ABB is a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robotics software, equipment and complete application solutions. ABB has customers in 53 countries/regions and has installed more than 400,000 robots for various industries worldwide. The company also provides the most extensive service network in the field of industrial robots. In 2019, ABB’s robotics and motion division revenue was 9.14 billion US dollars.
The Yaskawa Electric Corporation (The Yaskawa Electric Corporation) launched the all-electric industrial robot Motoman in Japan in 1977. Since then, the company has become a market leader in robotics. Yaskawa founded Yaskawa Motoman in 1989. Now, Yaskawa Motoman has become the leading industrial robot company in the Americas. Yaskawa has installed more than 400,000 Motoman industrial robots, 15 million servers and 26 million inverter drives worldwide. Yaskawa Electric provides automation products and solutions for each industry and robot application, including: arc welding robots, spot welding robots, handling/assembly robots, collaborative robots, biomedical robots, palletizing robots, press robots, sealing/ Cutting/laser processing robots, deburring robots, painting robots, glass substrate transfer robots and semiconductor wafer transfer robots.
KUKA is a well-known company in the global automation field, with subsidiaries in more than 30 countries and approximately 14,000 employees. In 2017, Midea Group acquired KUKA for approximately 4.5 billion euros (5 billion US dollars). Currently, KUKA provides services in the automotive, electronics, logistics and consumer goods industries. KUKA provides industrial robots suitable for various industries and applications.
The Fanuc Corporation is a leader in robotics, CNC systems and factory automation businesses. The company provides more than 100 robot models and various industrial robots with payloads ranging from 0.5kg to 2300kg, which can meet the needs of any application or industry. Fanuc’s robots are of different sizes and have different payloads, including: collaborative robots, mini robots, SCARA robots, Delta robots, arc welding robots, small and medium-sized robots, large robots, palletizing robots and painting robots. The company also provides application software that integrates iRVision and tracking functions.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robotic automation systems. The company provides robotic solutions for the aerospace, life sciences, automotive, machinery, electronics, metal manufacturing, food and beverage, plastic and rubber, casting and semiconductor industries. Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to deliver 100,000 robots by 2030, and the company has already delivered 20,000 robots in 2018. The company’s revenue in the precision machinery and robotics business is 198.9 billion yen.
EPSON Robots is the robot design and manufacturing department of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson is the world’s leading manufacturer of SCARA robots. The company has more than 300 models of robots. Epson provides industrial robots ranging from SCARA and SCARA + robots to 6-axis robots. Epson provides four different SCARA robot products, including: T series, G series, RS series and LS series.
Stäubli Robotics Co., Ltd. (Stäubli) is an international leader in the field of industrial automation. Stäubli offers products ranging from SCARA to 6-axis robotic arms and collaborative robots. Its high-precision robotic solutions can be used in various industries and applications. Stäubli has four main business units: robotic arms, mobile robot systems, software and controllers.
Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation is a global leader in the field of industrial robots. Fujitsu Co., Ltd. provides shopping mall robots and turnkey solutions for many applications, including: spot welding, arc welding, sealing, collaboration, material handling, machine maintenance, material removal, casting, forging, packaging/palletizing and assembly.
In the second half of the 1980s, Comau developed the first laser robot for General Motors. At present, Comau has 14 manufacturing plants, 5 innovation centers and 32 office locations, and employs more than 9,000 employees. Comau robots can be used in more than 40 different industrial applications with a payload of 3 to 650kg. Comau robots can be used for welding, assembly, casting, pressing and material handling applications, as well as advanced technological processes and material removal.
Omron Adept Technology, Inc. was established in 1983. In 1984, the company launched its first product-AdeptOne SCARA robot. Now, Omron Professional Technology Co., Ltd. provides Adept Python linear modular robots with one to four different configuration axes, and six-axis Adept Viper articulated robots.