Cylindrical Robots

Cylindrical robots have a primary arm that moves up and down. Built within the robotic arm is a cylinder that creates this motion by extending and retracting itself. In many of these cylindrical robotic models, the rotation is generated by gears and a motor, and the vertical motion is generated using a pneumatic cylinder.


Cylindrical robots use a coordinate system with three dimensions that use a selected reference axis and relative distances from it for specifying point positions. Point positions are also specified by using the distance to a selected reference direction and the axis’ relative direction, and by the distance to the axis perpendicular from a selected reference plane.


These types of robots are useful for objects that need to have rotational symmetry around their longitudinal axes, such as a metal cylinder for heat distribution, long, straight wires that produce electromagnetic fields, and the rounded cross-sections of straight pipes.


Some applications of cylindrical robots include:


• Spot welding


• Die-cast machine handling


• General machine handling tools


• Grinding processes


• Palletizing


• Assembly operations

Contact Midwest Engineered Systems to learn how we can analyze your current production systems and develop a robotic automation system that increases productivity and efficiency!


Midwest Engineered Systems

W238N1800 Rockwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Call: 414-327-0000

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