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Robot is becoming a new force in China's plastics industry

Author: DANBACH Date: 2017-05-19 source: Internet

Robot is becoming a new force in China's plastics industry. There are two reasons. One is that manufacturing companies seek to cope with rising labor costs, but more are to improve efficiency and the overall quality of the manufacturing process.
The term robot comes from the works of Kava Capek, a Czech playwright of the 1920s, in the Czech language, meaning "labor to be forced to sell labor." In China, the history of low labor costs in the country, the robot is very popular.
According to information provided by the Frankfurt-based Robotics Alliance, China will have 68,600 robots in 2015 and easily become the world's leading robot market. While the same year the whole of Europe bought a total of 50100 robots.
In line with this trend, Chinese plastics manufacturers report the use of robots in a wider range. For example, the United States injection molding company Evco plastic in Dongguan, the new plant can "off the lights" production, because the workshop without workers to take care of the machine, its goal is: quality and efficiency.
"We are not saving labor, we are producing more reliable, less tolerant parts." Although Evans said that the automation of the Chinese factory was not as good as that of the Chinese factory, "said Eva Plastics President Dell Evans, who recently said in an interview at Dongguan. "Our factory in the United States has no longer been shut down before the factory, but because the Chinese side began to turn off the lights, we are considering the US plant to start doing so again."
For product automation, product size is the key.
In Dongguan factory, Evco production is mostly small parts, easy to turn off the lights production. "The majority of the products produced by the lights are small objects that can be picked up by the robot and put into the box.If the product is a big object, it must be protected and specially packaged, and usually someone has to look after."
Of course automation has entered the plastic supply chain industry for decades. Now, in the lobby of the Canton Fair, even in the Shenzhen suburbs to produce small mold factory, the brochure is also proudly listed with CNC machine tools and automated testing equipment, and most of the imports.
China's largest and most mold company TK Group, said the company is increasing the degree of automation of production, and therefore in last year's strict operating conditions, to enhance the company's profits.
TK's annual report to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last month showed a slight increase of 1.5% in sales to HK $ 1.63 billion, but the company's gross profit jumped 9%. Automation and Renminbi depreciation were the main reasons for profit growth.
In the company's plastic parts area, profits and robots are directly linked. "Gross profit growth is mainly due to the increase in automation applications to improve production efficiency," the company reported.
US injection molding company GW plastic also has factories in Dongguan, for them, improve the production of automation is the main purpose is to improve product quality. GW is headquartered in Bessel, Vermont, and has factories in the United States and Mexico. "The cost of labor in Mexico and China is lower than in the US, but our customers value product quality, automated production and inspection as the solution to improve product quality," said Boche, vice president of operations.
"We believe that customizing automated production for our customers is an important part of our services for our customers," he said in an interview with the e-mail.
These companies are also active practitioners of China's national policy. China has developed a grand "Made in China 2025" program, that is, by 2025 the number of workers per 10,000 workers reached 150 units.
In order to achieve this goal, China is the world's largest industrial robot market, but the density is not high, there are only 49 workers per 10,000 workers, and the global average is 69. The leading is South Korea, 10,000 workers have the rate of 531 Taiwan, 395 Taiwan, Japan 305 Taiwan, Germany 301, the United States ranked 8,176 units.
The government has set an important task for improving plant automation, the organization said in February that 40 percent of global robot production would be installed in China by 2019, according to the president of the IFR.
"This area has grown rapidly in China over the past few years and will grow rapidly in the past, driven by the Chinese government's 2025, which supports automated production and hopes to become a global in automated production," he said. This area will continue to grow. "