Brand new genuine Sony Floppy disk drive model 3.5"
floppy disk drive that has been modified to suit ABB S3 M93A and earlier
industrial robot controllers
These units are suitable
for use with DS DD (Double Sided, Double Density) 720k floppy disks.
that this drive is not suitable for use with S4 and later robot controllers. We
have specific units for this.
The floppy drives fitted to robots are often vulnerable to
the harsh conditions in which they can be placed especially in foundries
and welding shops. Changing the floppy drive is a simple and cheap operation
that will help prevent against the loss of data including your
They are direct replacements for ABB part numbers 3HAB
2477-1 and 5736 067-2.
The S2/S3 series of robots ran from 1984 with the
release of the IRB 2000 until the M93A controller that were
manufactured in large numbers until late 1993 and even later. There are still
many S3 robots still fitted in car plants all over the world, testament to
their longevity. They use the 720k (1 meg unformatted) 3.5" floppy
disks of the DS DD (double-sided double-density) type. They are also suitable
for use with the S2 control system.
The original floppy drives fitted to ABB robots have
an average MTBF of just 30,000 hours, the rest of the robot can last for well
over 4 times this so the floppy drive is often the first thing to
Each drive is modified before being tested for function in an S3
cabinet- Format, read and write functions are tested before shipping.