(Note: on loan to Animal Science dept from the IME dept)
The ABB IRB 140 is a small but exceptionally fast, accurate and powerful robot. Unlike many other robots of this size the IRB 140 is solidly constructed and is a full power industrial machine. Sitting at just 810mm (32”) high and floor, ceiling or wall mounted the 140 can be fitted in a very small space, even inside another machine. With a 5kg (11lbs) payload the 140 is perfect for machine tending, pick and place work, MIG and TIG welding, lightweight grinding, cutting, fettling and polishing applications.
The second synthesis system is a Chemspeed Autoplant A100TM. This reactor system can handle more complex process conditions than the batch system. The system consists of 12 reactor modules. Each reactor module contains two 100-ml stainless steel reactors having mechanical stirring and reflux cooling. The temperature in each reactor can be controlled independently over a range of -10 to 250 °C. Solid and liquid reagents can be automatically charged to each reactor. In batch mode, up to 24 reactions can be run simultaneously.
A highly sophisticated gas sorption analyzer available with up to three physisorption analysis ports for surface area analysis and pore size measurements, two of which can be equipped for low pressure micropore analysis including optional 0.1 torr transducer(s).
Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST) Chamber (vendor: ESPEC, model EHS-211M)
HAST exposes assemblies to 85% relative humidity at 100 °C, at up to 4 atm pressure. This drives moisture into organic packaging structures and triggers ionic corrosion.