Debunking 5 Myths About Buying A Used Robot

Nov 2, 2017 takes pride in their refurbishment process, debunking myths and bringing refurbished robots back to life. A reconditioned robot or robotic system is an excellent way to save money while also providing the same productivity. experts put all of their robots through intense refurbishment process and do numerous tests before sending the robot back to market.


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 refur­bished 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. 

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

Parts for refur­bished robots are more read­i­ly avail­able than parts for new robots. Many refur­bished robot­ic parts have been on the mar­ket for more than 35 years. When you buy refur­bished, 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 refur­bished robots.

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

Myth 5: A refur­bished robot­’s work his­to­ry influ­ences its performance. 

Robots​.com only pur­chas­es the high­est qual­i­ty refur­bished robots. The robots we select have few work hours. Many are sur­plus robots. Plus, the refur­bished 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 Robots​.com for help find­ing the right robot for your busi­ness at 8777626881.

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