[Abstract] : Zheng Sanbo, chief reporter of Shanghai Business News, Wei Yue, recently concluded the 5th China Robotics Summit in Yuyao, Zhejiang province. The integration of robotics industry and artificial intelligence has become a national focus. In made in China 2025, robotics is also considered as one of the key areas for development. In the future, with the rapid development of big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other technologies, the outline of robot 2.0 era has gradually become clear, and robots have been gradually realized to complete more work instead of people. With its strong industrial base and market advantages, Chongqing is vigorously developing the robot industry. Chongqing machine
Chongqing Business Daily - Upstream Finance and Economics chief reporter Zheng Sanbo reporter Wei Yue
The 5th China Robotics Summit has concluded in Yuyao, Zhejiang province. The integration of robotics industry and artificial intelligence has become a national focus. In made in China 2025, robotics is also considered as one of the key areas for development.
In the future, with the rapid development of big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other technologies, the outline of robot 2.0 era has gradually become clear, and robots have been gradually realized to complete more work instead of people.
With its strong industrial base and market advantages, Chongqing is vigorously developing the robot industry. Chongqing robot how the layout, the development of the robot industry, can occupy the commanding heights of this emerging industry... For days, reporters have conducted a detailed investigation.
The three robot giants are set up in Chongqing
On May 17, ABB Robot Chongqing Application Center was officially unveiled in Liangjiang New Area Soil and Water Industry Development Zone, marking the completion of ABB robot business layout in Chongqing. This is another move by ABB to expand its presence in Chongqing in the southwest, following Shanghai, Zhuhai and Qingdao.
As one of the "four big families" of robots in the world, ABB is a global leader in robotics technology and one of the first multinational companies to develop and produce industrial robots locally in China.
The reporter learned that ABB Robot Chongqing Application Center was established to serve the manufacturing characteristics of Chongqing and the western region, and will focus on meeting the rapidly growing market demand for industrial robots in the fields of automobile, 3C product manufacturing, equipment manufacturing and consumer goods manufacturing in the western region.
On May 21, the reporter came to the Soil and water Industry Development zone of Liangjiang New Area, and the person in charge of the park told the reporter that ABB Robot Chongqing Application Center rented the standard production workshop of Liandong U Valley in the soil and water park, with a total of two floors. The first floor was the integrated workshop, and the second floor was the office area and exhibition area. The application center will be engaged in robot sales, application, system integration and related services in Chongqing, and integrate system integrator resources to promote the development of the robot industry.
Officials from The Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission said that Kukalais, the world's third largest robot company, ABB, the second largest, and Fanuc, the first largest robot company, have all set up operations in Chongqing.
Chongqing robot enterprises have accounted for 10 percent of the country
ABB Robot Chongqing Application Center, located in the Soil and Water Industry Development Zone of Liangjiang New Area, has become a neighbor of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, two giants of robot research and development and production, with a distance of about 1 km as the straight line.
At Xiantao Data Valley, next to the Liangjiang New Water and soil Industry Development zone, IFLYtek's Alpha Egg intelligent robot is doing its job -- introducing visitors to its various functions. The family of intelligent robot of alpha egg is very big, have robot of alpha small egg, robot of alpha big egg... The family's robots are mainly engaged in work related to early childhood education.
A red and black robot with a long "arm" in the front is displayed in the workshop of Gu Hi-tech Changjiang Research Institute in The Robot Industry Mass Innovation Space of Fenghuang Lake, Yongchuan. Although ugly, but don't underestimate it, this is yongchuan independent research and development of welding robot with independent intellectual property rights.
Along the way, it is not difficult to find that the layout map of Chongqing robot has begun to take shape.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, 65 robot industrial parks were under construction or completed nationwide as of February 2018. A person in charge of The Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission told reporters that by the end of 2017, more than 90 robot companies had gathered in Chongqing and more than 80 were in production. "There are about 800 industrial robot r&d and production enterprises in China, accounting for about 10 percent in Our city." The head man said.
The layout of cars and laptops is conducive to robot enterprises
Public data shows that China's industrial robots have been the world's largest application market for five consecutive years in 2017, accounting for about one-third of the global market share.
Li Guang, chief economist of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Development and Investment Group, said to reporters that Chongqing, as one of the three old industrial bases and one of the top ten equipment manufacturing bases in China, is the best opportunity for the development of robots.
According to the Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission, the automobile and electronics industries have accounted for 59 percent of the total robot use in China in recent years. Chongqing's automobile, motorcycle and laptop production base, the three industries accounted for more than 12 percent, 30 percent and 30 percent of the national output respectively.
"This industrial layout has created a huge demand for robots." Li said that chongqing's biggest advantage and confidence in the development of the robot industry is derived from this.
"From the perspective of location advantage, Chongqing has a good radiation effect on neighboring Sichuan, Shaanxi, Guizhou and Hubei provinces." Li believes that in recent years, the automobile and electronics manufacturing industries in these places have also shown a strong momentum of development. Chongqing's development of robot industry can expand its market to these places.
The robot industry is one of the top ten strategic emerging industries in Chongqing. In order to better promote the robot industry, the city has launched a number of high-gold support measures and set up a special fund for the development of the robot industry. Currently, Chongqing is in talks with German companies such as Siemens and Foxconn about cooperation in the robotics industry. Believe in the near future, to chongqing layout of robot enterprises will be more.
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Research and development, manufacturing, marketing... Chongqing robot industry chain is gradually taking shape
In 2017, robot enterprises in Chongqing produced 3,739 sets of industrial robots, with an output value of more than 1.34 billion yuan, a person in charge of The Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission told reporters. Research and development, manufacturing, marketing... The robot industry chain of our city has gradually taken shape.
Research and development: Arc welding robot to break monopoly
Data shows that China has been the world's largest industrial robot market for four consecutive years, with sales of industrial robots nationwide reaching 89,000 units in 2016, up 26.6 percent year-on-year.
But in China's industrial robot market, domestic brands do not dominate. According to the latest data from the International Federation of Robotics and market research institutions, the domestic industrial robot market is as high as 70% of the market share has been taken away by foreign robot giants, especially the six-axis and multi-joint robots, and the market share occupied by foreign brands has exceeded 90%.
How domestic brands occupy the Chinese industrial robot market has become the key. Last year, the arc welding robot successfully developed by Chongqing Guhigh-tech Yangtze River Research Institute broke the monopoly and was cheaper than foreign brands.
May 22, the reporter saw this arc welding robot. "This is a six-axis arc welding robot named 'Yongchuan'." Ye Yunbo, general manager of the Industrial automation Division of Chongqing Gootech Changjiang Research Institute, said that the robot has broken the technological monopoly of foreign enterprises in the field of six-axis multi-joint robot, and all its four key parts have been independently developed. Its overall performance, accuracy and reliability are on a level with the international advanced level.
In terms of welding technology, the level of the robot is even comparable to that of a great nation of craftsmen. The reporter understands, as early as the beginning of the research and development, research institute in the country selected a group of cutting-edge craftsmen in the field of welding, the welding technology of craftsmen to code, and combined with the data when the robot welding, cycling, amended, finally let robot in practice at present levels, can perfect fit for all kinds of complex welding requirements, can be widely used in automobiles, motorcycles, the welding technology in the process of production.
Manufacturing: Robots produce robots
Daisuke Tanaka, who lives in Kobe, Japan, is the deputy general manager of Kawasaki (Chongqing) Robotics Engineering Co., LTD. He has been in Chongqing for three years and speaks fluent Mandarin. He told reporters that KAWasaki Heavy Industries attaches great importance to the robot base in Chongqing, the latest Kawasaki dual-arm robot production base in Chongqing, and is its only overseas production base.
The reporter came to kawasaki (Chongqing) robot production workshop, found only four people, are supervising seven robots to complete various assembly work. It is understood that the workshop can complete the production of 10 robots every day.
At present, Kawasaki's customers in Chongqing include changan, Lifan and other vehicle markets, as well as 3C enterprises such as Foxconn. For Chongqing companies, Kawasaki has another advantage: proximity. Once the customer has the demand, can promptly understand the situation and carry on the research to solve.
"Our robots are highly automated and can work 24 hours a day, and produce parts with a precision that is impossible to achieve by hand." Daisuke Tanaka told reporters.
In fact, most robot manufacturers in Chongqing, like Kawasaki, use robots to produce robots. Not only high degree of automation, can avoid all kinds of mistakes to the greatest extent. And the robot can withstand the intensity of work, also can not be human.
Chongqing to give robots' license '
As there are more and more robot companies, who licenses these robots? The national Robot Testing and Evaluation Center (CHONGQING) has been set up and will issue licenses for robots to be produced in Chongqing, said an official with the municipal Commission of Economy, Information technology and Information Technology.
The reporter learned that the center is the only national third-party robot detection and evaluation institution in the western region, with two platforms for robot development and detection. It has four laboratories, including industrial robot laboratory, service robot laboratory, parts laboratory and environmental (including EMC and NVH) laboratory, which can provide more than 300 items of testing services, covering more than 100 items of robot-related standards.
Municipal commission of Economy and Information Technology related person in charge of the introduction, chongqing and even the southwest region of the robot, are tested and certified by the center, meet the production requirements before issuing the certificate, can be sold on the market.
Sales: let customers and many robots zero distance contact
How can we sell to customers when we produce so many kinds of robots?
The reporter came to the Robot Exhibition center of Liangjiang New District, which focuses on chongqing's artificial intelligence level and the whole robot industry chain. The exhibition center covers an area of 8,300 square meters and is called "Robot Kingdom", which covers the whole robot industry chain exhibition, educational experience and scientific and technological frontier. It brings together the world's top robot-related industries and products.
In the industrial robot exhibition area on the first floor, kawasaki, Kuka, Fanuc, ABB, Wasu and other robot industry giants all have their own booths. The service robot exhibition area on the second floor has a large wave of new and fashionable service robots. There are silly and cute children's friends, cool soul dancers, and home secretaries with extraordinary IQ... In the fields of entertainment, education, medical care, elderly care and so on, artificial intelligence can change human life vividly.
The person in charge of the Robot display center of Liangjiang New Area introduced that in order to integrate the showability, appreciation and experience, the display center will not only provide basic product display, but also provide brand promotion, experience interaction, science popularization education and product sales and other services for robot enterprises. For example, the exhibition area of intelligent robot production line specially set up in the exhibition center can not only show the application ability of robots, but also provide a platform for well-known robot manufacturers at home and abroad to communicate with enterprises with robot needs.
Buy: the money is not enough how to do, finance lease company help
The reporter learned that Chongqing's industrial enterprises have a strong demand for robots and intelligent equipment. It is estimated that 50,000 new units will be needed every year, with an overall value of tens of billions of yuan, and the output value of industrial clusters will exceed 20 billion yuan. There is such a great demand for robots, but some enterprises suffer from capital problems and have no money to buy robots.
What should I do?
Don't worry, Chongqing Liangjiang Robot Financial Leasing Co., LTD., the country's first state-owned financial leasing company named after the robot, has been established in the Liangjiang New District. The company adopts financial leasing, which helps enterprises to use robots in advance through leasing, relieve financial pressure and prolong repayment cycle.
Wang Ji, President of the company, told reporters that the company has three main businesses: direct leasing, sales leaseback and leasing of similar manufacturers. The company provides financing leasing business for enterprises in need of robots. The term is generally 3 to 5 years, with monthly or quarterly repayment based on the same principal and interest. In terms of examination and approval, there is usually no process for bank loan business to be reported step by step from branch to branch or even head office. The requirements for land, real estate, earnest money and other pledged property can be weakened in the credit investigation conditions. At present, the company has provided 2.5 billion yuan of robot financing lease funds for chang 'an, BaiC Yanxiang, Xiaokang and other enterprises.
Wang said that robot financing companies can effectively combine funds, capital and resources to build a combination of industry and finance of robot and intelligent equipment, so as to promote a high degree of integration between modern high-tech industry and modern financial services and break through key links such as r&d, manufacturing, sales and application of robot industry.