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 Order of Magnitude for Operational Cost of Robotic Weld Cell

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September 27, 2018, 02:41:49 PM
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Hey gang, trying to wrap my head around total cost of ownership for a robotic weld cell, and I need some help.

For those of you who have experience with them, what's the actual cost per 8 hours for a typical robotic MIG weld cell, including consumables (wire and gas) with a welder running ~65% of the time? I'm not trying to get to the penny (although I am being specific on purpose) but would like to get a decent idea if possible. Order of magnitude (are we talking $500 per 8 hours, or $2,500 per 8 hours?)

Thanks All!


For the curious: I'm an Automation Engineer looking at ROI on a weld cell for a customer who's a friend, but have't ever run a weld cell in production.

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November 15, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
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You should start with offline simulations focus on cycle times robot vs. human  then you can do the math to figure ROI, hourly rate etc....
Your integrator will help with this.

February 14, 2019, 11:37:14 PM
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Check this out to see it it helps find what you're looking for:


Depending on where you are electricity costs can vary greatly as well, but if you're looking at automating you probably already have a manual process proven out.


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