SCARA Robots Offer High Speeds and Accuracy

Mar 21, 2018

SCARA robots bring manufacturers fast speeds, amazing repetition, and precision for a wide range of applications such as assembly, pick and place, and palletizing. The SCARA robots are unique as they have 4 axes and a body that can mimic a human's arm. They are the perfect solution for reaching confined spaces and anything requiring high speeds and accuracy.

SCARA robots help man­u­fac­tur­ers stay com­pet­i­tive across the globe as they bring high speeds, pre­ci­sion, and dura­bil­i­ty to a wide range of pro­duc­tion lines. 

SCARA stands for Selec­tive Com­pli­ance Assem­bly (or Artic­u­lat­ed) Robot­ic Arm. The SCARA is unique with its joint­ed 2‑link arm that oper­ates on a sin­gle plane, mim­ic­k­ing the motion of a human arm. They are typ­i­cal­ly mount­ed on a pedestal and have up to 4 axes, mov­ing in the X, Y, and X planes with the abil­i­ty to rotate the end-of-arm tooling. 

These attrib­ut­es make them the per­fect solu­tion for appli­ca­tions that need fast, accu­rate, and repet­i­tive point to point move­ments. Appli­ca­tions from pick-and-place, pal­letiz­ing, depal­letiz­ing, machine loading/​unloading, and assem­bly appli­ca­tions are all ben­e­fit­ing from SCARAs. 

Manufacturing Scara Robot

There are dif­fer­ent SCARA robots avail­able to meet dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ing needs. They can pro­vide cycle times rang­ing from 0.3 sec­onds to 0.45 sec­onds and han­dle pay­loads up to 10 kg. They offer a cir­cu­lar work enve­lope, almost at 360 degrees and their pre­ci­sion can reach tol­er­ances low­er than 10 microns. This makes the SCARA ide­al for appli­ca­tions with a small­er field of oper­a­tion and for deal­ing with small parts.

Fur­ther­more, SCARA robot arms can extend and retract into con­fined areas and are great for ver­ti­cal assem­bly oper­a­tions. Anoth­er advan­tage of these robots is that they are very com­pact, sav­ing on floor space and help­ing to make re-deploy­ment or inte­gra­tion a breeze.

There is a clean­room SCARA robot avail­able. They can be safe­guard­ed from haz­ardous envi­ron­ments as all of their joints can be pro­tect­ed and sealed for under­wa­ter applications. 

If your com­pa­ny is con­sid­er­ing automa­tion, then check out the SCARA robots we offer by Fanuc, ABB, and Motoman. The improved pre­ci­sion, speeds, and through­put that SCARA robot fam­i­ly make these a worth­while invest­ment. If you are look­ing for a high­er range in move­ment, more dex­ter­i­ty, or a big­ger pay­load capac­i­ty the SCARA robot fam­i­ly may not offer the per­fect solu­tion for your pro­duc­tion line. 

Regard­less, Robots​.com will help you find the per­fect auto­mat­ed solu­tion for your needs. We have been help­ing cus­tomers inte­grate automa­tion sys­tems for over 35 years and can guide you to the per­fect solu­tion for your spe­cif­ic automa­tion needs. 

Work­ing with an expe­ri­enced inte­gra­tor like Robots​.com is the best way to help increase your cycle time, accu­ra­cy, and get the best ROI with your automa­tion sys­tem. We take pride in our cus­tomer ser­vice and prod­uct quality. 

Con­tact the robot experts today online or call 8777626881 with addi­tion­al ques­tions about SCARA robots.

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