If you visit the GMI Corp facility in Franklin, IN, you may notice that some of the work is being done behind closed doors. Controlled environment rooms are essential for certain industries where airborne particles can contaminate and damage sensitive components. At GMI, our controlled environment room is often used in manufacturing aerospace, semiconductors, optical, and other components. Tell us your cleanliness requirements, and we’ll tell you how we can handle.

Common features in a controlled environment room

A glimpse through the windows reveals white-coated GMI employees wearing protective caps and gloves. But the bigger differences go beyond the dress code. Our controlled environment room also includes:

  • Air filtration systems that remove dust and other small particles from the room.
  • Temperature and humidity control systems to keep these measurements constant and steady.
  • Static control systems prevent the buildup of static electricity, which can damage sensitive products.

Controlled environment rooms are imperative for industries that are sensitive to even the smallest contamination. They also offer cost-saving measures in the long run. By minimizing contamination, controlled environment rooms can reduce the number of potential product defects. Companies may see an increased product yield and product quality. Controlled environment rooms can help to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing by minimizing the amount of waste that is generated.

What industries require a controlled environment room?

Federal and international standards often dictate which industries should contain their manufacturing to a controlled environment room. A metal plating operation, for instance, may only need a traditional manufacturing setting. On the other hand, safety and quality are non-negotiable in the medical devices industry.

  • Aerospace product development and manufacturing services are often candidates for the controlled environment room. Aerospace components must be extremely clean to ensure that they function properly and safely. Even the smallest contamination may lead to a malfunction or fire.
  • Radio frequency semiconductors require a controlled space to protect the extremely delicate equipment during the manufacturing process. Dust and other particles can cause defects, which can make them unstable.
  • Optical components, such as lenses and mirrors, are used in a wide variety of products, including telescopes, cameras, and lasers. They must be extremely clean to ensure that they produce clear images. Otherwise, you run the risk of a blurry or distorted image.

GMI Corp’s ISO 13485 Certification and FDA registration meets the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization. Our controlled environment room may also be converted to a Class 8 cleanroom at needed.

Are you seeking to outsource the controlled environment room manufacture or assembly of your medical device? GMI’s controlled environment room has around-the-clock availability. We evaluate our systems regularly to ensure tight control of product specification and timelines. Whether you are within the early stages of product development or interested in transferring your current manufacturing program, GMI can help. Tell us more about your controlled environment room project here, and we’ll be in touch with answers. If you prefer to talk on the phone, call 317-736-5116 and ask for Tom.

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