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Cleanroom

Cleanroom products up to ISO Class 1

The cleanroom places particularly high demands on the abrasion resistance of moving components, because any contamination has a damaging effect on the product and process. That costs money. We develop and test our high-performance polymer products in our own cleanroom laboratory with the utmost care. In order to attest to the best possible suitability of our products in the cleanroom, these are subjected to further tests by the Fraunhofer Institute. This enables an IPA-tested product portfolio with the best possible cleanroom classification (ISO Class 1).

Advantages of igus® cleanroom solutions:

  • Easy assembly and fast delivery
  • Save installation space and weight
  • Low noise & vibration
  • Easy-to-open e-chains® for quick cable replacement
  • Also as a complete system from a single source

Cleanroom Applications

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Browse cleanroom-approved products

e-chain® cable carriers

Cable carriers in cleanroom environments must be highly abrasion resistant to prevent particles from being released into the air, which can contaminate the cleanroom.

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chainflex® cable & hoses

Pneumatic hoses and various cables with IPA ISO class 1 and 2 - also available pre-assembled ready for connection, suitable for Bosch Rexroth, Festo, Parker, Siemens and many other manufacturers.

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drylin® linear guides

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.

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iglide® slewing rings

The sliding elements of PRT-04 made of iglide® J minimize particle emissions, so they can be used in cleanroom applications.

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Cleanroom predictive maintenance

i.Cee EC.S - the smart ultrasonic sensor

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.

2022 smart plastics news: i.Cee EC.S in cleanrooms
Predictive maintenance in cleanroom applications Predictive maintenance in cleanroom applications

Energy supply in cleanroom without measurable abrasion

Flat cable guidance system with stranded structure for cleanroom

New e-skin® flat with support chain enables unsupported travels

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igus® offers components for every cleanroom that improve technology and reduce costs

Application examples for the cleanroom


Rapid cleanroom product development

in accordance with ISO 14644-14

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.

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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 chains, cables, corrugated tubes, pneumatic hoses
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.


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 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:

  • 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 Brochure

Cleanroom Whitepaper

Free Sample Box


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