High abrasion resistance is crucial for machine elements in cleanrooms. Igus has developed the C6, an energy chain designed to meet the highest cleanroom class. This article first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Food and Drink Business.
The C6 is specially designed for longer unsupported applications on machines and systems and is based on the successful E6 and E6.1 cleanroom series. A new connector system and a specially tribologically optimised high-performance polymer make the chain even smoother, easier to assemble and virtually free of any particles in motion. With the new energy supply system, cables and hoses can be guided in an abrasion-resistant and smooth manner even on medium travel distances in cleanrooms.
Igus head of development Andreas Hermey says, “We were pleased to be able to put the chain through rigorous tests and develop it further directly with the experts from industry and cleanroom research.
“With the design of the C6, we are also prepared for future cleanroom requirements, which will stipulate even fewer particles than ISO class 1.”
The C6 e-chain and all other igus products are available from Treotham Automation.