Full Name: VS-050 Six Axis Aseptic Robot
Debut: November 2014
Field Position: Inside isolators and controlled environments
Skill Set: Inhuman stamina, no biocontamination issues and suited for applications including assembly, dispensing, inspection, machine tending, material handling, packaging and test handling.
• Safely sterilized with hydrogen peroxide or UV light
• Cycle time of 0.37 sec. and repeatability of ±0.02 mm
• 520 mm reach and a 4 kg payload capacity
Regulatory Profile: Possesses ISO 5 cleanroom rating and specially designed coverings for applications where biocontamination control is required.
Coach’s Notes: “Denso created the VS-050 aseptic robot because of rapidly increasing demand in the pharmaceutical, medical and life sciences sectors. Now our customers in those areas with sterilization requirements can benefit from the high speed and other outstanding features of the VS Series.”
Scout’s Notes: “A protective outer coating and sealed joints allow the VS-050 to be safely sterilized with hydrogen peroxide or UV light. The smooth, rounded exterior of the robot has no external screws, to keep dirt, dust or other contaminants from adhering to its surface. Wires are internally embedded up to the flange and the control-cable connector is located on the bottom of the robot, further streamlining the arm and facilitating cleaning."
Team Resources: DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, power train control, electronics and information and safety. In North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US $7.9 billion.