Industrial Robots and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Aug 2, 2009

Industrial robots are tackling jobs across a wide range of applications including those in the laboratory and pharmacy industry. Robot models such as the Fanuc M-430iA/2PV, the ABB IRB Flexpicker series, and the Motoman HM SCARA series are providing huge benefits to these two industries. They are slim, quick, flexible, and bring a safer environment to users across the globe.


Meet your new phar­ma­cist: the indus­tri­al robot.

The abil­i­ty to move with dex­ter­i­ty and speed, while increas­ing safe­ty make indus­tri­al robots indis­pens­able in lab­o­ra­to­ries and phar­ma­cies.

In light of this, more robot mod­els are being designed for the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try. Some exam­ples include the Fanuc M‑430iA/2PV, the ABB IRB Flex­pick­er 340 and 360, as well as the Motoman HM SCARA series.

Design Ben­e­fit - Slim, quick, and flex­i­ble, robots are well-suit­ed for the pick and place and assem­bly work in a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal envi­ron­ment. Vision tech­nol­o­gy allows indus­tri­al robots to put togeth­er cus­tomized orders and do things like assem­ble blood sug­ar kits. Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­tri­al robots are espe­cial­ly use­ful for drug dis­cov­ery tasks — pack­ag­ing and han­dling test tubes.

Safe­ty Advan­tage - Robots pro­tect the integri­ty of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts and the health of employ­ees and patients. With indus­tri­al robots, tox­ic chem­i­cals can be mixed safe­ly. These par­tic­u­lar robot mod­els are designed to work in clean room set­tings. Sealed arm con­struc­tion and decon­t­a­m­i­na­tion with Hydro­gen Per­ox­ide Vapor (HPV) keep these mod­els from ever con­t­a­m­i­nat­ing prod­uct. Low pay­load pick and place jobs that would prove tedious for human work­ers are now the respon­si­bil­i­ty of tire­less robots.

Reli­a­bil­i­ty - The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion (FDA) requires all med­ica­tion to be tracked and traced through­out the pro­duc­tion process. Indus­tri­al robots make it eas­i­er for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies to com­ply with these require­ments. Along sim­i­lar lines, robots min­i­mize acci­dents and wast­ed mate­r­i­al.

Need indus­tri­al robots for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal or lab work? Con­tact Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives online or at 8777626881.

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