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Analysis of the future development trend of China's instrumentation industry

Analysis of the future development trend of China's instrumentation industry
Issue Time:2018-03-24
Recently, Foxconn broke the news that it was about to build a plant in the United States. It sparked a wave of waves. As the world’s largest OEM company, Foxconn’s official and cheap labor is achieved. Once you go to the United States to build a factory, you will face many times the manpower cost. Some media estimates that the annual salary of Wisconsin plant employees is not less than 54,000 US dollars, equivalent to about RMB 360,000 yuan. In China, the average annual salary of Foxconn's regular front-line employees is between 5 and 60,000. The labor cost for building factories in the United States is about 6 times that of China. The strong relationship among them is very obvious. So why did Foxconn make this decision?

Gou Ting-ming had already realized that the era of cheap labor had passed, and machine substitutions were an inevitable trend. The company went to the United States to build a factory, Foxconn chose a higher degree of automation of the LCD panel business, labor costs accounted for a significant reduction, Rockwell Automation will work with the Foxconn new US factory to practice the concept of intelligent manufacturing companies and industrial Internet of Things. Deploy advanced industrial IoT solutions to create top-level manufacturing systems that are highly operationally efficient.

Under the impetus of the "Industry 4.0" and "Made in China 2025" strategy, transformation and upgrading have become the only way for the development of domestic enterprises. The construction of the plant in the United States will lay a solid foundation for the transformation of smart manufacturing of Foxconn, and will also indicate the future direction of development for the domestic instrumentation industry.
The first is the automation of instrumentation product manufacturing to increase production efficiency.

At present, China's instrument and meter manufacturing industry is still relying too much on low-cost labor. Only large-scale use of industrial robots can replace manpower, and the automation and precision of the production process can be improved. Only in this way can we fundamentally improve production efficiency and create more quality-assured products. Reliable product.

From this point of view, Wasion Group is the best example. Wasion Group uses the latest seven-axis robots and manpower to work together to achieve a 45% increase in production efficiency and a 50% reduction in labor costs. In the past, 20 people had been able to complete 5,000 meters in a single day of continuous operation. Now, five robots can be completed in about eight hours, and production efficiency is greatly improved.
The second is to digitize, intelligentize, and upgrade networked instrumentation products.

The rapid development of industrial Internet of things, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence has also stirred a storm of technological innovation for the traditional instrumentation industry. Smart meters, smart water meters, smart gas meters, etc. have made a good start for the digital instrumentation, intelligence, and network transformation and upgrading of the traditional instrumentation industry. In the future, more instrumentation equipment will be added to the industrial Internet of Things system. Greatly improve the level of intelligence in operations and maintenance.


The automation of the production line and the intelligentization of the instrumentation products themselves are two major trends in the development of the instrumentation industry in China. Both are indispensable. Only by following the trend of development, can we not be eliminated by the times!