Intelligent manufacturing equipment with sensing, analysis, reasoning, decisioning-making, and control functions, is the deep integration of advanced manufacturing technology, information technology, and intelligent technology. Intelligient manufacturing equipment mainly includes new sensors, intelligent control systems, industrial robots, and automated complete productionlines.
Intelligent equipment is the core of high-end equipment, the frontier of manufacturing equipment and the foundation of manufacturing, and has become the competitive target of today's advanced industrial countries. As an important manifestation of the key development direction of high-end equipment, the frontier of manufacturing equipment and the foundation of manufacturing, and has become the competitive target of today's advanced industrial countries. As an important manifestation direction of high-end equipment manufacturing industry and the deep integration of informationization and industrialization, it has the far-reaching meaning that the development of intelligent equipment industry accelerates the transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry, improves production efficiency, technology level and product quality, reduces energy resource consumption, and realizes the manufacturing process towards intelligent and green manufacturing proces.
After more than 30 years of development, China's intelligent manufacturing equipment industry has initially formed an industrial system represented by new sensors, intelligent control systems, industrial robots, and automated complete production lines. At present, China, as a major manufacturing country in the world, is trying to realize the transformation to a manufacturing power. Smart products, as the top industry of the traditional manufacturing pyramid, will surely become a breakthrough in the transformation and upgrading of the traditional manufacturing industry.
In recent years, under the backgroud of accelerating the development of new industrialization, China attaches great importance to the development of the intelligent manufacturing equipment industry. According to the "Intelligent Manufacturing Equipment Industry Development Prospects and Transformation and Upgrade Analysis Report" released by the Foresight Industry Research Institute, in 2010, China's manufacturing reached 1.955 trillion US dollars, accounting for 19.8 percent of the global manufacturing output value, exceeding the total output value of 1.952 trillion US dollars. Since then, China's manufacturing output has ranked first in the world. With the upgrading of the intelligent manufacturing industry, China's intelligent manufacturing equipment industry has shown rapid growth, and the market size will exceed 1.5 trillion yuan by 2017.