The term Scara stands for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm. It is a
combination of the cylindrical and revolute configurations operating in the horizontal
- Extremely good manoeuvrability within the work area
- Fast operation.
- High accuracy
- High payload in the vertical plane.
The SCARA configuration was developed primarily for assembly tasks which
require movement in the horizontal plane coupled with simple vertical movement for
picking, placing and insertion operations.