igus has received the 2nd prize in the clean technology awards for its e-skin corrugated hose. Designed for use in cleanrooms it also has the seal of approval Fraunhofer Tested Device ISO Class 1.
The e-skin is made of tribologically optimised, abrasion-resistant plastic. The separable upper and lower shells can be ‘zipped’ together to form a fully enclosed tube, which is highly dust-proof and water-resistant. This guarantees both cleanroom compatibility and easy filling with cables and hoses. The e-skin is very light and well suited for small installation spaces, for instance in pick-and-place applications. Unlike other corrugated hoses, it is suitable for short unsupported distances because of the stiffness of the material, the rib profile and a defined direction of motion.
igus’ e-skin has been tested under real conditions for 6.4 million double strokes at 3m/s in the in-house igus test laboratory. For more information about e-skin, please visit: www.igus.co.uk/e-skinhome.