GORE® Automotive Vents for Electronic Power Steering Systems

Steering rack component vents from Gore provide pressure equalization and ingress protection in the harshest environments, to keep steering rack components like boots, torque sensors, belt drives, Electronic Power Packs (EPPs) and motors performing more reliably over time.

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EPS system

Automotive Vents

To meet the venting requirements of EPS systems, Gore offers three performance options: the Standard Series (AVS 14), the High Temperature Series (AVS 67) and the Compact Series (AVS 200). All are easy to integrate, and balance responsive pressure equalization with reliable barrier protection.

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Overview

In all types of housings, venting is essential for rapid equalization of pressure. Unless relieved, these pressure differentials will repeatedly stress seals. Over the vehicle life, repeated stress cycles will increase the potential for failure. Once a leak path is created, subsequent vacuum cycles can pull liquids or particulates into the housing, where they can degrade sensitive electronics or mechanical components.

Product Specifications

GORE Automotive Vents Snap-Fit Installation offers three PolyVent performance options, to meet varied needs like high temperature stability, small part clearances and different enclosure sizes.

For Electronic Power Steering Systems

GORE Electronic Power Steering Systems AVS 14 AVS 14:
For lower temperature requirements and medium to large housing sizes.
GORE Exterior Lighting AVS 67 AVS 67:
For high temperature requirements and medium to large housing sizes.
GORE Exterior Lighting AVS 200 AVS 200:
For lower temperature requirements and small to large housing sizes.

Contact us to discuss conditions affecting a steering component, and we’ll help identify the Gore venting solution that can enhance performance and reliability for your application over time.

Product Series PolyVent Standard Series PolyVent High Temperature Series PolyVent Compact Series
  AVS14

 

AVS67

 

AVS200

 

Product Name (order number for samples) AVS 14 AVS 67 AVS 200
Product Number (order number for series production) AMF300114 AMF300067 AMF300200
Description Black snap-fit vents comprised of ePTFE membrane with a polyester non-woven backing material integrated into a PBT housing for rugged environments Black snap-fit vents comprised of ePTFE membrane with a polyester non-woven backing material integrated into a PBT housing for rugged environments Black snap-fit vents comprised of ePTFE membrane with a polyester non-woven backing material integrated into a PBT housing for rugged environments
Housing Material PBT GF30 (hydrostabilized) PBT GF30 (hydrostabilized) PBT GF30 (hydrostabilized)
O-ring material EPDM 50° Shore A Silicone 50° Shore A Silicone 50° μIRHD
O-ring color Black Red Red
Outside diameter 17.00 mm 17.00 mm 14.3 mm
Operating temperature Tmax = +125 °C

(140 °C for max 168 hrs)
(depending on configuration)
Tmax = +150 °C

(depending on configuration)
Tmax = +140 °C
Water entry pressure > 60 kPa / 30 seconds > 60 kPa / 30 seconds > 80 kPa / 30 seconds
Typical airflow ∼ 28 l / h / part at 7 kPa
≙ ∼ 81 cm3 / min at 1.22 kPa
∼ 28 l / h / part at 7 kPa
≙ ∼ 81 cm3 / min at 1.22 kPa
∼ 28 l / h / part at 7 kPa
≙ ∼ 81 cm3 / min at 1.22 kPa
(Minimum Airflow: > 15 l/h at 7 kPa
Maximum Airflow: < 45 l/h at 7 kPa
or = < 129 cm3/min at 1.22 kPa)
Ingress protection class
  • IP68
  • Depending on housing geometry: IPX6K, IPX9K
  • IP68
  • Depending on housing geometry: IPX6K, IPX9K
  • IP68
  • Depending on housing geometry: IPX6K, IPX9K
Membrane characteristics Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Hydrophobic and Oleophobic
Enclosure size Medium to Large Medium to Large Small to Large
Electronics Housing Material All typical metal and plastic housing materials All typical metal and plastic housing materials All typical metal and plastic housing materials
Installation direction From outside of housing From outside of housing From outside of housing
Laser marking for increased traceability Yes Yes Yes

 

Please view our current Data Sheet for more detailed product information.

NEW: AVS 110

New GORE® Adhesive Vent AVS 110

NEW GORE ADHESIVE VENT: AVS 110

Smaller size, proven durability, predictable airflow. For small under-hood electronic enclosures. Learn more.

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Event

Gore Highlights Reliable Protection for Automotive Lighting at DVN Conference 2018 in Munich

January 30, 2018 - January 31, 2018

W. L. Gore & Associates will highlight solutions for reliably protecting automotive components in harsh environments, during the 16th Driving Vision News (DVN) Workshop, January 30-31 in Munich, Germany.

Press Release

GORE® AUTOMOTIVE VENTS INTRODUCES A NEW ADHESIVE VENT: SMALLER SIZE, PROVEN DURABILITY AND PREDICTABLE AIRFLOW

Posted May 17, 2017

With its new GORE® Adhesive Vent AVS 110, W. L. Gore & Associates integrates innovative performance benefits into a smaller, 5 mm footprint. This small, low-profile GORE® Adhesive Vent is perfectly aligned with the needs to further miniaturize – and better protect – high-value automotive control units, sensors, actuators and motors.

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Good Things in a Smaller Package for Under-Hood Electronics: NEW GORE® Adhesive Vent AVS 110

Posted May 15, 2017

As electronic motors, sensors, actuators and control units become more sophisticated and high-value, their enclosures are becoming smaller and more densely configured. Gore’s new small-footprint, low-profile, all-membrane GORE® Adhesive Vent AVS 110 offers innovative benefits for these under-hood and under-chassis electronic enclosures.

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NEW GORE® Automotive Vents for Weldable Installation: Breakthrough technology for increasingly stringent reliability requirements in automotive electronics

Posted March 9, 2017

Introducing Gore's new High Wep Series: Nearly twice the Water Entry Pressure (WEP) resistance, with high airflow and temperature stability.

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