Category: Intelligent Automation

China’s Manufacturing Growth Slumped in 2018, Hindered by Automotive Industry Decline

In the Q1’19 release of our Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker, we have reduced our estimate for China’s manufacturing output growth in 2018 based on...

/ May 23, 2019

New Chinese Subsidy Policy Results in 130,000 Fewer Electric Commercial Vehicles Being Sold Globally in 2025

Based on new Chinese subsidy policy, Interact Analysis revises global demand for electric commercial vehicles downward by 130,000 vehicles by 2025 New policy aimed at...

/ May 17, 2019

The Rise of Smart Sensors for Motor Systems

The installed base of motors used in industrial applications is large. Very large. If you added up the cost of all types of installed equipment...

/ May 14, 2019

Have we seen the end of the Industrial Robot Market Slow-Down?

In the 2nd half of 2018 demand for industrial robots slowed significantly. This followed the 20% increase in industry revenues in 2017. Demand in the...

/ May 9, 2019

Hard Times Ahead for the South Korean Manufacturing Sector

South Korea is the fifth largest manufacturing1 economy in the world. If one looks back a decade or so, its growth in manufacturing was on...

/ May 9, 2019

The Mobile Hydraulics Market

The winds are shifting in the mobile hydraulics market. An increased focus on electrification, changing geographic landscape, and a shrinking captive market are opening new...

/ May 1, 2019

Bucher’s New AX Pump and The Future of Electrification in the Hydraulics Market

At Bauma 2019 in Munich, Bucher Hydraulics announced its new AX Pump. This announcement has come at a pivotal time for hydraulic vendors and should...

/ April 29, 2019

Key Trends at ProMat & Automate 2019

Last week’s ProMat and Automate shows in Chicago saw more than 60,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors descend on Chicago for the co-located events covering supply...

/ April 18, 2019

ProMat & Automate 2019 Highlight Unstoppable March of Mobile Robots

For the past few years, ProMat has been one of the leading supply chain industry events, and last week’s event did not disappoint. Co-located with...

/ April 16, 2019