As a robotics company, we at ZeroPoint Robotics understand that cost is a major consideration for our customers when it comes to purchasing an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR). However, we firmly believe that using certified components is crucial for the long-term success and reliability of the AMR. Here are a few reasons why we choose to use certified components over hobby grade components:

Quality and reliability: Certified components are rigorously tested and certified to meet industry standards for quality and reliability. They are designed to withstand the demands of industrial applications, and they are less likely to fail or malfunction. In contrast, hobby grade components are not designed for industrial use and may not have undergone the same level of testing and certification.

Safety: Certified components are designed to meet safety standards, which is crucial for the safety of the operators and the environment around the robot. Hobby grade components may not have undergone the same level of safety testing and may not meet industry standards.

Warranty and support: Certified components often come with a warranty and support from the manufacturer. In the event of a failure or malfunction, the manufacturer will be able to provide assistance in resolving the issue. In contrast, hobby grade components may not come with a warranty or support, leaving the customer to deal with any issues on their own.

Long-term cost savings: While hobby grade components may be cheaper in the short-term, they may not perform as well or last as long as certified components. This can lead to increased downtime and maintenance costs in the long-term.

Scalability and integration: Certified components are designed to be used in industrial environments and are often easily scalable and integratable with other systems. Hobby grade components are not built to withstand the rigors of an industrial environment and may not be compatible with other systems.

In conclusion, while cost is an important consideration for our customers, we at ZeroPoint Robotics believe that using certified components is essential for the long-term reliability, safety, and success of our AMRs. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible solution and will continue to use certified components in our designs.

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