As the quality requirements for cleanroom technology applications are constantly growing, igus® is continuously working on improving its products. For this purpose, igus® has been carrying out tests for cleanroom suitability in its own test laboratory since 1997. In addition, appropriate products are tested externally by the Fraunhofer Institute.
The cleanroom suitability of our iglidur® plain bearings is determined on the basis of the wear particles released in the application. The size and quantity of the released wear particles depend on:
• the respective pairing of shaft and bearing material
• further parameters such as load, speed etc.
Therefore, there are no clearly defined cleanroom materials for our plain bearings, but instead they depend on their use.