“Until now, the collaborative robot market has been dominated by 6-axis articulated robots. These robots have complex geometries that create large workcells with significant dead space and make it difficult to teach positions. The simple Cartesian geometry of the PP100 is ideal for simple applications, and for adding process modules such as screwdrivers or dispense heads, and for mounting above equipment like conveyor belts. The integrated controls and ability to bridge conveyors allows this robot to be installed in many applications without taking up valuable floor space. Precise’s full line of industrial collaborative robots (SCARA, Cartesian, 6-axis) allows users to choose the right configuration for their application rather than trying to make a 6-axis robot fit into every workcell.” – Brian Carlisle, CEO of Precise Automation.

Collaborative Cartesian Robots Save Space

Easy to set up

It’s not uncommon for collaborative robots to use a programming environment with limited features that simplify setup for new users.The PP100’s simple Cartesian geometry is particularly easy for new users to teach, since any position and move combination is intuitive and possible.  Precise Automation’s collaborative robots offer the flexibility of both an easy to use web based interface as well as an optional advanced programming environment as capable as any industrial robot. The easy to use Guidance Motion interface is accessible from any web enabled device and allows technicians or operators to quickly and easily setup and teach the PP100 to perform real work.

Precise Automation has introduced the PP100 Industrial Collaborative Cartesian Robot. As the world’s only collaborative Cartesian robot, the PP100’s unique mechanical design offers a lower price than most collaborative robots and reduces the overall costs of table top applications. This lightweight robot is available with 2-axes (XZ) or 3-axes (XYZ) and an optional Theta and Servo Gripper. It can be carried by one person, mounted on a table and, by plugging in just an AC power cord and an Ethernet cable, is ready to operate. The controller, power supplies and harnessing are embedded within the robot’s structure, simplifying installations and allowing the PP100 to be mounted above existing work areas and equipment such as conveyor belts. The collaborative Cartesian design allows for extremely small, cost saving workcells that have minimal impact on existing production.

Collaborative robots permit the creation of a mixed manufacturing environment where people can enter and efficiently work around robots without the loss of throughput. The PP100’s unique combination of speed and safety allows its operation at full speed and delivers industrial throughput at safe ISO standard collaborative forces, so operators can move freely around the robot without concerns for their safety or loss of productivity.

Small Footprint

A Cartesian robot is capable of reaching every single point within a work envelope at an extremely reasonable cost. Their footprint is typically smaller than SCARA or six-axes robots. There is a growing demand for medium to large Cartesian robots.

Durability is a major plus since Cartesians can last for decades. Collaborative robots have gotten a lot of attention recently and have important uses, they may not be the appropriate high speed, high payload actions but in right circumstance are hard to beat.