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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)

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naperlou
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naperlou   2/16/2012 2:55:00 PM
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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
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Ann R. Thryft   2/16/2012 12:53:28 PM
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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.


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Beth Stackpole   2/16/2012 6:31:36 AM
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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?

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