A laminar flow glove box is the most appropriate tool to ensure that materials are protected during packaging, quality control research and production processes. This equipment is preferred when handling requires an inert and clean protective atmosphere (with a controlled dust level).
The hermetic enclosure eliminates any risk of propagation of outside air inside the enclosure and separates the work area from the ambient atmosphere. It is commonly used in sectors such as pharma-medical, research and development, with application areas such as photovoltaic cells, organic LEDs or the entire microelectronics and semiconductor sector.
How A Laminar Flow Glove Box Works
The use of a laminar flow or overpressure glove box is the best way to ensure that product handling is confined in a sterile and clean atmosphere. To do this, the atmospheric pressure must be below that of the atmosphere inside the main chamber of the hermetic enclosure. In order to remove all traces of oxygen, water and solvent, inert gas purification devices (nitrogen or argon) must be used to evacuate the atmosphere or to create an atmosphere of extreme purity.
A minimum class ISO5 laminar flow can be required and attached to the box, especially for applications in the medical, nanotechnology, microelectronics and pharmaceutical industries. This ensures a particle-free atmosphere. The performance of the glove box guarantees the protection of the handling of air-sensitive products. In the event of micro-leaks, airborne compounds such as moisture or oxygen are forced out of the enclosure.
To ensure optimum safety, the glove box is equipped with safety systems that are automatically triggered in the event of a malfunction, thereby minimizing the risk of contamination. The most common use of the laminar flow box is in packaging, synthesis, dosing, product characterization and industrial and scientific applications.
Jacomex – Manufacturer of Vacuum Glove Boxes
Depending on your needs, we offer a custom solution:
- A standard glove box model, meeting the constraints of current applications requiring a controlled atmosphere in academic research, industries and start-ups, etc.;
- A modular model, designed with large dimensions. This model is suitable for handling in a controlled atmosphere: robotic welding, aeronautical welding, additive manufacturing, etc.;
- A fully modular model that can be used for applications requiring specific atmospheric conditions. The interior temperature can be set at will, and humidity and oxygen can be regulated automatically;
- A fully scalable model that guarantees high performance containment to protect handling. Its fields of application are: R&D, industry, especially during processes with integration of equipment, machines and instrumentation.