Cartesian robots have broad suitability. So, when are they right for you and your project?
This question can’t be answered precisely just through this article.
However, a few questions and considerations can help you start down the right path of understanding if cartesian robots are the right choice for you.
1. Are you looking for cost reductions or throughput increases?
2. Is this application difficult for other industrial robots?
3. Is precision a primary concern?
Cost reductions and throughput increases are the most common motivations when looking to automate. All robots can help in this regard and cartesian robots are no different. Automating a process with a cartesian robot helps reallocate human capital to more difficult-to-automate tasks. This leads to cost reductions and more efficient production. Robots are more consistent and repeatable and lead to fewer quality control issues. They are also faster and as such their integration will lead to higher volume production.
There are certain features of some applications that make them more difficult for some of the other robot types (six-axis, delta, SCARA robots, etc.). A major feature is their payload. Most of these robots have limitations here. Even the most massive six-axis robots have a ceiling of 1000-2000 kgs. Once your application reaches this range your options become very limited and increasingly expensive. Cartesians can be scaled up easily in this regard with stronger mechanics. Additionally, they have nearly unlimited size potential. These robots can be scaled up to massive sizes that other robot types simply can’t reach.
For the highest of precision applications cartesian robots just can’t be matched. High-quality mechanics are used to ensuring the highest level of repeatability. For some manufacturing applications, this level of precision is required to create a quality product.
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Cost of a Cartesian Robot
Since these robots are highly scalable, it stands to reason that their cost does as well. Because of this, it is difficult to put a price range on a cartesian robot project. However, all else equal, using a cartesian robot for a project will be less expensive than using another comparable industrial robot for the same project. This is mostly due to the simplicity of their design and mechanics. Major factors that can add cost include:
1. Size of the project
2. Complexity of the application
3. Level of precision required
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Post time: Jan-16-2023