A RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR ROBOTICS IN 2011

A report from the International Federation of Robotics states record-breaking sales and sales orders of robots and robotic systems.

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) found through research that 2011 will be a record-breaking year for industrial robotic integration and installation. Robot sales have risen 18% in 2011 and are expected to keep climbing in upcoming years; there is a projected 6% rise per year between 2012 and 2014 by the IFR.


The IFR cites that the majority of robotic sales have stemmed from the automotive and electronics industries. These two industries are the leading manufacturing industries in robot orders due to higher production numbers. Although China is expected to surge ahead of other regions in 2014, North America is still one of the emerging markets that will continue to see consistent gains in robot installations.

Industrial robots provide abundant benefits to those who integrate them including reduced downtime, increased productivity, increased savings and a reduction in outsourcing. Decision-makers in many industries are starting to recognize that industrial robots maintain their benefits and provide the ability to quickly and efficiently work on a variety of parts and goods.

Although there is a weak global economy at the time, industry leaders realize that industrial robots can keep companies and jobs in their home country. Consumers demand variety, in which manufacturers are beginning to recognize. Through advancements, industrial robots have been developed to handle various parts while maintaining their industrial advantages, therefore lending the ability to produce various products in one plant.

Industrial automation is changing the face of production. Ideally suited for applications such as arc welding, material handling and plasma cutting, robotic automation is making it possible for companies to increase production, improve quality and remain competitive.

Advantages of Industrial Automation:
•Labor Cost Reduction
•Improved Cycle Times
•Increased Workplace Safety
•Competitive in Global Economy
•Repetition
•Controlled Quality
•Waste Control and Reduction
•Integration with Off-Line Software
•Increase in Productivity

One of the industrial leaders in North America is RobotWorx; with a record-number of sales in the first quarter. If you would like to be part of the initiative to automate your workplace for improved quality, production and workplace safety, visit RobotWorx today to learn how. Whether your company is considering industrial robots for the first time or looking to expand your current robotic systems, you will be convinced of the need when you see the cost benefits.

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