Donetsk, in the Ukraine, is sporting giant armed robots right now — on the other side of town from Russian tanks.
They may be intimidating, but they’re not really war robots.
Instead, they are the creations of workers at a local auto shop. With friends, they used leftover car parts and waste metal to build enormous 2 and 4 ton replicas of cartoon Transformers.
Their eventual plan is to make a robot themed engineering park someday.
Or, some online forums suggest, to advertise the car repair shop where they work.
Are they robots?
If it looks like a robot… but doesn’t move like a robot, then it is not a robot. It’s a mech, a toy, or an art installation. Robots are defined by their functionality.
However, the makers hope that their planned park will teach people about robots and recycling.
Gennadyi Sizonov, a 57 year old sculptor, told reporters that he saw the car parts along the side of the road, looking as though they were designed to become robots.
More have sprung up in the past few years.
Recycling is better than killer robots
However, keeping your current machine running can be much better than recycling.
Rexroth motion control systems often run long beyond their planned life cycle with no problems. And when they do have problems, factory repair or reman can extend their service for years — with a nw warranty.
Since factory reman includes replacement of all wearing parts, complete cleaning, and resealing of the housing, your reman component is the same as your new one was.
In fact, if the current version of the component has been upgraded, your unit will be upgraded too, at no extra cost. So sometimes a reman unit can actually be better than a new one.
Your unit doesn’t end up on the scrap heap, either. Call us for immediate assistance with any of your Rexroth electric industrial service needs.