Elite Robots, a supplier of collaborative robots (cobots), has announced the signing of a major order with a Chinese company for a total of 3,000 units.
For confidentiality reasons, the client’s name, whose main businesses include new energy vehicles, components and assembly of cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and photovoltaic cells, cannot be disclosed.
According to Elite, the deal underscores a trend whereby cobots are becoming more viable for large-scale production by large companies and a go-to alternative to industrial robots.
Cobots are expected to account for about 10% of total industrial robot sales by 2025 – up from the current 5%, with a CAGR of 40% per year and a market expected to cross the US$5bn threshold by 2032, the company said.
“This large order from the new energy sector is great news for the entire cobotic industry, indicating that the collaborative robots’ market is expanding,” said Dr Yunan Cao, CEO of Elite Robots.
“I believe that the entire ecosystem will gain more confidence in collaborative robots.”
Elite Robots currently offers a portfolio of 37 cobots, with payloads of up to 25kg, a reach of up to 2,000mm, and IP68-level protection.
The range also includes models tailored to specific needs, such as the EC68-08 (8kg payload) for screwing operations, the EC64-19 (1,900mm reach) for inspecting large objects, and the explosion-proof CS Series.
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