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Robot Automated Transportation for Cleanrooms Revealed

Ortner, a factory automation specialist, and its partner MetraLabs Automation, a provider of freely navigating autonomous mobile robots, have introduced their jointly-developed mobile robot, SCOUT at SEMICON West.

SCOUT has been specially developed for the flexible and automated transportation of materials in semiconductor fabs and other clean production environments.

SCOUT navigates autonomously, without any kind of guidance system and communicates via WiFi and operator GUI to issue new transport jobs and show important status information like its current position. The robot is cleanroom suitable up to ISO class 3 / US FED class 1 and has more than 5,000 km of autonomous navigation in clean rooms, which proves its reliability.

Thanks to its compact size and reliable sensor technology, SCOUT can be used safely in areas where people and machines work closely together,” explains Matthias Merten, CEO of MetraLabs Automation, Inc. “This makes SCOUT an ideal alternative in cases where a permanently installed transport system such as a rail or a conveyor system cannot be implemented or would be too expensive…

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