More manufacturing operations have robots working on the line today. The army of robots is growing rapidly as 1.7 million new industrial robots are projected to be in operation by 2020.
The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries.
Robotics are no longer reserved for a few manufacturing applications. The International Federation of Robotics says between 2015 and 2016, the average number of robot workers globally increased from 66 units per 10,000 human workers to 74.
Robots are at work in a wide range of industries including transportation, retail, medicine, agriculture and much more. The nation with the most robots at work is South Korea with 631 robots per 10,000 human workers. The International Federation of Robotics says this is due to the large number of robots at work in automotive and electronics manufacturing.
Singapore follows, with 488 installed robots for every 10,000 people. About 90% of robots in Singapore are installed in the electronics industry according to the International Federation of Robotics.
Germany is Europe’s most automated country, ranking third worldwide. It has 309 robot workers per 10,000 people.
The newest robots and automation manufacturers from all over the world will be on display at automatica 2018 June 19th through the 22nd in Munich. You can delve into the world of automation and learn more about automatica 2018 online at https://automatica-munich.com/index-2.html