As a leader in industrial robotic technology and experts in robotic manufacturing, we at RobotWorx were proud to lead two tours through our facility as part of Ohio’s Manufacturing Month. Students from area high schools got a first-hand look at the RobotWorx reconditioning process and saw some industrial robot demonstrating common applications such as arc welding, palletizing, and pick and place.
Students also learned about the robotic manufacturing industry – what it takes to work in the industry, how industrial robots save jobs, and typical applications that industrial robots perform. These students took the right beginning steps to a career in the industrial robotics industry. Education focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) provides the essential groundwork for a degree and an eventual career in industrial robotics. Events, tours, and education like those provided by Ohio Manufacturing Month allow students and members of the community see just how vital industrial robots are to the economy and jobs.
We all like saving money whenever possible. Chances are, that is why you came to our website and why you clicked on this blog! Used robots offer manufacturers automated solutions to any industrial application that a new robot can automate. The only difference is that a used robot will do it for a fraction of the cost. The Section 179 deduction of the 2012 IRS Tax Code will further increase savings by allowing small to medium sized businesses to write off a portion of all new and used manufacturing equipment bought in 2012, including industrial robot arms.
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The first $560,000 a company spends on new and used industrial equipment in 2012 is eligible for the Section 179 tax deduction. At the end of the year when taxes are being figured, $139,000 can be written off. As if that amount isn’t enough, a 50% bonus for first year depreciation, as well as the normal first year depreciation, can also be used in the deduction. Add these three total (first year write off amount, 50% bonus depreciation, and normal first year depreciation), multiply by your tax rate, and you have you total savings!
Tax write-offs and deductions are nice, but all companies who buy industrial equipment and industrial robots will have access to them. RobotWorx offers users further savings to our customers. Used industrial robot arms cost 40-50% less than new robots, furthering savings even more! RobotWorx puts every used robot through a 168-point reconditioning process, making it look and run like a new robot. Contact RobotWorx today to discuss how reconditioned robots can save you money. Call 740-251-4327 to get started! Learn more about the Section 179 deductions here.
Buying an industrial robot to automate your industrial task is a big deal! RobotWorx understands this, and we want to make automation a smooth, easy process. Our sale professionals are trained to listen to your manufacturing needs and help provide an automated robotic solution for your application.
One key tool that we use along the way to an automated robotic system is simulation software. Our drafting department uses state-of-the-art modeling and simulation software to create your robotic system in the virtual world before it is built in the real world. This allows you as a customer to “see” your robotic system in action before you actually receive it. Also, many important characteristics of the robotic system can be shown through this type of simulation. For example, cycle time and reach studies can confirm or deny the feasibility of an application. Simulations also help the sales and engineering teams decide which robot arm would be best suited for the application.
The first step in the sales process is the customer contacting us. This is where you come in! Simply click the big blue button below, fill out the form with as much information as you can, and wait for a RobotWorx sales representative to contact you! If you can’t wait that long, give us a call at 740-251-4327 to speak with someone right away!
With the official announcement of a new robotic training center, we at RobotWorx had the opportunity to be the center of an NBC 4 news story! The news team was in Marion, Ohio on April 9th for the official announcement from Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion Technical College, and The Ohio State University at Marion that ground will be broken for a new, state-of-the-art industrial robotics-training center. Part of the excitement surrounding the announcement centered on the industrial robot donations by RobotWorx. In fact, NBC 4 out of Columbus thought it was so exciting that they stopped in to RobotWorx to talk to a few of our employees about what this new robotic center will mean for RobotWorx and the entire community. Check out NBC’s coverage of the announcement and the interview with RobotWorx’ general manager John Messaros!
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Our acquisitions department works hard to find the industrial robot arms that our customers want. No matter what condition your used robots are in, we’d love to have a chance to look at them! We put the used robots we buy through a 168-point inspection, fixing and replacing parts until the robot performs like new. A fresh coat of paint finishes the process, and the robot is ready to be integrated for a customer.