Many SCHUNK products can now be used in cleanrooms without hesitation. This is confirmed by the certificate issued in December 2007 by TUV Sud.
The certificate confirms suitability for use in Class 5 cleanrooms according to ISO 14644. ISO Class 5 is comparable to Class 100 of the US-Fed. -Std. 209, which is no longer valid, but still frequently referred to.
SCHUNK succeeded in certifying entire series, instead of just single products, as is often the case. Therefore, the certificate covers all versions and variants of the products. In particular, the following series have been certified:
PGN-plus parallel gripper
DPG-plus sealed parallel gripper
PZN-plus centric gripper
DPZ-plus sealed centric gripper
MPG miniature parallel gripper
MPZ miniature centric gripper
SRU rotary module
Customers and potential customers can request a PDF of the certificate from SCHUNK, therefore eliminating the need for certificates of suitability for use or conducting measurements before using products in cleanrooms. This saves time and money.
Initial measurements of SCHUNK grippers equipped with additional HUE protective covers achieved excellent results with ISO Class 2. Although final certification is yet to be granted, grippers with protective covers are already available from SCHUNK.