cobots to China. Universal Robots is a Danish company that pioneered Cobots.

VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtncirKiBXQ&t=3s

"Cobots enables Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation to achieve flexible manufacturing

Universal Robots
Published on May 16, 2017

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of bathroom accessories and auto parts, Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation in China, has installed 64 UR cobots to upgrade the efficiency of the production process by establishing a highly-efficient, flexible, and reliable production line. The UR robots are installed in 10 different applications ranging from injection molding machine tending, gas testing and product assembly."
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Re: Robots: China breaks historic records in automation | IF

Postby hohoyan888 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:52 pm

China still have a long way to go if they keep using foreign automation equipment - robots.

Basically, the Chinese pay the foreign companies to benefit in learning and in making the robots for them. And the foreign companies gain all the intelligence rights and the Chinese are paying for it.

Bad deal for the Chinese.
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Re: Robots: China breaks historic records in automation | IF

Postby Martin Su » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:28 am

China's JD.com is using robots (automated rovers) to deliver packages at one hundred Beijing university campuses. Robots are starting to take-over delivery jobs.
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JD to replace humans with robots in on-campus parcel delivery | China Daily (November 7, 2017)

"China's B2C e-commerce giant JD.com plans to hand over its parcel delivery in more than 100 universities in Beijing 'all to robots' starting next month, said its founder Liu Qiangdong on Monday.
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He added that the earliest trials of using such delivery robots within campuses of Tsinghua University and Renmin University dated back to as early as almost one year ago.

The robot Liu referred to is a small 'driverless vehicle' that delivers parcels from a JD-pai, an on-campus logistics and experience center, to a location where a student could pick up his or her parcel after receiving a text message, a public relation employee surnamed Yang told chinadaily.com.cn on Tuesday."

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