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New digital platform encourages industrial robot price comparisons


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Global robotics hub HowToRobot.com has launched a service to compare prices on industrial robots and related services and products.

Companies with robots can also access offers on anything from components to maintenance, robot programming, and training.

“We want to make it easier and cheaper for businesses to have a robot,” says Søren Peters, CEO of HowToRobot.com. “Without several comparable offers on the table, customers can’t know where to get the most favourable price and terms.”

The platform currently offers access to information from 85 robot suppliers in Canada.

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The new service allows customers to send out requests to more than 15,000 suppliers of robot-related products and services, including: new robots, components, grippers, vision systems, and spare parts, repair and maintenance services; services to change, re-program or optimize how current robots operate; training and upskilling of employees to handle robots; and expert help and related consultancy services.

Many companies, for example, need to renegotiate service agreements on their robots after a certain period. By getting comparable offers from several suppliers, they make sure to get the best deal available on the market.

Businesses can now send out a request to suppliers, who then send offers including price quotations to the buyer. The transaction is finalized on the platform.