Cartesian Robots

Cartesian systems

Some robots don’t look like “robots” at all. Cartesian systems, or gantries, can come in a variety of configurations such as X-Y-Z or X-Y-Z-Theta. They are a good option where the work envelope is not conducive to the size and shape of a traditional SCARA robot.

Benefits include:

  • Low-risk, field-proven designs
  • Standardized components
  • Pre-engineered: no custom engineering costs
  • Capable of long reach in a compact design

Festo Cartesian systems

Festo’s Cartesian systems are a part of their “Handling Systems” group. Their wide variety of belt-driven and ball screw driven actuators can be configured in almost limitless permutations – with each unique system available as a single part number and with a lead time of only a few weeks!

Festo cartesian

Denso Gantry Robot

Denso’s XR-Series is a four-axis, compact gantry robot. It includes a ceiling-mounted SCARA robot, combined with a long-stroke Cartesian axis. In many applications, these can be used without an additional conveyor, saving up to 20% in capital-equipment costs. ANSI and CE compliance allows global deployment.

Gantry robot