We hope your 2017 is off to as great of a start as ours! Here at RobotWorx, we dove into the FutureScape document created by the IDC (International Data Corporation) to see what exciting and promising information was in store for the robotic market. The FutureScape document is written after spending time observing the previous market and then estimating logical changes expected in the market over the next 3 years.
FANUC creates countless high performance robots to tackle a variety of applications. Sometimes, a robot is created so perfectly that it will be re-named and used to produce the same quality while tackling different applications. Take the used FANUC Arc Mate 100iB (pictured on the left) and the used FANUC M-6iB.
Sometimes, a robot is created so perfectly that it will be re-named to be used for different applications. Let’s take a look at the reconditioned FANUC Arc Mate 120iB and the reconditioned FANUC M-16iB. These are the same robots but each specializes in a different application.
History shows us that robotic trends will grow at exponential rates when they are cost effective, save money and time, improve accuracy, and show other advantages to consumers. One of the first robotic trends to flourish conducted robotic manufacturing. These robots conquered the dull, tedious, and dangerous tasks that were perfect for automation.
FANUC CORPORATION is still on cloud nine as they recently set a new world record for the production of over 400,000 robots. This comes as no surprise as FANUC has effortlessly maintained the title as the world’s number one supplier of factory automation and industrial robots.This title is not an easy one to keep, but FANUC is always striving to grow and develop their company in ways that reflect the drive of the global market. They always do it with astounding success.
It is true what they say; you always remember your first. Keith Wanner, founder of Robotworx, remembers the first robot he ever purchased. It was on its way into his home garage on a bulldozer when it almost came crashing to the ground. He remembers thinking, “That could’ve been the end of Robotworx!”As you may have already guessed, the robot survived, and so has Robotworx.
It’s a fast-paced world out there! If companies want to stay ahead of the competition and within their budget, they should invest in used six-axis robots. But, robotic automation is expensive, right? Not true! Actually, by investing in a six-axis used robot, manufacturers are able to cut costs across the board, while also saving time during production and boosting quality all at once.
If you are considering purchasing a Motoman robot for your facility, it makes sense to look into the selection refurbished Motoman robots available from RobotWorx, a certified integrator for Motoman. But, a refurbished robot is used, right? That must mean that it isn’t as good or reliable as a new robot, right? Wrong!Each Motoman robotic system at RobotWorx does have history. That is going to be the case with any refurbished robot.
So, you want to buy a robot for your facility, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it? Then you are in luck! Robotics integrators, like RobotWorx, can provide you with a variety of refurbished industrial robots for up to 50 percent less than a new robot system.But, what exactly is a refurbished robot? I’m glad you asked! A refurbished robot is one that has been completely stripped down, cleaned out and rebuilt to operate as well as a new system.
Over the last several decades, robots have become part of our lives, even in areas that we never see. All of those groceries in the store? Many of them were packaged by robots. That car that you drive? It was put together and welded by a robot.