While robotic equipment is an excellent investment, sometimes it can be very expensive. A great way to acquire a reliable system without putting out as large a sum of money is by investing in a used robot system. On average, used robots cost about half as much as a comparable new model. This is because suppliers already have a canvas on which to work, and do not have to put out the same expenses for materials and forming processes.
Reliable used robot suppliers, such as those listed on this page, will put a used robot through a variety of reconditioning processes and performance tests. They also provide certification showing that the robot has been reconditioned and/or that it meets the requirements of standard organizations. Typical standard organization certifications suppliers can offer include: ISO (International Standards Organization) standard certifications, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard certifications, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standard certifications and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standard certifications. Many manufacturers also offer warranties. After they have gotten the robot up to like-new condition, they can customize them for your application.
Purchasing a reconditioned robot is a sensible choice for any company, especially small companies that have smaller budgets or smaller output requirements. You can purchase virtually any type of used robot, including: arc welding robots, cleanroom robots, packaging robots, painting robots, assembly robots, palletizing robots, pressing robots, collaborative robots and AGV robots. Plus, when you purchase a used robot, you are reducing your carbon footprint by recycling materials like steel and reducing the use of waste-producing forming processes. All around, used robots are a great way to go.