Benefits Of Six-Axis Robots

Dec 16, 2015

Six-axis industrial robots are one of the most popular robots integrated on the market today. A six-axis robots can bring a wide range of benefits to your production line. They can improve the motion on the production line as they have better wrist actions and flexibility. Furthermore, they bring specific robot software and programming capabilities to help improve the functionality of the production line.

Six Axis Robots

The six-axis robot arm is the most com­mon­ly inte­grat­ed indus­tri­al robot on the mar­ket today.

Indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions present such a wide range of needs with an even wider range of solu­tions. Indus­tri­al robot man­u­fac­tur­ers have designed and devel­oped a vari­ety of indus­tri­al robot arms to auto­mate man­u­fac­tur­ing applications. 

One robot axis is equiv­a­lent to one degree of free­dom. Each axis, or degree of free­dom, is respon­si­ble for mov­ing the entire robot arm to the pro­grammed point. Six axes allow a robot arm to move in the x, y, and z planes, as well as posi­tion itself using roll, pitch, and yaw movements.

Axes as a Differentiator

One major dif­fer­en­tia­tor in the indus­tri­al robot world is num­ber of axes. Some appli­ca­tions, such as pal­letiz­ing, often require a robot arm with few­er axes, such as the Fanuc M‑410 arm.

In oth­er indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, such as assem­bly, it might be advan­ta­geous to use an indus­tri­al robot with up to 15 axes, such as the Motoman SDA20D robot.

For many indus­tri­al tasks, how­ev­er, the stan­dard six-axis robot arm pro­vides opti­mal strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, and reach to com­plete the desired task. Click here to see what each axis does.

The Flex­i­ble Six-Axis Robot Arm

Most indus­tri­al robot arms that are seen in today’s man­u­fac­tur­ing envi­ron­ments are com­posed of six-axes. Robot tech­nol­o­gy is con­stant­ly improv­ing for six axis robots. Improved wrist action and flex­i­bil­i­ty, robot soft­ware and pro­gram­ming capa­bil­i­ties, and mul­ti­ple mount­ing options are just some of the ben­e­fits six axis robots have to offer.

There is also a large range of robot sizes, pay­loads, and speeds to choose from. Six axis robots are also becom­ing eas­i­er to main­tain, repair or replace. 

The four most pop­u­lar indus­tri­al robot man­u­fac­tur­ers are Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA and ABB. They have designed and devel­oped six-axis indus­tri­al robot arms both large and small to han­dle indus­tri­al applications. 

There are mul­ti­ple clean room and food grade options, as well as, oth­er extreme work envi­ron­ment robots to pre­vent work­er injury or haz­ard pay. 

Let Us Help

We have over 35 years of expe­ri­ence help­ing indi­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies chose and inte­grate robot­ic sys­tems. Our knowl­edge can help lead you to the right robot for your spe­cif­ic application. 

We also have both new and recon­di­tioned six axis robots avail­able. Offer­ing more bud­get flex­i­bil­i­ty to those who need it. Con­tact us today by fill­ing out this form, or call us at 8777626881.

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