Ice blasting with industrial robot
The robot IBA 2009 has been developed by Robotdalen and the company IBC Robotics in Eskilstuna, for the project ice blasting with industrial robot - a concept where ship containers are cleaned environmentally friendly with dry ice. More and more goods are transported around the world in containers, which increases the need for cleaning between assignments, not least when it comes to transporting food. The solution with IBA 2009 is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Robotdalen's assignment included a simulation of the concept, and in 2011 a full-size prototype was also developed. It was tested and evaluated at Eskilstuna combi center, a terminal where containers are reloaded between trucks and railways. The product has since been further developed and also commercialized by IBC Robotics .