Overview

Increase equipment life expectancy and performance reliability with GORE Protective Vents
Gore vented electronics enclosure for heavy-duty equipment.

Gore Protective Vents can extend the reliability and longevity of electronic enclosures for heavy-duty equipment in the most challenging applications.

Dirt, water, humidity, and high temperatures: When customers invest in heavy-duty equipment, they expect exceptional durability and reliable performance in any conditions. Yet the harsh operating environments can threaten the performance and life expectancy of sensitive electronics, causing reliability problems, costly repairs, and expensive warranty claims. That’s where Gore and our future-proof venting solutions can help.

GORE Protective Vents provide the optimal combination of breathability and barrier protection to enhance electronic components and make them as robust and trustworthy as the machinery itself. In heavy-duty construction, agricultural and material-handling equipment, Gore vents reliably protect against particles and fluids on-site – resulting in longer electronics service life, reduced maintenance costs, fewer warranty claims and less customer frustration.

Our vents achieve all of that because they:

Rapid Pressure Equilization

rapidly equalize housing pressures to avert premature seal failure

Superior Particle Protection

prevent ingress of moisture, wind-driven rain and particulates, and other contaminants

Reducing Condensation

reduce condensation that can corrode sensitive electronics

Holistic Design Approach

eliminate the need for “ruggedized” housings, reducing costs and weight

Space-saving Components

provide a compact venting structure that is easily installed and integrated

 

 

Why Gore?

Heavy-duty machinery is made to last, and so are GORE Protective Vents. Our engineers are continuously evolving our membranes to offer you premium venting solutions for your sensitive electronics. The basis for all advances lies in test results and studies, such as Gore’s long-term field study: Since 2016, we have been exposing various models of GORE Protective Vents in all kinds of weather and using the data we gather to optimize the vents’ performance.

The testing setup for Gore industrial vents.
The testing setup for Gore industrial vents.

To make sure you benefit from outstanding performance at any given time, we set up a long-term field study at our offices in Putzbrunn, Germany. 

Challenges for Electronics in Heavy-Duty Applications
Rapid Pressure Equalization

Changing weather patterns, altitude changes and the machinery’s heating/cooling cycles directly affect the internal pressure of a sealed enclosure. The resulting overpressure or vacuum can lead to a pressure differential as high as 350 mbar (5 psi). Such pressure changes can put the housing seal under extreme stress, eventually causing it to fail and allowing liquids and other contaminants to enter. 

Preventing Condensation

Moisture can be drawn inside an outdoor electrical box by diffusion – the process by which vapor passes 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. Third-party research has shown this is more damaging than rain because condensation remains on the surface. Thus, condensation causes corrosion that can degrade sensitive electronics inside the housing, leading to field failures.

Gore Protects Heavy-Duty Equipment’s Vented Electronics Enclosure:
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GORE Protective Vents prolong the service life of your heavy-duty equipment.

Applications

Gore Solutions: Vented Electronics Enclosures for Heavy-Duty Equipment
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Construction Equipment
Gore vents reliably protect electronic systems in earth moving equipment, in road construction equipment, and in equipment for the mining industry.

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Material-Handling Equipment
In cranes, forklifts and other warehouse equipment, GORE® Protective Vents can keep the electronic components operating at peak performance.

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Agricultural Equipment
By increasing the life expectancy of outdoor electronics, Gore vents provide extended protection to investments in tractors, harvesting and cultivating machinery and forestry equipment.

As the industry incorporates more electrification and automation, it will be even more essential to protect the electronics that keep construction, agricultural and material-handling equipment operating safely, dependably and efficiently. GORE® Protective Vents offer a robust, proven solution!

They reliably provide heavy-duty equipment ventilation and ingress protection in all types of enclosures, including electrical control panel enclosures, directional register covers, junction-box venting and battery enclosure boxes, to name just a few. Ask us how we can help with your application!

GORE PROTECTS HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT’S VENTED ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURES:

As the industry incorporates more electrification and automation, it will be even more essential to protect the electronics that keep construction, agricultural and material-handling equipment operating safely, reliably and efficiently. GORE Protective Vents offer a robust, proven solution!

They reliably provide heavy-duty equipment ventilation and ingress protection in all types of enclosures, including electrical control panel enclosures, directional register covers, junction-box venting and battery enclosure boxes, to name just a few. Ask us how we can help with your application!

Product Comparison

The portfolio of Gore’s industrial vents for heavy-duty equipment encompasses a wide range of performance characteristics to meet diverse application needs: from waterproof vent caps to vents that incorporate a reliable pressure-relief valve or high-flow air-vent valve.

Adhesive Vents

Adhesive Series

Screw-in Vents

Screw-In Series

Snap-in Vents

Snap-In Series

IP / NEMA Rating

Better Ingress Protection

Find out which of our vents can help your enclosure deliver the desired protection level according to Ingress Protection (IP) or NEMA standards.

Comply with chemical regulations

The use of PFOA has been further restricted. Thanks to our expertise and infrastructure, we can help you meet the regulatory requirements. Rely on GORE® Vents for compliance, reliable supply and constant high performance and quality.

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