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T.I.E. Indus­tri­al’s Robot Refur­bish­ing Service

Refur­bish­ing can yield sub­stan­tial cost sav­ings com­pared to pur­chas­ing new equip­ment. Our refur­bish­ing process is com­pre­hen­sive, start­ing with a detailed assess­ment and cul­mi­nat­ing in a robot that meets or exceeds orig­i­nal spec­i­fi­ca­tions. We strict­ly adhere to OEM stan­dards through­out the refur­bish­ing process, ensur­ing the high­est qual­i­ty and reliability.

Refur­bish­ing can be sig­nif­i­cant­ly more cost-effec­tive than pur­chas­ing new equip­ment. Our ser­vice offers long-term sav­ings and a strong return on invest­ment, prov­ing to be a smart finan­cial deci­sion for your business.

T.I.E.‘s com­mit­ment to excel­lence is evi­dent in every robot eval­u­a­tion and refur­bish­ment we under­take. From the metic­u­lous pre-pow­er up inspec­tion to the com­pre­hen­sive post-test analy­sis, our team of experts is ded­i­cat­ed to ensur­ing your robots oper­ate at their peak per­for­mance. At T.I.E. Indus­tri­al, we don’t just ser­vice robots; we pro­vide solu­tions that enhance their effi­cien­cy, reli­a­bil­i­ty, and longevity.

At T.I.E. Indus­tri­al, our eval­u­a­tion process is thor­ough and metic­u­lous and con­sists of:

  1. Ini­tial Robot Sys­tem Assess­ment:
    Begin by con­duct­ing a thor­ough assess­ment of the entire robot sys­tem. Iden­ti­fy any vis­i­ble signs of miss­ing or worn com­po­nents and dam­aged mate­ri­als. We then cap­ture a dig­i­tal record of your robot­ic system’s ini­tial con­di­tion and contents.
  2. Con­trol Cab­i­net Assess­ment:
    Open the con­trol cab­i­net and inspect the inter­nal com­po­nents. Check for loose con­nec­tions, dam­aged cir­cuit boards, or any signs of overheating.
  3. Manip­u­la­tor Arm Inspec­tion:
    Exam­ine the manip­u­la­tor arm for any phys­i­cal dam­age, mis­align­ment, or signs of wear. Check joints, gear­box­es, and actuators.
  4. Pow­er Sys­tem Check:
    Inspect the pow­er sup­ply com­po­nents, includ­ing cables, con­nec­tors, and pow­er dis­tri­b­u­tion units.
  5. Func­tion­al Testing:
    1. Pow­er up the robot sys­tem and con­duct func­tion­al tests for the manip­u­la­tor arm. This includes check­ing the range of motion, repeata­bil­i­ty, and mas­ter­ing or cal­i­bra­tion of arm.
    2. Ver­i­fy the integri­ty of the elec­tri­cal sys­tem, includ­ing encoders, and feed­back devices. Ensure that all con­nec­tions are secure and functional.
    3. Ver­i­fy the func­tion­al­i­ty of the robot pen­dant includ­ing dif­fer­ent modes and e‑stop safe­ty modes.
  6. Soft­ware Check:
    Eval­u­ate the robot con­troller soft­ware. Update the firmware if nec­es­sary and ensure com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with the lat­est ver­sions. Test dif­fer­ent con­trol modes and pro­gram­ming functionalities.
  7. Safe­ty Sys­tems Inspec­tion:
    Assess the safe­ty fea­tures of the robot sys­tem. Ensure emer­gency stop mech­a­nisms, safe­ty inter­locks, and oth­er pro­tec­tive mea­sures are in prop­er work­ing condition.
  8. Doc­u­men­ta­tion Review:
    Review and update the doc­u­men­ta­tion for the robot sys­tem, includ­ing man­u­als, schemat­ics, and main­te­nance records. Ensure that all infor­ma­tion is cur­rent and accurate.
  9. Qual­i­ty Assur­ance:
    Con­duct a final qual­i­ty assur­ance check to ensure that the refur­bished robot sys­tem meets the required per­for­mance stan­dards and safe­ty regulations.

Robot Refur­bish­ing Process Explained

Our refur­bish­ing process is com­pre­hen­sive, start­ing with a detailed assess­ment and cul­mi­nat­ing in a robot that meets or exceeds orig­i­nal spec­i­fi­ca­tions. We strict­ly adhere to OEM stan­dards through­out the refur­bish­ing process, ensur­ing the high­est qual­i­ty and reliability.

Con­troller Items:

  • Clean inside and out­side of the con­troller cabinet
  • Inspect Con­troller for OEM Engi­neer­ing Changes
  • Remove and clean all PCB’s
  • Clean con­nec­tor contacts
  • Replace fans as required
  • Replace bat­ter­ies
  • Delete old files from mem­o­ry board (option­al)
  • Replace any miss­ing plas­tic safe­ty covers
  • Paint Con­troller
  • Per­form func­tion­al­i­ty test on Teach Pendant
  • Pre­pare for shipment

Mechan­i­cal Unit Items:

  • Clean mechan­i­cal unit
  • Dis­con­nect all cable connectors
  • Clean all con­tact pins and plugs
  • Clean dri­ve components
  • Replace lubri­cants per OEM specification
  • Replace bat­ter­ies
  • Paint Robot
  • Adjust over-trav­el lim­it switch­es (option­al)
  • Install wit­ness marks
  • Run a ver­i­fi­ca­tion test of a min­i­mum of fifty (50) cycles to con­firm prop­er oper­a­tion and cable con­nec­tions pri­or to completion.

Cus­tomiza­tion and Upgrade Options

We offer cus­tomiza­tion and upgrade options dur­ing refur­bish­ment. These enhance­ments are designed to boost your robot’s per­for­mance and effi­cien­cy, tai­lored to meet your spe­cif­ic oper­a­tional needs.

Com­mon Upgrades

  1. Upgrade soft­ware ver­sion and add soft­ware options
  2. Upgrade com­mi­na­tion & I/O boards and protocols
  3. Upgrade the cen­tral com­put­er pro­cess­ing unit
  4. Mod­i­fy or change dress pak for new application
  5. Mod­i­fy manip­u­la­tor arm lengths
  6. Upgrade or change cabling

Option­al Equip­ment Review Process

At T.I.E., we under­stand the impor­tance of trust and con­fi­dence in the refur­bish­ment process of robot­ic sys­tems. To cater to our diverse client base and their unique pref­er­ences, we offer two dis­tinct buy-off process­es: In-Per­son Run-Off and Dig­i­tal Run-Off. Each method is designed to pro­vide peace of mind and ensure sat­is­fac­tion with your refur­bished robot system.

On-site Equip­ment Review

For those who val­ue a tan­gi­ble, hands-on expe­ri­ence, our In-Per­son Run-Off option is ide­al. This process involves:

  • A phys­i­cal meet­ing or inspec­tion, allow­ing you to per­son­al­ly assess the refur­bished robot system.
  • An inter­ac­tive ses­sion where you can test the sys­tem, ver­i­fy its per­for­mance, and have all your ques­tions answered on the spot.
  • This method is par­tic­u­lar­ly ben­e­fi­cial for clients who pre­fer a thor­ough, in-depth eval­u­a­tion to ensure the sys­tem aligns per­fect­ly with their expec­ta­tions before the trans­ac­tion is finalized.

Dig­i­tal Equip­ment Review:

Embrac­ing the dig­i­tal era, our Dig­i­tal Run-Off process offers a seam­less and effi­cient alter­na­tive. This option includes:

  1. Uti­liza­tion of state-of-the-art dig­i­tal plat­forms, such as elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture ser­vices, to facil­i­tate a remote buy-off process.
  2. Pro­vi­sion of com­pre­hen­sive doc­u­men­ta­tion, detailed reports, and video demon­stra­tions to trans­par­ent­ly show­case the refur­bished robot­’s func­tion­al­i­ty and condition.
  3. An oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to review all the infor­ma­tion at your con­ve­nience and pro­vide elec­tron­ic approval.
  4. This method is espe­cial­ly con­ve­nient for cus­tomers who are remote, pre­fer a con­tact­less process, or are man­ag­ing tight schedules.

Interested in revitalizing your robots? Reach out to us to learn more about our refurbishing services.

Contact us today to experience the T.I.E. Industrial difference and take the first step towards maximizing the potential of your robotic assets.

Refurbishing Your Robot Contributes To A Circular Economy

Our refurbishing services play a vital role in promoting sustainability. By refurbishing instead of replacing, we reduce waste and contribute positively to the circular economy, aligning with modern environmental standards.

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