Industrial and service robotics
Experience the future with innovative robotics and groundbreaking examples of man-machine collaboration. Exciting encounters: See the latest industrial models in actual use directly at the fair.
From science fiction into the factory
Robotics, a key technology in smart automation, is in the midst of a boom. The fascinating figures that we discovered in science fiction are now real workers. Equipped with modern safety technology, collaboration-capable robots are making their way into factories in ever increasing numbers. “Cobots” are becoming genuine colleagues to their human co-workers.
Industrial robots are already a significant competitive factor in industrial manufacturing processes. As a key element in automation, they are the key factors in strategic business decisions. Automation solutions involving robotics are already being used successfully in major corporations and SMEs alike.
automatica is the only trade fair that gives manufacturers a platform for presenting their extensive range of robot technology in both the industrial robotics and service robotics sectors.
Robotics at automatica
Explore current and future scenarios for using robotics in your company:
- Industrial robots by type of design: gantry robots, SCARA robots, vertically articulated robots, articulated robots, parallel link robots, micro robots, special designs
- Components for robot systems: jigs and fixtures, tool-changing systems, measurement systems, peripherals
- Industrial robots for specific applications
German industry continues to break sales records in 2015
- Sales in the German robotics industry increased by 1%, setting a new record of EUR 3.3 billion.
- The share attributed to “general industries”, i.e. industries outside the automotive sector, increased from 37 percent to 43%.
- Production in Germany decreased by 5 percent. With 19,860 units produced, it missed the record set in 2014 (20,800 units).
Key figures from 2010 to 2015:
- The number of robots produced in Germany increased by an average of 11% per year.
- Annual exports also increased by 11% annually.
- The domestic market grew by an average of 7%—despite the high concentration of robots in Germany.
- More than 8% t of global market volume was generated in Germany.