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Energy supply made easy in the clean room
Cables and energy chains with ISO Class 1 (IPA)

Cleanroom compatible, ESD-compatible, space-saving,low vibration

cleanroom energy chain  

e-chain® and chainflex® cables in the cleanroom

For more than 15 years, igus® has been among the front runners for energy supply systems in cleanrooms. igus® provides a wide IPA tested assortment of e-chains® that facilitates easy-to-assemble, machine-specific energy supplies in cleanrooms. Since the quality requirements for cleanroom technology applications are constantly growing, both, in terms of customer expectations as well as testing standards, igus® is continuously working on improving its products.

IPA  

All products used in the cleanroom have a common requirement:
 
As less particles as possible should be emitted into the environment during operation. This is especially applicable for moving machine parts.
To generate as less particles as possible, high abrasion resistance is called for - and is thereby also an indicator of long service life. This is the common objective for the development of all igus®-products.
igus® tests each of its products in elaborate and careful test procedures in its own laboratory. Only what meets the standards of our laboratory is subjected to the Fraunhofer IPA tests based on them.

drylin cleanrooms  

847 of all chainflex® catalog cables are certified according to ISO Class 1 or Class 2 IPA 1). (chainflex® cables with tested outer jacket material available from stock)

9,047 e-chain® series certified for ISO Class 1 to 5 cleanroom applications 2)

197 drylin® linear guides certified for ISO Class 3 to 6 cleanroom applications 3)

e-chainssystems® E6.1, E3, E6.29CR certified according to DIN EN ISO Class 1 , by the Fraunhofer IPA Institute

All test results

The Fraunhofer Institute IPA has tested several igus® energy chains series according to DIN EN ISO 14644-1. In this way, precise statements on the cleanroom application potentials of almost all popular igus® e-chain® systems are available now.
Taking into account all cables with the same outer jackets, 82% of all chainflex® cables listed in the catalog have Class 1 or 2 certification according to DIN EN ISO 14644-1.
 

Product class 1 class 2 class 3 class 4 class 5 class 6 Total
chainflex® cables 629 218 - - - - 847
drylin® - - 5 - 26 166 197
e-chains® 1.170 4.062 993 - 2.822 - 9.047
Total 1.799 4.280 998 - 2.848 166 10.091

Result according to
DIN EN ISO 14644-1
e-chain® Series Report No. Speed
[m/s]
ISO class 1 E3.15.040.075.0 IG0704-400 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0
ISO class 1 E61.29.050.075.0 IG1303-640-1 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0
ISO class 2 E14.3.038.0 IG0308-295 1,0
ISO class 2 1500.050.038.0 IG1303-640-1 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0
ISO class 2 T3.29.050.038.0 IG1303-640-1 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0
ISO class 3 E6.29.060.150.0 IG0704-400 0,5 / 2,0
ISO class 3 2500.05.055.0 IG0308-295
2,0
ISO class 5 E4.32.10.063.0 IG1303-640-1 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0
Result according to
DIN EN ISO 14644-1
chainflex® cables Report No. Speeds
[m/s]
measured in dynamic application
ISO class 1 CF77.UL.05.12.D IG1303-640-1 in Series E61.29.50.075.0.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF130.05.12.UL IG1303-640-1 in Series E61.29.50.075.0.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF130.15.07.UL IG1303-640-1 in Series E61.29.50.075.0.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF240.02.24 IG1303-640-1 in Series E61.29.50.075.0.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF34UL.25.04.D IG0704-400 in Series E6.29.060.150.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF9.15.07 IG0704-400 in Series E6.29.060.150.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 1 CF Clean Air IG0704-400 in Series E6.29.060.150.CR, by v= 1,0 m/s
ISO class 2 CF5.10.07 IG0704-400 in Series E6.29.060.150.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s
ISO class 4 CF27.07.05.02.01.D IG0704-400 in Series E6.29.060.150.CR, by v= 0,5 / 1,0 / 2,0 m/s

Measurement of particle abrasion

Test set-up

 
Measurement of particle abrasion

In a period of 100 minutes, the air passing the test specimen is extracted and checked for particles therein.

Measurement result of particle abrasion

Measurement result

 
Measurement result

During the test period, for instance in the test for the combination e-chain® E3.15.050.075.0 and cable CF34.25.04, NO particle of the size ≥ 0.2 μm was measured.


e-chain test

Low vibration, low noise and low abrasion: Pre-assembled, durable E6 and T3 energy supply systems for positioning devices in electronics manufacturing.

 

e-chains®

T3 System  
T3
Highly flexible and low vibration


Inner height hi: 29 mm
Inner widths Bi: 30 - 120 mm
Bending radii R: 38 mm
Pitch: 15 mm

E3 system  
E3 system
Extremely low noise for the smallest installation spaces

Inner height hi: 15 mm
Inner widths Bi: 20 - 60 mm
Bending radii R: 32 - 75 mm
Pitch: 16,7 mm

E6-1 system  
System E6-1
extremely quiet with low vibration

Inner height hi: 29 mm
Inner widths Bi: 30 - 140 mm
Bending radii R: 55 - 150 mm
Pitch: 22 mm

E6-29

ISO Class 1 in special material CR
ISO Class 3 in standard material

 
E6-29
Extremely low noise


Inner height hi: 29 mm
Inner widths Bi: 30 - 120 mm
Bending radii R: 55 - 150 mm
Pitch: 22 mm

More e-chain® systems for cleanroom applications

chainflex® cables

chainflex® cables for Class 1 or Class 2 cleanroom applications

Our cables are exclusively designed for motion applications, and are continuously optimized in test series. Our objective is to achieve long-term durability, and this is continuously monitored and improved in our lab on actual applications. In particular, our cables are optimized for alternating bending loads and equipped with highly abrasion-resistant jacket materials. We provide a clear statement regarding durability and guarantee service life.

CF77 - control cable

CF77 - control cable  

For high load requirements

PUR outer jacket

Resistant to oils and coolants

Flame-retardant

Cut-resistant

PVC-free/halogen-free

Minimum bending radius: 6.8-7.5 x cable diameter

CF130 - control cable

CF130 - control cable  

For medium load requirements

PVC outer jacket

Flame-retardant

Minimum bending radius: 7,5-10 x cable diameter

CF9 - control cable

CF9 - control cable  

For maximum load requirements

TPE outer jacket

Oil-resistant

Bio-oil-resistant

PVC-free/halogen-free

Low-temperature-flexible

Minimum bending radius: 5 x cable diameter

CF240 - data cable

CF240 - data cable  

For high load requirements

PVC outer jacket

Overall Shield

Oil-resistant

Flame-retardant

Minimum bending radius: 10-12 x cable diameter

CF34 - motor cable

CF34 - motor cable  

For maximum load requirements

TPE outer jacket

Oil-resistant

Bio-oil-resistant

Flame-retardant

UV-resistant

Minimum bending radius: 7,5 x cable diameter

CF CleanAir - Pneumatic hose

CF CleanAir - Pneumatic hose  

For heavy duty use

PE hose

Resistant to oils and cooling agents

Abrasion-resistant

Overall tolerance

Minimum bending radius: 10 x diameter

Reliable cables

29,600 sq. feet lab... more than 700 cables under test... 2 billion test cycles...

chainflex® test lab

Over 700 tests are being run in parallel at the test laboratory covering 29,600 sq. ft.2, the largest of its kind for testing flexible cables.

chainflex® test lab    

chainflex® classifications....

Reference types for the corresponding jacket materials in alignment with DIN EN ISO 14644-1, tested by IPA

Chainflex® classification

Chainflex® cable's classification after the criteria requirements, oil-resistance and travel distance.

Chainflex® classification    
More Chainflex® cables for cleanroom applications
Additional information

1) Individual series from various igus® e-chains® of the families E6, E6.1, T3, E3, E2/000, E4.1 and easy chain® were certified by the IPA Fraunhofer Institute in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1 ISO Class 1 to ISO Class 5 (Report IG1303-640-1, IG0704-400 and IG308-295). This corresponds to 9,047 articles from the e-chain® product range of the same design/principle.
2) Individual sizes from the drylin® product range "T", "N", and "W" were certified by the IPA Fraunhofer Institute in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1 ISO Class 3 to ISO Class 6 (Report IG308-295).
This corresponds to 197 articles from the drylin® product range of the same design/principle.