Debunking 5 Myths About Buying An Used Robot


Myth 1: Used robots are outdated, slow and less accurate than newer models.

Industrial Robots have changed very little in the past 10 years. For the majority of industrial applications, the speed and accuracy of a used robot is very similar to a new model. When it comes to life span, there is little difference between new and old robots. A fully reconditioned robot has a life of 8-12 years, while a new robot typically lasts 10-15 years.

Myth 2: Used robots are more difficult to program.

Programming has not changed dramatically during the last decade. Despite the introduction of new software and Windows interfacing, the tools and process remain the same. Programmers still use the teach pendant and robot to chart points and set up an application. Old and new robots are equally user-friendly and easy to program. Plus, we offer free training on programming your robot in our facility.

Myth 3: Parts are hard to find for used robots.

Parts for used robots are more readily available than parts for new robots. Many used robotic parts have been on the market for more than 25 years. When you buy used, you can expect access to a wide selection of high-quality parts and affordable prices. We have a large inventory of parts, to include many older robot model parts.

Myth 4: Warranties are not available for used robots.

RobotWorx offers a complete warranty for both new and our reconditioned used robots. This full warranty extends to all parts and service. This gives you the same coverage whether you buy a new or used robot system.

Myth 5: An used robot's work history influences its performance.

RobotWorx only purchases the highest quality used robots. The robots we select have few work hours. Many are surplus robots. Plus, the used robots are fully reconditioned with a comprehensive inspection process. Worn parts are replaced and the systems are re-greased. Every robot passes through complete performance testing. Each one is repainted and cleaned. This process results in a fully reliable, fine-tuned robot.

Contact us at RobotWorx for help finding the right robot for your business at 877-762-6881.

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