Gantry Robot Applications & Benefits

Sep 13, 2023

A gantry robot is hung overhead on a linear track that can move back and forth. Gantry robots are typically used for material handling applications but can also be integrated into welding production lines. Gantry robots are advantageous as they are closer to the part they are working on while also being able to work at different angles than a floor mount.


A gantry robot, also known as a Carte­sian robot, is a robot that is hung on an over­head track that runs above a work area, as opposed to being mount­ed to the floor. Gantry robots can move back and forth on this lin­ear track while they work on an assem­bly line.

Gantry Robot Applications

Typ­i­cal­ly, gantry robot­ic sys­tems are used for mate­r­i­al han­dling func­tions like assem­bly, pick and place, dis­pens­ing, seal­ing, etc. They can also be used for weld­ing parts on a man­u­fac­tur­ing line.

What are gantry robots used for?

A robot­ic gantry sys­tem can usu­al­ly be found in the auto­mo­tive, aero­space and con­sumer goods indus­tries. How­ev­er, these sys­tems may ben­e­fit small­er com­pa­nies that have lim­it­ed space in their facilities.

Gantry Robot Benefits

Since gantry robots run above a work­space, they save floor space when plan­ning lay­outs for automa­tion, which may be an advan­tage to some manufacturers.

Their over­head posi­tion can also be an advan­tage because it puts them clos­er to the part they are work­ing on at times, or at a dif­fer­ent angle than a floor-mount­ed robot.

Gantry robots are also known for their flex­i­bil­i­ty. These robots can be pro­grammed to work with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent end-of-arm-tool­ing options, which extends their ver­sa­til­i­ty with robot­ic applications.

An auto­mat­ed gantry man­u­fac­tur­ing sys­tem, like oth­er auto­mat­ed sys­tems, also saves man­u­fac­tur­ers time and mon­ey dur­ing pro­duc­tion. Robot­ic gantries can move quick­er than man­u­al appli­ca­tions and do so with less error. This decreas­es cycle times and boosts pro­duc­tiv­i­ty on a pro­duc­tion line.

Find the Right Gantry Robot with Robots​.com

Robots​.com sells robots from Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, and KUKA robot­ics. We have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent gantry robot mod­els and lay­outs avail­able for pur­chase. Robots​.com will take the gantry sys­tem of your choice and cus­tomize it to your exact spec­i­fi­ca­tions, mak­ing the per­fect auto­mat­ed sys­tem for your work area.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about gantry robot­ics and how an auto­mat­ed gantry sys­tem can enhance the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of your work­place, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881. Our high­ly skilled team will give you infor­ma­tion on what gantry robot is right for you.

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