Parallel robots compared to serial robots and hybrid robots

In robotics there are basically two kind of kinematics: serial and parallel. Serial robots consist of a sequence of arms whereas parallel robots take effect on the moving tool carrier directly with several prismatic joints. The resulting low moving masses enable both high dynamics and very precise mechanics. Since each drive is directly connected to the tool carrier, it's not burdened with the weight of following limbs and drives like drives in serial robots are. A hybrid robot is a mix of a parallel kinematic and a serial robot, i.e. not all drives are stationary.

In contrast to serial kinematics or hybrids all drives and gears are stationary in parallel kinematics. This optimizes not only dynamics and performance of our robots but also their energy balance (green automation, blue competence ...).
A topic that is gaining more and more importance in factory automation.

The main advantages of parallel robots at a glance:

- An optimal ratio between moving mass and payload leads to both maximum dynamics and very high precision
- Extreme stiffness - Perfect energy efficiency
- No maintenance
- Compact design
- No floor space necessary due to possible overhead installation

Parallel robot

Serial robot & hybrid robot


autonox Robotics offers the world's largest product range of parallel kinematic robots, which can be operated with a variety of different drive technologies.