What Does it Mean for a Robot to be Integration-Ready?
Integration-ready robots deliver hardware and software tailored to your application, expertly refurbished robots that meet OEM standards, and have industry-best lead times. Our robots are ideal for manufacturers, especially if you need quick results. For more information about our Integration-Ready Robots visit our Integration-Ready page.
Does Robots.com Refurbish Robotic Systems?
Interested in saving up to 50% on your next robot purchase? Robots.com refurbishes used industrial robots, extending their life and restoring the integrity of the robot. All refurbished industrial robots are put through a rigorous refurbishing process, offering a more affordable option without sacrificing quality. This is the benefit of buying an Integration-Ready robot from Robots.com
Robots.com specializes in completely overhauling refurbished robot systems from the top manufacturers and returning them to full working condition. We offer excellent savings on used Fanuc, Motoman, ABB and KUKA robots.
Refurbished Robot Process:
- Comprehensive Inspection - We have a thorough checklist that reports the health and quality of the entire robot system, to include the condition of the manipulator and control cabinet.
- Replacement - Robots.com replaces any faulty equipment.
- Testing - Each system is fully tested for repeatability and reliability.
- Painting - Robots.com uses a special dry ice cleaning process that preserves the integrity of all robotic parts.
- Lubrication - New grease and lubrications are applied for smooth running gears and axes.
All of our robot systems come Integrations-Ready, giving our customers even more benefits for working with us.
How Is Robots.com Different From Other Robot Companies?
Customers continue to choose Robots.com because of our dedication to top quality products and customized systems. Thousands of successful robot integrations speak to the excellent workmanship, affordability, and support provided by Robots.com. We have a large facility of inventory with capabilities to engineer and integrate a large variety of robotic applications.
There are extra benefits Robots.com offers that most robot integration companies do not. All of our robot systems are tested under load to ensure that they meet or exceed OEM specifications. This ensures that your robot is delivered to you Integration-Ready decreasing the amount of downtime for your application.
The Robots.com Advantage:
- Reliability - Robots.com has established strong working relationships with customers and robot manufacturers. These formal affiliations prove our credibility and make it possible for Robots.com to provide even more in products and support.
- Larger Selection - We carry industrial robotic equipment from top brands like Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, and KUKA. This gives our customers more variety to choose from. Our team can show you options of multiple robot brands that fit your requirements and guide you to the best solution for the quickest return on investment.
- Refurbishment - Robots.com takes refurbishment and reconditioning to the next level. Not only do we clean and repaint every refurbished robotic system, but we also perform a complete overhaul - tuning and replacing every faulty part. Unlike other robot companies, we test every system for repeatability to ensure that your robot meets OEM specifications.
- Service and Support - Robots.com' commitment to customer support extends beyond sales. Our expert robotic technicians are at hand to assist with any repair or replacement need. Every system comes with complimentary tech support, a one year in-service warranty and phone support.
- Experience - We have over 35 years supplying robotic systems of various applications throughout America, Canada and Mexico. This valuable knowledge helps the selection and integration process go smoother than other robotic integrator companies.
Is Robots.com A Distributor of Robots And Robot Parts?
As a robot distributor for many manufactures, like Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, and ABB, we stock many hard-to-find robot parts that are no longer carried by manufacturers. Maintaining a larger inventory allows us to sell robot parts at extremely low prices.
Your service needs are a priority! Many of our in-stock parts are shipped the same day!
Contact a Robots.com representative today to begin automating your industrial application or get the part you need to keep production moving.
Why Does Robots.com Sell Used Industrial Robots?
At T.I.E. and Robots.com we take it one step further from selling used robots with our Integration-Ready Robot Refurbishment Process. All Integration-Ready Robots sold by Robots.com go through a multi-point refurbishment process and are tested underload to ensure your robot operates like new and meets OEM specifications and standards.
There are many reasons to consider buying used equipment for your production, manufacturing, and factory needs:
- Quality Assurance
- Bargain Prices
Refurbished robots are available due to many circumstances having nothing to do with the condition of the used industrial robot itself.
- The refurbished robot is no longer required for an application.
- A business is upgrading its current industrial robot(s).
- There has been a change in a robotic application.
- A production line has changed significantly.
- Tax write-offs give tremendous advantage to sell a used industrial robot.
The Reconditioning Myth
Depending on the company, reconditioning can have completely different definitions, ranging from minor changes to complete rebuilds. At Robots.com, reconditioning includes a complete inspection, adjustment and replacement of all worn and wearing parts. We can sell you a single part from our large robotic inventory, a complete robotic system engineered to meet your specific application requirements, or repair your current parts that are hard to find. Companies save by purchasing an Integration-Ready reconditioned industrial robot in excellent condition and putting their trust in T.I.E.
Our Integration-Ready Reconditioned Robots Are In Excellent Condition
Robots.com buys robot systems maintained at high performance levels and operated in clean factory and manufacturing environments where there is mechanical part upkeep to avoid wear and tear.
We Guarantee It
Unless otherwise mentioned, our intention is to sell equipment in excellent condition. We provide a full warranty on all supplied items, robots, positioners, and even labor.
Who We Sell To
Our large customer base includes major manufacturing plants and factories as well as small one-man shops. We can arrange for shipping to and from anywhere in North America.
Want To Sell Your Robot?
Robots.com also buys refurbished robotic systems. We are much easier to work with than professional auctioneers and appraisers who do not want to maximize the benefits for the seller.
Where Is Robots.com Located?
Robots.com is located in La Vergne, Tennessee (20 minutes southeast of Nashville).
While Tennessee is Robots.com' home base, we are not limited to any region. We buy and sell robot systems throughout North America (USA, Canada & Mexico) and robot parts around the world.
1216 Heil Quaker Blvd
La Vergne TN 37086
Feel free to call us for any additional help at 877-762-6881.
Does Robots.com Buy Or Sell Used Robots?
Robots.com sells Integration-Ready Refurbished Robots. Robots.com takes extra steps to provide customers with a great product that meets or exceeds OEM standards at an affordable price, allowing a quicker return on investment.
Our refurbished robots are put through a thorough refurbishment checklist which includes harmonic drives and belt assembly, inspection, cleaning, lubrication and part replacement as needed. Robots.com conducts a comprehensive inspection of the batteries, wire harnesses, and bearings. We provide a comprehensive reconditioning and inspection report with all refurbished robot systems.
Buying a Refurbished Robot?
Robots.com has a large selection of used industrial robots from top brands like Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, and ABB. If you are interested in buying reconditioned refurbished robots, contact our sales department at 877-762-6881.
Have Used Robots For Sale?
Great! We offer top dollar for pre-owned robots used for industrial automation. If you are interested in selling a refurbished robot, or even robot parts, contact an acquisitions specialist at 877-762-6881.
How Much Do Industrial Robots Cost?
Every year, Robots.com receives many requests for robot prices from customers, students and researchers. While specific prices depend on a number of factors, we are able to offer estimated answers to the most common robot cost questions.
How Much Do New Robots Cost?
Complete with controllers and teach pendants, new industrial robots cost from $50,000 to $80,000. Once application-specific peripherals are added, the robot system can cost anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000.
How Much Do Used Robots Cost?
Reconditioned robots are a less expensive option. At Robots.com all robots come Integration-Ready for your application, while you can save up to 50%.
Does Robot Price Depend on Manufacturer?
Surprisingly enough, there is little variation in robot price based on manufacturers. Similarly sized robots offer similar functionality and repeatability and cost roughly the same amount.
What is the Greatest Price Determining Factor?
Robotic price is directly related to the application being performed. To choose the right robot model, the company has to consider work space requirements, reach and payload limits, as well as product needs. Application determines EOAT, peripherals, safety components, etc., all of which impact the total cost considerably. You can also use our return-on-investment robot calculator to determine how much a robot can save you.
To learn more about robotic applications and the robot models best suited for your needs, contact a Robots.com sales representative for a quote.
Why Should My Company Use Industrial Robots?
Industrial robots can offer many benefits. Many companies use industrial robots to conserve funds, time, materials and space while at the same time increasing production and product quality.
Top Quality Results
Robots perform applications with consistency and precision, resulting in higher quality products. They provide performance reliability that is worth the investment.
A lot of companies use industrial robots because they offer a quick ROI. Robots pay for themselves with consistent efficiency. Companies typically recover quickly from the initial cost and in addition, robots are dedicated employees. They save companies money because they do not require breaks, vacation, or sick leave.
Robots handle applications with precision and accuracy, saving valuable materials. When companies use industrial robots, they can expect fewer mistakes and a safer work environment.
Industrial robots have compact bases built to fit in confined spaces. They can be installed on shelves, pedestals, walls, ceilings, or on rails - saving valuable floor space.
Robots increase profits by reducing production time. Some businesses use industrial robots simply because of the gains in throughput. Allow your company to expand and produce more by putting robots to use.
Some applications require extreme hazardous environments. Whether it is fumes, sparks, arc glare, or dust particles, industrial robots keep working environments safer and the employee able to be more engaged.
How Do I Choose The Right Robot?
When it comes to choosing the right robot, Robots.com is here to simplify the decision-making process. Begin by asking yourself these 4 basic questions:
1. Which Application Are You Performing?
Narrow your search by application. The types of robots used to automate an arc welding, spot welding, and material handling job vary.
2. What Payload Is Required?
Choose a robot based on the right payload capacity. When figuring out this measurement, consider both the EOAT and the part being lifted.
3. How Far Must It Reach?
What type of work envelope do you want your robot to have? The reach will help you zero in on the right solution.
4. Preference Of A Manufacturer?
Robots.com carries many different robots from a variety of manufacturers. Some customers are careful to match their existing equipment while others try something new.
Our team of sales representatives and robot engineers is ready to discuss your options. Speak with a robot specialist at 877-762-6881. Use this form to e-mail requests directly to the Robots.com sales department.
How Can Industrial Robots Improve My Profits?
Businesses of all sizes now understand that robotic automation is a highly cost-effective and efficient way to improve profits. There are a lot of ways to save money in a manufacturing line, but here we will explain how industrial robots address the biggest ways to save you money.
No matter what application you are trying to automate, industrial robots decrease waste, provide a quick return on investment (ROI), improve space-efficiency, increase product throughput, and enhance the safety environment.
Industrial robots perform applications with precision and consistency, saving valuable materials and reducing waste. The precision that robots bring creates fewer mistakes on the production line, providing a higher quality product and loyal customer base, while also reducing the costs associated with waste removal.
Some are hesitant to even entertain the idea of purchasing a robot because they think it will cost too much. It is an investment, but one that pays off! Industrial robots offer a very fast ROI with their efficiency and reduced need for breaks, vacation, or sick leave. Industrial robots work continuously and help reduce overhead on your production line.
Also, there are alternatives to cut the costs associated with buying a robot. Robots.com offers Integration-Ready Robots and robot parts to help alleviate initial costs, while not sacrificing robot quality or efficiency. We are able to extend the life of an industrial robot by performing an extremely rigorous reconditioning process that involves inspection, repair, testing, cleaning and repainting. We stand by our reconditioned products by including warranties and every robot system comes load tested to ensure it meets or exceeds OEM standards.
Bringing flexibility and space savings to the floor, industrial robots can fit into confined spaces and can be installed on shelves, pedestals, walls, ceilings, or on rails. Collaborative robot environments can also help optimize floor space by reducing the need for extra fencing. Though there are some limitations to perform some applications by these robots, it is part of the future of automation.
Robots help bring greater profits by reducing part cycle time. There is no denying that an industrial robot can perform tasks at higher speeds, lift heavier products, and perform more precise applications and movements. It is important to identify which steps in your process are the most beneficial to automate. Redundant and hazardous work takes a lot of time, effort and energy and integrating a robot can easily remove bottlenecks in your manufacturing line.
Industrial robots take over dangerous and dirty work. They reduce worker exposure to fumes, sparks, arc glare, or dust particles. They decrease the amount of injuries and health problems to employees by handling those heavy-to-lift products or tools, and remove the worker from unsafe applications and environments.
Why Choose Robots.com:
Manufacturers across the globe are realizing automation is necessary to remain competitive and keep up with customer demands. Robots.com offers top manufacturers such as Fanuc, Yaskawa Motoman, ABB, and KUKA. Our ability to supply more than one brand allows more options to our customers and a larger inventory to quickly fulfill your automation needs.
What Are The Advantages Of Buying Reconditioned Robots?
Integration-Ready reconditioned robots offer customers the same value as a new robot at a fraction of the cost. Working with an integrator you can trust is extremely important. Knowing that their reconditioning process is thorough and consistently reliable makes a big difference in your experience with a reconditioned robot.
Advantages of Integration-Ready Reconditioned Robots
- Savings - The most obvious benefit of reconditioned robots is the price. Refurbished robots save up to 50% in cost compared to new models. Less up front capital costs means a quicker ROI.
- Availability - If you want to replace a current robot with an identical model, your best choice is a reconditioned robot. This allows for seamless integration into your existing production line with little downtime. Your operators and technicians will already be familiar with the technology making training time unnecessary. Also, turnaround times for new robots can sometimes be much longer. If you need to quickly implement a robotic system into your process, we have a large inventory of in-stock robots ready for installation and programming.
- Reliability - Just because you are paying less does not mean you are sacrificing quality. When working with the right refurbisher, refurbished robots are reconditioned to like new condition. Robots.com has an intensive inspection and reconditioning process designed to restore the robot to comparable factory specifications. We also conduct extended repeatability testing on each reconditioned robot to ensure reliability.
- Support - When it comes to maintenance and repairs, refurbished robot models offer the advantage of familiarity. Your technicians will already know how to perform the necessary maintenance. Parts are easily accessible and affordable through used equipment suppliers like Robots.com.
Robots.com has been reconditioning robots for over 35 years now. We have formed incredible relationships with our customers, usually reoccurring, because we produce high quality products. We perform all refurbishing in-house and pass the savings on to you!
Have refurbished robotic equipment you want to sell? We buy refurbished robots, and robot parts. You can easily fill out a request a bid form here. We give top dollar for all robot purchases.
What Are The Advantages Of Factory Automation Robots?
Factory robotic automation is the process of integrating industrial machinery for tasks such as welding, material handling and assembly. Adding automated robotic systems to a factory has many advantages. It saves money, increases production, and creates higher-quality parts.
Integrating automated robots into a workplace generally requires a high initial investment, but the ROI time is minimal. To combat this issue, many companies are turning to reconditioned refurbished robots. This allows the company to purchase a larger quantity of robots. A reconditioned automated robot offers the same automation benefits as a new robot.
The advantages of having automated robotics in a shop:
- Improved labor productivity
- Reduction in cycle time and floor space utilization
- Quality and reliability improvement
- Consistency in processing
- Reduction of waste
- Lower production costs
How can Robots.com help?
Robots.com is an industrial robot integrator of new and reconditioned robots from the top robot manufacturers such as Motoman, Fanuc, KUKA and ABB Find your factory automation robot by contacting our sales department at 877-762-6881.
What Steps Should I Take To Implement Automation
So, you have decided to automate a part of your production line with an industrial robot. The following steps will lead you through the process of specifying, purchasing and implementing an automated robotic system in your factory.
Identify your needs:
Defining your expectations allows both parties to be on the same page when developing an automated robotic integration design. Robots.com will help you find the right robot for your application. Our sales staff has a number of integration partners to ensure that your application needs are being met in the most efficient and productive way possible.
Current photographs, videos and drawings:
Current photographs and videos of your operation allow our staff to understand your robotic and automation expectations. Not only do these visual aids allow Robots.com to understand your process, but they also allow us to foresee any limitations we might encounter. Detailed drawings, schematics, pictures or even samples of your part allow our end-of-arm-tooling experts to figure out a plan to get your part in motion.
Implement the most efficient technology:
Our sales staff, engineers and technicians have experience developing effective automation plans. They are well-versed in automated robot models, controllers and software. Robots.com will walk you through the entire process to ensure the best return on your investment.
Verify the most effective production step to automate:
Some application processes are not able to be fully automated. Our engineers detect whether hard automation or soft automation automation is the best route to take. Robots.com can help determine what percentage range of automation would be the most cost effective for your company. We have several solutions that achieve similar goals, allowing you the flexibility to choose by price, as well as performance.
Visit our facilities to obtain an accurate picture of the process:
Investing in automated robotic equipment can be overwhelming. We encourage you to visit our facilities and become more accustomed to our approach to projects. Visiting can help you envision your application requirements more accurately.
Ask for budgetary numbers to estimate the cost of a project:
Our sales staff is prepared to supply budgetary estimates at your request to get your project off the ground. We often perform a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of your process before you make an automation investment.
Determine the technical skill required to support the robot:
The technical expertise of your staff should be taken into consideration when purchasing an automated robotic system. At Robots.com, we encourage your company to participate in training at our facility before shipment. A few of your technicians will work with our knowledgeable staff to understand how to operate and program your robot. They are encouraged to operate the teach pendant and run the robot. Your technicians should understand every aspect of the system you are purchasing. This will increase your productivity and reduce the amount of time spent learning your automated robotic system.
Involve your production department in the process:
Your production department is ultimately responsible for the success of your automated robotic system. Allowing them to participate in the progress early on can help you tackle the important questions earlier. This will also help you determine the ultimate cost associated with automation.
Remain in communication throughout the integration process:
Robots.com is committed to following-up with our customers. We encourage customers to call with any questions that may arise during the process.
Receive training and complete a buy-off before shipment:
Participating in training is one way to ensure that your company is receiving a product that exceeds expectations. Another way is to complete a buy-off. This allows you to visually inspect the equipment you’re receiving before it ships to ensure it matches your expectations.
Our experienced technicians will consult with you through every step of the automation process. Please contact us with any questions. Our sales and service techs are also available at 877-762-6881.
What Advice Can You Offer When I Am Ready To Buy A Robot?
Buying an industrial robot can seem a bit scary, especially if you are a smaller company or first time buyer. We have a few pieces of advice for buying robots to help ease your fears and ensure the best robot purchase and integration process.
1. Stay within Your Budget
It's critical to know what you are willing and able to spend up front. Having a set range can help you decide whether you can purchase a brand new industrial robot or a reconditioned refurbished robot. Working with the right robot company, who properly refurbishes pre-owned robots, can help save you up to 50% on cost without sacrificing quality. This makes reconditioned robots a great alternative.
Part of assessing your budget is knowing how quick you can make a return on your investment. We have an easy to use ROI calculator to help you estimate cost savings of using industrial robots to automate a process step.
2. Robot Selection - What to Buy
There are many choices in the industrial robot market. After you determine your budget, the next step in the buying process is to determine which robot model fits your needs. Robots.com offers a variety of robot solutions from multiple name brand manufacturers. We'll help you narrow down your options based on your application needs, reach and payload requirements, and manufacturer preference.
3. Consider Robot Integration
Robot integration is the process of installing the robot arm, peripherals, and other equipment into a seamless automation system. It may have initial costs, but using a robotic integrator to plan and install your robot system can have major benefits. Risk is reduced, process is optimized, product quality increased, and your system will meet proper industry safety standards when you work with Robots.com.
Contact our sales team today for more information about choosing the right robot for your automation needs.
Why Select A Remanufactured Robot?
Remanufactured robots are refurbished robot models that have been returned to like-new conditions. Highly reliable and more affordable, remanufactured robots provide a terrific automation solution.
Robots.com' remanufactured robots sell for as much as 75% less than new robot models. Robots.com sells Integration-Ready robots along with a one year in service warranty on all Refurbished Robots.
Our Refurbishment Process:
Each robot passes through a multi-step examination and thorough reconditioning process before they are deemed ready for sale.
- Inspection - Robots.com Technicians take stock - scrutinizing the robot's belt assembly, joints, wiring, bearings, battery, and motors.
- Repair - If any robotic component looks worn out or functions inaccurately, we replace it.
- Testing - Robots are not considered remanufactured until they have successfully passed extensive performance testing of repeatability and functionality.
- Cleaning - Remanufactured robots are extensively cleaned prior to sale. Our remanufactured robots are cleaned with dry ice, preserving the integrity all the parts of the robot, especially wiring and gears.
- Repainting - Every remanufactured robot from Robots.com receives an impeccable new coat of paint.
What Is The Standard Warranty Provided With Your Robotic Systems?
Robots.com' full warranty is one of its chief benefits. The warranty period begins the day the equipment ships to the end user. We offer one year in-service warranties on all robots and robot part sales.
Purchasing an Industrial Robot
Where Do I Buy A Robot?
The simple answer, is here at Robots.com! We carry a large variety of brands to select from, such as Fanuc, Motoman, ABB and KUKA that allows us the flexibility to fit your exact needs. We also offer reconditioned robots that allow customers to save on their robotic investment. We strive to make the buying process as easy and smooth as possible!
The Buying Process:
- Contact Us - Fill out a request quote (on a specific product page) or contact form with details about your production application and requirements. You can also call our sales department at 877-762-6881.
- Narrow your search - Our sales associates can help you determine the right robot to buy. We will work to overcome budget constraints and confirm robot availability.
- Issue a P.O. - Your purchase order allows us to begin work on your robot system. Our sales team and technicians can provide an exact status of your robot throughout the refurbishment process.
- Start Production - When your robot arrives, you will be ready to start enjoying the benefits of automation. Our technicians are available for support if any issues do arise.
Where Do I Find Robots For Sale?
To inquire about the robots we offer for sale, contact our sales department at 877-762-6881.
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Does Robots.com Accept Credit Card Payments?
What Is Required For Shipping A Robotic System?
Unless otherwise specified, the customer must arrange and pay for an enclosed air-ride box truck. The truck must have an entrance that is at least 110 inches tall and wide enough to accommodate a forklift for loading and unloading the industrial robot.
Over-sized systems that require a flatbed truck must be weather-proofed with a heavy-duty plastic tarp. Extra charges for this option may apply.
For insurance purposes, customers must state "Extraordinary Value Declared" on the Bill of Lading, Shipper, and all other shipping documents. If damages are observed from shipping, customers should take pictures of the damage and contact Robots.com and the shipping company before handling the system.
Sell An Industrial Robot
Is Robots.com Buying Robots?
Robots.com is always looking for quality refurbished robots to purchase for refurbishment purposes. Have an industrial robot you no longer need? Robots.com will buy your refurbished robotic equipment!
What We Do
Robots.com is a provider of Integration-Ready reconditioned robots. We perform a complete Robots.com Certified Inspection to refurbish our robots and sell them with full warranties.
Evaluations are made when we visit your facility to inspect the robots, sometimes all we need are photographs. After determining which robot(s) we want to buy, a Robots.com specialists presents the bid and handles all shipment arrangements. If the offer is accepted, we provide quick and easy payment for your system.
What We Buy
We buy robots manufactured by Fanuc, Motoman, Kuka, and ABB. Our acquisitions specialists want to buy robots with manipulators and control cabinets in good condition. We are also interested in other industrial equipment and robot parts.
Where We Buy From
We buy robots from large corporations and small production shops. They may be local, national, or international.
Our acquisitions department offers high bids for quality robots that perform well on our robot assessment. Contact our Acquisitions Team today by filling out this form, or calling 877-762-6881 for an easy assessment on your refurbished robots.
How Does Robots.com Evaluate My Robot?
A robot evaluation is an important step in determining the value of a refurbished robot. When you contact Robots.com about selling a robot, each robot system is evaluated for top dollar purchase. The robot is evaluated based on the condition of the robot manipulator and the control cabinet.
Initial questions about your industrial robot:
- The age of the equipment
- The model series and the controller model
- The previous use of the robot and maintenance record
- The length of time in production
- The working state and availability of parts
- The current market demand for that robot model
- The flexibility of the robot system
A robot's value is increased when it includes:
- Functioning teach pendant with no damage
- Full set of servo amps
- All circuit boards in the controller
- Intact cables
- Complete wiring harnesses
Items that reduce the value of a refurbished robot include:
- Missing or damaged motors and encoders
- Incomplete wire harness
- Missing covers from the robot arm
- Cannon connections cracked or broken
Robot Manipulator Assessment Points:
- General functionality
- Presence and condition of all motors and encoders
- Completeness of the internal wire harness
- Presence of the covers on the arm
- Condition of the cannon connectors on the back of the arm
Control Cabinet Assessment Points:
- Availability and condition of the teach pendant
- Status of the servo amps
- Presence of all circuit boards
- Physical condition of the cables that connect to the robot
- Completeness of the wire harnesses
The final value of the robot is determined, in large part, by these items. It is also important to note if the robot was in working condition when it was removed from service and approximately how many hours it was in service.
We will provide a bid on a refurbished robot based on these factors during our checklist evaluation. If your robot is satisfactory based on this checklist, it will get top dollar from Robots.com.
How Do I Prepare For A Robot Appraisal?
A robot appraisal establishes an estimated monetary value of the industrial equipment. Robots.com uses a checklist when performing a robot appraisal. Knowing more about your robot will allow you to speed up your sale and receive the best possible price for your robot.
- Where is the robot currently located?
- What is the condition of the robot? Is it complete with all motors and cabling?
- What application was the robot performing?
- Are the manuals present?
- What is the condition of the controller (i.e. amps, CPU, I/O cards, and harnesses)?
- Is the teach pendant available and in good working order?
- Is the software present and are you able to transfer the license?
Other Equipment Questions:
- Is any auxiliary equipment available (positioners, risers, etc.)?
- Is end-of-arm tooling included?
- Is your company able to prepare the equipment for shipping and load it on a truck provided by Robots.com?
We offer top dollar for quality robot equipment! Contact our Acquisitions Team today.
How Do I Ship My Robot?
There are specific guidelines to follow when shipping a robot and Robots.com can help you with this procedure.
To ensure you receive the maximum value for your refurbished robotic equipment, you should protect it from shipping damage. You can do so by following these guidelines:
- The equipment must be on skids or crated, with nothing extending over the edge. The robot arm should be bolted to the skid, as strapping may damage the arm. The controller should be strapped or banded to the skid, but take care not to place the strapping over the controller door.
- The robot arm should be in the squatted position.
- The teach pendant should be bubble-wrapped and placed in the controller or in a box secured to the skid.
- All cables should be disconnected from the arm to the controller and wrapped around the base of the controller. They can also be placed on top of the controller and then secured to the skid. Do not cut the cables.
- All items should be shrink-wrapped.
- Accessories, such as the manuals, should be boxed and then secured to the skid.
- Assure that the equipment is placed upright and securely in the shipping trailer. Place tarps on items loaded onto flatbed trucks.
- For added protection, we recommend you photograph all equipment loaded for shipping before it leaves your facility.
Do You Buy Surplus Robots?
Robots.com purchases surplus robots to refurbish and integrate back into the manufacturing workforce. We make it worth your while by offering direct customer service, shipment coverage, and top dollar for robotic equipment that match our criteria.
Robot surplus may result from technological upgrades, plant closings, consolidations, or product changes. Excess robotic equipment can leech company finances, take up space, and use labor resources. Turn this unpleasant situation around by contacting Robots.com.
The Robots.com acquisitions department follows specific evaluation criteria when assessing robotic surplus items. Apart from the general production history and age of the robot, their main focus points are the condition of the robot manipulator and control cabinet. Robots.com buys many brands of industrial robots.
Do You Sell Refurbished Robotic Welders?
Looking for reliable and affordable robotic power supplies for welding? You have come to the right place. Robots.com offers a large inventory of refurbished robotic welders from multiple manufacturers.
Three major advantages to buying refurbished robotic welders from Robots.com:
- Our staff of welding engineers provide the advice and technical support you need to find the right robotic welders for sale for your production needs.
- Robots.com' specialty is refurbishment, so each refurbished robotic welder is reworked and fully tested to make sure it is in peak condition.
- Robots.com strives to keep costs low. Our refurbished robot welders are only 50%-60% the cost of new versions. This more affordable option provides faster return on investment.
Can Robots.com Replace My Teach Pendant?
Need a replacement teach pendant for your robot, and fast? No need to worry, we are here to help. Our large, multi-brand inventory provides more robot part options, including teach pendants, at lower prices. We know that wires get ran over and pendants get dropped. Robots.com will be happy to assist in finding you a new or reconditioned teach pendant.
A teach pendant is a handheld device that is used with a robot controller to move, program, and run industrial robots. It normally has a display, keypad, and an emergency stop switch. The programming language varies with manufacturer and controller model, but several newer teach pendants have a Windows-like setup for easy use.
Does Robots.com Have Articulated Arm Robot Solutions?
An articulated robot arm is a robot with rotary joints. Articulated robots can be used for a wide variety of robotic applications. They are also known as a jointed-arm robots.
The articulated robot arm has a trunk, shoulder, upper arm, forearm, and wrist. With the ability to rotate all the joints, a majority of these robots have six degrees of freedom.
- Axis 1 - Arm sweeps from side to side
- Axis 2 - Shoulder moves forward and backward.
- Axis 3 - Elbow moves up and down.
- Axis 4 - Middle of forearm pivots up and down.
- Axis 5 - Wrist moves up and down.
- Axis 6 - Wrist sweeps from side to side.
Movement is made in three ways: pitch is up and down movement, yaw is right and left movement, and roll is rotation. This mobility allows articulated robots to be used for tasks such as welding, painting, and assembly.
Robots.com sells and integrates many brand name articulated robot arms: Motoman, ABB, KUKA and Fanuc. With hundreds of robotic integrations around the United States, Canada and Mexico, we have built a reputation for delivering affordable systems that produce results. Contact our sales staff at 877-762-6881.
Robots.com also buys used articulated robots. We pay top dollar for qualifying robots. Robots.com gives top dollar for quality robot equipment. Contact our acquisitions department at 877-762-6881 or go to our robot purchasing page and submit your inquiry.
What Robot Services Are Offered By Robots.com?
We offer a Refurbishment Service for customer-owned robots needing to be refurbished and returned to the production line. This helps extend the life of your industrial robot and saves you overall time and money. Need your robot back in action more quickly? Buy one of our refurbished robots today.
Preventative Maintenance Program
Prevent unnecessary downtime by keeping your robot current with regular maintenance checks and service. Our technicians can come to your facility to perform a complete inspection of your robot and perform standard and necessary maintenance.
Complimentary Customer Support
Customer Support does not end with the warranty period. Robots.com provides telephone support on all robot systems we sell. Companies can receive professional advice when a problem occurs and request repair service when necessary.
Robot sales are a focus of Robots.com. We offer a variety of robots from Motoman, Fanuc, KUKA, and ABB. Our sales department is experienced in finding the right solution for each company. Each new and reconditioned robot sale includes a warranty.
Robot purchasing is also a service Robots.com provides for companies with unwanted robot systems. If you are selling a robot, please contact our acquisitions team here.
What Are Four Axis Robots?
Standard four axis robots are configured in a slightly different way than the more common six axis robot models. Instead of three axes in the wrist area, four axis robots have one. Their simplified design allows them to provide maximum stability and strength for applications such as material handling and palletizing.
Some four axis robot models have reinforcement bars along the upper and lower arms. These bars make the robot sturdier.
- Axis J1: The base axis allows the four axis robot to pivot from left to right.
- Axis J2: This axis is attached to the base configuration. It maneuvers the robot forward and backwards.
- Axis J3: This critical axis joins the upper and lower arms.
- Axis J4: The wrist axis rotates the EOAT. (It is referred to as axis six on a standard 6-axis robot).
What Is Simultaneous Control?
Simultaneous Control is a control mode provided for a system with more than one mechanism or axis moving at the same time. When two mechanisms start, move and end simultaneously, they are using simultaneous control.
Synchronization can be done with a robot with a headstock and tailstock, two robots, or a robot manipulator with a slider and/or a positioner (these are sometimes called an external axis).
What Is A PLC?
PLC stands for Programmable Logic Controller. This miniature industrial computer interfaces robot system components, making sure everything runs smoothly.
While not necessary for every robot workcell, a PLC is recommended for many robot systems, especially those that are more complex. A valuable interfacing component, PLCs manage the communications between controllers, part positioners, robots, safety peripherals, and more.
What Is A Deadman Switch?
The deadman switch is a servo power ON/OFF switch located at the back of some teach pendants. Its purpose is to safeguard the robot operator during the training phase.
While in teach mode, robot servo power remains on while the deadman switch is pressed. However, the power shuts off when the deadman switch is released. During manual manipulation or block operation, the operator can immediate stop the operation by releasing this switch.
What Is A Robot Manipulator?
An industrial robot is comprised of a robot manipulator, power supply, and controllers. Robotic manipulators can be divided into two sections, each with a different function:
Robot Arm and Body
The arm and body of a robot are used to move and position parts or tools within a work envelope. They are formed from three joints connected by large links.
The wrist is used to orient the parts or tools at the work location. It consists of two or three compact joints.
Robot manipulators are created from a sequence of link and joint combinations. The links are the rigid members connecting the joints, or axes. The axes are the movable components of the robotic manipulator that cause relative motion between adjoining links. The mechanical joints used to construct the robotic arm manipulator consist of five principal types. Two of the joints are linear, in which the relative motion between adjacent links is non-rotational, and three are rotary types, in which the relative motion involves rotation between links.
The arm-and-body section of robotic manipulators is based on one of four configurations. Each of these anatomies provides a different work envelope and is suited for different applications.
These robots have linear joints and are mounted overhead. They are also called Cartesian and rectilinear robots.
Named for the shape of its work envelope, cylindrical anatomy robots are fashioned from linear joints that connect to a rotary base joint.
The base joint of a polar robot allows for twisting and the joints are a combination of rotary and linear types. The work space created by this configuration is spherical.
This is the most popular industrial robotic configuration. The arm connects with a twisting joint, and the links within it are connected with rotary joints. It is also called an articulated robot.
Robots.com provides Integration-Ready Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, and Kuka industrial robots. To learn more about robot arm manipulators or how to purchase an industrial robot, check out our product listings or contact us at 877-762-6881.
What Are The Main Types Of Robots?
There are six main types of industrial robots: cartesian, SCARA, cylindrical, delta, polar and vertically articulated. However, there are several additional types of robot configurations. Each of these types offers a different joint configuration. The joints in the arm are referred to as axes.
What Specifications Are Important When Buying An Industrial Robot?
Determining which industrial robot best suits your needs is an important process. The expert engineers at Robots.com will help you find an advanced, affordable, industrial robotic system for your operation. With many options available, our engineers can walk you through the process to determine which system fits your application, product, facility and financial requirements.
Robot Specifications To Consider:
- Size of the work area - for any possible space or mounting constraints
- Distance the part must travel - to determine the needed work envelope, or reach or the robot
- Weight of the part and tooling combined - to determine the needed payload capacity
- Number of axes-of-motion - to match your application requirements
- Industrial robot manufacturers - Robots.com offers Motoman, Fanuc, KUKA, and ABB robots
Have an industrial robot? We also buy used industrial robots. Robots.com offers top dollar for quality used industrial robot equipment. Contact our acquisitions department for more details.
Can You Give Me A Cycle Time For My Part?
A cycle is the interval of time during which a repeated process is performed. Decreased part cycle time is one of the advantages of robot automation. Replacing manual processes with the efficiency of robots leads to increased production and profits.
Part cycle time is influenced by several variables. These include the distance a part must travel, complexity of the cycle, quality of other machinery involved, flexibility and features of the robot, and tooling choices. Cycle time can be simulated with advanced 3D software or more accurately determined with a feasibility study.
Due to our experience, Robots.com can estimate a part cycle time when given specifics on the part and the current process. If you require an exact cycle time, contact our sales department at 877-762-6881 about performing a study of your part process.
What Are My Robot Options Based On Maximum Payload?
It is very important to consider the robot application when determining the maximum payload. Robot payload is the weight a robot arm can lift. It includes the weight of the end of arm tooling (EOAT). Maximum payload varies from robot to robot. Robots.com makes it simple to search for a robot based on payload requirements. Our Robot Finder Tool on the home page or on any robot manufacturer pages help customers figure out the best robot model for their applications needs.
Right now, Fanuc's strongest robot can handle 2300kg, Motoman's strongest robot can handle 800kg, ABB's strongest robot can handle 800kg, and KUKA's strongest robot can handle 1000kg. You can view all the payloads for each robot per manufacturer here:
What Are My Robot Options Based On Maximum Reach?
Robot reach is the distance from the center of the robot to the fullest extension of the robotic arm. This measurement determines the robot's work envelope. Robots.com makes it easy to shop for robots based on the maximum reach. Our Robot Finder Tool on our home page or any manufacturer pages is easy to use and filters the robots based on reach and payload requirements.
Our technical support staff can also help you determine the correct reach measurement to fit your robotic application. Every robot model has a different maximum reach.