Ok, so we’re not quite talking the the Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Terminator, or T-800. Thankfully we’re also not talking about Skynet's first cybernetic organism, which had living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger. None the less Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ new MS005N is the world’s first all stainless steel robot, it features seven degrees of movement and thankfully isn’t a combat trained, nearly unstoppable Terminator with a Neural Net Processor… so we’re all safe… for now.
Instead the MS005N has been developed to help prevent human errors and contamination risks when dealing with High Potency Pharmaceutical Ingredients, such as anticancer drugs. The stainless steel MS005N is accurate, clean, consistent and perfect for assembly, dispensing, inspection and material handling applications.
The stainless steel robot arm also has perfectly smooth surface, allowing for VHP (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) sterilisation. The stainless steel outer body can also be sterilised with Hydrogen Peroxide gas, ideal for working in sterile environments.
Stainless Steel is perfect for environments where keeping things sterile is essential, like our stainless steel kitchens or stainless steel laboratories. Which reminds me, I was at the model shop the other day looking for the T-800 Terminator models and asked the shop keeper where they were…”Aisle B, back” they replied.