Used Welding Robots for Sale
Welding is one of the most common robotic applications. Nearly half of all active industrial robots are used for welding automation. Welding robots convert manual welding processes to automatic ones. Welding applications that are typically automated by robots include arc welding, spot welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, and ultrasonic welding.
Used welding robots are a more affordable alternative to new robots. Buyers can expect to save between 40% to 60% on a used welding robot compared to a new one. The savings provided by used welding robots makes welding automation feasible for companies of all sizes. Buying a used welding robot does not mean sacrificing quality as a used robot can be just as reliable and effective as a new robot. There are many used welding robots for sale in good condition or ones that have been reconditioned providing several years of reliable operation. Most times a used welding robot is put up for sale for reasons other than the condition of the robot. These may include system upgrades, the need to free up capital, or production changes.
There are many components that go into a robotic welding system besides the robot. Purchasing all new equipment can easily add up to over six figures. Buying a used welding robot saves companies a significant amount of money on one of the main components of an automated welding system. Buying a used welding robot also allows companies to consider buying other components of the robotic welding system used for additional savings. Used welding robots are likely to be compatible with other pieces of used welding equipment while new robots may not be. For example, a used FANUC Arcmate 120ic is compatible with a second-hand Lincoln Powerwave i400 welder. Those needing to replace an articulated robot in a pre-existing welding system will be able to preserve peripheral equipment by buying a used welding robot.
Automating with a used welding robot provides many of the same benefits as a new robot. Used robots will increase the productivity rates of welding applications with their accuracy and fast operating speeds. Cycle times will be reduced allowing more welds to be completed in less time. Errors and rework are dramatically reduced if not eliminated entirely. Costs are decreased as expensive welder salaries are eliminated while utilities, consumable use, and material waste are reduced.