Cartesian Robot Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Axis Type (1-Axis, 2-Axis, 3-Axis, 4-Axis), By Type (2X-Y-Z Series, XY-X Series, 2X-2Y-Z Series), By Industry Vertical (Manufacturing, Automotive, Electrical And Electronics, Food And Beverage, Chemical And Petrochemical, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614303
  • Pages : 140

Robots known as cartesian robots have a manipulator mounted on an aerial system that enables them to travel between two parallel planes. Since the robots operate using the X, Y, and Z axis coordinate systems, programming them is simple. They are also not hindered by a shortage of floor space. Cartesian robots are made with axis options in mind and applications like gripping technology in mind, enabling increased functionality and output. These robots may operate concurrently with the other operations as they operate above or below the control surface, reducing operational expenses and freeing up floor space for other duties.

One of the main factors promoting the growth of the cartesian robot market is the increase in demand for automated material handling. Conventional loading requires a lot of labor, but cartesian robots can manage very high loads because of their structure and mechanical parts, making them effective for many materials handling applications and reducing labour expenses. Additionally, it is exceedingly expensive to own, rent, and maintain equipment used for handling materials, such as forklifts, trucks, and conveyors. As a result, businesses are using these robots more frequently since they can carry heavier loads than SCARA and 6-axis robots while also boosting volume. Thus, the expansion of the cartesian robot market over the forecast period is likely to be driven by these implementations in material handling.

Increasing automation adoption to drive market growth

The market for cartesian robots is expected to expand due to rising automation usage. Adopting automation has benefits including boosting productivity, better material use, greater product quality, increased safety, fewer labour workweeks, and quicker production lead times. The use of automation also permits resource reorganization and frees extra time and energy. Cartesian robots have numerous uses in automation, electronic assembly, and Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), among others. Other tasks for which these robots are used include welding, shipment, installation, handling raw materials, and product packaging. To increase productivity and sustainability in IT departments, for instance, Windward Studios predicts that by 2023, 40% of large business teams will transition to AI-augmented automation. Enterprises are also anticipated to hire roughly 70% more automation architects in 2025 compared to 2020. As a result, the cartesian robot market is expected to develop over the course of the research period as more end-user industries implement automation.

Growing industrial IoT to hold the market in good stead

The cartesian robot market has seen significant growth in the deployment of the IoT (internet of things). Leading players in the market have concentrated their efforts on incorporating the IoT in a variety of industries that aid in growth and profitability, assembly, higher manufacturing bottom-line output, packaging procedures, maintenance, as well as automated adjustment, thus enhancing production speed and efficiency. For instance, in April 2020, the Japanese company SoftBank Robotics Corp., which develops and manufactures industrial robots, partnered with UnaBiz, a Singapore-based supplier of IoT technology, to deploy robotics and IoT sensors in tandem to enhance management systems. The capacity of the robot to switch from pre-defined routes to topology control based on the environment-sensing data would enable building administrators to accelerate their work processes and optimize building operations. Thus, the market is anticipated to increase as a result of these advances.


Industrial administrators encounter a variety of difficulties when installing these robots. These robots can't stand alone, therefore they need a mounting structure. Furthermore, applications that necessitate additional part alignment for challenging activities like the welding process are not well equipped for cartesian robots. Additionally, the actuators that allow these robots to move linearly are crucial to the entire robot's functionality. The 2- and 3-axis non-servo cartesian devices feature several parts, including switches, actuators, and cylinders, among others, creating a number of possible problem areas. During the analyzed period, these factors are projected to limit the market's expansion for cartesian robots.

Product Insights

  • IRB 120, IRB 1200, IRB 1200 Hygienic, and IRB 1300 Robot selectors are available from ABB for a variety of industrial operations.
  • Denso sells a small cartesian robot called the XR Series 4 axes. The product combines a long-stroke Cartesian robot with a flexible SCARA robot that is installed overhead.
  • Gudel provides cartesian robots for many sectors, including gantry robots, multi-axis modules, and linear-axis robots.

COVID-19 Impact on the Cartesian Robot Market

The COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020 presented the market with a wide range of difficulties. However, lockdown limitations were relaxed in many countries as a consequence of vaccination programs that took place all across the world. The demand for these cartesian robots has increased as a result of the ability to resume several industrial and construction tasks across various end-user industries. This is then anticipated to fuel the cartesian robot market's expansion over the course of the forecast year.

Cartesian Robot Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Axis Type, Type, Industry Vertical And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, KUKA AG, ABB, Denso Wave Incorporated, Seiko Epson Corporation, Parker Hannifin Corp, Gudel AG, Bosch Rexroth AG, Aerotech Inc 
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By axis type
    • 1-Axis
    • 2-Axis
    • 3-Axis
    • 4-Axis
  • By type
    • 2X-Y-Z Series
    • XY-X Series
    • 2X-2Y-Z Series
  • By industry vertical
    • Manufacturing
    • Automotive
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Food and Beverage
    • Chemical and Petrochemical
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. 1-Axis

5.3. 2-Axis

5.4. 3-Axis

5.5. 4-Axis



6.1. Introduction

6.2. 2X-Y-Z Series

6.3. XY-X Series

6.4. 2X-2Y-Z Series



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Manufacturing 

7.3. Automotive

7.4. Electrical and Electronics 

7.5. Food and Beverage 

7.6. Chemical and Petrochemical 

7.7. Others 



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America 

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America 

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe 

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain 

8.4.5. Italy

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa 

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific 

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Thailand 

8.6.6. Indonesia

8.6.7. Philippines 

8.6.8. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd  

10.2. KUKA AG 

10.3. ABB 

10.4. Denso Wave Incorporated 

10.5. Seiko Epson Corporation 

10.6. Parker Hannifin Corp 

10.7. Gudel AG 

10.8. Bosch Rexroth AG 

10.9. Aerotech Inc 

Yamaha Motor Co Ltd  



Denso Wave Incorporated

Seiko Epson Corporation

Parker Hannifin Corp

Gudel AG

Bosch Rexroth AG

Aerotech Inc