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igus® motion plastics® for electronics manufacturing

Clean room applicable ... space-saving ... low-noise

For almost 20 years, igus® has been among the frontrunners for energy supply systems in clean rooms. igus® offers a wide assortment of IPA-tested e-chains®, chainflex® cables and drylin® linear bearings that enables straightforward assembly, machine-specific movements and energy supplies in clean rooms. 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.
 
And since igus® dry-tech® products work completely lubrication-free, they are the ideal ex-works solution for applications where cleanliness is the top priority.
 


New: chainflex® CAT7 cable

... tested & from stock

New: e-skin® corrugated hose

... Super-light energy guide ... e-skin®
CAT7 cables  

Mechanically reliable durability for long travel paths, in the machine tool, on the robot or for tensile stress. Successfully tested and with clear guarantee statement. Up to 10 Gbps/600 MHz, tested with 40 million strokes and a guaranteed service life of 36 months.
 

e-skin corrugated hose  

e-skin® is a hose 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. Speeds of 20 m/s and accelerations of 200 m/s2

drylin® E linear robots, harnessed from stock

... Flat, line, room ...

drylin® lead screw technology

... lubrication-free ... efficient ... in 5 materials
drylin® E linear robots  

Linear robots are a combination of several linear axes in order to implement a multidimensional movement. igus® supplies flat, linear and room linear robots for a multitude of different tasks. igus® linear robots include harnessed drylin® linear modules/axes with NEMA stepper motors as well as all the components needed to build your own robot.

drylin® lead screw technology  

Lead screw systems are machine elements that convert rotary movement into linear motion. drylin® lead screw systems are always based on self-lubricating plastic nuts, thus enabling long-lasting operation without external lubrication. The lead screw (trapezoidal thread or high helix thread) remains dry during operation and thus offers many technical advantages.

Products for electronics manufacturing


e-chains® and chainflex® cables

... tested & works

System E6.1 – cleanroom suitable

System E6.1 – quiet running and cleanroom suitable e-chains® in new sizes

System E6.1 – cleanroom suitable    

36-month guarantee … for chainflex®

With our unique igus® guarantee for ALL chainflex® cables we are providing predictable security for 36 full months

36-month guarantee … for chainflex®    

... chainflex® tested, tested, tested ...

chainflex® are the special cables for e-chain systems® – tested, tested, tested and tested.

... chainflex® tested, tested, tested ...    

… 40 % lighter …

High energy efficiency thanks to low driving forcesand use of lighter e-chains® Conductor cable made of special material CCA

… 40 % lighter …    

... Servo-Hybrid ...

The new chainflex® Servo hybrid cable

... Servo-Hybrid ...    

… CAT7 Ethernet cables for all movements …

Bus cables in the Ethernet area are becoming increasinglyimportant.

… CAT7 Ethernet cables for all movements …    

... chainflex® M ... CAN Bus + Profinet cables...

For flexing applications Without influence of oil Preferably indoor applications

... chainflex® M ... CAN Bus + Profinet cables...    

… measuring system for 22 drive manufacturers ...

For medium duty applications Light oil influence Flame retardant

… measuring system for 22 drive manufacturers ...    

EtherCAT Member ...

...in terms of real-time performance, low costs,flexible topology and easy handling …

EtherCAT Member ...    

drylin® lead screw technology

... lubrication-free ... efficient ... in 5 materials

Full range materials for dryspin/trapeze

drylin® lead screw nuts in 5 materials

Full range materials for dryspin/trapeze    

lightweight and efficient … aluminium

The combination of efficient dryspin® thread and hard anodised aluminium convinces by its low weight and an optimised plain bearing pairing with lubricant free dryspin® lead screw nuts from the full range.

lightweight and efficient … aluminium    

... a feed rate of up to 100 mm ...

Efficiency, a long life and quiet running distinguish the dryspin® high helix thread technology.

... a feed rate of up to 100 mm ...    

high helix lead screws … new sizes

6 new sizes for dryspin®

high helix lead screws … new sizes    

Product finder and lifetime calculation for screw drives

Quickly find the right article and get a life prediction with the product finder for screw drives.

Product finder and lifetime calculation for screw drives    

drylin® drive technology

... lubrication and maintenance-free ... manual and electrical ...

… miniatur …lift ...swivel

The new drylin® lift/swivel unit is based on a toothedrack drive with coated aluminium 4 square profile

… miniatur …lift ...swivel    

quick delivery … in 24 h

Medicine, laboratory technology, packagingigus® delivers ready to install, pre-configured linearmodules (drive: lead screw or toothed belt) from stockwithin 24 hours....

quick delivery … in 24 h    

fast ... compact ... low cost

Many infeed movements require cost-effective linear axes that focus on pure adustment tasks

fast ... compact ... low cost    

Low-cost automation with motor – ZLW eco

ZLW-0630-eco - drylin® linear axes of the low-cost automation type series.

Low-cost automation with motor – ZLW eco    

… lightweight & low priced … incl. Motor

A modular design for easy adjustments at a cost-effectiveprice. These key messages characterise thedrylin® linear axes of the low-cost automation type series.

… lightweight & low priced … incl. Motor    

... direct drive ...

The SHTC is the compact version of the smallest SHT type series.

... direct drive ...    

Further products for electronics manufacturing
 

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. The evidence is supplied by a new expert's report from IPA, the Fraunhofer Institute, by which numerous igus® products are certified with the best classification possible, ISO Class 1:
 

 

Fraunhofer  
energychainsystems®  
System E6.1

After 10 successful years as a cleanroom and “whisper“ chain, the new generation is in the starting blocks. Aside from the tried-and-tested uses of the E6, the new "System E6.1" generation offers additional advantages which significantly simplify operation.

E3  
System E3

Three-piece e-chain® with many new ideas - the igus® system E3 combines small pitch, silent operation, low noise, stability, simple installation and cost efficiency.
 

 

e-chains ESD and ATEX  
ESD & ATEX - e-chains®

e-chains® for avoiding static charges during the manufacturing processes for electronic components or assemblies (ESD) and for avoiding the build-up of ignitable charges in explosive environments (ATEX).
 

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Clean room applicable cables

Highly flexible, with a guarantee of 36 months or 10 million double strokes for high speeds and accelerations as well as challenging ambient conditions. With norms and guidelines such as NFPA 79, UL, CSA, VDE, Interbus and Profibus.

DryLin  
Clean room applicable linear systems

All drylin® linear guides are designed for dry operation and have been tested under this condition. No oils or fats were used as additional lubricants.
 

iglidur® F2  
iglidur® F2 ESD-compatible

iglidur® F2 helps to prevent the build-up of electrostatic charges. Good resistance to media and temperature, the ability to use even in damp surroundings due to low moisture absorbency plus good universal coefficients of wear result in a wide application spectrum.

Application examples for electronics manufacturing

energy chains for microassembly

Extreme demands on availability and durability

energy chains for microassembly    

Positioning systems for electronics manufacturing

Low vibration, quiet, and low wear

Positioning systems for electronics manufacturing    

Clean room technology

No wear in the igus® energy supply system even in endurance tests. In a travel of 290 mm, a number of 50-60 cycles per hour is attained mostly in the three-shift operation.

Clean room technology    

Vibration reducing

The special structure of the chain link and the small division grant an extremely quiet and low-vibration operation of the chain.

Vibration reducing    

Wafer handling

One igus® e-chain® of the E6 family accelerates the work sequences in the case of this application for wafer handling in the chip production industry.

Wafer handling    

Cables in high-speed use

Moving cables in high-speed use - igus energy chain systems in Hekuma plants

Cables in high-speed use    

Pick-and-place machine

Cables for 400 million strokes in ultra-fast pick-and-place movements.

Pick-and-place machine    

Circuit board assembler

17 million cycles per year – chainflex® cables for PCB assembly machine.

Circuit board assembler    

Tested and classified

Test results

Testergebnis_ec_clearoom  

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.

ISO class 1

ISO class 1  

All products used in clean rooms need to fulfil the same requirement: During operation, as few particles as possible should be emitted into the surrounding area. 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 for long service life.

igus® test lab

Testlab  

igus® has been running an extensive test lab for over 20 years in which currently 700 tests are carried out simultaneously in an area covering 2,750 m², making it the largest test lab for flexible cables.

Further information

ATEX and ESD information

igus® material for applications involving ESD (electrostatic discharge) and ATEX.

ATEX and ESD information    

Lower process costs online

Reduce process costs online with online tools and many more useful services for all product areas.

Lower process costs online    

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