What are the Industrial Applications of Glove Boxes?
The industrial applications of glove boxes includes the entire mechanical or chemical process allowing the production or manufacture of products or chemical synthesis. Industrial glove boxes are used to carry out transformations. The confined enclosure means that highly sensitive products, and hazardous materials and processes do not come into contact with operators and the environment. The internal pressure is usually kept a little above or below atmospheric pressure.
There are many industrial applications for a glove box. It can, for example, be used in additive manufacturing, aeronautics, 3D printing, laser and titanium welding, petrochemicals, microelectronics, food, nuclear, etc.
Glove Box Models for the Industry
Like isolators, an industrial glove box is made using a stainless steel structure, with one or more transparent sides and transfer, regulation, control systems and handling gloves. The operators can work with maximum visibility and comfortably carry out the tasks.
There are standard industrial glove boxes on the market, but there are also manufacturers that offer custom designs. The standard models are suitable for conventional industrial processes. They can be with positive or negative pressure and meet regulatory containment requirements. For advanced industrial sectors, where processes have specific needs, tailor-made industrial glove boxes are more suitable. It is possible, with glove box experts, to review the whole project, the type of operation, the safety criteria required and all the constraints relating to the process in order to develop the appropriate solution.
Jacomex Offers Several Glove Box Models
The design of each glove box model manufactured by Jacomex has been specially thought out for a specific application and type of operation. Jacomex therefore is proud to offer a whole range of professional glove boxes: multi-purpose glove boxes, modular and custom glove boxes, controlled atmosphere glove boxes, large volume glove boxes and high security glove boxes.
G(POLYM) – Multi-purpose Glove Box
A long-standing specialist in the design of polymer glove boxes, Jacomex has manufactured this model in Corian. It is designed to be adapted to common applications in operator protection or product protection. Corian has antibacterial properties and is highly resistant to chemicals, making it very popular for molecular biology and nuclear applications. In glove boxes, it offers exceptional working comfort thanks to its clarity and luminous opaque appearance.
GP(CONCEPT) – Modular and Custom Glove Box
This model of glove box is very modular and delivers personalized project management in purification for the protection of the operator and the products. Jacomex offers it in standard and custom sizes, double or single-sided, as a single-user workspace or as modules connected in stages of a development process or to follow the various stages of a process over several connected modules.
This glove box is suitable for all specific processes in ultra-pure atmosphere requiring the integration of special machines or instruments. It can also be custom designed. This model is the most suitable glove box for nuclear or toxic applications, which combine operations in a controlled atmosphere or under vacuum. In addition, this model offers various high capacity O2 and H2O purification systems to suit your specific requirements.
G(BOX) – Regulated Glove Box
Offered in standard sizes and adjustable under controlled atmosphere, this model is dedicated to processes and experiments with specific mixtures or gases. With adjustable parameters in both directions for temperature, oxygen, pressure and humidity regulation, it can be transformed into a climatic glove box. Jacomex’s know-how has made it a very flexible enclosure inside which you will be able to control the level of CO2 and O2. You can also heat the atmosphere, dry or humidify it, generate cold, etc.
G(MEGA) – Large Volume Glove Box
This large volume glove box is modular and can be used in a controlled purified atmosphere for production and industrial applications. It is a containment system that has been specially designed to allow an infinite number of customized solutions. Its modularity allows it to accommodate volumes up to 150 m3. It also allows for the easy integration of robots and process machines.
The G(MEGA) is suitable for all industrial processes under controlled atmosphere and is already present in various industrial sectors such as aeronautics and additive manufacturing.
G(SAFE) – High Security Glove Box
This model for the protection of the environment and the operator, in a vacuum under air, offers an unequaled level of safety and reliability. Available in both custom and standard designs, it is ideal for applications where maximum operator protection is required, such as industry, research and the nuclear sector.
The high security glove box is usually offered in a one-piece design. Its rounded corners make it easy to clean and decontaminate the internal surfaces. In the event of a glove being torn off, the box can be kept under vacuum automatically by means of a Jacomex control and safety valve. A device that also provides a safe air speed
Jacomex, Manufacturer of Industrial Glove Boxes
Jacomex is a specialist in the manufacture of containment chambers and glove boxes dedicated to the industrial, medical and research sectors. The company is based in France.
The company is able to design containment solutions perfectly made to your project due to its expertise in cleantech.
Jacomex offers options between standard, modular or tailor-made glove boxes according to your specific application and the constraints of your processes. Its products comply with current safety standards, whether you need protective equipment for your operators, security for your production line or containment for your workspace in order to handle, store or experiment with sensitive products.
From a simple single work space to a multi-station installation or one that includes robotics, our technicians can guide you towards a model that operates under vacuum with air or gas or overpressure with nitrogen or argon or a gas mixture.