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e-skin® hybrid SKY cleanroom energy chains - two-piece corrugated tube

With "zipper" opening principle, combines the advantages of the e-skin SK and the e-skin soft SKS

e-skin Hybrid SKY


 
e-skin is a corrugated tube consisting of an upper and lower shell that form a complete enclosure when connected together. The simple and reclosable opening mechanism enables easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables. 
 
Typical branches of industry and applications: cleanroom, pick & place, printers, all machines in which corrugated tubes are used


Tech up

Tech up

  • 13% smaller installation height compared to e-skin
  • 28% longer unsupported length compared to e-skin
  • New interior separation system consisting of "tribo-optimised" iglidur material
  • 5dB(A) quieter than usual "clean cable"

Cost down

Cost down

  • 17% more cost-effective than the SKS series
  • No minimum order quantity
  • Easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables
  • Fast assembly due to "zipper" opening function

Proof

Proof

  • Suitable for cleanrooms according to IPA ISO class 1*
*IPA classification - Report IG 1907-1125: e-skin hybrid SKY - SKY28.068.02.1 tested at v = 0.5m/s, 1m/s and 2m/s

Sustainability

Sustainability

  • 99% material saving possible as, if there is a problem with a cable, only the cable in question has to be replaced and not the entire system
  • Have your energy chain processed as part of the igus "chainge recycling programme" no matter which manufacturer it came from
  • igus supports the circular economy for plastics and is investing in chemical recycling


e-skin hybrid SKY28 series

Part No. Bi Ba hi ha Bend radius Weight
SKY28.068.02.1 68 95 28 40 55 0.54 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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e-skin series SK28

Drawing of e-skin SKS28
A = Moving end
B = Fixed end

Mounting brackets

Part No. A B C D E F G Number of teeth
SK280.068.12.1 e-skin® Hybrid KMA without tiewrap plates 104 92 68 35 46 21 18 7 Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK280.068.12ZB.1 e-skin® Hybrid KMA with tewrap plates 104 92 68 35 46 21 18 7 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Drawing of e-skin mounting brackets

Interior separation

Part No.
SK28.1.01 Slotted separator, unassembled Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK28.1.1.01 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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110.63.1 Full-width shelf, continuous, unassembled Upon request Add to shopping cart
111.63.1 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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e-skin hybrid SKY40 series

Part No. Bi Ba hi ha Bend radius R Weight
SKY40.085.02.1 85 118 38 57 100 1.16 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Mounting brackets

Part No. A B C D E F G Number of teeth
SK400.085.12.1 e-skin® Hybrid KMA without tiewrap plates 125 113 68 35 66 41 18 10 Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK400.085.12ZB.1 e-skin® Hybrid KMA with tewrap plates 125 113 68 35 66 41 18 7 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Interior separation

Part No.
SK40.1.01 Slotted separator, unassembled Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK40.1.1.01 Upon request Add to shopping cart
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110.80.1 Full-width shelf, continuous, unassembled Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Cleanroom classification IPA Class 1

Cleanroom classification IPA Class 1

e-skin hybrid SKY speed

Speed

≤ 10 [m/s] / ≤ 75 [m/s2]

e-skin hybrid SKY flammability class

Flammability class

UL94-HB


Technical details

Mounting brackets: structurally stable, with integrated strain relief
 
Small installation space: small bend radii
 
Unsupported application due to stop-dogs on the upper shell of the e-skin
 
4  Cleanroom ISO Class 1: virtually no wear or abrasion
 
Cable-friendly: defined minimum bend radius
 
Easy assembly: upper and lower shell can be opened for easy filling

e-skin®

Commercially available corrugated hose

igus e-skin

Bend radius of corrugated hoses

Corrugated hoses have the same bend radius along their entire length

Upper/lower shell of e-skin

The e-skin consists of two shells (upper/lower shell). The shells can be configured in order to define the nature of the movement involved

Inherent rigidity of corrugated hoses

Corrugated hoses have little or no inherent rigidity.

Short unsupported e-skin lengths

e-skin is suitable for short unsupported lengths in a small installation space (2) and has a defined bend radius (5)

Lateral application of force

Very little if any stability in respect of forces acting on the sides

Lateral stability of the e-skin

Lateral stability thanks to the oval (6) geometry of the e-skin

e-skin®

Corrugated hoses cannot be used unsupported

e-skin for short unsupported lengths

e-skin supports itself and can be used for short, unsupported lengths

e-skin®

Corrugated hoses for dynamic applications cannot be opened

Outer radius of e-skin

e-skin can be opened on its outer radius and filled quickly

Interior of e-skin

The interior of corrugated tubes cannot be divided into sections

Interior separation of e-skin

e-skin can be fitted with interior separation system


Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Continuous test


Continuous test

Developed for cleanroom applications, the e-skin has been tested under real conditions with 6.4 million double strokes at 3m/s in the laboratory.

Bending test


Bending test

The standard bending tests show how flexible the e-skin soft is. It only bends, even under loads that would break other energy chains.

Noise level measurement

Noise level measurement

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).


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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