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Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market by Type (Cup Style, Hat Style, Pancake Style), By Application (4-Axis or Less, 5-Axis, 6-Axis or More) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market by Type (Cup Style, Hat Style, Pancake Style), By Application (4-Axis or Less, 5-Axis, 6-Axis or More) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 129922 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 245 Pages 4.8 (46)

Market Overview:

The global robots harmonic drive market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for industrial robots across various industries, such as automotive, semiconductor and electronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the growing demand for collaborative robots that are easy-to-use and require low installation cost is also contributing to the growth of the global harmonic drive market. Based on type, cup style harmonic drives accounted for a major share of the global harmonic drive market in 2017. This can be attributed to their high torque capacity as well as their ability to handle shock loads without any damage. Based on application, 4-axis or less Harmonic Drives held a major share of the global harmonic drive market in 2017 owing to their widespread use in applications such as welding machines and textile machinery among others.

Global Robots Harmonic Drive Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A harmonic drive is a special type of gear system that can provide high power density and large reduction ratios with low noise and backlash. They are commonly used in robotics and CNC machines.

Cup Style:

Cup style harmonic drive is a type of generator set that uses cups to convert rotary motion into linear one, which is then used to power the machine. The main advantage of this system over the conventional ones is that there are no belts or chains involved, hence it’s environment friendly and has low maintenance cost. Cup-style HBG systems have higher torque than conventional ones due to less number of components so they can be used for heavy-duty applications like construction equipment etc.

Hat Style:

The hat style is a type of gear design that helps in improving the ratio between torque and speed. It does this by reducing the rotation speed of the drive train when at low speeds and increasing it when needed most. The faster you want to go, generally, the lower should be your vehicle’s Revolutions Per Minute (RPM).

Application Insights:

The 6-axis or more segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2017 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period owing to its higher accuracy, repeatability, precision and stability. The 6-axis or more robots are used in applications such as assembly line automation, material handling, warehousing & distribution among others.

The 4-axis or less segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to its lower cost and easy maintenance which makes it suitable for small scale production units where high precision is not required. These types of robots can be deployed on a small scale with minimal training as they have been designed with ease of use in mind along with being user friendly so that even beginners can program them easily using software wizards that come packaged along with the robot itself (if applicable).

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to increasing adoption of robots for production operations, especially in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and India. These countries are among the major manufacturers of consumer electronics products such as smartphones and laptops. Increasing demand for these devices has led to an increase in manufacturing activities across various industries including medical equipment & supplies; automotive; industrial machinery & tools; components etc., which will drive regional demand over the next eight years.

The European market held a significant share owing to high investments made by several companies toward research & development activities aimed at developing innovative robot systems that can work with different types of drives harmonics across multiple applications within their own organizations or supply chains without any additional costs or complexities associated with power infrastructure changes required between locations (i.e., on-site vs off-site). This factor is anticipated to propel regional growth over the forecast period.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the automotive industry for advanced robotic systems is expected to drive the growth of the harmonic drive market during the forecast period.
  • The increasing use of robots in various industrial applications is also projected to fuel the demand for harmonic drives over the next few years.
  • Growing investments by key players in research and development activities is likely to propel market growth in the near future.
  • The rising trend of automation across different industries is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for harmonic drive manufacturers in coming years

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Robots Harmonic Drive Market Research Report

By Type

Cup Style, Hat Style, Pancake Style

By Application

4-Axis or Less, 5-Axis, 6-Axis or More

By Companies

HDSI, Leaderdrive, Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive, BHDI, Zhejiang Laifual, Nidec-Shimpo, BENRUN Robot, Cone Drive

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Report Segments:

The global Robots Harmonic Drive market is segmented on the basis of:


Cup Style, Hat Style, Pancake Style

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


4-Axis or Less, 5-Axis, 6-Axis or More

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. HDSI
  2. Leaderdrive
  3. Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive
  4. BHDI
  5. Zhejiang Laifual
  6. Nidec-Shimpo
  7. BENRUN Robot
  8. Cone Drive

Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Overview

Highlights of The Robots Harmonic Drive Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Cup Style
    2. Hat Style
    3. Pancake Style
  1. By Application:

    1. 4-Axis or Less
    2. 5-Axis
    3. 6-Axis or More
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Robots Harmonic Drive Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Statistics

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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Robots Harmonic Drive is a type of artificial intelligence that uses mathematical algorithms to control the movement of robots. It was first developed in the early 2000s and has since been used in a variety of applications, including manufacturing, logistics, and research.

Some of the major companies in the robots harmonic drive market are HDSI, Leaderdrive, Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive, BHDI, Zhejiang Laifual, Nidec-Shimpo, BENRUN Robot, Cone Drive.

The robots harmonic drive market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Robots Harmonic Drive Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Cup Style
      5.3.2. Hat Style
      5.3.3. Pancake Style
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. 4-Axis or Less
      6.3.2. 5-Axis
      6.3.3. 6-Axis or More
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. 4-Axis or Less
      9.4.2. 5-Axis
      9.4.3. 6-Axis or More
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Cup Style
      9.7.2. Hat Style
      9.7.3. Pancake Style
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. 4-Axis or Less
      10.4.2. 5-Axis
      10.4.3. 6-Axis or More
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Cup Style
      10.7.2. Hat Style
      10.7.3. Pancake Style
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. 4-Axis or Less
      11.4.2. 5-Axis
      11.4.3. 6-Axis or More
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Cup Style
      11.7.2. Hat Style
      11.7.3. Pancake Style
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. 4-Axis or Less
      12.4.2. 5-Axis
      12.4.3. 6-Axis or More
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Cup Style
      12.7.2. Hat Style
      12.7.3. Pancake Style
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Robots Harmonic Drive Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. 4-Axis or Less
      13.4.2. 5-Axis
      13.4.3. 6-Axis or More
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Robots Harmonic Drive Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Cup Style
      13.7.2. Hat Style
      13.7.3. Pancake Style
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Robots Harmonic Drive Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Robots Harmonic Drive Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Robots Harmonic Drive Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Robots Harmonic Drive Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. HDSI Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Leaderdrive Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Beijing CTKM Harmonic Drive Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. BHDI Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Zhejiang Laifual Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Nidec-Shimpo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. BENRUN Robot Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Cone Drive Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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