May 16, 2020

Robotic arm market to grow to US$14.78bn by 2026

Automation
Technology
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Allied Market Research, predicts the SCARA robot market to grow globally toUS$14.78bn by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8%.

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Allied Market Research, predicts the SCARA robot market to grow globally to US$14.78bn by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8%.

According to the report titled SCARA Robot Market details the global Selective Complance Articulated Robotic Arm (SCARA) robot industry valued at US$7.70bn in 2019, with projections to reach US$14.78bn by 2026 with a CAGR of 9.8% between 2019 and 2026.

Market growth incentives

Current trends driving the growth of the SCARA robot market include:

  • Increased demand for collaborative robots and automation

  • Reduced operational costs

  • Mass production needs 

  • Surge in industry 4.0 adoption

  • Increased demand for IoT-based smart solutions and automation for qualitative and reliable manufacturing 

Trends driving challenges for the growth:

  • High expenditure associated with implementation of SCARA robots 

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Material handling dominating the market

When broken down by type, in 2019, the material handling segment held the largest share, contributing to one-third of the global SCARA robot market. Allied Market Research attributes this to the growth of the electrical, food, beverage and electronics sectors.

However it is predicted that the assembling and disassembling segment is expected to have the fastest CAGR of 12.6% overall during 2019 to 2026, again due to the high growth of the electronic industry that requires high speed assembly via SCARA robots.

The pharmaceutical industry to see fastest CAGR in 2026

Allied Market Research predicts that the pharmaceutical industry will achieve the highest CAGR in 2026 of 13.1% as a result of increased demand to reduce repetitive tasks within the industry, as well as saving workers from hazardous environments and reducing training costs.

However, the electrical and electronics industry held one of the largest shares in 2019 accounting for nearly one-third of the global SCARA robot market, a result of investments in production automation, retooling and handling operations. 

Europe, Asia and North America

In 2019, the three regions that dominate the SCARA robot market included Europe followed by Asia and North America which together contributed to a third of the market.

However, between 2019 and 2026, Asia-Pacific is expected to see the fastest CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period, as a result o the high adoption of robotics technology in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as the rise in investments in education and research.

Global market players with SCARA robots

  • Seiko Epson Corporation

  • ABB

  • OMRAN Corporation

  • Kawasaki Robotics

  • KUKA AG

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  • DENSO Corporation (DENSO Robotics)

  • Fanuc Corporation

  • Stäubli International AG

  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation

About Allied Market Research

Established in 2013, Allied Market Research (AMR), is the full-service market research and business consulting arm of Allied Analytics LLP. AMR provides market research reports and business intelligence solutions to a range of businesses from global enterprise to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 

AMR’s aim is to provide business insights and consultancy services to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions in order to achieve sustainable growth in their market.

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Jun 17, 2021

Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router

Siemens
5G
IIoT
Data
3 min
Siemens’ first industrial 5G router, the Scalancer MUM856-1, is now available and will revolutionise the concept of remote control in industry

Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age. 

 

Siemens Enables 5G IIoT

The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

Siemens presents its first industrial 5G router.
Siemens presents the Scalance MUM856-1.

The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.

 

Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance

 

  • Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
  • The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
  • A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
  • Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites

 

5G Now

“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.

 

Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said. 

 

Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future

Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’ 

 

And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.

 

The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.

 

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