Just How Clean is a Fanuc Cleanroom Robot?

Dec 10, 2014

A Fanuc cleanroom robot ensures that the level of particles in the air is kept to a minimum. ​There are a variety of Fanuc cleanroom robots available, all that offer different reaches and payload capabilities. Depending on the needs of the lab or cleanroom facility, there are different levels of cleanliness available per cleanroom robot.


Clean­room robots were devel­oped to work in envi­ron­ments that had to be con­trolled and cleaned to ensure only a cer­tain lev­el of par­ti­cles could be in the air at any time. Fanuc had devel­oped an entire line of clean­room robots with dif­fer­ent reach­es and pay­load capa­bil­i­ties to fit almost any appli­ca­tion a lab or oth­er clean­room facil­i­ty may want to throw at it. But, how clean is clean for a Fanuc clean­room robot­ic system?

Accord­ing to Robot­ics.org, clean­li­ness class­es for clean­room robots are 1 to 100,000 are a scale that mea­sures the par­ti­cle count per cubic foot, equiv­a­lent to the cleanroom’s vol­ume. A clean­room 1 robot can be in an envi­ron­ment where there is no more than one 0.5 micron par­ti­cle per cubic foot, a clean­room 100 robot can be in an envi­ron­ment with 100 size 0.5 microns per cubic foot, and so on.

Fanuc clean­room robot­ic sys­tems are made with spe­cial belts, coat­ing and parts so that they do not fling par­ti­cles into the air and con­t­a­m­i­nate the air past the respec­tive lev­els nec­es­sary to keep the clean­room as clean as it needs to be to com­plete its task. Elec­tron­ics that cre­ate LCDs, disk dri­ve assem­blies and oth­er hard­ware find clean­room robots nec­es­sary to ensure that their parts and put togeth­er with as lit­tle con­t­a­m­i­na­tion as possible.

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