The production of microchips, flat screens, implants, pharmaceutical products or micro- and nano-products would be inconceivable without a clean, pure or high-purity manufacturing environment. Any contamination has a direct negative impact on products and processes and costs a lot of money to the manufacturer. For the area of energy supply, igus has therefore developed a modular corrugated tube and a flat cable guidance system for cleanrooms. They supply machines with data, media and energy and minimise abrasion. As a result, there are no particles that can get into the air. Delimiting rules are adhered to and contamination is avoided.
An abrasion-resistant e-skin corrugated tube from igus is used in machines for the production of printed circuit boards
and semiconductors. Airborne-dust is no longer a problem with the e-skin.
The e-skin corrugated tube is used in lifting systems in the medicine area or in biotechnology
for safe and reliable energy supply. It is robust, modular and can be shortened as necessary.
The e-skin has been specially developed for cleanroom applications. In the laboratory, it withstood more than 6.4 million double strokes at
3m/s under realistic conditions.
The standard bending tests show how flexible the e-skin soft is. It only bends, even under loads that would break other energy chains.
This test shows how quiet 'e-skin' corrugated tubes and 'e-skin flat' cleanroom cables are. Compared to flat ribbon cables of competitors, the noise level of the e-skin flat is only 29dB(A).
Can I use the e-skin only self-supporting or for gliding applications?
When do I need an e-skin for my machine?
The e-skin received 2nd prize in the context of the Fraunhofer clean technology award 2018.
Further energy chains and cables for cleanrooms. Space-saving, low vibration, IPA ISO class 1