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Sealed Devices: Venting Solutions For IP Rated Enclosures

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Dec 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Sensors, controllers and other electronic elements are being integrated into devices across virtually every industry. Many of these products are made for use in conditions where they may be exposed to extreme temperatures, rain, wind, dust, and moisture. (See application story about "smart" shipping pallets linked at the bottom of this post.) Designing such products requires that the container or enclosure holding the electronic components be completely sealed. Exposure to harsh elements could cause a product failure. 

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, manufacturing techniques, IP Rating, Vent Material, Automated Assembly, ingress protection, PTFE membrane

Pressure Equalization and Protective Vent Material Selection

Posted by Lynn Zeheralis

May 18, 2018 1:14:32 PM

Changes in altitude, humidity, temperature, and atmospheric pressure can cause the internal pressure of a sealed enclosure to increase or decrease significantly. Engineers integrate vents into the design of their enclosures to equalize the pressure and prevent problems such as condensation (and shorting of electronics), fogging, discoloration, leaks (failure of the seal), and other failures. Learn how to keep these issues from arising with the help of protective vents.

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Topics: Vent Material