09-Dec-2009 - Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA)

zwicki-Line materials testing machines receive clean-room capability certification

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart has carried out cleanliness tests and clean-room suitability tests on zwicki-Line universal testing machines. As a result of these tests, zwicki-Line materials testing machines may be used in clean rooms with Class 7 air cleanliness to DIN EN ISO 14644-1. A large percentage of medical or pharmaceutical items are produced in clean rooms, in which the concentration of airborne particles is maintained at the required low level. EN ISO 14644 describes the requirements for clean rooms and associated clean-room areas.

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