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    Buying an Industrial Robot Arm? Weigh the Costs and Benefits First

    Jul 12, 2021 12:01:58 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in ROI, Collaborative Robot, Robotic arm,


    By now, you’re likely familiar with the advantages that industrial robot arms have over human workers. When used in repetitive tasks, industrial robots complete their operations without breaks, mistakes, or injuries caused by those repetitive movements. Moreover, they help to improve quality and consistency, all the while boosting production output.

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    Cost vs. Opportunity: What Are You Really Getting for Your Automation Investment?

    Feb 12, 2021 9:10:58 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in ROI, Automation, Automation Equipment, workplace culture,

    Companies always approach capital expenditures with great care, but especially now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. While we think this is actually a good time to invest in automation, we understand it might feel risky in this time of uncertainty and changing markets.

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    Justifying Automation: The 6 Incidental Factors You Didn't Realize Impact ROI

    Apr 23, 2019 12:51:00 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in ROI,

    According to a 2016 survey by the MAPI Foundation and Rockwell Automation, the top reason companies said they chose not to automate is that perceived return on investment (ROI) did not justify the initial cost of purchase and implementation (47 percent). If this reasoning resonates with you, ask yourself if you’re looking at ROI comprehensively when considering automation.

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    Engineering the Perfect Pitch: How to Get Buy-in for Your Automation Project

    Feb 27, 2019 11:11:25 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in ROI, Automation,

    Engineers have technical knowledge and an eye for detail, especially when it comes to improving a system or process. If you’ve determined that automation equipment  can benefit your facility, it’s probably very clear to you how and why it’s a worthwhile investment. But the benefits and outcomes may not be as obvious to decision makers and management – the very people who approve the purchase. Because you’re the one who sees the full picture of what an automation project can accomplish, your task is much like making a sales pitch, convincing management to buy in to your solution.

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