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Cleanroom products up to ISO Class 1

In the case of cleanrooms, the requirements regarding the abrasion-resistance of moving components are especially high, as every contamination impairs products and processes. This costs money. We extensively test our high-performance polymer products in our own test laboratory. Moreover, in order to provide solid attestation that our products are ideal for use in cleanrooms, the Fraunhofer Institute subjects them to further tests. This enables a broad product portfolio with the best possible cleanroom classification (ISO Class 1).

Advantages of the igus® solutions:

  • Cost-effective
  • Saves installation space and weight
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy assembly
  • Complete system or individual components from batch size 1
  • Service life calculation
  • Low noise and low vibration

New from April 2020

e-skin soft mini

Small, openable cleanroom corrugated tube

e-skin soft mini cleanroom energy chains

▲ Tech up

32% smaller installation height compared to the e-skin

6dB(A) quieter than Ecoflex clean cable

▼ Cost down

Fast assembly due to "zipper" opening function

No minimum order quantity

e-skin® soft corrugated tube

e-skin SKY

Cleanroom corrugated tube with unsupported length

▲ Tech up

Openable and 28% longer unsupported length 

13% smaller installation height compared to e-skin

▼ Cost down

17% more cost-effective than the SKS series

Easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables

e-skin® hybrid SKY corrugated tube
e-skin flat single pods

Freely fillable, particle-free cable guidance

▲ Tech up

Very compact structure

2 versions: fully enclosed and openable available in 2 different inner heights

▼ Cost down

Can be shortened or widened

20% more cost-effective than usual "clean cable"

e-skin® flat single pods
skin flat SKF.S

e-skin® flat with support chain as addition to e-skin flat single pods

▲ Tech up

Unsupported travels with e-skin® flat SKF. Realising S

Defined bend radius for applications with e-skin flat

▼ Cost down

Flexible standard modular system, no special production

e-skin® flat with support chain SFK.S

Cleanroom compatible e-chains

E6.1 e-chain for use in cleanrooms

Energy chains in a cleanroom environment have to be especially abrasion-resistant as airborne particles above the strict limits specified in standards are released and can contaminate the cleanroom.

e-chains for cleanroom applications

drylin linear guides

drylin WSQ linear guide - cleanroom suitability tested by IPA

Not only suitable for cleanrooms, but also compatible with ESD: with regard to ESD compatibility, "Level 1", which is the best possible evaluation, is achieved by the combination of iglidur J against anodised and hard-anodised aluminium.

drylin for cleanroom applications

Lubrication-free drylin lead screw technology

Lubrication-free lead screw technology

Self-lubricating plastic nuts enable long-lasting operation without external lubrication. That way, the spindle stays dry during operation and is suitable wherever cleanliness is a top priority.

Lead screw technology shop

chainflex cables up to ISO 1

chainflex cable CF2 - suitable for various ISO cleanroom classes

Most diverse cables for your special application: 918 types of the cleanroom classification IPA ISO class 1 and 166 types of the IPA ISO class 2 are available. 

chainflex cables for motion

Harnessed cables

readycable options

readycable: ready-to-connect cables according to your requirements. Also available to match Bosch Rexroth, Festo, Parker, Siemens and many other manufacturers.

Harnessed cables

Abrasion-resistant pneumatic hoses

Cleanroom compatible pneumatic hose 'chainflex clean air'

For highest demands: not only abrasion-resistant, but also resistant to oil and coolants. These hoses have already been installed in numerous cleanroom projects up to ISO 1.

Pneumatic hoses

iglidur plain bearings in the cleanroom

iglidur® plain bearings for cleanrooms

The shaft used, the load, the speed and further factors impact the  size and amount of the wear particles released in the application. Therefore, the ideal material is independent from its use.  

Go to plain bearings shop

Products by cleanroom class

ISO 14644-1FED STD 209EGMP (non-operational)Max. particles (0.5 micron) m³Max. particles (0.5 micron) f³igus products that meet the standard
1N/A N/A Energy chain, Cables, Corrugated tubes,
2N/A N/A see above
31 35 see above + Linear guides
410 352 see above
5100A/B3.520100see above
61.000 35.200997see above
710.000C352.0009.967see above
8100.000D3.520.00099.675see above
9N/A 35.200.000996.747see above

The data for GMP and FED STD 209E only serve as a rough comparison and do not take other factors such as bacterial contamination into account. Please contact us to find the right configuration for your project.

Application examples for the cleanroom

Questions & answers regarding cleanroom technology products

Do the cleanroom products meet the increasing demands?
Since the quality requirements for cleanroom technology applications as well as those on the part of the customers and test standards are constantly growing, igus® is continuously working on improving its products. For this, igus has already been carrying out tests regarding cleanroom suitability since 1997 in their own test laboratory. In addition, corresponding products are tested externally by the Fraunhofer Institute.
What does the cleanroom suitability of the iglidur plain bearings depend on?
The cleanroom suitability of the iglidur plain bearings is determined on the basis of the wear particles released in applications.The size and quantity of the released wear particles  depend on:

  • the respective pairing of shaft and bearing material
  • further parameters such as load, speed etc.
Therefore, there are no clearly defined cleanroom materials for our plain bearings, but instead they depend on their use. Our experts will be happy to help you choose the right material (Contact form).

Cleanroom application of our products Example: use of our energy supply

Further information

Cleanroom tests at igus

Test laboratory

Pre-tests regarding cleanroom suitability in our own test laboratory.

Cleanroom tests

Cleanroom product brochure

Brochure with all cleanroom products

Cleanroom classes of our products and information on RoHs and ESD.

PDF download (7.6MB)

Information about ESD

ESD & cleanroom products

More about the igus material igumid for ESD applications.

Permanent, maintenance-free conductivity through igumid ESD