"Twinstrip" EMI Shielding is a combination of a knitted wire mesh gasket (or elastomer cored knitted wire mesh gasket) with a non-conductive environmental seal. The wire mesh types used are Monel, Aluminium, TCS and Stainless Steel and the permutations of wire and elastomer combinations are almost endless providing excellent EMI shielding & a wide range of environmental, water, dust and pressure seals.
Knitted wire mesh & environmental seal combinations can be supplied as gaskets, in strip form or as pre-cut kits, ready bagged and labelled to suit specific enclosures. Limit stops and collars can be fitted to prevent over-compression or the distortion of mating surfaces.
Twinstrips are used on enclosure doors and covers where an environmental or high IP rated seal is needed in addition to an EMI gasket. The materials provide the EMI shielding levels of knitted mesh combined with the environmental protection of sponge, tubular or solid rubbers. For hazardous situations, such as the presence of hydrocarbon contamination, Flurosilicone or other chemical resistant elastomers can be used.
Most knitted wire mesh with an enviromental seal gaskets have a pressure sensitive adhesive backing with release tape, enabling the gaskets to be quickly and easily fixed in postion. The adhesive also helps unmounted gaskets to retain their shape during production and storage and allows the gaskets to be mounted onto any flat surface without the need for a groove or channel to hold it in place.
For many applications, particularly where the gasket is fitted inside a rack or enclosure, pre-cut and mitred adhesive backed lengths of Twinstrip can be supplied to your specification, offering a fast and effective solution with considerable cost, packaging and space savings.
|Monel||- BS3075 – NA13||(0.11mm diameter)|
|Aluminium 5056||- AMS 4182||(0.13mm diameter)|
|TCS||- ASTM B520||(0.11mm diameter)|
|Stainless Steel||- Alloy 304||(0.11mm diameter)|
|Silicone Sponge||- AMS 3195|
|Neoprene Sponge||- Mil-R-6130|
|Neoprene Solid||- Mil-R-6855|
Standard sizes can be specified from the table below.
Alternatively specify: Series-Mesh portion-Elastomer-Size/Dimensions
|Shielding Series||Mesh portion||Elastomer||Size/Dimension of rubber|
|KC||See knitted mesh||SS=Silicone Sponge||xxxx-xxxx|
|or cored mesh||NS=Neoprene Sponge|
For gaskets or strip material not shown, please send a drawing or specification and we will allocate a part number with our quotation.
|Base Part Numbers for Standard Sizes of Rubber Carrier|
|A x B||Part Number|
|1.6 x 3.2||0016-0032|
|1.6 x 9.5||0016-0095|
|1.6 x 12.7||0016-0127|
|1.6 x 15.9||0016-0159|
|2.4 x 9.5||0024-0095|
|2.4 x 12.7||0024-0127|
|2.4 x 19.1||0024-0191|
|3.2 x 4.8||0032-0048|
|3.2 x 6.4||0032-0064|
|3.2 x 9.5||0032-0095|
|3.2 x 12.7||0032-0127|
|3.2 x 15.9||0032-0159|
|3.2 x 19.1||0032-0191|
|4.8 x 4.8||0048-0048|
|4.8 x 6.4||0048-0064|
|4.8 x 9.5||0048-0095|
|4.8 x 12.7||0048-0127|
|4.8 x 15.9||0048-0159|
|4.8 x 19.1||0048-0191|
|6.4 x 6.4||0064-0064|
|6.4 x 9.5||0064-0095|
|6.4 x 12.7||0064-0127|
|6.4 x 15.9||0064-0159|
|6.4 x 19.1||0064-0191|
|9.5 x 6.4||0095-0064|
|9.5 x 9.5||0095-0095|
|9.5 x 12.7||0095-0127|
|9.5 x 19.1||0095-0191|
|9.5 x 25.4||0095-0254|
|'Continuous' lengths are 10 metres and rolled unless otherwise specified|
For any technical queries please contact our sales office