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Automating Cleanroom Applications

ABB has extended its robot offering for cleanroom manufacturing environments that need high levels of flexibility and performance. "Certified to ISO 14644-1, the cleanroom IRB 1100 combines fast performance in a compact design for industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, electronics, semiconductors and solar panel manufacturing," said a company spokesperson.

Key features include hygienic paint and a sealed body to prevent leakage of contaminants such as grease, oil and particles, together with a mechanical design that minimizes gaps between the robot's joints to discourage the growth of bacteria.

Two variants of the robot are available, one with a 4 kg payload and 475 mm reach and one with a 4 kg payload and 580 mm reach.

This cleanroom version builds on the IRB 1100, ABB's most compact and lightweight 6-axis robot. The IRB 1100 offers up to 35% faster cycle times than the IRB 120 to maximize productivity. Powered by ABB's OmniCore controller, the IRB 1100 is equipped with advanced motion control capabilities, making it suited for supporting rapid assembly, pick & place and material handling applications.

With a 10% smaller footprint and 20% less weight than the IRB 120, the IRB 1100 can be installed in areas with restricted space, including existing production lines, for greater production flexibility. The IRB 1100 is certified to the higher ISO 4 cleanroom standard, compared to ISO 5 for the IRB 120, opening potential for new applications requiring a higher level of protection.

For more information contact:

ABB Robotics, Inc.

1250 Brown Road

Auburn Hills, MI 48326


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