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).
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32% smaller installation height compared to the e-skin
6dB(A) quieter than Ecoflex clean cable
Fast assembly due to "zipper" opening function
No minimum order quantity
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Openable and 28% longer unsupported length
13% smaller installation height compared to e-skin
17% more cost-effective than the SKS series
Easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables
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Very compact structure
2 versions: fully enclosed and openable available in 2 different inner heights
Can be shortened or widened
20% more cost-effective than usual "clean cable"
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Unsupported travels with e-skin® flat SKF. Realising S
Defined bend radius for applications with e-skin flat
Flexible standard modular system, no special production
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|ISO 14644-1||FED STD 209E||GMP (non-operational)||Max. particles (0.5 micron) m³||Max. particles (0.5 micron) f³||igus products that meet the standard|
|1||N/A||N/A||Energy chain, Cables, Corrugated tubes,|
|3||1||35||see above + Linear guides|
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.
drylin TR high helix thread nuts were used in laboratory equipment for handling fluids. The advantage for the cleanroom is their low coefficient of friction. This leads to higher efficiency.
Furthermore, no lubrication is necessary, which prevents contamination.
For producing the Fixload, pure air is required. This is due to the very sensitive application area of the load interface for 300mm wafer processing equipment in semiconductor manufacturing. As the wafers to be processed are unprotected and exposed to their surroundings during loading, the technical equipment must not produce any particles.
Therefore, an abrasion-resistant energy supply is used, which is suitable for cleanrooms of ISO Class 3 (according to DIN EN ISO 146441-1).
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:
Pre-tests regarding cleanroom suitability in our own test laboratory.
Cleanroom classes of our products and information on RoHs and ESD.
More about the igus material igumid for ESD applications.