Atomrobot (阿童木), one of China’s largest parallel robot producers, announced its financials for the first six months of this year ending June 30.
A parallel robot is a closed-loop mechanism whose end-effector (platform) is linked to the base by several independent kinematic chains.
Parallel robots are often used for picking, sorting, handling and boxing items in scenarios that do not require a large operational space.
The firm said sales of its parallel robots ranked first nationwide, without elaborating.
Sales across all channels surged 41% year on year between January and June, said the Tianjin-based company.
Atomrobot has been expanding rapidly to overseas markets over the past few years. Although the firm didn’t disclose the exact figures, it said sales abroad rocketed 503.52% over the same period last year.
A sales breakdown indicates that the sales of robotic bodies went up 35% from the first six months in 2022. Also during this period, control systems leaped 15.1% and machine vision systems rose 15.1%.
During the first half of this year, Atomrobot, a domestic leader in parallel and SCARA robots, filed upwards of 157 patents.
Its products are mainly deployed to industries including 3C, printed circuit board (PCB), new energy, automobile and parts, pharmaceutical, daily chemical, food and dairy beverage.
According to MIR Databank, an automation-focused research organization, Atomrobot’s share of the domestic segment for parallel robots rose to 20.9% in 2022, 5.7 percentage points higher than in 2021.
The firm has topped the chart of homegrown parallel robot manufacturers for four consecutive years, and for the first time surpassed foreign brands in market share last year, MIR Databank said.