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.

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

 

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W. L. Gore & Associates unveils groundbreaking auto innovations at Auto Expo Components 2020

Posted February 25, 2020

Gore presented its groundbreaking automotive total solution during Auto Expo Components 2020. The solution provides greater reliability, durability and versatility to key players in the auto industry, including OEMs and Tier manufacturers.

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Lighting the way to the future… with GORE® Automotive Vents at the DVN Workshop in Munich, January 28-29, 2020

January 28, 2020 - January 29, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates will highlight solutions for reliably protecting automotive components in harsh environments, during the Driving Vision News (DVN) Workshop, January 28-29 in Munich, Germany.

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