Philippines Industries and Robotic Technology

Philippines Industries and Robotic Technology

The adoption of robotic technology is causing a new wave of technological innovation in the manufacturing sector. This wave is expected to affect many industries, especially those with routine manual tasks. Moreover, robots affect blue-collar and lower-class workers. Although robot adoption affects both men and women, the effect on women is much greater than on men. In the Philippines, manufacturing-related jobs are more likely to be affected than those in non-manufacturing sectors.

In the past decade, the demand for robotics has increased significantly in the Philippines. Universal Robots has partnered with Asia Integrated Machine, Inc. (AIMI), a leading provider of machinery and automation solutions, to help Philippine industries automate key manufacturing stages. Compared to Asia's robot density of 74 units per 10,000 employees, the Philippines has only three cobot units per 10,000 employees, far behind its neighboring ASEAN countries.

Automation: The Philippines' manufacturing sector is currently facing an automation crisis. The country significantly trails behind its regional counterparts when it comes to the adoption of automation. The low rate of automation in local manufacturing firms is also contributing to a shortage of skilled labor. The International Federation of Robotics ( or IFR) says the Philippines is the least automated country in the region, with only three robots per 10,000 employees. In order to combat this problem, Philippine industries should adopt robotic automation to make their manufacturing processes more efficient and productive.

As a result, the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has begun preparing for the impact of robots and automation on the country's labor force. In particular, it is anticipating a massive loss of jobs and exploring ways to retain Filipino workers. According to Mckinsey & Company, automation can potentially eliminate a quarter of all human workers. AMERIAL aims to be an accredited training and development facility in industrial automation; this helps the country to create a highly-skilled workforce.

Robotics: Undoubtedly, the demand for robots is ever-growing in the Philippines. Universal Robots, a leading global provider of industrial automation solutions, has partnered with Asia Integrated Machine, Inc. (AIM) to help Philippine manufacturers transition to robotic automation. As noted, the Philippines currently trails behind other ASEAN countries in robot density - three units for every 10,000 employees - but the company is optimistic about its future in the country. The company expects the country to see strong adoption of robots across its major industries soon.

The Department of Trade and Industry is geting ready for the future impact of robots in the Philippine labor force. The government is concerned that this new technology will result in a massive reduction in job opportunities, so it is looking into ways to retain Filipinos in the industry. According to a Mckinsey & Company report, robotic technology will eliminate over 90 percent of all human workers in the Philippines. Says Rafaelita Aldaba, director of the DTI's Department of Industrial Technology, "This reduction in jobs is a natural outcome of robotics."

Industrial robots: While China has been the world's factory for decades, the rise in labor costs has made the Philippines a veritable hotspot for manufacturers. The country must embrace technology and automation to keep up with its ASEAN neighbors, but it lags behind in this area. Interestingly, the International Federation of Robotics recently said the Philippines ranked low in automation adoption in 2016, with just three robot units per 10,000 employees. With the rise in automation, the Philippines is poised to catch up with its neighbors in the coming years.

The Philippines' manufacturing sector accounts for a significant portion of the country's economy. Even so, the average level of automation among local manufacturing companies is relatively low. Robots can help address the challenges associated with short-run production and perform more complex tasks in smaller batches. By increasing productivity and increasing market share, Philippine SMEs can stay competitive in the global marketplace. Industrial robots can help these companies achieve their goals.

Sensors: The global Sensors for Industrial Robot market is expected to reach USD million by 2028; it's growing at a CAGR of %. Several key players are currently developing strategies to capitalize on the growing demand for industrial robots. These strategies will increase the profitability of sensor manufacturers in the coming years. Such sensors will also help industrial robot manufacturers to monitor their output in real-time. But there are some key factors that drive the Sensors for the Industrial Robot market.

First, temperature sensors are used in cold environments and are widely used in robotics applications. They help robots adjust to the ambient temperature. Temperature sensors use tiny ICs to produce voltage differences that can adjust the temperature. Contact sensors require physical contact with objects to function but are widely used in tactile bumper switches, limit switches, and button switches. Various types of sensors have the ability to detect a wide range of objects, including obstacles.

Costs: Despite the high labor costs in Asia, the Philippines needs to embrace the benefits of robotic automation for a healthier and more productive manufacturing sector. Cobots offer the chance to automate and address the shortage of skilled workers. The Philippines can also become the next manufacturing hub in Asia by making use of robotic technology. However, the costs of robotic automation in the Philippines are still too high to make the country an attractive destination for manufacturing companies.

In the United States, a $250,000 robot can replace two workers. In Mexico, the average compensation is $14,000, making the payback period only eight years and four months. In the Philippines, the payback period is around 30 years. However, in low-wage developing nations such as the Philippines, the initial cost for a robot may be as low as $50,000. In other words, the Philippines robotic technology market has high barriers to entry and a long road to recovery.