and motors sealed with sealing compound
corrosion protection with special rust preventive on not painted surfaces
23. October 2008
Foundry Plus protects Robots in Foundry environments!
protection of wrist joints and wrist flange
The well established range of Foundry Plus robots from ABB are extended with yet another robot model. As from week 40, the IRB 6620 has the Foundry Plus option available.
The Foundry Plus robots are designed based on requirements from lubricants and cooling spray used in die casting machines. Selected design features are:
- protection class IP67 entire robot
special anti-rust primer under a layer of two-component epoxy paint
Foundry environments are extremely tough on equipment, not least industrial robots. Coolants, lubricants and metal spits wear the robots far beyond the normal. This increases the risk of downtime, repairs and reduced service life – at least unless you take action against it.
Tiny airborne particles of coolant and lubricant are not concerned with which parts of the robot are protected, and which are not. These substances penetrate all unprotected areas, causing damage and corrosion. Protection of the entire robot is therefore crucial. Only ABB’s FoundryPlus offers complete protection of the robot, as well FoundryPlus protection of additional axes, such as track motions.
Robots protected by FoundryPlus are completely sealed – from base to wrist. It offers protection that meets and exceeds IP67 according to IEC 529, which in practice means that the robot is totally sealed against the ingress of any solid or fluid substances.
Today, many suppliers offer IP67 protection of foundry robots. But in order to provide full protection, the entire robot manipulator must be protected. Only robots using ABB’s FoundryPlus are protected in this way.
IP67 compliance in itself is not sufficient to ensure long term operational up-time. It must also considerable resilience against wear and corrosion. FoundryPlus offers a unique combination of aluminium chromation and steel primer protection, on top of which is a two-component epoxy paint to make the robot resistant to the intense wear caused by daily high-pressure washing.
FoundryPlus offers a cost-effective insurance against premature failures and operational problems, which pays off rapidly – often within a year.
High availability and long service life is guaranteed with Foundry Plus.
Features of Foundry Plus
- protects robots in foundry environments