With supply chain constraints, a factory recertified or used robot may be the route you take for your business. Here are the differences and considerations between the two.
Recertified FANUC Robot:
Like a certified pre-owned car, a recertified FANUC robot comes with a 1-year factory warranty. FANUC guarantees that this recertified FANUC robot will act like a new robot. The robots go through an extensive check-through process before being sold. This robot will be like new; the only difference is some wear and hours of use.
Buying a used robot may be cheaper, but here are considerations to make before buying:
A thorough diagnostic of the robot ensures it will perform the tasks you require, be long-term, and give you the best return on your investment.
Factory Recertified Robot and Used Robot Benefits:
Used/re-certified robots can often save 20-30% or more over new robot pricing. With today’s supply chain constraints, used robots are likely more readily available, although as the market shifts to mitigate the supply chain impacts, the used robot market can be as scarce as new and more costly than in years past.
Before Buying a Robot:
Before you buy a factory recertified robot or a used robot, there are questions you need to confirm.
In addition, you have to account for the options your robot will need to function in your process.
In conclusion, buying a factory-recertified or used robot can be your business’s route to reduce costs and improve production. If your business needs service or repair of the robot, Exact is a Fanuc Authorized System Integrator. Exact can deploy any field-level service or repair your robot may need.