1 INTRODUCTION 17
1.1 STUDY OBJECTIVES 17
1.2 DEFINITION 17
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 18
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED 18
1.4 CURRENCY 19
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 19

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 20
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 21
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 21
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 22
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 22
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 22
2.1.3 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY RESEARCH 23
2.1.3.1 Key industry insights 24
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 24
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 25
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 25
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 26
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 27
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 27
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 27

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 28

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 32
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET 32
4.2 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY TYPE 32
4.3 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY APPLICATION 33
4.4 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET IN APAC, BY INDUSTRY VS BY COUNTRY/REGION 34
4.5 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 35
4.6 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY COUNTRY 35
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5 MARKET OVERVIEW 36
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 36
5.2.1 DRIVERS 37
5.2.1.1 Growing demand for modular end effectors 37
5.2.1.2 Increasing adoption of collaborative robots (cobots) owing to their benefits and features 37
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 37
5.2.2.1 High cost of deployment of industrial robots for SMEs 37
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 38
5.2.3.1 Increasing adoption of soft grippers 38
5.2.3.2 Increasing use of additive manufacturing 38
5.2.3.3 Growing demand for electric grippers 39
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 39
5.2.4.1 Interoperability issues and difficulty in integration of different robotic framework with existing facilities 39
5.3 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 40

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 42
6.1 INTRODUCTION 42
6.2 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE 42
6.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 43
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 44
6.3.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 45
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 46
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 47
6.3.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION 48
6.4 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 49
6.5 PRICING INFORMATION OF EOATS 50

7 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY TYPE 52
7.1 INTRODUCTION 53
7.2 WELDING GUNS 55
7.2.1 IN TERMS OF VOLUME, WELDING GUNS HELD LARGEST SHARE OF ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET IN 2018 55
7.3 GRIPPERS 56
7.3.1 MECHANICAL GRIPPERS ARE STRONGEST AMONG ALL TYPE OF GRIPPERS 57
7.3.2 ELECTRIC GRIPPERS ARE FULLY PROGRAMMABLE AND HENCE HAVE MORE STATES OF OPERATION THAN MECHANICAL AND MAGNETIC GRIPPERS 57
7.3.3 MAGNETIC GRIPPERS ARE EXCLUSIVELY USED TO HANDLE FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS 58
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7.4 TOOL CHANGERS 59
7.4.1 TOOL CHANGERS ARE ADOPTED IN APPLICATIONS WHERE SINGLE ROBOTIC ARM HAS TO PERFORM MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS 59
7.5 CLAMPS 61
7.5.1 CLAMPS ARE MORE ECONOMICAL AND PORTABLE FOR SHORT RUN JOBS COMPARED TO GRIPPERS 61
7.6 SUCTION CUPS 63
7.6.1 VACUUM GRIPPERS WORK BEST FOR OBJECTS THAT ARE SMOOTH, CLEAN, FLAT, AND NON-POROUS 63
7.7 OTHERS 64
7.7.1 DEBURRING TOOLS ARE DESIGNED TO REMOVE SMALL QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL 64
7.7.2 MILLING TOOLS ARE DESIGNED TO REMOVE LARGE QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL 64
7.7.3 SOLDERING TOOLS ARE OFTEN USED TO SOLDER HARD TO REACH PLACES 65
7.7.4 RELEASE OF COMBUSTIBLE GASES SUCH AS VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC) IS MAIN CONCERN TO USE PAINTING TOOLS 65

8 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY APPLICATION 67
8.1 INTRODUCTION 68
8.2 HANDLING 69
8.2.1 HANDLING MAINLY INCLUDES TASKS SUCH AS PELLETIZING, PACKING, PICKING, AND UNLOADING 69
8.3 ASSEMBLY 71
8.3.1 REQUIREMENT FOR ACCURACY IN ASSEMBLY OPERATION IS MUCH HIGHER COMPARED TO HANDLING APPLICATION 71
8.3.2 SCREWDRIVERS CAN BE VERY USEFUL FOR PRESSURE SENSITIVE APPLICATIONS 72
8.4 WELDING 74
8.4.1 WELDING IS MOST POPULAR APPLICATION OF END-EFFECTORS 74
8.5 DISPENSING 76
8.5.1 ELECTRONICS HARDWARE AND CHIP MANUFACTURERS REQUIRE HIGHLY PRECISE ADHESIVE GLUE DISPENSERS 76
8.5.2 UP-TO 30% SAVINGS CAN BE EXPECTED WHEN MANUAL PAINTERS ARE REPLACED BY AUTOMATED SPRAY PAINTERS 76
8.6 PROCESSING 78
8.6.1 FINELY SANDED GRINDERS CAN BE USED FOR POLISHING SURFACES 78
8.6.2 EXPECTED TOLERANCE OF MILLER WITH RESPECT TO ACCURACY IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 0.4 MM 79
8.7 OTHERS (CUTTING AND SOLDERING) 80
8.7.1 SELECTION OF CUTTING PROCESS IS PURELY APPLICATION SPECIFIC 80
8.7.2 WIRING AND METAL WORKS ARE TRADITIONAL APPLICATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL SOLDERING 81
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9 ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 84
9.1 INTRODUCTION 85
9.2 AUTOMOTIVE 87
9.2.1 AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY HELD LARGEST SHARE OF ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET IN 2018 87
9.3 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS 88
9.3.1 HANDLING APPLICATION HELD LARGEST SHARE OF ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY IN 2018 88
9.4 METALS AND MACHINERY 90
9.4.1 WELDING APPLICATION HELD LARGEST SHARE OF ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET FOR METALS AND MACHINERY INDUSTRY IN 2018 90
9.5 PLASTICS, RUBBER, AND CHEMICALS 92
9.5.1 END-EFFECTORS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROPERLY HANDLE CORROSIVE, EXPLOSIVE, OR RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 92
9.6 FOOD & BEVERAGES 93
9.6.1 SOFT GRIPPERS TO DRIVE MARKET FOR FOOD & BEVERAGES INDUSTRY DURING FORECAST PERIOD 93
9.7 PRECISION ENGINEERING AND OPTICS 95
9.7.1 PROCESSING APPLICATION TO FUEL GROWTH OF ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET FOR PRECISION ENGINEERING AND OPTICS INDUSTRY DURING FORECAST PERIOD 95
9.8 PHARMACEUTICALS AND COSMETICS 97
9.8.1 MOST COMMON APPLICATIONS FOR END-EFFECTORS ARE TRADITIONAL END-OF-LINE PACKAGING, PICK-AND-PLACE, AND SORTING 97
9.9 E-COMMERCE 98
9.9.1 PICK-AND-PLACE AND SORTING ARE THE MOST COMMON OPERATIONS IN E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY 98
9.10 OTHERS 100

10 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 102
10.1 INTRODUCTION 103
10.2 NORTH AMERICA 105
10.2.1 US 107
10.2.1.1 US held the second-largest share of total robot end-effector market in 2018 107
10.2.2 CANADA 107
10.2.2.1 Manufacturing sector in Canada has been key adopter of industrial robots 107
10.2.3 MEXICO 108
10.2.3.1 Consistent adoption of industrial robots by the automotive industry drives market in Mexico 108
10.3 EUROPE 109
10.3.1 GERMANY 111
10.3.1.1 Rise of electric vehicles to drive robot end-effector market in Germany 111
10.3.2 ITALY 111
10.3.2.1 Partnerships between industrial robot manufacturers and technology providers to drive market in Italy 111
10.3.3 FRANCE 111
10.3.3.1 Government incentives for electric vehicles is expected to boost the robot end-effector market in France 111
10.3.4 SPAIN 111
10.3.4.1 Increasing adoption of robots in processing industries in Spain is expected to fuel the growth of the market in the country 111
10.3.5 UK 112
10.3.5.1 Political instability hinders market in the UK 112
10.3.6 REST OF EUROPE 112
10.4 APAC 113
10.4.1 CHINA 115
10.4.1.1 Automotive and Electrical and electronics industry drives market in China 115
10.4.2 SOUTH KOREA 115
10.4.2.1 Domestic automotive manufacturers have moved their production to other countries which hampers the market for robot end-effectors 115
10.4.3 JAPAN 115
10.4.3.1 High export of sensors and displays to drive robot end-effector market in Japan during forecast period 115
10.4.4 TAIWAN 115
10.4.4.1 Electrical and electronics industry drives market in Taiwan 115
10.4.5 INDIA 116
10.4.5.1 Warehousing and packaging automation create growth opportunity for market in India 116
10.4.6 REST OF APAC 116
10.5 ROW 116
10.5.1 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 118
10.5.1.1 Growing rate of adoption of automation services drives market in Middle East and Africa 118
10.5.2 SOUTH AMERICA 118
10.5.2.1 Adoption of automation in automotive industry to fuel growth of robot end-effector market in South America 118
11 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 119
11.1 OVERVIEW 119
11.2 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS: ROBOT END-EFFECTOR MARKET, 2018 120
11.3 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 121
11.3.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 121
11.3.2 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 121
11.3.3 INNOVATORS 121
11.3.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 121
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11.4 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO (25 PLAYERS) 123
11.5 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE (25 PLAYERS) 124
11.6 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 125
11.6.1 PRODUCT LAUNCHES 126
11.6.2 PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS 126
11.6.3 EXPANSIONS 127
11.6.4 ACQUISITIONS 127
11.6.5 CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS 128
12 COMPANY PROFILES 129
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View)*
12.1 KEY PLAYERS 129
12.1.1 ABB 129
12.1.2 SCHUNK 133
12.1.3 FESTO 136
12.1.4 ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 138
12.1.5 PIAB AB 140
12.1.6 KUKA 142
12.1.7 ROBOTIQ 144
12.1.8 T?NKERS 147
12.1.9 ZIMMER GROUP 150
12.1.10 SCHMALZ 152
12.1.11 DESTACO 155
12.1.12 APPLIED ROBOTICS 157
12.2 OTHER KEY PLAYERS 159
12.2.1 JH ROBOTICS INC 159
12.2.2 EMI CORP. 159
12.2.3 SOFT ROBOTICS, INC. 160
12.2.4 WEISS ROBOTICS 160
12.2.5 IAI 161
12.2.6 BASTIAN SOLUTIONS, INC. 161
12.2.7 FIPA 162
12.2.8 IPR 162
12.2.9 SMC 163
12.2.10 RAD 163
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
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13 APPENDIX 164
13.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 164
13.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 167
13.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 169
13.4 RELATED REPORTS 169
13.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 170