SCARA and 6 Axis Robots
Creative Automation supply robot arms for all automation production lines.
- SCARA 4-axis Robot Arm– Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm, or sometime Selective Compliant Articulated Robot Arm. SCARA Robotic Arms are usually 4-axis robot arms, and the parallel-axis joint makes SCARA Robots particularly versatile and useful for a wide range of assembly operations. Another useful feature of a SCARA is the jointed two-link arm layout, similar to human arms, that allows the arm to extend and retract into small spaces. This feature is particularly useful for transferring parts from one cell to another or for loading and unloading from enclosed process stations. A SCARA robot arm is very cost effective, and often faster and cleaner than other types of robotic arms. Not all 4-axis robots are SCARA, and we can supply any robotic arm your system needs.
- 6-axis Robot Arm– Six axis robots are becoming less expensive and more capable of complex tasks, making them a realistic option for most industries. Simple pick and place tasks, as well as demolding and upstream or downstream operations. 6 axis robots can perform more complex tasks in far less space than a linear robot. Add to this much more user friendly controls and 6 axis robots become an even more attractive option.
- Axis 1 – At the base, this arm enables the robot to rotate a full 180 degrees, and swing from left to right; this sweeping motion enables it to reach around the sides and back of the arm.
- Axis 2 – This axis controls the movement of the lower arm of the robot. It enables the arm to extend forward and backward.
Axis 3 – This is the axis that raises and lowers the upper arm, allowing the robot to extend vertically, and in some cases, can reach behind.
Axis 4 – In conjunction with axis 5, this axis assists in positioning and manipulation of the part. It rotates the upper arm in a circular motion, allowing parts to be moved from horizontal to vertical orientations. This axis is often called the wrist roll.
Axis 5 – This axis controls the pitch and yaw movements of the robot by allowing the wrist to tilt up and down.
Axis 6 – The wrist of the robot arm, this axis controls the twisting motion, enabling the arm to rotate in a circular motion – clockwise or anti-clockwise.
Give us a call or email to find out how we could help streamline your productivity with a new or improved robotic arm.