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Cartesian And Six-axis: Which System Is Best For...


As more manufacturers automate their operations to improve productivity and competitiveness, different robotic systems have become available to perform a diversity of production tasks. Cartesian systems have been a workhorse in production facilities, while systems with articulated arms — such as the increasingly popular six-axis robot — have emerged to handle more nimble tasks. Depending on the application, there are clear rationale for using a Cartesian and clear rationale for using a six-axis system. Here’s an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can select the right one based on your application needs:

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