Types of Industrial Robots

When it comes to industrial robots, there are six primary types. Each of these types has its types of robot joint configurations and their applications. This article will cover how each of these robot types operates, what industries they are most suitable for, and their most common applications.

Industrial Robot Types

Industrial robots come in six primary types. The following sections will discuss how each of the following robot types operates and their industrial applications:


Articulated Robots


Cartesian/Gantry/Rectilinear Robots


Cylindrical Robots


Polar/Spherical Robots


Selective Compliance Articulated/Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA)  Robots


Delta Robots

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