gantry-type robot

gantry-type robot

[′gan·trē ¦tīp ′rō‚bät]
(control systems)
A continuous-path, cartesian-coordinate robot constructed in a bridge shape that uses rails to move along a single horizontal axis or along either of two perpendicular horizontal axes.
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Gantry-type robots used for loading charges into vertical compression presses and unloading molded parts; feeding thermoplastic sheet blanks into a preheated oven; and transferring parts from station to station in post-molding operations.
Less flexible but fast-moving beam robots, also known as linear or gantry-type robots, have long been the first choice in automating the injection molding process, owing to their lower price and simple programming.