Alite launched CS series of cooperative robots to break the competition pattern of ontology manufacturers

In recent years, cooperative robots show a rapid development trend. According to the Institute of robotics, the global sales of collaborative robots will reach 30000 in 2019, with a year-on-year increase of 36.4%. It is estimated that the sales volume will reach 60000 by 2021, and the sales volume of Chinese Collaborative robots will be about 8848 in 2019, with a year-on-year increase of 40%. The collaborative robot ontology is considered to be the most critical link in the industrial chain, and also an important area of scale growth in recent years. From the global market point of view, ur robots occupy a dominant position. In 2019, ur robots will sell about 12000 units, accounting for more than 40% of the global market sales share. In the domestic market, the sales volume of ur robots in 2019 is more than 2000, accounting for about 1 / 4 of the market share. In recent years, the domestic substitution is the main trend in the domestic cooperative robot market. In the past few years, a number of cooperative robot companies have emerged in China, including Aobo, jieka and Han’s. < / P > < p > according to the data of prospective industry research institute, the market share of domestic cooperative robot brands has reached more than 50% in 2019, and the “import substitution” is gradually realized. However, in high-end fields such as high reliability and safety, foreign brands still dominate. For example, ur products are still mainly used in surgical robots in medical field. This means that the domestic cooperative robot brand, which usually takes the “high cost performance” route, has developed for many years, and has not completely broken the monopoly situation of foreign brands. < p > < p > 36 krypton has been paying close attention to alite robot, hoping to change this strategy and situation. In the near future, the company will launch CS Series cooperative robots and want to benchmark ur’s E series products. It is reported that this series of products comprehensively improve the software and hardware performance in terms of infrastructure, programming methods, safety regulations, core algorithms, etc., and enhance the safety, operability and openness of their cooperative robot products. < p > < p > after nearly four or five years of development in China, there have been many domestic ontology manufacturers, but there is still a big gap in product strength with international brands. Cao Yunan, founder and CEO of Alite, told 36 krypton that the gap between domestic and international brand products is mainly reflected in hardware performance, security and software operating system. < / P > < p > in order to enhance the competitiveness of products, alite CS Series cooperative robots first make great efforts to improve product safety. Cooperative robots need to cooperate with people to complete the corresponding work, and there is no guardrail, so the safety specification of cooperative robots is very important. Ellite CS series products refer to EN ISO 10218-1:2011, EN ISO 13849-1:2016, PLD, cat. 3, ISO / TS 15066, a third-party standard, has 18 safety functions including speed, position, power and momentum, which are also the core requirements for customers with high safety requirements, such as Tier 1 automobile manufacturers. < / P > < p > secondly, the wrist joints of all models are optimized, and the design of rotating without grip is adopted to further improve the safety of human-machine. At the same time, in order to further improve the maintenance, a new design of joint connection mode is carried out, and the joint replacement time can be controlled within 10 minutes. < / P > < p > in addition, the improvement of software level is also very important. Elliott adopts tree diagram programming method in CS series products, and provides the underlying robot language script based on python, which has a wider customer base and lower secondary development threshold. An important attribute of collaborative robot is openness. Alite CS Series provides more communication interfaces and user IO interfaces, and encapsulates communication protocols and process function modules to provide customers with modularization of software framework, which improves product scalability and facilitates customers to call. < / P > < p > the management and control of supply chain is also crucial to the improvement of enterprise competitiveness. Alite has achieved an overall self-study rate of about 90% in core parts. The key components of cooperative robot are joint module and controller. In terms of joint module, alite has realized that all other core parts except the reducer can be designed independently. And the controller is the product that alite began to develop and produce independently at the beginning of its establishment. In terms of business landing, alite has completed the project implementation of benchmarking customers in 3C, automobile, household appliances and other industries. This year’s shipment is expected to reach more than 1000 units, achieving a nearly 10 times year-on-year growth. In terms of the company’s development strategy, alite said that to occupy a larger market share can not be achieved by simply fighting a price war with a low price strategy, because customers’ preference for “easy to use” is higher than that for “cheap”. Some early domestic robot companies have developed for about five years. Even the sales volume of domestic cooperative robot, which is currently the largest in sales volume, is less than half of ur’s, but the price is less than 50% of ur’s. It can be seen that low price competition can not reverse the competition pattern of ontology manufacturers. < / P > < p > The aim of Alite’s CS series products is to compete with international brands, enter the fields with higher requirements for safety, reliability and product performance, such as Tier 1 automobile main engine plant, high-end medical equipment and power grid, and break the competitive situation of traditional domestic brand products. < / P > < p > on the other hand, alite will also plan to sell its cooperative robot products to the sea. Compared with the traditional industrial robots, the “four families” of foreign brand manufacturers occupy a monopoly position, and the field of cooperative robots has the opportunity to go abroad. At present, about 30% of Alite’s orders come from overseas, and the next step will be to expand the channels of overseas agents and expand the scale of overseas sales. < p > < p > from the perspective of global robot industry development, the robot industry is still in the stage of about 6.5% of the total sales in 2019. From the sales growth of the head enterprise ur, it can be seen that the products are still in the import period. The sales volume of ur increased from 5500 units in 2016 to 12000 units in 2019, with the annual year-on-year growth rates of 45%, 25% and 20%. It is worth mentioning that, affected by the external environment, the whole industrial robot market in 2019 has a slight decline compared with 2018, but in this context, cooperative robots still maintain a stable growth. < / P > < p > at present, cooperative robots are mainly used in automobile, parts and 3C industries. In 2019, the sales volume of Chinese cooperative robots in automobile and 3C fields will exceed 2200 and 2700 respectively, accounting for 26% and 31% respectively. < / P > < p > in terms of application scenarios, the downstream application field of collaborative robots is a long tail distribution market, and the key to cover the long tail field lies in the platform and openness of collaborative robot products, and on the other hand, it needs the extensive deployment of agents. Therefore, alite realizes the application of products in various scenarios by cultivating high-quality agents in the market promotion. < p > < p > alite has completed nearly RMB 100 million round B financing led by China venture capital, and co invested by Yuanhe origin, ceyuan venture capital and cableway capital in 2019. In January 2018, alite was led by ceyuan venture capital and co invested by Yuanhe Yuanyuan in a round of financing of RMB 50 million. 865 optimization is different? 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