Our range of connector gaskets includes precision diecut gaskets made from a large selection of materials, both conductive and non-conductive.
Both EMI shielding connector gaskets & environmental shielding connector gaskets are available as waveguide and connector gaskets to MIL-C-81511, MIL-C-5015, MIL-C-38999 and MIL-C-26482 plus industry standard configurations including BN, BNC, D, WG, WR, IEC, UG, AN and special profiles cut to customers specifications.
Generally connector gaskets are cut from thin reinforced materials, such as conductive filled aluminium mesh or silicone filled expanded Monel foil, to ensure that the compressive forces exerted ion the connector do not distort the gasket. However, for certain applications oriented wires in silicone or conductive silicone EMI shielding materials are selected for their specific properties.
Most gaskets can be made from all standard materials but it is important to consider the 'land-width' around the periphery of a connector gasket if conductive filled aluminium mesh or silicone filled expanded Monel foil are specified. In some instances, where a gasket has fixing holes on each corner, the holes are extended outwards to slots, which helps to prevent damage to the gasket during production and fitting.
EMI shielded connector gaskets are fitted in the normal manner and particular care should be taken when passing a gasket over a threaded connector body. Avoid the use of conductive adhesives as they tend to adversely affect the sealing characteristics of most types of gasket.
The specifications and temperature ranges of each material type can be found in the relevant material sections.
The emi shielding performance of each material type can be found in the relevant product sections.
For AN connector gaskets specify the relevant part number from the table below.
For all other waveguide and connector gaskets, state the material type and drawing number, MIL reference or standard specification as applicable or contact us to discuss your requirements.
|AN Shell Size||Dimensions (mm)||Part No Suffix||Part Number Prefixes|
MC-1 = Silicone Filled Expanded Monel Foil 0.5mm
MC-2 = Silicone Filled Expanded Monel Foil 0.75mm
MC-3 = Silicone Filled Aluminium Mesh 0.5mm
MC-4 = Neoprene Filled Aluminium Mesh 0.5mm
MC-5 = Oriented Wires in Solid Silicone
MC-6 = Oriented Wires in Solid Fluorosilicone
MC-7 = Nickel Graphite Conductive Silicone
MC-8 = Oriented Wires in Flame Retardant Solid Silicone
MC-9 = Silver Aluminium Conductive Silicone
Other materials available on request
MC-312 = Shell size 12 in 0.5mm Silicone Filled Aluminium Mesh
MC-210 = Shell size 10 in 0.75mm Silicone Filled Expanded Monel Foil
|Shell Size||Dimensions (mm)||Part No Suffix|