Cartesian (Rectangular, Rectilinear, Gantry) Robots



Characteristics:

• Have 3 linear axes

• Very large work envelopes are made possible with use of track systems

• Can be mounted overhead to conserve workcell floorspace - However maintenance can be problematic

• Does not require sophisticated control system

• Robot has the ability to move its gripper to any position within the cube or rectangle defined as its work envelope
 

 

Applications:

• Material handling

• Pick-and-place operations

• Medical (blood testing)

• Electronics assembly (chip setting)