MAJR Products’ EMI grounding washers (2500 series) are manufactured from knitted wire mesh stocking that is formed into a resilient metal washer by compressing in a close-tolerance forming die. The grounding washer can be supplied in various diameters and thicknesses to satisfy the many requirements as indicated in the Applications shown in Figures 1 through 4.
Figures 1 through 4 show some of the possible mounting methods for grounding washers.
By varying the weight of the stocking mesh inserted into the compression die, the density of the washers can be varied, thus increasing or decreasing unit resilience, depending on the needs of the specific application. Washers with a metal density of 15 to 20 percent will “flow” under compression and thus will fill a gap or seam under minimal pressure (10 psi).
Grounding washers, when designed into applications that require recovery after the unit has been deflected, can be sup-plied in a resiliency that will return to 90 to 95 percent of free height after deflection of 25 percent.
A grounding washer with a metal density of 30 to 40 percent provides a snug fit around a shaft or rod, but when compressed against the wall of a metal enclosure (as shown in Figure 3) will act as a slip-ring thus grounding the rotating shaft to enclosure. This eliminates the possibility of the shaft acting as an antenna to radiate or pick up unwanted noises.
The all-metallic construction of the grounding washers that can be supplied in varying alloys makes them especially effective in hostile environments of temperature or chemicals.
Table 1 — Grounding Washer Diameters
Note: *A=Thinkness. Thickness needs to be specified at the time of request. *xx: See table 2 for material codes
Table 1 shows
washer sizes that can readily be supplied from existing tooling.
Thickness can be varied from .032 to .125.
Grounding washers can be supplied using knit wire mesh of the
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