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SCARA Robot Market Overview
The adoption of Industry 4.0 is transforming the landscape of manufacturing companies, thereby spurring the demand for automation technologies, globally. This has been observed as the prime driving factor for the adoption of SCARAs (selective compliance articulated robot arm or selective compliance assembly robot arm). Additionally, factors such as the rising demand from emerging economies and increasing aging population in advanced economies are also driving the SCARA robot market, globally.
A SCARA is an industrial robot, which consists of a robotic arm, which is free to move in the X–Y axis and is fixed/rigid at the Z axis. Due to this configuration, it is able to imitate a human arm and majorly used for performing assembly tasks. SCARA moves in the direction of X–Y–Z axis and rotates in the Z axis.
SCARAs with a payload capacity of up to 5 kg were the major revenue generating category in the global SCARA robot market, in 2019, and they are further projected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period (2020–2030). These robots are ideal for performing functions such as fast assembly, pick-and-place, laser engraving, and soldering, at consumer electronics, food & beverage (F&B), and automotive production plants. Further, due to their small size, they are easy to deploy anywhere in the production plant.
Based on end user, the consumer electronics category is projected to witness the fastest growth in the SCARA robot market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the growing demand for electronic devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, routers, and televisions (TVs). SCARA robots are designed and programmed to perform functions such as assembling components on printed circuit boards (PCBs), apart from soldering. Factors such as the improving standard of living and rising disposable income, particularly in emerging economies, are fueling the demand for consumer electronics. Further, as the global population increases, the demand for consumer electronics is expected to continue to rise, year-over-year (YoY). This is projected to drive the demand for SCARA robots during the forecast period.
Assembly was the largest application area for SCARA robots in 2019, and it is further projected to remain the largest category in the SCARA robot market during the forecast period. In assembly lines, SCARA robots are deployed to pick and place the components at high speeds, with a high degree of precision. This helps end-user industries enhance their production, both quantitively and qualitatively.
Asia-Pacific (APAC) was the largest SCARA robot market in 2019, and it is projected to remain the major user of such robots throughout the forecast period. The presence of major manufacturing countries, such as China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, and Thailand, has been observed as the major reason behind the regional market’s progress. Further, the economic growth in emerging economies, such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, is projected to drive the demand for SCARA robots during the forecast period.
SCARA Robot Market Dynamics
The growing demand for automobiles and consumer electronics across the globe has been observed as a major driver for the SCARA robot market. These robots can perform pick-and-place functions at high speeds and with accuracy, which is essential for efficient assembly operation. Globally, the automotive industry has witnessed healthy growth during the historical period. Further, according to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), around 2 billion autonomous vehicles are projected to ply on the roads by 2025. Similarly, there is a growing demand for consumer electronics, predominantly from the young population, including millennials. These is projected to lead to the need for increasing the manufacturing capacity, to meet the growing demand, which, in turn, would drive the market during the forecast period.
SCARA Robot Market Competitive Landscape
The SCARA robot market has been observed to be highly competitive in nature, primarily due to the presence of established players. Many of them are focused on product launches and research & development (R&D), wherein their prime objective is to consolidate their existing market share. For instance, in 2019, Yaskawa Electric Corporation launched MOTOMAN SG400 and MOTOMAN SG600, which have a payload capacity of 3 kg and 6 kg, respectively. These robots are primarily designed for assisting in the manufacturing process of consumer electronics.
Some of the key players operating in the global SCARA robot market are Seiko Epson Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Denso Wave Incorporated, OMRON Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, ABB Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Toshiba Machine Co. Ltd., Comau SpA, FANUC Corporation, Stäubli International AG, Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp., KUKA AG, HIWIN Corporation, Dürr AG, and Hirata Corporation.
The report will also provide a country-wise analysis. Some of the major countries that are covered in the report are the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.
SCARA Robot Market Segmentation
Market Segmentation by Offering
Market Segmentation by Axis Type
Market Segmentation by Payload Capacity
Market Segmentation by Application
Market Segmentation by End User
Market Segmentation by Geography