Design & Technical Data:
Depending on the dispensed form-in-place material, shielding effectiveness (attenuation) of our dispensed EMI gaskets may exceed 80 dB from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. With an increased cross-sectional area, shielding effectiveness will increase. Shielding effectiveness is also dependent on bead thickness between conductive substrates.
The conductive particle-filled materials are one-part electrically conductive room temperature curing elastomers. The extruded paste material cures rapidly when exposed to atmospheric moisture. When completely cured, the materials are highly resilient elastomers that exhibit superior adhesion to a variety of substrates and exhibit low volume resistivity.
Available Conductive Materials
||Nickel Graphite||Silver Glass||Silver Nickel
|Volume Resistivity (Ohm-cm)||0.06||0.01||0.008||0.01||0.008||0.005|
|Durometer (Shore A)||65||70||75||68||70||65|
|Operating Temp. Range (ºF)||-55 to +400||-55 to +400||-55 to +400||-55 to +400||-55 to +400||-55 to +400|
|Handling Time (Hr.)||12 to 24||12 to 24||12 to 24||12 to 24||12 to 24||12 to 24|
|Full Cure (Hr.)||72 to 144||72 to 144||72 to 144||72 to 144||72 to 144||72 to 144|
For enclosures and housings that do not need a conductive seal, we offer a variety of non-conductive elastomer seals that provide exceptional environmental protection and dust sealing. These sealing compounds are dispensed in the same way as the conductive elastomers and exhibit excellent substrate adhesion with low durometer, “soft” but resilient material properties. Non-conductive materials are available upon request.
With our ISO-9001:2000 commitment to continuous improvement, we have document set-up and operational procedures for consistent and reliable form-in-place products. Thanks to our 3-axis coordinate measuring system used in conjunction with our form-in-place machine, your FIP gaskets will be consistent and accurate with documented final QA test results.
The robotic bead location holds a pattern positional accuracy to 0.003 in. (0.076 mm) in the X, Y, and Z axis dimensions, and the repeatability of each axis is 0.001 inches (0.025mm). The heated vacuum tooling plate bead dispense area for the X and Y axis is 17 inches by 14 inches. The Z axis dispense area has a range of 3.5 inches. If a bead needs to be dispensed on a part that is over the travel dispense area of the machine, part rotation and dispensing of a second bead path after the first bead path can be performed to complete the gasket.