Pass-throughs specifically designed for clean processing environments can help prevent contamination events from occurring as a result of the transfer of product or equipment from one area to another. This month’s spotlight features some of the newest pass-throughs on the market.

Compiled by Angela Godwin

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Laminate, stainless-steel or plastic construction
Standard cleanroom pass-through cabinets manufactured by Clean Air Technology are available in custom sizes, from single-door (12” x 12” x 12”) to double-door (48” x 48” x 48”). The cabinet is made from waterproof core board with smooth, white laminate finish. Other cabinet materials, such as stainless steel and plastic, are also available. Work surfaces are either 304- or 316-grade, smooth stainless steel, and have 90-degree, rolled leading edges. Access doors are clear acrylic or polycarbonate (Lexan®) and feature self-closing hinges and magnetic latches. Magnetic or mechanical interlocks are available. All surfaces are non-snagging for easy cleaning and sanitizing.

Clean Air Technology
Canton, MI

Sealed, high-pressure laminate construction

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CES Pass-Thrus and Cart-Thrus provide a simple and effective method for transferring materials between environmentally controlled areas. Standard features include sealed, high-pressure laminate construction; 1/2-inch Plexiglass doors; self-closing, adjustable, cabinet-style hinges; and a simple mechanical interlock that can be overridden if desired to temporarily allow both doors to be opened at once. Standard options include stainless-steel cladding, UV-filtering doors, all-Plexiglass construction, mounting hardware, electric interlocks, doors-open alarm, shelving, and interior lighting. CES specializes in custom sizes and materials, environmental controls, and load-bearing units. HEPA and ULPA filtration systems, insulated panel and door construction, refrigeration systems for low temperature applications, and environmental control systems with digital communications are also available.

Controlled Environment Structures, Inc.
Mansfield, MA

Stainless-steel or polypropylene construction

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Innotech Products offers a complete line of stainless-steel or solid, 1/2-inch, white polypropylene plastic pass-throughs for either wall or floor mounting. These models resist chipping, cracking and warping, and mechanical interlocks are a standard option. Mitered, stainless-steel trim kits can be provided for easy and attractive installation. Standard sizes include 12” x 12” x 12”, 18” x 18” x 18”, and 24” x 24” x 24” as well as made-to-order sizes. Doors are constructed of stainless steel with a clear window insert for rigidity and durability. A single door on each side is standard, but double-door operation on wider models can be provided. Vertically sliding doors can also be installed.

Innotech Products, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN