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IRS Robotics in the spotlight.

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Media & Posts

IRS Robotics in the spotlight.

We have translated the core content, but most articles are in Dutch.
So do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information 🙂

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March. 2024 – ROBOTIC REVOLUTIONARIES: Episode 1

A series about special companies and the people behind them. Companies that successfully robotize through our IRS refurbished robots and services. Episode 1 is with and about the company AKAB. A special company run by the brothers Tren and Rowen Potma, under the inspiring support of founder father Michel Potma.

Take a look and listen carefully to what Rowen and Tren themselves have to say. How robotization has given their company power and what it brings! Great to put these men, their team and this company in the spotlight. Curious about Episode 2? Just a little patience 🙂

IRS Robotics is leading the way with CO2 Certificate

dec. 2023 – Economie / Dagblad De Limburger

IRS Robotics would like to be at the forefront. Not only when it comes to cost-effective robots and circularity, but also when it comes to improving the environment. “A collaboration has been established with the Brabant Development Company, but also with companies such as Vanderlande and ASML to promote circularity even more emphatically.” With the certificates, the company can support not only cost savings but also demonstrable sustainability.

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Patrick Waltmans, owner-director of IRS Robotics: “It’s scandalous when robots end up on the scrap heap”

jun. 2023 – Circular Manufacturing Industry

They have actually been working on circularity for twenty years, but don’t ask them about a raw materials passport or other terminology. “We started refurbishing robots and helping them find new owners, because we thought it would be scandalous to let them end up on the scrap heap,” says Patrick Waltmans. Together with his brother Jeroen, he is the director-owner of IRS Robotics. They started with five robots discarded by Philips, now they refurbish and sell hundreds of them every year.

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Refurbished robots are on the rise; IRS Robotics in Weert

mrt. 2023 – De Limburger

Professional refurbished robots are on the rise: Weert’s company makes cast-offs almost new again: “A lively marketplace has emerged worldwide for old devices in a new guise. IRS Robotics in Weert has been a well-known broker in affordable, second-hand robot assistants for twenty years.”

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Thanks to ‘Employee Insurance Agency for unemployed robots’, these machines can get back to work

jan. 2020 – De Limburger

SMEs also work side by side with the robot: “Looking for something new, but not willing to pay top price for it? The second-hand market offers a solution. That of the ‘refurbished’ robots is still relatively small, but full of potential. Always more SMEs are getting over their cold feet.”

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Refurbished robot for attractive Total Cost of Ownership

dec. 2019 – Vraag en Aanbod

“There is almost a need for more extensive robotization in the Netherlands, because we are lagging behind in the field of robotization. Marieke Blom, chief economist at ING Netherlands, already noted in the Demand & Supply online magazine ‘Robotization’, edition 4, that the risk for us country is more likely to have too few robots than too many. Patrick Waltmans, director of IRS Robotics responds to this article.”

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The Employee Insurance Agency for dismissed robots

okt. 2019 – Eindhovens Dagblad

“From spot welder in the car factory to egg stacker, baking tray tiller or 3D lamp freezer. IRS Robotics in Budel retrains robots.”

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IRS Robotics gives unemployed robots new jobs

okt. 2019 – De Standaard (Belgium newspaper)

We are the “VDAB” (Belgiums’ Employee Insurance Agency) for robots: “The Dutch IRS Robotics searches for unemployed robots worldwide, trains them up, and puts them back on the labor market. ‘A robot that worked as a spot welder at Audi Brussels now lifts baking trays in a bakery.'”

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The Employee Insurance Agency for dismissed robots

okt. 2019 – De Limburger

Brothers from Geleen (city in The Netherlands) give redundant robots new career prospects: From spot welder in the car factory to egg stacker, baking tray lifter or 3D lamp cutter. IRS Robotics retrains robots that have become unemployed after a helpful life. So that they can again lend a helping hand in, for example, an increasingly tight labor market.

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Keyport Magazine: “If there is one refurbished robot crosses the dam, more will follow … (Dutch proverb..:)”

okt. 2019 – Beeldvang

The Netherlands is lagging behind in robotization. Smaller entrepreneurs have cold feet. We tackle four prejudices with Patrick Waltmans from IRS Robotics. He confirms, debunks and makes you think.

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Unemployed robot gets retraining

sept. 2019 – Trouw

IRS Robotics buys unemployed robots and prepares them for new jobs. Such a refurbished copy is also affordable for smaller entrepreneurs.

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ABB’s first steps

sept. 2018 – Zoro Feigl

Dutch artist Zoro Feigl creates kinetic (moving) works of art that play with having and losing control. We know the robot arm that plays the leading role in this new work by Feigl from factories where cars are made. In collaboration with IRS Robotics.

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Golden times for IRS Robotics: ‘We retrain robots and help them find new jobs’

apr. 2018 – Omroep Brabant
Foto: Omroep Brabant

“They are selling like hot cakes. At IRS Robotics in Budel they give used robots a new life. And there is a lot of demand for that, thanks to the growing economy. There are hundreds of robot arms in a factory hall. A scratch here and there and under the dust. They have had ten to twenty years of loyal service. The robots used appear to be written off. “But they are not,” says Patrick Waltmans. “This white one, for example, once stood in a car factory and will soon be milling bathtubs in Moscow. ” No career twist seems too crazy for a robot.”

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Building a computer-controlled machine: Autonomous Machine Gun

okt. 2017 – Freerk Wieringa

The work AMG is an art installation depicting industrial robotic arms wielding machine guns, the work is controlled by a brain scanner, giving the audience the power to control and manipulate an Autonomous weapon with their mind. The work has two pieces: a military camouflage painted “GI Joe” version and one pink “Hello Kitty” version.

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okt. 2015 – RTL Z-Today

Telephone. Can they come by this afternoon for an editorial TV news item? Sure. Topic? A robot is not cheap. Often even unaffordable for start-up companies. Fortunately, ‘second-hand robots’ are often far from written off. We have known that for a long time, but Z-TV Today visited IRS Robotics in Budel to experience it for ourselves and delve into the second life of a robot!

 

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Yaskawa Benelux and IRS Robotics celebrate collaboration

jun. 2014 – Aandrijftechniek

In 2012, an official cooperation agreement was signed between Yaskawa Benelux and IRS Robotics from Budel regarding various activities and coordination regarding maintenance and breakdown services for Yaskawa Motoman robots in the Benelux. Two years have now passed and service upgrade objectives set in close cooperation have been achieved.

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