Different Types of Robots
To meet the varied needs of different tasks and industries, robotic systems come in many forms.
Here are a few common types of robots:
Articulated Arm: An articulated arm can be used for wrapping, boxing, and pick-and-place tasks that sort products into different categories. They can identify, grasp, and move goods around from a fixed position or conveyor belt.
Gantry: Gantry robots are like arms but are fixed to a rail. This allows for quick linear movement that can be used on a wide range of applications.
SCARA: Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm (SCARA) robots are used for small assembly systems. They can handle a wide variety of tasks because of their ability to move about the X, Y, and Z axes at high speeds.
Delta/Parallel Link: Delta robots, also known as “spider robots”, are more humanoid and have a bio-mimicking design. They have multiple arms connected to a single base, operate quickly, and are commonly used in pick-and-place systems.
Collaborative: Collaborative robots replicate human motions and do not require guarding. They are typically slower but operate within the same space as humans and are easy to program.
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Robotic systems are fast and consistent. They can streamline your facility’s packaging process, reduce the risk of human error, and help businesses manage costs. At Precision Automation®, we specialize in creating custom automation systems for industrial applications across multiple sectors. Our company is robot brand-agnostic so we work with a number of different manufacturers in order to develop the proper solution that fits your application needs. Contact us today to learn more.