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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

 

 


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®  
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.

e-skin series SK28

Product range:
Part No. Bi Ba hi ha R min.
 SK28.068.02.1 68 95 28 40 55 Upon request 
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e-skin drawing

Drawing e-skin SK28
A= moving end
B= fixed end

 

Mounting bracket series SK28

Product range:

Part No.ABCDEFG 
SK280.068.12.1
Full set without tiewrap plates
104926835462118 Request
SK280.068.12ZB.1
Full set incl. tiewrap plates
104926835462118

 Request

e-skin mounting bracket  
e-skin SK28 mounting bracket drawing  

Interior separation

Product range:

The interior separation system for the igus® e-skin consists of individual separators and shelves, which can be inserted in the e-skin in a variety of ways and attached to the ridges.
 

 

Part No. 
  
SK28.1.01 - Separator, slotted - unassembled Request
SK28.1.1.01 - Separator, slotted - assembled Request
110.63.1 - Full-width shelf - unassembled Request
111.63.1 - Full-width shelf - assembled Request

 

Separator for the e-skin  

e-skin series SK40

Product range:
Part No. Bi Ba hi ha R min.
 SK40.085.02.1 85 118 38 57 100 Upon request 
More about selected part:
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SK40 Drawing  

Mounting bracket series SK40

Product range:

Part No.ABCDEFG 
SK400.085.12.1
Full set without tiewrap plates
1251136835664118 Request
SK400.085.12ZB.1
Full set incl. tiewrap plates
1251136835664118

 Request

e-skin mounting bracket  
e-skin SK40 mounting bracket drawing  

Interior separation

Product range:

The interior separation system for the igus® e-skin consists of individual separators and shelves, which can be inserted in the e-skin in a variety of ways and attached to the ridges.
 

 

Part No. 
  
SK40.1.01 - Separator, slotted, unassembled Enquiries
SK40.1.1.01 - Separator, slotted, assembled Enquiries
110.80.1 - Full-width shelf, unassembled Enquiries
111.80.1 - Full-width shelf, assembled Enquiries

 

Separator for the e-skin  

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Technical details

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 lenth

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 devided

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e-skin® can be equipped with an interior seperation

 

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  

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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