ROI of Converting a Manual Process to Robotic Cell
This handy tool enables an operator’s assessment of the value created by converting a manual production function (such as a press operation) to an automated single robotic cell. While every business is unique, this calculator directionally demonstrates the cost savings to be applied when seeking to understand the Return On Investment (ROI).
Our experience with these types of integrations have found an investment level of $150K is typically sufficient to convert a single operator process. Upon inputting your business’s unique variables you will instantly be able to determine the efficiency in which your investment is recouped – typically within 1-3 years (pending items such as number of shifts, days of operation, wages and overhead associated with manual labor, etc.).
Some of the assumptions applied to this calculator are as follows. However, should you have questions or desire a more in-depth analysis to your unique situation, please reach out for a no-obligation consultation.
- Calculations assume a single manual operator will be transitioned to a robotic cell.
- Production levels are held constant; however in many applications – robots can be tuned to increase productivity and throughput.
- Costs do not include process changes related to how materials (parts) are presented. There may be incremental costs for items such as bowl feeders, conveyance, vision systems, etc. if they are deemed necessary to automate your specific cell.
- Results of this calculator are directional estimates to assist with planning and forecasting. For more specific costs and actions tied to your exact business needs, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a custom estimate and proposal.
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