Used Robots for Sale
Used Industrial Robot
Starting Automation with Used Robots
Used robots for sale. Is this something worth considering? In short, Yes! One of the big advantages of using reconditioned or used robots today is their very competitive price point.
For this reason, for companies making their first steps into robotic automation using a used robot makes perfect sense and allows the company to build up experience without a heavy price tag. However, we need to bear in mind that the choice of the robot with the guidance of a system integrator is essential. The integrator will have a long experience encompassing an array of previous robotic projects to draw on.
In summary, we will discuss two critical elements to take into account when choosing the robot.
What are the robot payload and working envelope?
The robot payload is the maximum load in kilograms that the robot can work with and is comprised of the weight of the end of arm tooling plus any ancillary equipment attached to the upper arm or link arm such as pneumatic valve packs etc. When selecting a robot, it’s vital to also take into account where the centre of gravity of the end of arm tooling is as the further out from the mounting flange the lower the possible payload.
The robot envelope describes the volume that the robot can reach taking into account the degrees of freedom of each axis, thereby giving a zone of operation that for a six-axis robot tends to be circular. It’s important to check not only the maximum reach of the robot but also where the robot will need to work close to itself. Hence the envelope is a volume in space that the robot will need to be able to achieve with the mounted tool.
Where to find a reliable used robot for sale?
Phoenix is a company specialising in industrial automation for over a decade. Therefore, we have many years of experience to fall back on when we are helping a customer select both new and used robots for their particular project. In the event of considering a used industrial robot, please take note of the following guidelines outlining important facts when selecting the robot.