Are you considering automated robotic integration for your company? The sticker shock when shopping for a new robot can be scary. Thankfully, if you have a limited automation budget, or if you are looking to save some money, you have another option – buying a refurbished robot.
What is a refurbished robot? A refurbished robot, much like a used car, is a machine with a past. It has been previously used by another company, and when it comes to a robotics integrator, it needs some tender loving care. However, unlike a used car, a used robot can have new life pretty easily. RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, is able to strip a robot down, and bring it back to life for any customer.
There are several benefits to buying a refurbished robot. The difference in price alone is enough to sway many customers to buying a refurbished robotic option. Customers can save 30-40 percent or more when choosing a refurbished option. This can mean a lot for a smaller company that doesn’t get the benefit of large volume discounts. They can buy a refurbished robotic system at a fraction of the cost of buying new and remain competitive in their market.
Another benefit was already mentioned above – buying a refurbished robot may be similar to buying a used car because both machines have history, but that is where the similarities end. RobotWorx performs a complete inspection on the robot, performs repeatability tests on the robot, and makes sure it performs in a way that comparable to when it left the factory brand new.
Overall, buying a refurbished robot is a smart choice because it doesn’t come with the same risks as buying other used machinery, but it has all the benefits of buying new – without incurring the high cost.