The True Value of Robots Hinges on Total Cost of Ownership
Assessing the True Total Cost of Ownership for a Robotic Automation Solution
The calculation of total life-cycle cost of a piece of equipment, such as a robot, is an effective approach that that can help you make the best decision for your operation:
- Consider the capabilities in terms of throughput, payload or reach
Robots that fail to deliver the needed productivity will cost your company more in the long run, either because you’ll need further solutions or because more upkeep or maintenance is required.
- Keep an eye on the costs of operating energy and fuel consumption as well as ongoing consumables
- Consider costs for maintenance and repair
A reduced maintenance requirement eliminates significant repair costs and production losses due to extended robot downtime. Spare parts availability also plays a role.
- Consider the longevity of your investment
Longevity is often overlooked in automation. Warranty protection can also be a decisive factor here.
- Take advantage of the training offers and application support
This will help you unleash the full potential of your plant.
- Calculate costs for decommissioning and disposal
Keeping an eye on robot operating costs with KUKA
Sustainability plays a major role at KUKA – also when it comes to operating costs. With the KR Quantec, for example, fewer spare parts than its predecessor, lower energy consumption, less training and simplified commissioning result in sustainably reduced operating costs. In addition, there is an innovative service and maintenance concept for optimum lifecycle efficiency.
To learn more about KUKA’s commitment to offering an automation solution ready to elevate and scale with your organization’s need, visit the KUKA website and contact us directly.