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.
RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, ABB and KUKA. We buy new and used robotic systems from the above companies, and we customize them especially for you. Our used 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 RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.