Open & Closed Gantry Robots

Light duty gantry robot

Sage Automation makes two types of Gantry Robots, Open and Closed.

Sage Gantry Robots are made in small to large sizes. A small Sage Gantry Robot would be similar in size to that of a small room whereas a large robot might be as long as a football field and as wide as fifty feet. Payloads can vary from fifty pounds to several thousand pounds. The most popular style is the closed Gantry Robot.

A popular option is to add a fourth rotational axis, “U", to the bottom of the Z beam. This axis most commonly rotates the end of arm tool such that the tool stays parallel with the floor. Options exist to rotate the tool in a vertical fashion rather than horizontal. It is even possible to add a fifth rotational axis, “W”, whose axis of rotation is perpendicular to the “U” axis.

Sage also makes simple two axis robots with one horizontal axis and one vertical axis.

Sage robots utilize various types of ways and mechanical drives. Drive methods include belt, wire rope, tractor, chain, and closed loop friction. Way systems include wheel & track, profile rail, and wheel & beam.

Sage robots are servo controlled closed loop designs.

Automation can help maximize your production capabilities while allowing you to minimize your production facility size and keep overhead operating cost stable. Industrial robots are automated manipulators used in; material handling, equipment loading & unloading, and moving large/heavy loads. Why should you consider an industrial robot? Industrial automation can optimize production, reduce injuries, and allow for employees to focus on other tasks such as quality control.

In the field of Automation, Fanuc America Corporation has become the industry standard for articulated arms with their reliability, repeatability, and adaptability. Sage Automation is a very unique industrial robotics integrator for Fanuc Robotics because we also manufacture our own gantry style robots. If you have an application that exceeds a Fanuc's payload or reach, we have an alternative solution with a Sage Industrial Strength Gantry. Sage Automation has built an Automated Storage and Retrieval System that has a span of 52 feet wide and in excess of 110 yards long, longer than a football field. Currently, our payload record on a gantry style robot is around 12,000lbs/6-ton capacity, which is moving steel components thru a production process. In addition to gantry robotic systems, Sage has built heavy-duty industrial conveying systems and presses that have handled payloads of 25,000lbs.