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FANUC launches food-friendly robot

FANUC launches food-friendly robot

FANUC UK has launched a new robot for cleanroom and food-handling environments.

Called the M20iB/25C, it is designed to ISO Class 5 standards. It brings automated picking, packing and handling to applications for which hygiene and cleanliness are vital.

The robot incorporates FANUC’s drives and controls, including advanced servo technology – which can increase cycles and throughput – and integrated user interface. The robot also has several additional features that meet cleanroom requirements.

Cables and motors are enclosed in the body of the robot, making it suitable for full wash-downs with cleaning agents. Its white colour also reveals dirt clearly and it uses an epoxy paint that meets FDA standard 21CFR 175.300.

FANUC sales and marketing manager Andrew Armstrong said: “For any business handling pharmaceuticals or food, cleanliness and hygiene are always paramount. This does not mean, however, that the doors to automation are closed.

“The M-20iB/25C is one of many FANUC robots designed to meet the exacting standards of the cleanroom environment, while maintaining the high repeatability, accuracy and reliability for which the entire FANUC robot range is known.”