Dimensions (L*W*H): 610*250*290 cm
Weight: ~3,000 kg
Power source: industrial (3-phase 220-380 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
Rated Power: 3 kW
Air pressure for tools: provided by built-in compressor.
Asia is learning robotics. However, their knowledge in design of LARGE SYSTEM robotics (i.e., whole operations such as Amazon or BMW) is limited and the world leaders are in USA, India and Germany – while the rest of the world is behind, lacking enough expertise to tackle every aspect of robotics, e.g., machine vision, complete solutions from the micro to large system integration.
Therefore, the threat of cheap copycats making such systems to a good reliable level – in the near future – is considered slim to none. There will be copycats for sure, but they WILL cut corners – thus paving the road for us to be “better than ______” (fill in the blank with their names), get it?
The second uniqueness is not in that part of the system that meets the eye, but in the completeness of the solution provided to the customers of WaterfuelPro:
Customers for CoRAL are business owners who wish to earn in Cleantech but desire to have a ready-made, fully developed technology rather than risky/time-consuming R&D.
WaterfuelPro provides them with one or several CoRAL lines so they can start manufacturing right away, and sell directly to their buyers or in some marketing joint venture with WaterfuelPro.
They receive not only the self-contained factory shown above, but a complete method of how to get to a finished product, namely:
Where to make the parts in adequate quality, and how the parts manufacturing factories must box them so they arrive ready to feed into CoRAL,
How to spread parts production between separate factories so the complete plans are very hard to steal (spread too much and it’s a costly logistics nightmare, spread too little and you won’t sleep very well either due to risk of IP theft),
How to also spread production of EACH part to several factories, so no factory disaster may halt production,
Exact inspection, testing and Quality Assurance procedures,
Safety procedures and policies,
Full, highly accurate and clearly comprehensible documentation and operating instructions (not trivial in this day and age!)
Technical support via sophisticated visualization, remote computer control, as well as virtual classes AFTER complete hands-on training and theoretical training.
From the ROI point of view, common wisdom today is to accept ROI between 12 months and 36 months. The typical small self-contained system is called “robotic workcell” and is averagely priced at USD 300k. We are empowering the customer in several advantageous ways:
CoRAL, even though it’s priced three times over market average, will pay for itself in 47 days – an unheard of ROI (an ROI Calculator download with an example worst-case scenario is provided below).
We’ve created a spreadsheet for every customer to see how they can do this or better. Using this spreadsheet, the customer can see that 47 days is the worst case scenario, taking into account:
Expensive labor (USA), with even higher night shift pay,
System depreciation in 6 years which is not true, the system quality is such that can be used for many more years with relatively little maintenance,
Expensive yearly maintenance,
World’s highest electricity cost (Denmark – more than double UK and triple USA),
Assuming a low profit margin, etc.
In short, the customer gets such a high ready-for-profit value that would be hard to surpass by any would-be robotics competitor, even from the USA, India or Germany. The international Patent gives an extra layer of IP protection, but the main protection stems from the fact that from millions of robot experts and fans, only a few know how to properly automate an entire line, and they are employed by the major automation companies such as Rockwell – and even they don’t have our industry-wide viewing angle and industry leadership/responsibility.
The overall effect is threefold:
(1) long-term, high-ticket revenue stream,
(2) big environmental impact, and
(2) helps WaterfuelPro retain its market share, by producing fast enough to meet the anticipated boom in global demand for top quality Standardized Brown’s gas machines.