Industrial robots have been at the center stage of the new world industrial revolution by carrying out tasks deemed as dangerous and suitable to human workers. They have enabled the manufacturing sector to function in an efficient, effective and cost-cutting way. This has, automated operations in the sector and made everything easier and efficient. However, when these robots do get damaged, the question of whether they should be replaced or repaired arises. Here's what to consider when choosing to repair or replace;
Replacing a robot means that the acquired one will have an advanced technology regarding interfaces and hydraulics. Technological gadgets are advancing at a very fast rate, and once a version is released, the next version will certainly be more advanced technologically and with a superior user interphase. On the other hand, repairing an old robot means a continuous use of a tested technology that had fit the operations of the firm before and delivered according to expectations. Old robots mean there is no training required for the setup and operations of the same as compared to new technology by the new robots.
New robots have a longer lifespan as compared to the old repaired one. A repaired robot still performs at the same or less efficiency and has the risk of breaking down in no time. A new robot has a longer lifespan and saves the cost of maintaining it in a short duration of time as compared to an old one. Repairing the old robots, however, is cost friendly than purchasing a new one and increases its salvage value.
New robots have a low maintenance cost. With the improved interfaces and hydraulics and an additional technology, the new robots are less likely to break down easily which pushes the maintenance cost low as compared to keeping the old repaired robots.
It is therefore advisable and more cost efficient to replace than repair damaged industrial robots. This makes its operations to remain at top notch and deliver efficient, effective work.