The Particle Trap® Mini (PTM) is a source capture system that solves a major problem when blowing off particles in controlled or clean room environments. With the Particle Trap® Mini, you can clean your medical device, optics, packaging materials with confidence while maintaining the integrity of your clean room. The PTM utilizes a filtration system that includes a Pre-Filter and HEPA Filter combination to trap particulates using negative pressure, permanently removing the contaminants from your environment or clean room. Clean, HEPA filtered air is returned back into the clean room or laboratory, eliminating the need for external duct work and/or the loss of conditioned air in the facility.
When cleaning various substrates, especially plastic parts and packaging trays, compressed air ionizers such as guns, nozzles and air knives are commonly used to neutralize surface static charges and blow-off contaminants. While this accepted practice is extremely effective at eliminating electrostatic charges and particles, the question remains…
Where do the particles go?
The problem with conventional “wisdom” is that particles remain in your environment or process, remaining airborne, falling to the floor, onto a workstation or personnel, ultimately finding their way back onto your products or sealed packages. Particle Trap Mini can help increase your yield by reducing costly rejects, tear-downs or rework. By simply blowing-off contaminants from your product or package inside the PTM, you ensure the particles are trapped inside the system, where heavier particles fall to the work surface or carry forward into the pre-filter, and finer particles are filtered out by the HEPA filter. The quick change filters make the Particle Trap Mini the ideal system to enhance the process and increase yields that translate into higher profits.