[Xinhua News Agency] STEP helps the robot "population density" increase rapidly

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[Xinhua News Agency] STEP helps the robot "population density" increase rapidly

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  • Time of issue:2022-03-09 00:00

  [Editor's note]: On March 7, 2022, Xinhua News Agency published an article titled "[City Beats] Decoding the Magic City | Landlords, robots and "carbon sellers" tell you how hard-core Shanghai's economy is". The article reported that Shanghai's industrial robot density (the number of robots per 10,000 workers) has reached the leading level in the country, and the article spoke highly of the STEP robot super factory "robot manufacturing robot" production line. In addition, the Highly Group mentioned in the article began to introduce STEP robots as early as 2015.


  What needs to be added is that, as a robot R&D and manufacturing company, STEP took the lead in deploying robot applications on a large scale. At present, the robot density in the factory has reached 1,080 units, surpassing Singapore (932 units), which ranks first in the world.


  Looking into the future, STEP will continue to help Shanghai and the whole country increase the "population density" of robots, liberate workers from heavy, polluting and monotonous work, and help the manufacturing industry develop to high quality.


  Below, we excerpt the key points of the original text for readers.


  Everyone knows the vitality and enthusiasm of Shanghai's economy, but you may not know these knowledge points: Shanghai not only has the highest population density in the country, but even the "population density" of robots far exceeds the national average;



  There are big articles in the small indicators. You can feel the strong pulse of Shanghai's economy, see the strength of both soft and hard intelligent manufacturing, and feel the vigor of green and low-carbon coordinated development-Shanghai is such a hard core.


  The "population density" of Shanghai's robots far exceeds the national average


  Robots are known as "the jewel at the top of the manufacturing crown". In Shanghai, there is not only a car "super factory", where hundreds of robots are busy building cars on the production line; there is also a robot "super factory", where robots are used to produce robots.


  In the Shanghai STEP robot super factory located in Jiading District, the robots operate precisely on the production line: assembling parts, transporting materials, testing products... Among the three production lines, one automatic production line of small-load robots is the most eye-catching, that is, the comprehensive use of multiple Intelligent manufacturing technology decomposes the process, customizes the assembly logistics line and tooling, so as to realize the robot manufacturing robot. It is worth mentioning that the robots used in this production line also come from STEP.




Shanghai STEP robot super factory scene


  In February 2022, five smart factories in Shanghai were rated as national-level smart manufacturing pilot demonstration factories. As the first robot manufacturing robot smart factory in Shanghai to be put into operation, the STEP robot super factory is among them, and the current annual production capacity reaches 10,000 units. Robots are used in many industrial fields such as 3C electronics, welding, palletizing, and rubber tires.


  "The competition among robots is also very fierce. They must not only have hard skills, but also soft power." Wu Yuhui, managing director of STEP Co., Ltd., said that from the manufacturing industry to the service industry, the application scenarios of robots will gradually expand, such as STEP The newly launched Amar service robot can be seamlessly connected with elevators for smart scheduling, providing core products and smart solutions for smart building unmanned services for the public service industry.


  "Robot density is an important indicator to measure the level of intelligent manufacturing in a city." said Han Dadong, director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Promotion Division of the Shanghai Economic and Information Commission. /10,000 workers, and some enterprises have as high as nearly 1,000 units/10,000 workers, far exceeding the national average of 246 units/10,000 workers.


  As an important robot city in China, Shanghai is striving to become the first city in the world to publish a robot density index. Behind the confidence and vigor of being the first is Shanghai's intensive cultivation in the field of intelligent manufacturing for many years. A series of policies, technology, talents, funds and other elements are linked together to form a chain and continue to radiate new life.


  Cao Jin, chief engineer of intelligent manufacturing of Highly Group, said that the company has built several intelligent manufacturing production bases around the world, but many high value-added and innovative design products were born in Shanghai intelligent factories, thanks to the city's incomparable high-tech With the advantages of technology and professional talents, the company's current robot density has reached 954 units/10,000 workers.


  For the development of the manufacturing industry, digital transformation is no longer a "choice question", but a "compulsory course" related to survival and long-term development. According to the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of High-end Equipment Industry in Shanghai", by 2025, the industrial output value of the city's high-end equipment industry will exceed 700 billion yuan, the application of new intelligent manufacturing models will be further popularized, the degree of factory digitization will be further improved, and the construction of high-end equipment municipal-level intelligent More than 40 factories. (Originally published in "Xinhua News Agency" on March 7, 2022)



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