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 develop and test our high-performance polymer products in our in-house cleanroom laboratory with utmost care. 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 our cleanroom products:
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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.
Pneumatic hoses and various cables with IPA ISO class 1 and 2 - also available ready for connection, suitable for Bosch Rexroth, Festo, Parker, Siemens and many other manufacturers.
In our product range of dry-operating linear guide systems, we offer four models that are certified for use in ISO class 6 to 3 cleanrooms.
The sliding elements of PRT-04-100 made of iglidur J minimise particle emissions, so they can be used in cleanroom applications.
In this cleanroom highlight, the smart ultrasonic sensor technology is used to continuously monitor the current sag of the e-skin® flat with support chain. The e-skin® flat with support chain SKF.S is equipped with a defined bend radius and therefore enables unsupported lengths in cleanrooms. As soon as a critical condition of the energy supply system can be detected, predictive maintenance recommendations are issued.
|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 chains, cables, corrugated tubes, pneumatic hoses|
|3||1||35||see above + linear guides|
|5||100||A & B||3.520||100||see 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.
In order to be able to develop new motion plastics that are suitable for use in cleanrooms, the Fraunhofer IPA, working as a development and certification partner on behalf of igus, has designed and built a tailor-made cleanroom laboratory with an ISO Class 1 cleanroom system in Cologne.
In the new laboratory, we can carry out customer tests and new developments in advance under real conditions within a very short time.
An e-skin flat SKF12.4.03.01.1 as a 4-fold layer together with PVC & TPE cables from igus ensures the reliable energy supply of an air bearing linear system.
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).
With E6 e-chain, the supply of energy for wafer handling in chip production involving acceleration rates of up to 4m/s2 and speeds of up to 6m/s is not a problem.
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.
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 purpose, igus has been carrying out tests for cleanroom suitability in its own test laboratory since 1997. In addition, appropriate products are tested externally by the Fraunhofer Institute.
Are igus bearings suitable for cleanrooms?
The cleanroom suitability of our iglidur plain bearings is determined on the basis of the wear particles released in the application. The size and quantity of the released wear particles depend on:
Cleanroom classes of our products and information on RoHs and ESD.
More about the igus material igumid for ESD applications.