What is Gantry Robot?

A gantry robot consists of a manipulator mounted onto an overhead system that allows movement across a horizontal plane. CCM belt driven linear actuators are widely used in gantry system from electronic assembly and electronic manufacturing to vision systems and industrial automation. 

Gantry robots are also called Cartesian or linear robots. They are usually large systems built with linear guide rail that perform pick and place applications, but they can also be used in welding and other applications.


Gantry robot systems provide the advantage of large work areas and better positioning accuracy. Position accuracy is the ability of the robot to place a part correctly.The main advantages of CCM linear motion actuators are customized length (max length up to 6000mm)and high accuracy (positioning repeatability ±0.0mm) Gantry robots are easier to program, with respect to motion, because they work with an XYZ linear stage coordinate system. Another advantage is that they are less limited by floor space constraints.Compact design of CCM toothed belt axis is benefit for saving space.

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    Mathew Blevin (Monday, 30 March 2020 01:41)


    I am a University Student at Curtin University, Western Australia. I am completing a thesis, that designs a gantry robotic system with a high pressure cleaning nozzle attached as the end effector. In the design I need to create a CAD model, would it be possible to get your CAD model drawings of your Linear Guide rails? If so i could potentially buy your rails as they would integrate seamlessly into my design.

    Thank you in advance,

    Kind regards,
    Mathew Blevin