What should be considered before buying an Industrial Robot?
When considering purchasing an industrial robot, some factors to consider include:
- The type of application or task that the robot will be used for, such as welding, painting, material handling, or assembly.
- The robot’s payload capacity, reach, and working envelope, as well as its repeatability and accuracy.
- The robot’s level of automation, including its ability to work alongside humans, and the ability to integrate with other equipment and systems
- The ease of programming and operation, including the availability of software and the ease of setup.
- The robot’s power supply, maintenance requirements, and expected lifespan
- The robot’s safety features and compliance with relevant safety standards.
- The availability of technical support and after-sales service from the manufacturer or supplier
- The compatibility of the robot with other equipment and the company’s existing infrastructure.
- The current market scenario and the type of machines and automation available.
- The overall cost and return on investment.
It would be helpful to consult with a robotics professional or the manufacturer’s application engineer to evaluate the robot and its suitability for your application before making a final decision, and It is important to have clear and specific needs before making a purchasing decision.