The Hidden Costs of Acrylic: Enclosures, Cabinets, and Desiccators

Why Is Static Dissipative PVC a Better Option than Acrylic?

Are Automatic Shoe Cover and Medical Bootie Dispensers and Removers Worth the Cost?

High-traffic cleanrooms use tightly controlled procedures with repeatable processes to maximize the passage of people in and out of sanitary environments. Cleanroom facilities of all sizes find advantages in using automatic shoe cover removers and dispensers to improve adherence to procedure, maximize throughput, cleanliness, and safety. The result is cost savings of up to $250+... Continue Reading →

Wiper Folding & Surface Cleaning Poster from Berkshire

A guide to properly fold and use a low-linting wiper for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in a controlled environment. Click here to download: Cleanroom_Wiper_Folding_and_Surface_Cleaning_Poster

What to Know When Considering a Cleanroom

Does your business plan include the development of an area in your plant for clean manufacturing? Are you concerned about making the right purchase? Do you want to make sure you consider the right factors when you evaluate different models? There are a numerous considerations when evaluating a cleanroom. The goal of this post is... Continue Reading →

The Seven Deadly Sins of Cleanroom Wiping (and How to Avoid Them!)

1. Ignoring the Need to Wipe on a Regular Basis To assure quality is maintained in all cleanroom and restricted areas, housekeeping maintenance must be performed daily. Improper cleaning leads to contamination and ultimately loss in end user product quality. Contamination can be broadly categorized into two categories, films and particulates, both of which can cause... Continue Reading →

Air Showers: Increasing Productivity & Reducing Costs of Cleanroom Operations

Article reprinted from Clean Air Products, manufacturers of air showers, cleanrooms, and cleanroom accessories. A cleanroom provides a controlled environment in which companies can produce contaminate-free products. Air showers are a vital component of maintaining that clean environment. They protect the cleanroom by using high velocity jets of air to remove loose particles of contamination... Continue Reading →

Simco-Ion TargetBlower 6202e

The TargetBlower is an in-tool ionizing blower designed to control static charge in near critical environments. With ±5V or better balance, it meets the requirements for those targeted areas that need stable electrostatic protection. The TargetBlower's space-saving design is perfect for point-of-use applications found in semiconductor final manufacturing and in other automated process tools. The unique... Continue Reading →

Palbam Class N2 Desiccator Cabinets

Desiccators: Unique Stainless Steel Solutions from Palbam Class Palbam Class developed its first desiccator cabinets for the Semiconductor Industry. Due to the demands of this industry all the cabinets are manufactured from the cleanest materials possible. Most manufacturers offer stainless steel accessories for their desiccators. Palbam Class uses only stainless steel. All modular designs -... Continue Reading →

Basics of Isolator Cleaning

Isolators are increasingly installed in pharmaceutical production laboratories due to the increased handling of hazardous drug ingredients as well as the need for smaller batches and more flexible production environments. Isolators can potentially lower the installation and maintenance costs compared to large-scale cleanroom environments. While manufacturing facilities have established SOPs for isolators, this article focuses on the importance... Continue Reading →

BioFit and Seating Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a topic we've covered numerous times on the Production Automation blog, but it is a topic that is relevant in so many industries. Whether you work on a production floor in a factory or in an office, or even at home, ergonomics play a large role in our health and well-being. Before we... Continue Reading →

Task Seating: Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

For 20 years, ergoCentric has been committed to providing the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry - not the lowest price, or the coolest looking chairs, although both price and aesthetics are important. Total Cost of Ownership is an "estimate of all direct and indirect costs associated with an asset or acquisition over... Continue Reading →

Modular Cleanrooms for Business Startups & New Product Development

Regulations, cost, location, size, performance - How do you choose the right cleanroom? Selecting a cleanroom for a new business or product is not a difficult process. There are many considerations and options, but focusing first on requirements will help make the decision-making process easier. Cleanroom Selection Criteria Rules mandated by government regulations, ISO guidelines,... Continue Reading →

Cleanroom Design in 10 Easy Steps

OK, so "easy" may not be a word that comes to mind for designing such sensitive environments. However, that doesn't mean you can't produce a solid cleanroom design by tackling issues in a logical sequence. This article covers each key step, down to handy application-specific tips for adjusting load calculations, planning exfiltration paths, and angling... Continue Reading →

Gibo Kodama Chairs

At Gibo/Kodama Chairs, they design chairs for hours of productivity. From the shape of their seats to the density of their foam, from the ease of control adjustments to their ergonomically designed support system, Gibo/Kodama designs fit and productivity into every chair. You'll find Gibo/Kodama chairs in production lines, biomedical labs, office environments, anywhere productivity... Continue Reading →

Superior Uniform Group

We are pleased to have recently added Superior Uniform Group's Worklon® series garments to our website, which are now available for purchase. Worklon® provides a comprehensive line of apparel for cleanrooms, controlled environments and ESD sensitive areas.  Markets served include Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Semi-conductor and Food Processing. Worklon® manufactures cleanroom and controlled environment apparel and accessories... Continue Reading →

Quick Ship Hardwall Cleanrooms

Legend Quick Ship Series Hardwall Cleanrooms Ships within 5 business days of receiving order! Pre-engineered, modular design cleanrooms are cost effective without the inconvenience of conventional "stick-built" construction. Once Through Design Once-Thru Design is also known as single pass. Ambient air is drawn into the SAM Fan Filter Units at ceiling level. The filtered air... Continue Reading →

Air Showers – Are They Worth It?

A Discussion about Air Showers, from Liberty Industries "Air Shower Newsletter" Do they really reduce contamination? The efficacy of air showers in the contamination control process has been a source of debate for several years. Tests have been conducted which prove the effectiveness of air showers. The tests do show that an air shower does... Continue Reading →

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