Robots offer solutions to common industrial concerns. They solve the problem of placing human workers in dangerous and hazardous conditions. Not only can robots withstand hazardous conditions, but they can produce products that are high-quality with reduced resource waste. Industrial robots have the ability to work 24 hours a day, through all shifts and require no pension, benefits, or vacation. They can also reduce instances of employee injury, which in turn reduces the costs associated with insurance and compensation programs.
The Cost of Improvement
Although the purchase of automation equipment requires a higher initial investment, the average cost to operate a robot per hour is much less than the cost of a worker. Initial costs can be amortized and are tax-deductible. The tools a robot uses are often similar to the tools a manual workforce would require. However, robots offer the added benefit of using fewer consumables. Robots are more accurate and produce higher-quality welds.
Why Buy Used
While robotic prices have dropped 25% in the last decade, a better deal can be found in the used robot market. There is a vast quantity of robots that have a long and useful life ahead and are 40-50% less than the cost of a new robot. It is important to consider buying an industrial robot that has been refurbished because this process returns the robot to its original factory specifications and prolongs the life of the equipment.
RobotWorx puts used robots through a 168-point inspection process during the refurbishment process. With the current trend in manufacturing becoming "automate or evaporate," RobotWorx can help your company stay competitive in the 21st century. Contact our sales team for more information at 740-251-4312.