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Global Robotic Injection Molding Machine Market 2017-2021

Global Robotic Injection Molding Machine Market 2017-2021

About Robotic Injection Molding Machine

The past decade has seen a rise in adoption of robotics in the global rubber and plastics industries. The deployment of robots for plastic processing has ushered in various possibilities to improve the performance and productivity of the industries. The current report studies robots that are used in conjunction with injection molding machines for processing plastic, which, in turn, is used as a component of plastic parts by various end-user segments. As per our study, the demand for robotic injection molding has been proliferating for a variety of primary and secondary reasons.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global robotic injection molding machine market to grow at a CAGR of 4.94% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global robotic injection molding machine market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from new sales of robots used with injection molding machines. This includes robot system costs, including robot hardware and software revenue from software solutions that are required for programming and system integration.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Robotic Injection Molding Machine Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • KUKA
  • Sepro Group
  • Wittmann Battenfeld Group
  • Yushin Precision Equipment
Other prominent vendors
  • ARBURG
  • ENGEL
  • FANUC
  • HAHN Automation
  • KraussMaffei Group
  • Universal Robots (Teradyne)
  • Stäubli
  • YASKAWA
Market driver
  • Technological innovations in injection molding robots
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of implementation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Co-bots for injection molding applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Robotic Injection Molding Machine Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global robotic injection molding machine market: ABB, KUKA, Sepro Group, Wittmann Battenfeld Group, and Yushin Precision Equipment.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ARBURG, ENGEL, FANUC, HAHN Automation, KraussMaffei Group, Universal Robots (Teradyne), Stäubli, and YASKAWA.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Co-bots for injection molding applications. Co-bots are being increasingly adopted to work collaboratively with humans. They use specialized sensors and robot controllers for operations and are implemented when ease of programming along with a reduction in safety costs are desired. As safety standards in industries are enhanced, vendors will increase their investment in improving sensing technologies specifically for collaborative robots. Over the years, there has been an increase in the adoption of collaborative robots for injection molding as well. For instance, Tennplasco, a plastic injection molding company that supplies parts to the automotive industry, deployed Sawyer co-bots by Rethink Robotics to address the issue of labor shortage. The company also achieved a return on investment (ROI) in less than four months.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Technological innovations in injection molding robots. Injection molding robots provide the end-users with various advantageous features, such as their high reach, both horizontally and vertically, along with their high degree of flexibility, and time-efficiency. Vendors are increasingly working on features that ensure that the robot can be disconnected speedily for fast end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) changeovers. For better control, vendors provide a touch screen that has easy operability due to its icon-driven instructions and on-screen prompts. Yushin, one of the prominent market vendors, has started offering robots with vibration dampening technology, for increased precision and shortening molding time. Yaskawa Motoman offers the IA20 model that features a 7-axis design for freedom of movement, suitable for small workspaces. On the other hand, KUKA offers the KS Series of 6-axis, shelf-mounted robots for top unloading of injection molding machines to ensure space optimization and increased accessibility to other components in the work cell.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High cost of implementation. As robotic systems involve the use of sensors, software, and advanced technologies in vision systems and feeding devices, their prices are considerably high and require a large initial one-time payment. The costs depend on the customization and other operational requirements of the rubber, plastics, and chemicals industries. As these systems are expensive to implement, only companies that derive significant cost benefits from implementing solutions that reduce changeover times avail the option.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, KUKA, Sepro Group, Wittmann Battenfeld Group, Yushin Precision Equipment, ARBURG, ENGEL, FANUC, HAHN Automation, KraussMaffei Group, Universal Robots (Teradyne), Stäubli, and YASKAWA.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global robotics market in rubber and plastics industries
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global robotic injection molding market – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Global robotic injection molding market – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user– Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Automotive – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Automotive – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Automotive – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Packaging – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Packaging – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Packaging – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Consumer goods – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Consumer goods – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Consumer goods – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Electronics and telecommunication – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Electronics and telecommunication – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Electronics and telecommunication – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Medical – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Medical – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Electronics and telecommunication – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Others– Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Others – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global – Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Americas – Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Key areas of development in injection molding robots
      • Table Expected fall in average cost of sensors 2015-2020 ($)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Co-bots for injection molding applications
      • Table Global collaborative robots market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Increased adoption of robotics by SMEs
      • Table Horizon 2020 strategies for robotics
    • Innovations to ease integration of robots
      • Table Major advances in integration of robotic in rubber, plastics, and chemicals industries
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors Covered
    • ABB
      • Table ABB: Product offerings
      • Table ABB: Recent developments
    • KUKA
      • Table KUKA: Product offerings
      • Table KUKA: Recent developments
    • Sepro Group
      • Table Sepro Group: Product offerings
      • Table Sepro Group: Recent developments
    • Wittmann Battenfeld Group
      • Table Product offerings: Wittmann Battenfeld Group
      • Table Wittmann Battenfeld Group: Recent developments
    • Yushin Precision Equipment
      • Table Yushin Precision Equipment: Product offerings
      • Table Yushin Precision Equipment: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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