2-May-2012

PortaFab introduces modular cleanroom wall system

PortaFab has added a strut wall systen to its FabLine modular cleanroom system

PortaFab has added a strut wall system to its FabLine modular cleanroom system, which it claims allows users to create bay and chase cleanrooms more quickly and cost-effectively than with traditional modular cleanroom walls.

By incorporating a standard strut-style metal framing into the wall system, the Chesterfield, Missouri, US-based firm says the strut wall eliminates the need to frame out cleanrooms while using standard strut connectors for piping, conduit and other utilities. It also incorporates a ˝in thick aluminum honeycomb panel and lighter-weight aluminum extrusions that cost less and are easier to transport and assemble.

“One of the world’s largest companies challenged us to design a more cost-effective modular cleanroom system for the development of its critical manufacturing environments across the globe,” said Wayne McGee, president of PortaFab. “By working with this customer and our network of cleanroom contractors, we were able to develop a system that not only reduces design and assembly time, but also costs less.”

The strut wall system includes hardware and aluminum extrusions that allow horizontal framing for openings and bulk heading requirements to be created. It integrates with PortaFab’s FabLine system used primarily in the microelectronic and nanotech industries and joins the firm’s existing line of modular cleanrooms that include load-bearing, interior and liner wall systems that integrate with a variety of cleanroom ceiling grid systems, flush windows, hi-speed cleanroom doors and other components.

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