Denso Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of small assembly robots for assembly and manufacturing automation, has released VP-G2 six-axis aseptic robots. These robots are highly compact and provide Class 100 clean room functions. Its casing is made of anodized aluminium, protected by a coating layer and it also features uniquely sealed joints.
All these characteristics enable cleaning of robots in a protected environment with the help of hydrogen peroxide. Hence VP-G2 robots are utilized in biotechnology industries to perform various processes including assessment, supplying, dealing with various biological materials, packing, compiling, machine dealing and test handling in which maintaining aseptic conditions is very critical.
Other major features include a reachability of 432 mm, a small footprint of diameter 200 mm, , repeatability of ±0.02 mm, maximum payload of 2 kg and typical cycle time of 0.99 sec, highly capable motors utilizing of 300 W of power, thereby potentially saving energy.
In order to avoid contact with other systems, the VP-G2 robot has covered air lines and electrical cables, thereby integrating with desired equipments. Instead of ascending the control cables on the side of the robot, they can also be mounted beneath the base of the robot thereby providing an optional provision while relocating it from the aseptic environment. The VP-Series robots are ANSI and CE or UL compliant, making them suitable for global usage.
Peter Cavallo, Robotics Sales Manager, DENSO has stated that the latest VP-G2 aseptic robots were developed to meet the growing demand of automation of various biotechnological processes in sterile conditions. He added that these robots will find its application in many clean rooms and labs in which space saving is of major concern.