GORE® Protective Vents for Heavy Duty Equipment
Heavy-duty construction, material handling and agricultural equipment relies on GORE Vents to protect sensitive electronics from the harshest environments.
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How Do Your Electronics Survive in Harsh Environments?
GORE® Vents reliably protect sensitive electronics from dirt, water, heat and humidity, to keep material handling, construction and agricultural equipment performing reliably in the harshest operating conditions.
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Increase Equipment Life Expectancy and Performance Reliability
When customers invest in heavy-duty equipment, they expect exceptional durability and reliable performance. Yet the harsh operating environments can threaten the performance and life expectancy of sensitive electronics, causing reliability problems and expensive warranty claims.
GORE Protective Vents provide the optimal combination of breathability and barrier protection to enhance the survival of electronic components in the most demanding applications. In heavy-duty construction, agricultural or material handling equipment, GORE® Vents reliably protect against dirt, dust, condensation, humidity and water.
Vents from Gore can extend the service life of electronics in heavy-duty equipment, reducing maintenance costs, warranty claims and customer frustrations, because they:
- rapidly equalize housing pressures, to avert premature seal failure
- prevent ingress of moisture, wind-driven rain and particulates and other contaminants
- reduce condensation that can corrode sensitive electronics
- eliminate the need for “ruggedized” housings, reducing costs and weight
- provide a compact, venting structure that is easily installed and integrated
GORE® Protective Vents can help your enclosure meet IP and NEMA protection standards.
Electronic enclosures that are installed outdoors are vulnerable to a wide range of environmental hazards that can affect the performance, reliability and life expectancy of the sensitive electronics within.
Problems for Outdoor Electronics:
Pressure differentials are created when a sealed enclosure is exposed to rapid, extreme or recurring changes in ambient conditions. Extreme changes in temperature (a sudden thunderstorm on a hot, sunny day), altitude changes (in transit), or the constant heating and cooling cycle of an internal heat source – any of these can cause a pressure differential within a sealed enclosure. A rapid decrease in temperature, for example, can create a vacuum inside the enclosure. If this pressure differential is not dissipated, the vacuum places continual stress on the housing seals. Over time, this can cause seals to fail, allowing moisture and other contaminants such as dust, dirt and other particulates to be drawn inside.
In addition to failed seals, moisture can get inside enclosures by diffusion – the process by which vapor moves by natural molecular motion through the walls of a polymer enclosure. When water vapor enters a sealed enclosure and has no way to escape, it will condense to a liquid state. If this condensation remains inside the sealed enclosure, it can compromise lens function and corrode sensitive electronics and battery contacts.
Reliable Solutions with GORE Protective Vents:
Equalize Pressures to Protect Housing Enclosures and Seals
Prevent Contamination to Protect Electronics
During normal operation and recharging cycles, batteries can generate heat and emit hydrogen or other gases. This can create a hazardous, or even explosive, situation. GORE Protective Vents effectively dissipate hazardous gas molecules. By continuously equalizing pressures inside and outside the battery compartment, they reduce explosion hazards, while maintaining an effective barrier to liquids and particulates.
Venting Solutions for a Variety of Heavy-Duty Equipment and Applications
|GORE Vents reliably protect electronic systems in earth moving equipment, in road construction equipment, and in equipment for the mining industry.|
|Material Handling Equipment|
|In cranes, in forklifts and other warehouse equipment, GORE Protective Vents can keep the electronic components operating at peak performance.|
|An investment in tractors, harvesting and cultivating equipment, or forestry equipment is protected for longer when GORE Vents extend the life expectancy of outdoor electronics.|
Today's construction, agricultural and material handling equipment relies on sophisticated electronics to get the job done. And wherever you find those electronics, you can find GORE Protective Vents. They reliably protect all types of enclosures in all types of heavy-duty equipment applications.
IP / NEMA Rating
Find out which of our vents can help your enclosure deliver the desired protection level according to Ingress Protection (IP) or NEMA Standards.
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Posted July 13, 2020
PolyVent Stainless Steel brings premium performance and durability to GORE® Protective Vents Screw-In Series. Its premium-quality materials and construction durably withstand the worst hazards: from aggressive industrial chemicals and cleaners to corrosion-inducing salty offshore environments. For added safety, a flammability-resistant GORE™ membrane (UL 94 VTM-0) and O-ring (UL 94 V-0) complement the non-flammable stainless steel body.
New GORE® PolyVent XS is 30% smaller, for more design options and easier integration into small, thin-walled outdoor electronics
Posted September 30, 2018
GORE® Protective Vents introduces PolyVent XS, for designers who want to achieve more sophisticated aesthetics in todays smaller, lighter-weight and thinner-walled enclosures. About 30% smaller in every dimension than Gore’s Standard and High-Airflow snap-in vents, PolyVent XS has a smaller diameter and a shorter “head” for less external protrusion – so it’s virtually undetectable when installed. Its shorter “legs” mean less protrusion inside the enclosure, for more room and more design flexibility.
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