6-Axis Robot Loading/Unloading Fusion FurnaceBy Robolab Technologies In Industrial Robots and Automation
Robotic sample handling enables many of the ‘human variables’ to be removed from the fusion process, while also separating laboratory staff from the heat of the furnaces.
The dual system (pictured above) offers an automated production rate of 50-60 samples per hour, dependant only on the fusion time required for the samples. The robotic module collects prepared samples and moulds from a load / unload point and supervises the entire fusion process, delivering spent crucibles and fused beads back to the load / unload point. Indexing is maintained throughout to prevent mis-identification.