Nowadays we don’t have to own things to use them. We are renting our cars, electronics and even office furniture. What about industrial robots?
It is… exactly the same. Renting a robot is maybe not the first thought when you need additional hands to work, but is it possible. From few years we have companies which offer robot in Robot-as-a-Service model. Better, they are companies which rent you additional equipment to your freshly hired mechanical helper.
When to rent a robot?
Definitely not then when you planning mass production of one product which will last many years.
Are you curious about cobots features? Maybe renting them for a test will be a good idea? These robots are still quite expensive (I heard about 30% more than a standard industrial arm) and yet they are often used to not so serious tasks. Is it not worth to buy a robot to serve a coffee on exhibition.
You can also hire a robot to compare it with the devices you already have in your company.
Features and Benefits of Raas:
- No long-term commitment
- Rent by the week, month or year
- Provides a fixed cost per productive hour
- Stable and reliable automation
- Includes all necessary components: Robot, Controller, operating panel used to control the robot and to view and edit programs. It has a form of a small tablet that can be held comfortably in the palm of... More, and End of Arm Tooling
RaaS allows manufacturers to take advantage of the latest robot technology, but on a monthly rental basis. Renting could be treated like a “try before you buy” option. Usually when company want to keep a robot the part of the rental price can be credited to the purchase of the rented robot.