Welding is one of the most common applications that a robot can perform today. When it comes to arc welding and spot welding, robots perform better than any of their human counterparts. Several different companies have been building welding robots for more than 40 years, and their welding robot lines have many different versatile robots to choose from.
Whether you are choosing from FANUC Robotics, Motoman Robotics, KUKA Robotics or ABB Robotics, you can rest assured that you are getting a welding robot that comes from a reputable company, and that the system will be durable and reliable. These robots perform all over the world, many of them lasting for decades. The companies mentioned above have specialized lines for arc and spot welding so their customers are always ensured to have the best robot for the job.
Granted, none of these robots are cheap – especially if they are new. Robot welding systems can range anywhere from $75,000 to $125,000 and beyond. However, they make up for their price by performing at the same speed as four skilled manual welders. This means that once you factor in salaries and benefits for two to three shifts of workers for one year, you will see that the system will pay for itself in 365 days or less.
However, there is another option for those companies that simply cannot afford to drop that much money to switch to robot welding. There are many used robots on the market that perform just as well as their new counterparts. Robotics integrators, like RobotWorx, buy used robots and refurbish them for customers. RobotWorx will strip down a used welding robot, put it through a 168-point reconditioning process, repair everything, clean it, paint it, and put it back on the market for our customers, good as new. These used welding robots sometimes run for up to 50 percent less than a new system, which makes it a more feasible option for some companies.
Are you interested in learning more about new and used welding robots available from RobotWorx? If so, then call RobotWorx today! RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several robotics companies, including FANUC, ABB, KUKA and Motoman. Our staff will work with you to make sure that you get the best system for your money.
For more information, contact RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.