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Making Automation Affordable With Used Robots

Industrial robots are commonplace in factories around the world. Companies like KUKA, ABB, Motoman and FANUC have been providing industrial markets with robots for almost 40 years. Now, some of those older robots from 20 years ago can have new life in factories as used robots – a less expensive option for companies watching their budget or those that have a smaller automation budget.

A used robot from any of the above companies, along with others in the market, are able to run properly for decades, as long as they are properly maintained. These used robotic systems are able to perform applications like arc welding, dispensing, assembly, deburring, drilling and spot welding, along with several other material handling and material removal – essentially any application that a new robot system can perform.

So, why would a company choose to buy a used robot over a new robot? Well, as mentioned above, a used robotic system is significantly less expensive than a new system, sometimes as much as 50 percent less expensive. A manufacturer can buy these systems from a robotics integrator like RobotWorx. When RobotWorx buys a used robot system from a factory, they bring it back to their Marion, Ohio facility and strip it down to the bones, putting it through a 168-point inspection to ensure that everything is working as it should. Then the robot is repaired, cleaned, repainted and greased so that it runs as well as it did the day it came off the manufacturing line.

Are you interested in learning more about used robots? If so, then you should contact RobotWorx, a certified integrator for Motoman, KUKA, ABB, and FANUC robotics companies. Our staff will help you through every step of your new or used robotics purchase – from initial consultation to integration into your factory. The engineers, technicians and sales people at RobotWorx will make sure that you have the best possible experience and purchase the best new or used robotic system for your factory, application and budget.

For more information, contact RobotWorx online or at 740-251-4327.