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e-skin® cleanroom energy chains


Advantages of the e-skin compared to conventional corrugated hoses:

The e-skin is a hose consisting of an upper and lower shell that form a sealed tube when connected to each other. It consists of igumid SK, a polymer material developed specifically for this. The simple and reclosable opening mechanism enables easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables. Operating temperature +10°C / +50°C.
 
Typical applications: Fast, short, unsupported applications, standing and hanging applications, pick & place applications, printers, medical technology and all machines where corrugated tubes are used, display and semiconductor production

 


Tech up

Tech up

  • 15% higher fill weight (based on the latest test results for the e-skin SK 40 series done in the igus laboratory)
  • 50% more unsupported length (based on the latest test results for the e-skin SK 40 series done in the igus laboratory)
  • Bending radii from 55mm up to 100mm
  • Suitable for cleanrooms according to IPA ISO Class 1
  • 5dB(A) quieter than usual "clean cable"
  • For fast, short, unsupported applications
  • Interior separation system consisting of "tribo-optimised" iglidur material - to further minimise abrasion between the cables

Cost down

Cost down

Proof

Proof

  • e-skin SK already tested in the Fraunhofer IPA test centre for semiconductor devices based on ISO class 14644-1 and received the certification ISO class 1

Sustainability

Sustainability

  • 99% material savings possible, as you can replace a cable without having to replace the entire system
  • Have your energy chains recycled as part of the igus chainge recycling programme at the end of the life cycle. Irrespective of their manufacturer. You will receive a voucher
  • igus supports the circular economy for plastics and is investing in chemical recycling


e-skin series SK28

Product range:

Part No. Inner width
Bi [mm]
Outer width
Ba< [mm]
Inner height
hi [mm]
Outer height
ha [mm]
Bend radius
R min. [mm]
Usually dispatched within 2 working days SK28.068.02.1 68 95 28 40 55 £ 180.51 Add to shopping cart
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e-skin drawing Drawing e-skin SK28
A= moving end
B= fixed end

Mounting bracket series SK28

Product range:

Part number A B C D E F G
SK280.068.12.1.E.A 104 92 68 35 46 21 18 e-skin® Hybrid KMA mounting bracket set Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK280.068.12ZB.1.E.A 104 92 68 35 46 21 18 e-skin® Hybrid KMA mounting bracket set including tiewrap plates Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Interior separation for the SK28 series

Product range:

Part number
Usually shipped within 15 working days SK28.1.01 Separator, slotted, unassembled £ 0.77 Add to shopping cart
Usually shipped within 4 weeks SK28.1.1.01 £ 0.87 Add to shopping cart
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Usually shipped within 15 working days 110.63.1 Full-width shelf, continuous, unassembled £ 0.27 Add to shopping cart
Usually shipped within 4 weeks 111.63.1 £ 0.35 Add to shopping cart
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e-skin series SK40

Product range:

Part No. Inner width
Bi [mm]
Outer width
Ba [mm]
Inner height
hi [mm]
Outer height
ha [mm]
Bend radius
R min. [mm]
Usually dispatched within 2 working days SK40.085.02.1 85 118 38 57 100 £ 269.09 Add to shopping cart
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SK40 Drawing

Mounting bracket series SK40

Product range:

Part number A B C D E F G
SK400.085.12.1.E.A 125 113 68 35 66 41 18 e-skin® hybrid KMA without tiewrap plates Upon request Add to shopping cart
SK400.085.12ZB.1.E.A 125 113 68 35 66 41 18 e-skin® Hybrid KMA including tiewrap plates Upon request Add to shopping cart
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Interior separation

Product range:

Part number
Usually shipped within 4 weeks SK40.1.01 Separator, slotted, unassembled £ 0.89 Add to shopping cart
Usually shipped within 4 weeks SK40.1.1.01 £ 0.98 Add to shopping cart
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Usually shipped within 4 weeks 110.80.1 Full-width shelf, continuous, unassembled £ 0.30 Add to shopping cart
Usually shipped within 4 weeks 111.80.1 £ 0.38 Add to shopping cart
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Interior separation configurator for the e-skin

With the interior separation configurator for the e-skin corrugated tubes, you can create filling variants in just a few seconds and configure complete e-skin corrugated tubes with interior separation and mounting brackets.

  • Easy to fit
  • Avoidance of filling errors due to integrated filling guidance
  • Automatic creation of a parts list and drawing with dimensioning
  • Easy to submit an enquiry about and order the complete corrugated tube with chainflex cables and interior separations in the desired configuration.


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You are interested in our e-skin but would like to see it yourself first before making a final decision?

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e-skin IPA classification

IPA classification - Report No. IG 1907-1125 - 0.SK28.068.02.1 e-skin

e-skin®

The improved corrugated hose for cleanroom applications received the 2nd prize in the 2018 Fraunhofer clean technology award.


Technical details


1 Mounting brackets: strong, with integrated strain relief
 
2 Small installation space: small bend radii
 
3 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 to assemble: Upper and lower shells can be opened for easy filling

e-skin®

Commercially available corrugated hose

igus e-skin

e-skin®

Corrugated tubes have consistently the same bending radius

e-skin®

e -skin consists of two shells (top/bottom) . The movement can be defined by configuring the shells.

e-skin®

Corrugated hoses have little or no inherent rigidity. e-rib is

e-skin®

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

e-skin®

No/little stability in case of applied lateral force

e-skin®

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

e-skin®

Corrugated hoses can not be used unsupported

e-skin®

e-skin® supports itself and can be used for short unsupported length

e-skin®

Corrugated hoses (for dynamic applications) can not be opened

e-skin®

e-skin® can be opened, easy to fill

e-skin®

The interior of the hose can not be divided

e-skin®

e-skin® can be equipped with an interior separation


How is an e-skin corrugated tube installed? - Installation instructions


In the video, we show you how quickly the upper and lower shells of the e-skin can be opened and closed for easy filling.


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 the e-skin corrugated tubes, the noise level of e-skin flat cleanroom cable 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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  • Large product selection
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  • 36-month guarantee


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Rebecca Barnes

e-skin Product Specialist

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Shipping and consultation

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Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.

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