What is the cost of a robot?

Mar 26, 2024

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How much does a robot cost?

When decid­ing between a new robot and a refur­bished robot, it is impor­tant to note the vast cost dif­fer­ence. New robots equipped with con­trollers and teach pen­dants are usu­al­ly priced in the range between $50,000 — $80,000. A pop­u­lar 6‑axis mod­el sells for about $60,000, but the cus­tomer must keep in mind that the actu­al robot is only a frac­tion of the cost for the com­plete sys­tem. The tools the robot uses com­bined with the cost of pro­gram­ming the robot for its task increase the price sig­nif­i­cant­ly. The sys­tem price after periph­er­als are added can add as much as $50,000 to $100,000 to the final cost. 

On the oth­er hand, cus­tomers can expect refur­bished robots’ prices to be about half as much as a new robot, while still pro­vid­ing the same ser­vice and results.

Return on Invest­ment for Robot­ic Automation

Before pur­chas­ing a robot, many con­sumers want to know how long it will take for them to reap the ben­e­fit of the robot: the pay­back peri­od. The pay­back peri­od ℗ equals the total costs of an installed robot © divid­ed by the quan­ti­ty of wages of dis­placed work­ers (W), plus sav­ings from the use of the robot (I), plus robot depre­ci­a­tion (D), minus new main­te­nance costs and new human staffing costs (S). The for­mu­la is as follows:


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W+I+D- (M+S)

The Return on Invest­ment for robots is also a press­ing ques­tion for poten­tial buy­ers. The most obvi­ous ben­e­fits asso­ci­at­ed with installing an indus­tri­al robot­ic sys­tem are labor sav­ings, over­com­ing labor short­ages (pos­si­bly due to haz­ardous envi­ron­ments or repet­i­tive tasks), and bet­ter qual­i­ty of prod­uct. These fac­tors must be tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion when dis­cussing the return on invest­ment. The return might come not only from reduced work­er costs, but also from increased pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, effi­cien­cy, and quality.

Find the Right Robot with Robots​.com

Indus­tri­al robots can com­plete a vari­ety of appli­ca­tions and can help save you mon­ey and time. Robots​.com offers refur­bished Fanuc, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal, and Motoman robots.

For a free price quote, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881; we can help you ana­lyze the cost ben­e­fits and sav­ings an indus­tri­al robot could bring you. 

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