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DesiCart™ Low Humidity Transport Carts

Features Key

A Polyethylene or Stainless Steel Cart Frame
B Acrylic or SDPVC Desiccator
  Quick Connect Fittings for Nitrogen Purge
  Automatic RB™ Valve
Nitrogen Generator (not shown)

humidity level minimal
Polyethylene Frame, Catalog no. 4002-51B.

Stainless Steel DesiCart
304 Stainless Steel Frame, shown with
optional shelves. Catalog no. 4001-90B.

  • Low-humidity, contamination-free environment protects sensitive materials during process transfer
  • Automatic RB® Valve (inlcuded) and optional Quick-Connect fitting facilitate dry gas purging
  • Cushioned casters ensure smooth rolling over uneven surfaces
  • Select acrylic or static-dissipative PVC enclosure
  • Dozens of standard configurations for wafer boxes, flat panel displays, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other sensitive materials
These mobile storage carts transport components from one location to another while maintaining critical low-humidity and low-particle conditions.

A Controlled Environment Wherever It Goes!
The DesiCart is available in two versions. Each houses a sealed desiccator storage chamber, which maintains clean, dry storage conditions during parts transport. Desiccators feature opposing access doors for pass-through convenience, and every door is equipped with a LiftLatch™.

Quick connect/disconnect fittings (optional) enable you to purge the system with nitrogen while it is stationary. Reinforced door construction and gasketing provide air-tight seals that maintain a clean, dry storage environment while the DesiCart is in motion. The Automatic Relief/Bleed Valve (standard feature) prevents overpressurizing the chambers.

High-Density Polyethylene DesiCarts provide excellent chemical resistance and include an integral one-piece handle. Wrap-up rails make for safe transport of materials carried on top of the cart, and corners are rounded for easy cleaning. Each of these carts features four chambers and includes chrome-plated racks.

304 Stainless Steel DesiCarts feature a solid stainless steel top and a two-chamber desiccator. Chrome-plated wire racks mounted inside the desiccator allow easy adjustment of optional stainless steel shelving.

All models feature 5" (127 mm)-diameter polyurethane swivel casters for smooth quiet operation and Class 100 cleanroom-compatibility. Other stem casters are available.

Static-Dissipative PVC: ESD and Particle Control
The DesiCart is available in either acrylic or Terra Universal's transparent Static-Dissipative PVC, which features surface resistance of between 106 and 108 ohms/square. This durable material safely dissipates static charges that can damage sensitive parts and also eliminates static attraction of contaminants. It also resists a wide range of chemicals.

Installation: Cabinet doors may become misaligned during shipment. Installation should include cabinet alignment to ensure that door sensors and seals are functioning properly.

Select from DesiCarts™ below  



  Use the QuickQuote tool to help you select the desiccator for your application.
Note: Polyethylene and Stainless steel models below feature chrome-plated racks and opposing doors for pass-through access. The center panel includes slots to promate free circulation of purge gas.

Polyethylene Frame DesiCart

Polyethelyene Frame: Dimensions Ordering Information
H" x W" x L"
Shelving W" x D"
Doors (8) H" X W"
with Acrylic Desiccator ESDwith Static-Dissipative PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
33.25 x 27 x 39.5
(845 x 686 x 1003)
15 x 22
(381 x 559)
9 x 15
(229 x 381)
4002-50B $ 2,351 4002-51B $ 2,793
Corresponding Shelves for Polyethylene Frame:
For Cat. #s Acrylic* Stainless Steel
Cat. # Price   Cat. # Price
4002-52 $ 76 Shield 4002-53 $ 212
Tray 4002-54 $ 212
Shelf 4002-55 $ 212

*Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.

Nitrogen generator Nitrogen Generators give you a reliable point-of-use supply of up to 99%-pure nitrogen. Eliminate the drawbacks of canisters and 3rd-party suppliers! You control volume, purity and rate; all you need is a clean compressed-air feed. Terra's three sizes of maintenance-free membrane generators meet several capacity requirements are ideal for back-filling or continuous flow into desiccators, glove boxes, vacuum chambers and incubators. 

Stainless Steel Frame DesiCart

Stainless Steel Frame: Dimensions Ordering Information
H" x W" x L"
Shelving W" x D"
Doors (4) H" X W"
with Acrylic Desiccator ESDwith Static-Dissipative PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
38 x 24 x 36
(965 x 610 x 914)
13.75 x 20
(349 x 508)
20.5 x 15.75
(521 x 400)
4001-90B $ 2,965 4001-91B $ 3,529
Corresponding Shelves for Stainless Steel Frame
For Cat. #s
Acrylic* Stainless Steel
Cat. # Price   Cat. # Price
4001-92 $ 70 Shield 4001-96 $ 210
Tray 4001-97 $ 210
Shelf 4001-95 $ 200
*Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.
Cat. # Price
Quick Connect/Disconnect Fitting
1601-06 $ 37

DesiCart™ Mobile Work Station
Shown with optional hygrometer and acrylic shelves.
Catalog no. 1001-36A.

DesiCart Mobile Work Station
Ideal for kitting small parts!

  • Controlled low-humidity, low-particle system protects sensitive parts during transit
  • 304 Stainless steel work surface and external shelf racks provide a convenient kitting area (order desired shelves separately)
  • Optional hygrometer allows continuous monitoring of humidity level (0 - 100%RH)

This versatile DesiCart provides dual storage chambers, each 16.5"W x 24"D x 37.75"H (419 mm x 610 mm x 959 mm) and clearance: 16"W x 24"D x 36.25"H (406 mm x 610 mm x 921 mm). Stainless Steel racks allow placement of adjustable acrylic shelves. In addition, a 10"W x 24"D x 37.75"H (254 mm x 610 mm x 959 mm), kitting area, located between the storage chambers, allows convenient placement of kitting trays on adjustable acrylic shelves. Five-inch casters allow smooth rolling over a variety of floor surfaces.

Overall dimensions (including hardware): 48"W x 25.5"D x 49.25"H (1219 mm x 648 mm x 1251 mm).

Order Quick Connect Fitting and Automatic RB™ Valve.

  Cat. # Price
Acrylic* 1001-35A $ 4,407
Static-Dissipative PVC 1001-36A $ 5,260
Acrylic Shelf *(for storage chamber) 1001-38 $ 72
Acrylic Shelf* (for kitting area) 1001-39 $ 55
Hygrometer 5401-21 $ 37
*Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.

Wafer Box DesiCart
Cushioned ride for optimal
product protection.
Catalog no. 4002-48B.

Wafer Box DesiCart™

  • Perforated electropolished 304 stainless steel shelves hold wafer boxes securely in position during transit
  • Spring-loaded casters provide a cushioned ride, eliminate wafer chatter
  • Each cart holds up to twelve 200-mm wafer boxes*

This DesiCart™ ensures clean, dry, secure transport of delicate wafers. Its 6" (152 mm)-diameter spring-loaded casters provide a cushioned ride, and ultra-clean materials of construction, including electropolished 304 stainless steel shelves, ensure surfaces that won't slough or outgas.

Perforated shelves ensure uniform gas distribution. Their angled design keeps boxes securely in position during transit. 304 stainless steel door frames ensure tight seals and a long service life. Overall dimensions: 50.88"W x 26.25"D x 38"H (1292 mm x 667 mm x 965 mm) including hardware. Select Quick Connect Fitting and Automatic RB®

Wafer Box DesiCartª Cat. # Price
Enclosure Material    
Acrylic** 4002-48B $ 5,238
Static-Dissipative PVC 4002-49B $ 6,247

* Based on Empak model TR-08A. Custom sizing is available for other carrier sizes.

Custom Configurations
Specify any custom modifications you require for your transport requirements!
Large-Capacity DesiCart
Large-Capacity DesiCart™
Ideal for large assemblies. Double doors afford unrestricted access to the complete storage area. Dimensions: 59"W x 40"D x 44"H (1499 mm x 1016 mm x 1118 mm).

Cat. # Price
1001-41A $ 4,822
Electropolished 304 Stainless Steel Domed Cart
Electropolished 304 Stainless Steel Domed Cart
This ultraclean cart features sliding acrylic access door and a “dead man” braking system that prevents rolling when unattended. The curved top assists in cleaning and also prevents personnel from setting objects on top.

Cat. # Price
1001-42A $ 6,459
RH/Temperature Data Logger
RH/Temperature Data Logger
Provides a convenient record of storage conditions! Placed in a desiccator or glovebox, this compact device accumulates humidity and temperature data at specified intervals for hours, days, weeks, even months. USB connection lets you import and display data in several formats.
Cat. # Price
9500-10 $ 209

File Type File Name Publication Date
Tech Resource (PDF) Why Desiccator Storage?
A technical overview to how desiccators extend shelf lives and increase product yields.
Tech Resource (PDF) Why Use Nitrogen?
A guide to how nitrogen purging protects moisture-sensitive materials.
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