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e-skin® flat cleanroom energy chains

Suitable for cleanrooms, compact and extendable

e-skin flat, the freely fillable flat cable guidance system for cleanroom applications with compact installation spaces/semiconductor production/LCD/LED panel production, inner height:
12mm, outer height: 13mm
 

  • Very compact structure
  • Modular structure using connectable profiles
  • Openable, flexible filling
  • Especially suitable for cleanrooms
  • Can be shortened as necessary
  • Version: closed and openable

Flat cable guidance system: e-skin® flat Cleanroom classification IPA Class 1: e-skin flat Report No. IG 1907-1125


e-skin® flat series

Product range:

Version: closed


Part number Inner height [hi] Outer height [ha] Outer width [Bi] Number of chambers Material Colour
SKF12.2.03.1.01 12 13 44 2 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.3.03.1.01 12 13 65 3 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.4.03.1.01 12 13 85 4 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.5.03.1.01 12 13 107 5 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.6.03.1.01 12 13 126 6 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Version: openable


Part number Inner height [hi] Outer height [ha] Outer width [Bi] Number of chambers Material Colour
SKF12.2.02.1.01 12 13 44 2 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.3.02.1.01 12 13 65 3 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.4.02.1.01 12 13 85 4 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.5.02.1.01 12 13 107 5 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
SKF12.6.02.1.01 12 13 126 6 PVC white Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Mounting brackets

The mounting brackets are made of aluminium. The strain relief component is made of TPE.

e-skin flat mounting brackets

Product range:

Part No.Number of chambersA [mm]B [mm]  
SKF120.2.01.1225748 Request
SKF120.3.01.1237667

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SKF120.4.01.12495,586

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SKF120.5.01.125114,5105

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SKF120.6.01.126133,5124

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Noise level measurement

This test shows how quiet the igus 'e-skin flat' cable for cleanrooms is. Compared to flat ribbon cables of competitors, the noise level of the e-skin flat is only 29dB(A)*.
 

A

e-skin flat with 29dB(A)

B

Competitor 1 with 33dB(A)

C

Competitor 2 with 40dB(A)
 
*Tested in the igus® laboratory in Cologne at 1.5m/s unsupported, on a standard supporting surface for noise level measurement (dampened plate, without guide). 1m distance to the measuring device.
 
 


e-skin flat application example


Design principles


 
The e-skin flat consists of double profiles with 3 cable chambers each produced by continuous extrusion. These can be connected to wider systems.  
There are two versions of the e-skin flat. One with closed cable chambers and one version where the individual cable chambers can be opened and closed with a zipper. This has the advantage of fast filling, plus the possibility of replacing individual cables.
Both versions can be shortened individually.

Design principle of the 2 SKF versions:

The e-skin flat consists of individual modules, each with 3 cable chambers. One or more cables can be inserted into these chambers. These can be connected to form wider systems.

e-skin flat design principles

Type 2 openable:

Easy to fill with a special locking mechanism. The diagram shows two sections connected to each other; on the left, when open and, on the right, when closed

e-skin flat design principles

Type 3 completely closed:

Protected against particle intrusion with closed cable chambers. Diagram shows two sections connected to each other

Mounting brackets and filling options

2-chamber e-skin

e-skin flat design principles

Filled with 1,2 or 3 identical cables per chamber

3-chamber e-skin

e-skin flat design principles

Filled with 1,2 or 3 identical cables per chamber

4-chamber e-skin

e-skin flat design principles

Filled with 1,2 or 3 identical cables per chamber

5-chamber e-skin

e-skin flat design principles

Filled with 1,2 or 3 identical cables per chamber

6-chamber e-skin

e-skin flat design principles

Filled with 1,2 or 3 identical cables per chamber


Assembly notes

e-skin flat assembly instructions

In the case of the openable version, the sections can be opened individually.

e-skin flat assembly instructions

The cables can be fitted according to your requirements. Please note that only cables with the same diameter can be placed in a chamber.

e-skin flat assembly instructions

After filling, the e-skin flat can easily be closed by hand.

e-skin flat assembly instructions

If more than 3 chambers are needed, additional sections can simply be added.

e-skin flat assembly instructions

The tapered section at the end is clamped in place due to the mounting brackets being screwed on and there is therefore no strain on the cables.

e-skin flat assembly instructions

The closed mounting bracket can be easily secured with the screw holes that go all the way through.


e-skin® flat cable for cleanrooms- Questions and answers

Has the e-skin flat been approved for cleanroom applications?

  • Yes, we tested the closed version of the SKF series in the Fraunhofer IPA test centre of semiconductor devices on the basis of ISO class 14644-1 and obtained ISO Class 1 certification.
What materials are the available e-skin flat products made of?
  • There are two options: One is PVC and the other is nano-F-coated TPE.
Can I use the e-skin flat for unsupported applications only or for gliding applications as well?
  • Only unsupported but please contact us and we will find a solution!
Would it be possible to replace or add some cables?
  • Our SKF12.x.02 can be opened. You can change the cables very quickly.

How does the strain relief system of the cables work in the energy chains?

  • The mounting brackets are made from aluminium. Strain relief for the cables is included ad made from a TPE profile.
How long service life can you guarantee?
  • That depends on your application but, normally, igus products have been tested for 10 million double strokes.
Do you have tools for opening the energy chains?
  • The e-skin flat is easy to open by hand thanks to the zipper .
Is is possible to extend the energy chain after initial installation?
  • Yes, no problem. You only need a new mounting bracket.


Suitable cables for cleanroom applications

  • 918 types with cleanroom classification IPA Class 1
  • 166 types with cleanroom classification IPA Class 2
  • With highly abrasion-resistant jacket materials
  • Tested and inspected with a 36 month guarantee


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