Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arms (SCARA)
Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arms (SCARA) are specifically designed for peg board type assembly and are heavily used in the electronics industry. They are very stiff in the vertical direction but have a degree of compliance in the horizontal plane that enables minor errors in the placement of components to be accounted for. These robots tend to be fairly small and capable of operating at high speed. They are used for assembly, palletisation and machine loading.