When you are investing in an industrial robotic arm, there is more to consider than the sticker price. For instance, how quickly you’ll see a return on your investment? Is the arm you’re considering versatile enough to handle multiple tasks or integrate with various stages of the automation process? How much will it cost to maintain the robot to keep your investment running in optimal condition? In this article, we’ll look at the true cost of a robotic arm and help you decide if it’s the right investment for your company.
How is the price of a robot determined?
Payload capacity often determines the price of a robot. The more the robot can handle, the more engineering went into its design. As a rule of thumb : the bigger it is, the more expensive it becomes. However, complexity and versatility also factor heavily into the price. Through how many axes does the robot operate? How many degrees of freedom does the arm have? A 6-axis robot may be more expensive than a 4-axis, but if you’re in the business of packaging, for example, a 4-axis robot is likely sufficient.
Is it worth buying an industrial robotic arm for my business?
Industrial robotic arms offer many advantages that justify their price over their lifetime. For one thing, they are less likely to make errors than humans who can become fatigued or distracted. They are not prone to repetitive stress injuries like humans are. Robots do not require breaks and can work around the clock, potentially doubling (or more!) your production. Robot movements are more precise and consistent, reducing the number of recalled products or returned defective parts.
Robots can also be repurposed for new tasks and reintegrated into the production line at different stages. With humans, there is a learning curve that can slow down the entire process. With robots, if they are properly programmed, they can move seamlessly from one job to the next without much adjustment.
How much does a DIY-Robotics cell cost?
Based in Quebec, DIY-Robotics is one of the largest FANUC robotic arm integrators in Canada. By integrating FANUC robots exclusively, we offer high-quality robotic cells at a competitive price. In many cases, we can get the price of your cell, including the robot, close to the retail cost of the robot alone! Contact one of our sales representatives for a quote.
Now that you understand how the price of a robotic arm is determined, it’s time to see how your automation project could become a reality. By working with DIY-Robotics to build your robotic cell, you’ll know you’re getting the best deal because you help design the robot cell according to your specific needs. Download our Ultimate Guide to Build Your Own Industrial Robotic Cell and get ready to enter into the Industry 4.0.