Canadian Fabricating & Welding, March 14, 2018 – Robotics is a hot industry. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), global automation is accelerating. Robot density, the measurement used to monitor the technology’s growth while taking into account the different degrees of automation in various countries, now averages 74 robot units per 10,000 employees. Only two years ago that number was 66.
Growth has been significant in North America with overall density in 2016 averaging 122. IFR reported densities of 189 for the U.S. and 145 for Canada. Mexico was still well below the global density average at 33.
Although the vast majority of systems are still employed by automotive manufacturers, the robotic industry is expected to see growth thanks to a broader acceptance by general industry, including small to medium-sized shops. To continue reading the article, click here.