Extending the Life of Your Robot with Proper Maintenance

Jun 30, 2014

Industrial robot systems are bringing new levels of efficiency and productivity to production lines across the globe. They are able to last for many decades as long as they are given proper robotic maintenance. A reliable maintenance routine regularly conducted on your robot will help to provide a long lasting system and bring a very quick ROI.


Auto­mat­ed robot­ic sys­tems have been work­ing in fac­to­ries for more than 40 years. Many of them are able to last decades doing the same job, as long as they have prop­er robot­ic main­te­nance peri­od­i­cal­ly. By per­form­ing this main­te­nance to a robot, man­u­fac­tur­ers will extend the life of the robot well beyond what any­one would have imagined.

A good robot can last decades with the right main­te­nance. How­ev­er, with the wrong main­te­nance, it can cause inter­rup­tions and pro­duc­tion shut­downs reg­u­lar­ly. A robot has to be prop­er­ly greased and its gears and joints need to be peri­od­i­cal­ly checked to ensure that noth­ing is wear­ing down the joints dur­ing pro­duc­tion. Any wear in these areas may also indi­cate stress on the robot from some­thing like lift­ing pay­loads that exceed their capacity.

Wires and cabling on robots also need to be checked on a reg­u­lar basis. Robots move at a rapid pace when per­form­ing their appli­ca­tions, which is why they are so attrac­tive to man­u­fac­tur­ers. How­ev­er, this lev­el of speed, along with long work­ing hours, may cause wear and tear to out­side wires or cabling. Make sure that wires are not sheer­ing or pulling away from the robot.

Robots​.com offers automa­tion solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, and KUKA. We buy new and refur­bished robot­ic sys­tems from the above com­pa­nies, and we cus­tomize them espe­cial­ly for you. Our refur­bished robots go through a thor­ough inspec­tion and recon­di­tion­ing process, to make sure that they receive all the prop­er main­te­nance before com­ing to you.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today at 8777626881.

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