Case Study: Low Compression Force EMI Shielding Gasket Required Electronics Component Manufacturer
A globally recognised electronics component manufacturer was having service issues with their current supplier. They needed to find an EMI shielding gasket that offered a low-compression force and relatively high performance all within a cost-efficient material solution that could be easily cut into parts.
•Die cut and wrapped around a connector
•Low closure force
•<15% compression set
•Easily die cut into standard sizes
KEY CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
•Low compression force
•Reliable performance over many cycles
•Material must be easy to convert into cut parts
•Must compress against backplane at low closure force
The recommended solution for this electronics component manufacturer was to use a Parker Chomerics SOFT-SHIELD® 3500 series fabric over foam EMI gasket in a similar profile to the current competitor’s part. SOFT-SHIELD 3500 is flammability rated to UL 94
V-0 and is available with various profile cross sections each engineered to optimize mechanical form, fit and function while also optimizing electrical performance.
The customer was pleased with the service Parker Chomerics offered and switched their business. Parker Chomerics was also able to come up with different solutions for future business, including an extruded conductive elastomer solution as a backup if operating temperature requirements are increased by the customer.
Parker Chomerics SOFT-SHIELD® 3500 Plated-Fabric Wrapped Foam EMI gasket provided the customer with better performance over the life of their project. Parker Chomerics was also able to offer the electronics component manufacturer better service and a larger variety of solutions than their previous supplier.
This article was produced by Parker Chomerics. JHC Specialised Solutions are the exclusive authorised distributor for Parker Chomerics in Australia and New Zealand. Should you require any further information or wish to discuss a customised solution for your application, please contact JHC on +61 2 9531 7905 or firstname.lastname@example.org