Industrial Robots

The IFR’s use of the term “industrial robot” is based on the definition of the International Organization for Standardization: an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes”. (ISO 8373)

Industrial robots can be classified according to mechanical structure: articulated, cylindrical, linear (including cartesian and gantry), parallel or SCARA robots. Find out more about the different robot types in the file below.

Statistical data on industrial robots is available in the World Robotics section.

Case studies on industrial robots can be found here.

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Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
Fax: +49 69-6603-2502
E-Mail: gl@ifr.org

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
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E-Mail: nk@ifr.org

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

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60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697
E-Mail: sl@ifr.org