How to Justify the Cost of a Robotic System

Oct 29, 2015

The cost of a robotic system can be intimidating but once you do the math it is easy to see that the ROI will be worth the initial investment. Integrating an automation system onto your production line will help to cut your labor costs, increase the productivity, and help you stay competitive in a global market. takes pride in their customer service and is ready to help you integrate an automation system today.


Robot­ic sys­tems bring many ben­e­fits to man­u­fac­tur­ers in the form of improved pro­duc­tion speed, prod­uct qual­i­ty, and over­all effi­cien­cy. How­ev­er, the ini­tial invest­ment can be quite large for a com­pa­ny of any size, and it may seem hard to jus­ti­fy the $80,000 to $125,000 expense.

Since that lev­el of invest­ment is a large expense for any com­pa­ny, here are some things to con­sid­er when jus­ti­fy­ing the cost to investors, board mem­bers, or oth­er exec­u­tives in your company:

Cut­ting Labor Costs

A typ­i­cal robot sys­tem can eas­i­ly pro­duce the same amount of work as four work­ers. If you are run­ning one robot sys­tem of three sep­a­rate shifts a day, that one robot sys­tem is com­plet­ing the same amount of work as 12 work­ers. The salary sav­ings alone, along with the sav­ings on health care and oth­er employ­ee ben­e­fits is a huge jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for pur­chas­ing a sys­tem. There is also a sav­ings on man­u­al labor expens­es like safe­ty equip­ment and oth­er required weld­ing equip­ment for each laborer.

Uptime Advan­tages

Unlike man­u­al work­ers, robot sys­tems do not require lunch­es, days off, vaca­tions, or sick days. They are able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with con­sis­tent, qual­i­ty output. 

Cut­ting Down on Errors

Robots are com­mon­place in the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try and have been proven to be extreme­ly reli­able. When man­u­fac­tur­ers choose to use man­u­al welders, rather than robot­ic welders, they run the risk of not using cer­ti­fied weld­ing pro­ce­dures and rely­ing on man­u­al work­ers to prop­er­ly deposit all required welds. By using robot­ic sys­tems, human errors are no longer an issue. 

A Com­pet­i­tive Glob­al Market

The mar­ket is no longer local. It is a glob­al mar­ket and keep­ing a com­pet­i­tive edge is impor­tant for any com­pa­ny, espe­cial­ly in the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try. Not only will robot­ic automa­tion allow you to con­tin­ue to inno­vate and improve the qual­i­ty of your prod­ucts, but it will also attract new cus­tomers and allow for tax advan­tages like the Sec­tion 179 tax deduction. 

As you can see, there are sev­er­al dif­fer­ent jus­ti­fi­ca­tions for pur­chas­ing a robot­ic automa­tion sys­tem for your shop. If you would like to learn more about these advan­tages and infor­ma­tion on how to pur­chase one, please con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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