How to Avoid Hidden Costs When Purchasing an Industrial Robot


Hidden costs can turn a sweet deal sour very quickly. When you buy a robot, steer clear of these common pitfalls and you will end up with more money in your pocket and a better robot for the job.

Choose a Robot Supplier Wisely  

When you purchase a robot from an auction or private owner there are often additional, unforeseen charges. There is no technical support, no training, and no integration.

How do you avoid all these little extras that contribute to your end cost?  Find a supplier you can trust that offers fully integrated and supported robot systems. RobotWorx remains upfront about prices.  We detail everything in your quote and include technical support and free training at our facility.

Get a Robot Consultation

Why purchase a robot blindly? You can avoid costly mistakes by consulting a robot professional throughout the decision-making process. Experts will make sure you are calculating your ROI correctly and help you determine which type of robot offers the best solution for your application.

RobotWorx' robot specialists offer advice and guidance to our customers. We will help you find the most cost-effective, suitable solution for your business.

Don't Overlook Refurbishment

Purchasing fully refurbished robots pays off. Has your used robot been tested, cleaned, and repainted? If not, you may be setting yourself up for disaster. The robots available from auctions and private owners are often on the verge of breakdown, poorly repaired, or damaged.

RobotWorx has a thorough reconditioning process that we do in-house. Each robot passes through a deep clean, inspection on all parts, ensure functionality and performance, look for any stress cracks or abnormalities and is freshly painted before it goes on the market.  We provide a full reconditioning and inspection report to the customer for approval.

Ask About Warranties

The best way to make sure you get your money's worth out of an industrial robot is with a warranty. This ensures a connection with the seller that lasts longer than the date of sale.  Still, warranties are rare, especially when it comes to used robot systems.

RobotWorx offers warranties based on the customers requirements. 

Never Underestimate Technical Support

Robot maintenance needs and repairs can be confusing and expensive - not to mention the negative effect a downed robot has on production lines. This is yet another reason to choose your robot supplier with care - seek out technical support.

Unlike robots from auctions or private sellers, RobotWorx is committed to supporting our customers throughout their robot system's life.  We offer free phone support for the lifetime of the robot. RobotWorx' skilled staff is available, should you need any on-site robot servicing.  We also offer a wide array of replacement parts.

We hope this helps guide you to the right type of robot supplier and integrator.  Our team works hard to satisfy our customers and protect them from making mistakes that will greatly affect them later down the road.  If you have questions about the purchase process or anything else to do with robotics, contact RobotWorx representatives online or at 740-251-4312.

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