The Development Prospect of The Reducer Industry

- Nov 30, 2020-

Chinese economy has been developing rapidly, and the export volume of heavy machinery has increased. Due to the strength of downstream shopping malls, especially the vigorous development of the robotics industry, the prospects for the future development of the reducer industry continue to improve. At present, the industrial robots is in the ascendant and sales are increasing, and the potential demand for reducers is increasing year by year.

An industrial robot is a general-purpose machine equipped with a memory device and an end fulfillment device that can complete various movements or processes to replace human labor. Generally, it can replace workers to do some monotonous, frequent and repetitive long-term operations or operations in dangerous and harsh environments. It can improve the efficiency of production and the quality of products, and it is an effective plan for enterprises to make up and replace labor.

From high-speed power equipment such as electric motors and internal combustion engines to the working end of power equipment, a process of speed reduction and torque addition is required. The reducer is the power transmission organization that realizes this process.

The reducer is one of the basic equipment industry in our country. It is widely used in the field of robots. It is mainly used in the "joints" of robots. It can make the "joints" of robots more changeable and flexible. As a key component of the robot, the reducer’s cost accounts for one third of the production cost of the entire robot.

Among all the central parts of the robot, the reducer is the most important one. In the field of mechanical transmission, the reducer is the central device that connects the power source and the fulfillment organization. Generally, it transfers the high-speed power such as electric motors and internal combustion engines through the pinion on the input shaft to mesh with the large gear on the output shaft to achieve the purpose of speed reduction, and then transmit greater torque.

On the global market, it is undoubtedly that Japan’s reducer technology is relatively advanced, and it has been the dominant player for many years. Although Chinese reducer manufacturers have increased their investment in recent years and domestic reducers have taken up part of the market share, they are still far from mass production. Most domestic companies still choose Japanese reducers, and their high prices severely limit the profitability of domestic industrial robots. 

At present, the main bottleneck for the development of domestic reducers is mass production, which involves issues such as toll gates, management, and skills etc. This has caused the production of domestic reducers can’t increase exponentially in short time and cannot meet the needs of expanding shopping malls. Industrial robots generally perform repetitive actions to complete the same process; to ensure that industrial robots can reliably complete process tasks during production and ensure process quality, it require high positioning accuracy and repeatability.

The robotics is a fast-growing industry in our country in the next ten years. As one of the national new strategic industries, robotics skills represent the comprehensive strength in science and technology of the country. It is the inevitable choice for domestic robot companies to industrialize domestic robot companies to occupy the robot key parts skills.

As an indispensable transmission equipment in modernization, reducers are widely used in various fields of the national economy. For the robotics industry, the reducer is a vital application link in the industrial chain. Thanks to the rise of the robotics industry and the continuous release of market demand in the future, the development of the robotic reducer industry is expected to enter into fast development period.