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.
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.
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
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|
|Result according to
DIN EN ISO 14644-1
|e-chain® Series||Report No.||Speed
|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
|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
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|
Low vibration, low noise and low abrasion: Pre-assembled, durable E6 and T3 energy supply systems for positioning devices in electronics manufacturing.
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.
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.