|A new round of market demand in the machine tool industry is picking up and intelligent transformation welcomes new opportunities|
|Release time: 2018-4-18|
Made in China 2025 clearly proposes to select ten key areas for breakthroughs, among which high-end CNC machine tools and robots are among them. The era of Industry 4.0 is approaching, and the machine tool manufacturing industry must seize opportunities and actively dock to realize the transformation from "manufacturing" to "intelligent manufacturing" and then to "creation". On the basis of improving product technology and quality, promoting "digital manufacturing and intelligent manufacturing" and providing customers with overall solutions is an important sign of the transformation and upgrading of the machine tool industry, and it is also the common direction of machine tool companies.
2017 is undoubtedly a key year for the continuous deepening of China's supply-side structural reforms. Against the background of weak international economic recovery and the conversion of domestic economic momentum, China's machine tool industry is facing unprecedented new environments, new challenges and new opportunities.
At present, the demand of China's machine tool market has changed significantly, the total demand has been significantly reduced, and the new features of the market with accelerated upgrading of the demand structure have become increasingly apparent. First, the market structure of machine tools has been upgraded, which shows that the demand for automation packages has grown rapidly, the demand for niche, personalized, and customized growth has increased significantly, and the need for shift upgrades in general product performance and reliability has increased; second, the technology of CNC machine tools The development trend puts forward higher requirements for intelligence and "green" on the basis of "high efficiency, precision, and compounding".
In the first half of this year, the overall development of China's manufacturing industry has picked up, intelligent upgrading has continued to advance, and robots and automation equipment have maintained a high level of prosperity. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, from January to June, the cumulative production of domestic industrial robots reached 59,000 units, an increase of 52% year-on-year, and the year-on-year increase in June reached 61%, ranking first in various industrial products; January to June The cumulative output of metal cutting machine tools reached 400,000 units, an increase of 8.7% year-on-year.
In fact, from 2011 to the present, the prosperity of the machine tool industry has not improved significantly. For more than 5 years, the market for machine tools has continued to decline for many years. In the past two years, the development of industrial enterprises has become more distinct. Some enterprises have experienced operational difficulties, bankruptcy and reorganization.
Subsequently, under the environment of a series of intensive national policies, driven by the strong domestic market demand, China ’s metal cutting machine tool industry ’s production capacity recovered significantly, and its output increased positively for six consecutive months. The products have become intelligent, high-speed, complex, Significant progress has been made in precision, multi-axis, etc., and it has played an important supporting role in China's progress from a manufacturing country to a manufacturing country.
As the world's largest machine tool producer and consumer, although Chinese machine tool companies have accelerated state-of-the-art research and development of key functional components for mid- to high-end machine tools, and achieved certain results, such as the first domestically produced full-servo high-speed automatic Stamping line, stamping technology has reached the world leading level. However, Chinese machine tool companies are more concentrated in the low-end market, while high-end machine tool markets are still dominated by traditional Japanese, Japanese and American machine tool companies.
With the rapid growth of China's machine tool industry, structural adjustment, and deepened professional division of labor, electric spindles with multiple technical and performance advantages will benefit from the downstream machine tool industry industry upgrade. Imported electric spindles have high prices, long delivery times, and difficult maintenance, and there is ample room for domestic product import substitution. In addition, electro-spindles often cause malfunctions due to improper operation, component wear, etc., and they require maintenance and repair due to long-term decline in accuracy.
"The upgrade direction of the machine tool industry demand is completely opposite to the long-term inherent advantages of China's machine tool manufacturing industry." Chen Huiren, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of the China Machine Tool and Tool Industry Association, previously said, "What is missing in China's machine tool industry is not depth but depth."
As the world's largest manufacturing country, in recent years, China's machine tool industry has continued to increase in production capacity due to the rebound in demand from the machine tool market. In addition, with the expansion of the production scale of automobile and parts, aerospace, molds, railway transportation equipment, engineering machinery and other various equipment manufacturing industries, and the strong demand for multi-level machine tool products in related industries, China's machine tool manufacturing industry is welcoming To the accelerated period of development.
In addition, the Machine Tool Association also judged that with the advancement of China's supply-side structural reforms, the financial industry has continuously increased its support for the real economy, the effects of "steady growth" measures have gradually emerged, and new market momentum and new investment hotspots have emerged. The effects of pulling and other factors have caused the industry to pick up market demand from last year. It is expected that the machine tool market and industrial operation will show a stable and favorable trend this year.
What Chinese companies need is not the “Wanjinyou” industrial 4.0 solution, but a tailor-made roadmap, including digital lean transformation to achieve energy optimization and automation, efficient and high-quality digital business models, innovative product and business model development, Consumer demand-oriented business strategies, etc. I believe that under the government's series of measures and the unremitting efforts of machine tool enterprises, China's machine tool industry will move towards a better future.