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Modular principle for ISO class 1 applications – flat cable guidance system with stranded structure

► Modular and compact design
► Replace cables quickly
► IPA classification: EN ISO Class 1 to DIN 14644-1 for e-skin® flat, Report IG2102-1212
► UL-certified complete system
► High reliability due to coordinated stranded structure CFCLEAN
► Available from stock

e-skin flat single pods configurator

Configure and request cable guidance system e-skin flat in just a few steps.

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The cable guides for automation systems and robots in both display and semiconductor manufacture, as well as LCD/LED panel manufacture, must meet special particle-free requirements. Unlike common solutions that use defined flat ribbon cables, in which stranded elements are firmly fixed, the e-skin flat cable guide system is designed with an openable chamber. Flexible stranded elements, with or without connectors, that support chains, hoses, etc, can now be replaced or added in a few minutes.


Versions and sizes

SKF12C.1.1.10

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

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SKF12O.1.1.10

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

  • Inner height: 12mm
  • Outer height: 13mm
  • Number of chambers: 2 - 6
  • Openable
  • Without support chain
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SKF15C.1.1.10

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

  • Inner height: 15mm
  • Outer height: 16mm
  • Number of chambers: 2 - 6
  • Closed version
  • No suitable support chain available
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NEW: SKF12C.UL.1.1.10

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

  • Design: enclosed
  • UL certified complete system
  • Inner height: 12mm
  • Number of chambers: 2 - 6
  • Cable ≤ ø: 2 - 6mm
  • Available from summer 2022
  •  Request now

NEW: SKF12O.UL.1.1.10

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

  • Design: enclosed
  • UL certified complete system
  • Inner height: 12mm
  • Number of chambers: 2 - 6
  • Cable ≤ ø: 13mm
  • Available from summer 2022
  •  Request now



Why the flat cable guide system e-skin flat and CFCLEAN?


Revolutionising overall plant effectiveness


e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Modular and flexibly fillable cable guide system

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Easy change of cables for newly installed drives, cameras, etc.

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Cable replacement in minutes in case of failure, no welded cables

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No additional cable harnessing required

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Quick and easy maintenance, simple handling

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Easy visual inspection of the cables

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Individual modules with 1 cable chamber each can be connected to form wider systems

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No new ribbon cable required, if a new cable is to be added

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No waste in case of replacement, as the entire system does not need to be replaced


Higher yields from the production lines


e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Fast delivery

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No gluing or fixed configuration, etc. Changes are possible at any time.

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No minimum order quantity or surcharge for small quantities

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Highest cleanroom classification of the energy supply

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

High reliability due to specially matched chainflex CFCLEAN stranded structure

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Short downtime in case of maintenance or breakage of OEM cables

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Tested! Over 50 million double strokes. 36-month guarantee

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

No need to carry spare cables, saves money and installation space

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Maximum availability through simple replacement of defective elements

In combination with the stranded structure CFCLEAN


  • No bending of the system due to stiff jacket cables
  • Low reset forces due to soft strand structure
  • Up to 21% weight reduction compared to conventional cables
  • Approx. 18% smaller diameter of the stranding elements compared to commercially available jacketed cables
  • CFCLEAN relieves the linear carriage and reduces the required drive energy
  • Tested for 80 million cycles

e-skin® flat cable guidance system

Further technical advantages

  • NEW: UL certified complete system - certificate recognised worldwide
  • Can be widened at will, grows with the user's requirements
  • Multi-layer model possible
  • Stackable, width-variable mounting brackets available
  • Fast, flexible exchange of the filling
  • Flexible standard modular system
  • No special production
  • 9dB(A) quieter than standard flat ribbon cables
  • 20% more cost-effective than commercially available cleanroom ribbon cables
  • Unsupported design with support chain option


igus cleanroom laboratory

Since 2003, in new developments of cleanroom products, igus® has been co-operating with the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA). The latest achievement of this collaboration: a cleanroom laboratory in Cologne.  

Real-world examples

e-skin® flat cable guidance system application example

Specialising in the development and manufacture of components for automation technology and a leader in the field of rotary indexing tables, the company Weiss GmbH wanted to find a cable lead-through to the middle of a tool whereby the lead-through could hold two sensor cables and two hoses, each with a diameter of four millimetres. The solution: the  flat cable guidance system e-skin flat from igus. Service life over 57 million double strokes.


The e-skin flat and CFCLEAN cable guides compared
to other cleanroom solutions
 

⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ Most suitable | ⬤ Rather less so | ✔ Yes | X No
 Flat cable guide
e-skin flat
Corrugated tube
e-skin
Energy chain
E6/E6.1
Common
ribbon cables
 e-skin flate-skin corrugated tubeE6 seriesRibbon cables
Class 1 according to EN ISO 14644-1
Modularity/modular principle ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘
Components individually interchangeableX
Quick filling, openable⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤X
Fast delivery⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘
Easy maintenance⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘⭘
Available from stockX
Individual shorteningX
Can be widened individuallyXX
High productivity rate⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
No minimum order quantityX
Cost-effective⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Unsupported suitability⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘
For high dynamics⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Space-saving⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Fill weight⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘
36-month guaranteeX
Saves resourcesX
Everything from one source (chain, cable, connector)
Products also available individuallyX
Low noise and low vibration⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘
Online calculation of service lifeXXX
Online interior separation configuratorXX
Suitable for the industryElectrical manufacturing
3C industries
Bonding
Dispenser
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Medical technology
Microelectronics
AOI
Electrical manufacturing
3C industries
Dispenser
Glass cutting
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Microelectronics
AOI
 
Electrical manufacturing
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Microelectronics
Panel robots
Packaging
Plotter
Medicine technology
 
Electrical manufacturing
3C industries
Microelectronics
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
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Delivery times

Fast delivery
from stock

The goods leave igus® within 24 hours.

No minimum order quantity

No minimum order quantity
No minimum value Applies to the complete system.

Sustainability

Sustainability 
Have e-skin flat recycled by igus at the end of its service life.


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