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Analysis of World Industrial Robotics Markets

April 30, 2008

Market research from Reportlinker.com surveys the world market for industrial robotics.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Industrial equipment industry is available in its catalogue.

World Industrial Robotics Markets
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for industrial robotics in units. The major end-use segments discussed are assembly, material application, material handling, palletizing/packaging, parts transfer, measuring/inspecting/testing, and welding. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2012. The report profiles 832 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as ABB Limited, Adept Technology, Inc., American Robot Corp., Denso Wave Inc., Evolution Robotics, Inc., FANUC Ltd, FANUC Robotics America, Inc., iRobot Corp., Kawasaki Robotics Inc., KUKA Roboter GmbH, Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd., Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp., Nachi Robotic Systems Inc., RoboGroup TEK Ltd., Rockwell Automation Inc., ST Robotics, STAUBLI Corp., YASKAWA Electric Corp., Motoman Inc., and MOTOMAN Robotics Europe AB. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Contents
I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions
Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions And Scope of Study I-3
Assembly Robots I-3
Material Application I-3 Painting I-4
Dispensing/Sealing I-4
Material Handling I-4
Robot Palletizing I-4
Packaging I-4
Parts Transfer I-4
Welding I-4
Arc Welding Robot I-5
Arc Welding I-5
Spot & Resistance Welding I-5
 

II. Executive Summary
1. Introduction II-1
 

2. A Quick Review II-2
 

3. Worldwide Industrial Robotics Market II-5
 

4. Product Overview II-14
"Industrious" Robots II-14
Structure and Working of an Industrial Robot II-14
Robot Classifications II-14
Degrees of Freedom II-16
Flexibility to the Fore II-16
Tailored Solutions II-16
Unfounded Fears II-17
What's in a Name? II-17
Robots - Imitating Human Beings II-17
Robots - Threat to Employment II-17
Limitation of Robots II-17
Problems Encountered II-18
Cost & Performance II-18
Cost-Benefit Ratio II-19
Developments in the Field of Multiple-Robot Cooperation II-19
Cobots - A New Concept in Automation II-20
Application of Cobots in an Industrial Environment II-20
Changing Perceptions About Robot Cycle Time II-20
Custom Machine Cycle Time Laden with Constraints II-21
Diffusion of Robots in American Factories II-21
 

5. Application of Industrial Robots II-22
End-Uses of Industrial Robots II-23
Assembly II-23
Material Application (Painting & Dispensing/Sealing) II-23
Painting II-23
Dispensing/Sealing II-23
Material Handling II-23
Palletizing/Packaging II-24
Robot Palletizing II-24
Packaging II-24
Parts Transfer II-24
Measuring/Inspecting/Testing II-24
Welding II-24
Applications II-24
Automotive Industry - A Key User of Robots II-25
 

6. Technological Developments II-26
 

7. Product Launches II-31
 

8. Product Launches in the Recent Past II-48
 

9. Recent Industry Activity II-53
 

10. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-66
 

11. Focus on Select Players II-71
ABB Limited (Sweden) II-71
Adept Technology, Inc. (US) II-71
American Robot Corporation (US) II-71
Denso Wave Incorporated (Japan) II-72
Evolution Robotics, Inc. (US) II-72
FANUC Ltd (Japan) II-72
FANUC Robotics America, Inc (US) II-72
iRobot Corporation (US) II-73
Kawasaki Robotics Inc (US) II-73
KUKA Roboter GMBH (Germany) II-73
Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd II-74
Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp (Japan) II-74
Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. (US) II-74
RoboGroup TEK Ltd. (Israel) II-74
Rockwell Automation Inc (US) II-75
ST Robotics (US) II-75
STAUBLI Corporation (Switzerland) II-75
YASKAWA Electric Corporation (Japan) II-75
Motoman Inc (US) II-76
MOTOMAN Robotics Europe AB (Sweden) II-76
 

12. Global Market Perspective II-77
 

III. Market
1. The United States III-1
2. Canada III-31
3. Japan III-34
4. Europe III-41
4a. France III-56
4b. Germany III-58
4c. Italy III-60
4d. The United Kingdom III-62
4e. Spain III-64
4f. Rest of Europe III-66
5. Asia-Pacific III-70
6. Rest of World III-76
 

IV. Competitive Landscape
 


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