HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Product News
Automation & Motion Control
ABB Cleanroom Robot Gets Small, Cheaper
2/16/2012

A cleanroom version of ABB's smallest multipurpose six-axis industrial robot is targeted at the electronics, medical, and solar manufacturing industries. 
(Source: ABB Robotics)
A cleanroom version of ABB's smallest multipurpose six-axis industrial robot is targeted at the electronics, medical, and solar manufacturing industries.
(Source: ABB Robotics)

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cleanroom robots in high demand?
naperlou   2/16/2012 2:55:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann, actually, I have found many applications for food processing prefer stainless steel enclosures.  I know that this is for clean rooms, but I wonder if the painted surfaces have something to do with issues presented by flat surfaces that are unpainted.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cleanroom robots in high demand?
Ann R. Thryft   2/16/2012 12:53:28 PM
NO RATINGS

You got it, Beth. Although it's more like materials that don't generate particles in the first place, as any particles in the air are a bad thing. Smooth surfaces with tough paint covered by a clear coat so it doesn't chip and is easy to clean with a non-particle-producing type of cloth, paint on flat areas but not in holes or stops, where there's a lot of wear, and special glue seals. I didn't ask about the white color, but white is pretty common in cleanroom equipment and clothing, probably because it's much easier to spot contaminants on white surfaces.


Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Cleanroom robots in high demand?
Beth Stackpole   2/16/2012 6:31:36 AM
NO RATINGS
I would imagine there is a lot of demand for specialized clean room versions of robots. Is the non-painted surfaces and some of the other special considerations what make it "clean" as they prevent the attraction of particles?

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, not metal.
There is a new cooperation between the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts: the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA).
National Instruments has expanded the capabilities of its NI InsightCM Enterprise platform.
The problem with a four-, five-, or six-year degree is that they don’t teach engineers the soft skills required to have a successful career. Here are seven skills that every engineering graduate needs to be successful.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 2 - 6, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Rapid Prototyping Embedded Systems using Micro Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service