As use of robots increases, so too do the various motion control technologies which enable them. Components such as grippers, actuators, sensors, vision systems and more play an integral role in ensuring safe and efficient movements.
Many of the motion control components used in robots today are a mix of electrical and mechanical, including fluid power technologies, demonstrating the breadth of solutions required to enable robots to function as desired. Technology advancements for these components are ongoing, bringing about new capabilities and improved performance.
The robot components market is projected to grow in the coming years, with the market for mobile robots to grow 44.8% and that for industrial robots 9.7% by 2027 according to research from Interact Analysis. This coincides with the continued growth expected for robotics over the next several years due to labor challenges and increased investments in manufacturing, along with other factors.
Given these growth trends, new developments in robot components will continue to be of value as the various technologies included in this media gallery help demonstrate.
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