Volcano Probe Developed

Application: ISO Level 7 (Class 10,000)

Location: Pasadena, California

Volcano Probe

Benefits of Modular Cleanrooms for Scientific Research Industries

  • Contamination-free environment
  • Allows for higher quality and precision of manufacturing parts
  • Easy installation and relocation

Details and Scope of Work

Volcanoes have always been a fascination to the world. They remain a mystery because of the risk involved in exploring them further.

That is why the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California created a probe to send down into a volcano. The JPL robotics reach team developed a robot that could easily reach places where humans could not. In order to fully understand how volcanoes erupt, the team had to utilize cutting edge technologies along with a modular cleanroom to ensure that all parts were manufactured to the highest quality and precision.

Cleanrooms by United was able to manufacture an ISO Level 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom for the team of scientists in Pasadena for the manufacturing and assembly of the volcano probe. 
We provided a clean, controlled environment to ensure no contamination of parts.

The team was awarded a grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic’s Expedition Grant campaign for “great explorer”. The team lead, Parness, had mentioned that they could not have done it without the team they had in place.

To accomplish a technology endeavor, you need several things at your disposal: the first is a team that has the know-how and tenacity of not giving up, and the second is the technology developed in a modular cleanroom environment which allows the venture to move forward.

Discover More About Our Modular Cleanroom Systems

Cleanrooms by United is a trusted modular cleanroom manufacturer offering a range of flexible solutions. See how our modular cleanrooms can help with your unique application. We design and build our modular cleanroom systems in compliance with ISO 16444-1 to meet regulatory requirements. We also offer cleanroom installation services.

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The robot designed to explore volcanoes is pictured here. VolcanoBot 1 has a length of 12 inches and 6.7-inch wheels.  Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech