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Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes and RV and RD Reducers: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2018 to 2024


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Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes and RV and RD Reducers: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2018 to 2024

SKU WGDEC121701
Category Semiconductors
Publisher Wintergreen Research
Pages 230
Published Dec-17
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Revenue for harmonic drives was $838 million in 2017, and products are expected to generate revenue of $3.517 billion by 2024
A new study Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes and RV and RD Reducers: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2018 to 2024. The 2018 study has 230 pages, 141 tables and figures. The leading vendors in the harmonic drive industry have invested in high-quality technology and processes to develop leading edge reducer strain relief gearbox capability.

Other vendors are working to catch up. Harmonic drive market driving forces relate primarily to the implementation of speed reduction capability for robots and wind turbines initially, providing industrial controls that are compelling.
The harmonic drive is used in situations where smooth, efficient gear operation is needed. Initial applications are in robotics, aerospace and solar tracking, the materials used in these applications can wear and break if the gearing in a motor is rough. Harmonic gear vendors offer a unique gear tooth profile that optimizes the tooth engagement. Only the high end vendors are able to provide harmonic drives that work, the other units become trash within days.

Revenue for harmonic drives was $838 million in 2017, and products are expected to generate revenue of $3.517 billion by 2024. Strong growth is the result of increasing use in industrial robots as they become integrated and able to perform multiple functions sequentially in an automated manner. Harmonic drive reduction gearboxes are presented many new market opportunities from multiple types of applications. The VNTOL aircraft uses the drive reduction to enable vertical takeoff This lifts off like a helicopter and files like an airplane.

Demanding applications for the gear box include surgical robots. By application category, there was a substantial year-on-year increase in sales for industrial robots used on production lines for smartphones, tablet devices, household appliances, automobiles, and other products.

Sales for semiconductor manufacturing equipment increased due to rising capital investment against a backdrop of increasing demand for industrial equipment, automotive devices, and devices for data centers, among other factors. Sales for flat panel display manufacturing equipment increased due to high levels of investment to expand production capacity for LCD and organic EL panels.

Semiconductor liquid crystal production equipment, photovoltaic equipment, optical instruments, precision machine tools and other cutting-edge areas provide target applications.

Japan manufactures reliable performance precision gears. Reliable performance of precision gear reducer manufacturing is not yet occurring at scale elsewhere, particularly in China. China with its huge investments in industrial robots would really like to be able to scale manufacture of harmonic drive precision strain wave reducer gearboxes.

The market has just begun. Early adopters are the robot manufacturers. Suppliers of the precision gears, Japanese companies, address markets for industrial robots. While the Chinese would like to be the primary suppliers of Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes, it has not happened yet.

Harmonic gear reducers are used in aviation, aerospace, energy, navigation, shipbuilding, bionic machinery, commonly used ordnance, machine tools, instruments, electronic equipment, mining and metallurgy, transportation, lifting machinery, petrochemical machinery, textile machinery, agricultural machinery and medical Instruments.

Japan's a precision reducer is used in industrial robots and airplane engines, wind turbines and for solar trackers.

Key Topics
Harmonic Drive
Precision Strain Wave
Reducer Gearboxes
RV and RD Reducers
Industrial Robotic Drive


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Table of Content

Table of Contents

Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Market Executive
Summary 16
Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Driving Forces 16
Two Main Types of Speed Reducer Used In Robotics: RV Reducer and
Harmonic Reducer 18
Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Shares 18
Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Forecasts 24
1. Harmonic Gearbox: Market Description and Market Dynamics 27
1.1 Harmonic Drive Precision Gearing 27
1.2 Harmonic Drive Concept of Total Motion Control 33
2. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Market Shares and Market Forecasts 34
2.1 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Driving Forces 34
2.1.1 Two Main Types of Speed Reducer Used In Robotics: RV Reducer and Harmonic Reducer 36
2.2 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Shares 36
2.2.1 List of Harmonic Drive Companies by Country 43
2.3 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Forecasts 44
2.4 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Application Analysis 47
2.4.1 VTOL Gearbox 50
2.4.2 Harmonic Drives in Industrial Robots 51
2.4.3 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Robotic Applications 58
2.4.4 Harmonic Gear Robotics 59
2.4.5 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear SCARA Robots Applications 60
2.4.6 Harmonic Drive Applications 61
2.5 Cup-, Hat- Pancake Type Harmonic Drive Component Sets 63
2.5.1 Harmonic Drive® Pancake Gearing Components includes: Ultra Flat
Gearing Components 66
2.5.2 Hat Style 69
2.6 Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Prices 71
2.6.1 Shopping Results 71
2.7 RV Precision Reducer 74
2.8 Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Regional Market Analysis 78
2.8.1 China 81
2.8.2 Chinese Pearl River Delta Region Implements Wave Of Automation 83
2.8.3 Robot Situation in China 85
2.8.4 Japanese Economy Continued To Recover 87
3. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Product
Descriptions 88
3.1 Harmonic Drive Product Applications: 88
3.1.1 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear Communication Protocols 89
3.1.2 Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Product 90
3.1.3 The Components 91
3.1.4 Cup-Type Harmonic Drive 95
3.1.5 Superior Gear Performance Using an S Tooth Design 95
3.2 Motion Control 98
3.3 Leaderdrive 99
3.3.1 Leaderdrive Strain wave reducer principle 101
3.3.2 Leaderdrive Characteristics of Strain Wave Reducer 102
3.4 Zhejiang Laifu Reduction Gearbox 105
3.4.1 Zhejiang Laifu Advantages of Reduction Gearbox 106
3.4.2 Zhejiang Laifu Harmonic Gear Reducer Applications 109
4. Harmonic Reduction Gearbox Technology 112
4.1 RV Reducer 112
4.2 Harmonic Drive® Strain Wave Gearing 114
4.2.1 Harmonic Speed Reducer Is Core Part Of The Robot That Achieves
Movement 118
4.3 Harmonic Reduction Gear Meshing Theory 122
5. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear Company Profiles 124
5.1 Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive 124
5.2 Beijing Harmonic Drive Technology Institute (BHDI) 127
5.2.1 Beijing Harmonic Drive Technology Institute 127
5.3 Beijing Zhong Ke Ke Mei Harmonic Drive Limited Liability Company 128
5.4 China Harmonic Drive (CHD®) 129
5.5 Cone Drive 130
5.6 Harmonic Drive LLC 133
5.6.1 Harmonic Drive High-Precision, Zero-Backlash Strain Wave Gears
Application Areas 141
5.6.2 Harmonic Drive® Gear Units 141
5.6.3 Harmonic Drive Miniature Gear Units 147
5.6.4 Harmonic Drive CSF-2XH 147
5.6.5 Harmonic Drive CSF-1U-CC 147
5.6.6 Harmonic Drive CSF-1U-CC-F 148
5.6.7 Harmonic Drive CSF-1U 148
5.6.8 Harmonic Drive CSF-2UP 149
5.6.9 Harmonic Drive Servo Mount Gearheads 150
5.6.10 Harmonic Drive Customers 150
5.6.11 Harmonic Drive Sales by Product Segment 155
5.6.12 Harmonic Drive Precision Speed Reducers 157
5.6.13 Harmonic Drive Sales by Application Segment 158
5.7 Leader Precision Drive 177
5.7.1 Leader Precision Drive Revenue 181
5.7.2 Leader Harmonious Drive Systems Harmonic Reduction Gear Meshing
Theory 182
5.7.3 Leader Precision Drive Revenue 183
5.8 Motion Control Products 183
5.9 Nabtesco 189
5.9.1 Nabtesco 189
5.9.2 Nabtesco Wind Turbine RV and RD Reducers for Generators 19
5.9.3 Nabtesco Wind Turbine RV and RD Reducers for Rotary Tables 199
5.9.4 Nabtesco's Cycloidal Gear Technology 201
5.9.5 Nabtesco Revenue 202
5.10 Nidec-Shimpo 208
5.10.1 Nidec-Shimpo Amereica 213
5.11 Parker Bayside 213
5.12 Sumitomo Heavy Industries 214
5.12.1 Sumitomo Heavy Industries Revenue 217
5.13 Suzhou Green Harmonic Drive Technology Co., Ltd. 219
5.14 Totel Industry Group / Ningbo Haishu Totel Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. 220
5.15 Zhejiang Laifu Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox 221
5.16 List of Selected United States Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear Companies223

List of Figures

Figure 1. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Driving Forces 17
Figure 2. Harmonic Reduction Gearbox Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, First
Three Quarters 2017 19
Figure 3. Harmonic Reduction Gearbox Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, First
Three Quarters 2017 20
Figure 4. Harmonic Drive Large US Customers 22
Figure 5. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes Market
Shares, Dollars, US, 2017 23
Figure 6. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes, Forecasts,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2018-2024 26
Figure 7. Harmonic Drive Precision Gearing Features 28
Figure 8. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear Description 29
Figure 9. Harmonic Drive Precision Gearing Functions 30
Figure 10. Harmonic Drive Gearbox Market Classification By Type 31
Figure 11. Harmonic Drive Gearbox Market Classification By Application 31
Figure 12. Harmonic Gearbox Robot Manufacturer Application Benefits 32
Figure 13. Harmonic Drive Concept of Total Motion Control 33
Figure 14. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Market Driving Forces 35
Figure 15. Harmonic Reduction Gearbox Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, First
Three Quarters 2017 37
Figure 16. Harmonic Reduction Gearbox Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, First
Three Quarters 2017 38
Figure 17. Harmonic Drive Large US Customers 40
Figure 18. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes Market
Shares, Dollars, US, 2017 41
Figure 19. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox, Market
Shares, Dollars, US, 2017 42
Figure 20. United States Harmonic Drive Reduction Gears 44
Figure 21. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearboxes, Forecasts,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2018-2024 46
Figure 22. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox Market
Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2018-2024 47
Figure 23. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox Market
Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2018-2024 48
Figure 24. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Wind Turbine Functions 52
Figure 25. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearbox Market Applications 53
Figure 26. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Antenna System Features 54
Figure 27. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Robotics Features 54
Figure 28. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Types 55
Figure 29. Harmonic Drive Gearbox Applications 56
Figure 30. Global Industrial Robot Unit Sales 59
Figure 31. Harmonic Drive Applications 61
Figure 32. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox Market
Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2018-2024 63
Figure 33. Harmonic Drive® CSF Series Gearing Features 65
Figure 34. Harmonic Drive® CSD Series Gearing Features 66
Figure 35. Harmonic Drive® Series Flexspline of the Pancake Type Gearing
Features 67
Figure 36. Harmonic Drive® FD Series Differential Gear Features 68
Figure 37. Harmonic Gearing Hat Style Features 69
Figure 38. Hat Style Harmonic Gearing SHF-2A-GR Series Features 70
Figure 39. RV and RD Reducers Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, First Three
Quarters 2017 74
Figure 40. Robotic RV Reducers 75
Figure 41. Robotic RV Reducer Applications 76
Figure 42. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Consolidated Sales by Regional
Segment 79
Figure 43. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox Regional
Market Segments, 2017 80
Figure 44. Harmonic Drive Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox Regional
Market Segments, 2017 81
Figure 45. Harmonic Drive Product Applications: 88
Figure 46. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gear Drives Communication Protocols 89
Figure 47. Harmonic Drive Gearbox System Features: 90
Figure 48. Wave Generator 91
Figure 49. Flexspline 92
Figure 50. Harmonic Drive ® Strain Wave Gear Flexspline 93
Figure 51. Circular Spline 94
Figure 52. Gear Performance Using an S Tooth Design 96
Figure 53. Harmonic Drive Applications 97
Figure 54. Motion Control Gearboxes 98
Figure 55. Leaderdrive Drive Reduction Gearboxes Products 99
Figure 56. Leaderdrive Drive Reduction Gearboxes 100
Figure 57. Leaderdrive Harmonic Meshing Tooth Shape, “P Type Tooth” 103
Figure 58. Leaderdrive P Type Tooth Benefits 104
Figure 59. Zhejiang Laifu Reduction Gearbox 105
Figure 60. Zhejiang Laifu Advantages of Reduction Gearbox 106
Figure 61. Reduction Gearbox Zhejiang Laifu Advantages of Transmission Speed
Ratio 107
Figure 62. Baidu Strain Relief Reducer 110
Figure 63. Baidu Strain Relief Reducer Components 111
Figure 64. RV Reducer 113
Figure 65. Strain Wave Gear 115
Figure 66. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes United States Wave Generator
116
Figure 67. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes United States Flexspline 117
Figure 68. Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes United States Circular Spline118
Figure 69. Composition of Harmonic Drive: Three Basic Components 120
Figure 70. How Harmonic Drive Reduction Gearboxes Work 121
Figure 71. Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive Target Markets 125
Figure 72. Cone Drive Harmonic Strain Wave Gear Satellite Communication 130
Figure 73. Cone Drive Harmonic Strain Wave Gear Industries 131
Figure 74. Cone Drive Harmonic Strain Wave Gear Industries Targeted 132
Figure 75. Harmonic Drive Revenue 133
Figure 76. Harmonic Drive Gearbox Applications 134
Figure 77. Harmonic Drive Sector Analysis 140
Figure 78. Harmonic Drive High-Precision, Zero-Backlash Strain Wave Gears
Application Areas 141
Figure 79. Harmonic Drive® Features: 142
Figure 80. Harmonic Drive Key Features CSF-2UH: 143
Figure 81. Harmonic Drive CSF-2UH 144
Figure 82. Harmonic Drive Tighter Integration Into The Customer’s Housing Or
Machine Structure. 145
Figure 83. Harmonic Drive High-Precision, Zero-Backlash Strain Wave Gears 146
Figure 84. Harmonic Drive Large US Customers 151
Figure 85. Harmonic Drive inside Kuka 3,4,5 Axis Industrial Robot 151
Figure 86. Harmonic Drive Industry Colleagues 152
Figure 87. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears 153
Figure 88. Harmonic Drive Strain Wave Gears Consolidated Sales by Regional
Segment 154
Figure 89. Harmonic Drive Sales by Product Segment 155
Figure 90. Harmonic Drive Division Sales 156
Figure 91. Precision Speed Reducers 157
Figure 92. Harmonic Drive Sales by Application Segment 158
Figure 93. Harmonic Drive Sales by Application Segment, 2018 Q3 159
Figure 94. Harmonic Drive Factors in Change in Operating Income Q3 2017 160
Figure 95. Harmonic Drive Net Sales FY 2018/3 160
Figure 96. Harmonic Drive Sales Forecast by Division 161
Figure 97. Harmonic Drive Net Sales FY 2018/3 and Forecast by Division 162
Figure 98. Harmonic Drive Net Sales FY 2014/3 to 2017/3 with 2018/3 Forecast
163
Figure 99. Harmonic Drive Revenue Segment Analysis: Harmonic Drives,
Mechatronics, and Planetary Drives 164
Figure 100. Harmonic Drive Global Bases 165
Figure 101. Harmonic Drive Global Bases Forecast of Industrial Robot Sales 166
Figure 102. Harmonic Drive Business Platforms 167
Figure 103. Harmonic Drive. ABB, Kuka Industrial Robot Customers in Germany,
Boost from Industry 4,0 168
Figure 104. Harmonic Drive Current Production Structure 169
Figure 105. Harmonic Drive Future Production Structure 170
Figure 106. Harmonic Drive Plants 171
Figure 107. Harmonic Drive Concept of Total Motion Control 172
Figure 108. Harmonic Drive Growth Trajectory 173
Figure 109. Harmonic Drive Positioning 174
Figure 110. Harmonic Drive 175
Figure 111. Harmonic Drive Applications 176
Figure 112. Leader Harmonious Drive Co. Ltd Strain Wave Reducer Functions 178
Figure 113. Leader Harmonious Drive Co. Ltd Strain Wave Reducer Applications
179
Figure 114. Leader Precision Drive Buildings 179
Figure 115. Motion Control Gearbox 184
Figure 116. Motion Control SW1RU Harmonic Gearbox Features 184
Figure 117. Motion Control SW1RU Harmonic Gearbox Applications 185
Figure 118. Motion Control Products Specifications 186
Figure 119. Motion Control Customers 188
Figure 120. Nabtesco Gear Reducer Unit Sales 190
Figure 121. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers Features 191
Figure 122. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducer 192
Figure 123. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers Features 193
Figure 124. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers Backlash 194
Figure 125. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers Angular Transmission Accuracy 195
Figure 126. Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers 197
Figure 127. Nabtesco Wind Turbine RV and RD YAW Drive Mechanism Reducers
for Generators 198
Figure 128. The Nabtesco RV and RD Reducers for Rotary Tables Features 200
Figure 129. Nabtesco's Cycloidal Gear Technology 201
Figure 130. Nabtesco Cycloidal Gear Technology Features 201
Figure 131. Nabtesco's Cycloidal Gearing Technology 202
Figure 132. Nabtesco Revenue by Segment 204
Figure 133. Nabtesco Revenue 2013 to 2016 206
Figure 134. Nidec-Shimpo Harmonic Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox 208
Figure 135. Nidec-Shimpo Harmonic Precision Gearboxes 209
Figure 136. Nidec-Shimpo Harmonic Precision Strain Wave Reducer Gearbox
Revenue by Segment 212
Figure 137. Parker Bayside Drive Reduction Gearbox 213
Figure 138. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Precision Gearbox 215
Figure 139. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Pyramid 218
Figure 140. Totel Industry Group / Ningbo Haishu Totel Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
Harmonic Drive Gearing 221
Figure 141. Zhejiang Laifu Harmonic Reducer Features 222

Companies Profiled

Companies Profiled
Harmonic Drive
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive
Leaderdrive
Zhejiang Laifu
Nidec-Shimpo
Cone Drive
Beijing Harmonic Drive Technology Institute (BHDI)
Beijing Zhong Ke Ke Mei Harmonic Drive Limited Liability Company
China Harmonic Drive (CHD®)
Motion Control Products
Nabtesco
Nidec-Shimpo
Parker Bayside
Suzhou Green Harmonic Drive Technology Co., Ltd.
Totel Industry Group / Ningbo Haishu Totel Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.

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