What is the most popular use for robots in the electronics and semiconductor industry?
One of the most popular applications for robotics in the industry is pick and place, so the robot tool has to be dynamic and be able to feel its way through the process.
Accuracy and precision are the main attributes for any robot system within this industry. Speed, for speed’s sake, is not something which is coveted.
SCARA and Deltas are a top choice because they display qualities which are important for the industry, such as low inertia and high precision at high speeds.
The main advantage with SCARA robots is that they provide a cylindrical work envelope. This means, when it comes to handling, picking and placing, they can deliver higher speeds than Cartesian, or articulated robots. What’s more, many in the industry say that SCARA robots can deliver, when compared to articulated robots, better repeatability and positional capabilities. And when it comes to smaller payloads, say under 10kg, the SCARA is better suited than other robots.
The Delta robot, which has made a big impression in the consumer goods and food industries, is now being used more widely in the electronics and semiconductor industry. Delta robots are now also being used in the assembly of electrical components. Delta robots are well received, because they are accurate and have a greater degree of repeatability.