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Improve product performance and increase lifetime of your sensitive electronics.
Gore high-performance venting products withstand harsh environments more reliably, protecting sensitive electronics and enhancing the service life and the profitability of your products.
Extend Outdoor Product Reliability and Durability in Harsh Environments
An outdoor application vent from Gore reliably meets standards for IP enclosures.
In surveillance and security systems, access control or traffic control systems, or tracking equipment, consistent, accurate performance is critical. Yet harsh environmental conditions can compromise electronic components, creating performance problems, and costly maintenance or warranty service.
GORE Protective Vents provide the optimal combination of breathability and barrier protection to enhance the survival of electronic components. In sophisticated monitoring systems and in other rugged-use products from e-bikes to surfboards, GORE Vents reliably protect against dirt, dust, condensation, humidity and water.
Vents from Gore can extend the service life of outdoor 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 outdoor electronic equipment enclosures meet IP enclosure and vented NEMA enclosure protection standards. Learn more.
Outdoor electronics boxes 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:
GORE® Vents protects seals from stress by continuously equalizing over-pressures or vacuums within the outdoor electronics box.
Rapid, extreme or recurring changes in ambient conditions cause over-pressures or vacuums to form within sealed outdoor weatherproof cabinets. These pressure differentials can occur due to:
- Sudden temperature changes (a thunderstorm on a hot sunny day).
- Altitude changes (when enclosures are in transit).
- Repetitive heating/cooling cycles of internal components.
If these over-pressures or vacuums cannot be dissipated, they will place continued stress on housing seals. Over time, these seals can fail and allow moisture, dust, dirt and other contaminants to be drawn inside the sealed electrical cabinet, damaging the electrical and electronic components.
Moisture can also get inside an outdoor electrical box 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. Just one more reason why a properly-vented outdoor enclosure is essential.
GORE PROTECTS VENTED OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES FOUR WAYS:
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 molecule buildups within battery boxes. By continuously equalizing pressures inside and outside the battery enclosure box, they reduce explosion hazards, while maintaining an effective barrier to liquids and particulates.
Venting Solutions for Outdoor Electronics in Diverse Applications
|Surveillance and Security Cameras|
|Internal pressure differentials and condensation can cause lens deflection and image distortion. GORE Vents quickly equalize pressure and reduce condensation, so system images are captured with maximum clarity and reliability.|
|Container tracking devices are vulnerable to contaminants during rail or sea transport. GORE Vents effectively protect against ingress from contaminants, including airborne particulates, drenching rains or ocean sprays.|
|Outdoor Access Control Systems|
|Fingerprint, biometric, or badge-reading systems must deliver a clear and precise image, time after time. GORE Vents block dust, dirt and contaminants that can prevent accurate data capture, so systems can operate at peak performance.|
|Traffic Control Systems|
|Delicate sensors and electronics must be protected against dust, dirt and other contaminants that could compromise system performance and safety. GORE Vents reliably block contaminants to preserve system reliability.|
|E-bike electronics can fail if exposed to high-pressure washes, or to weather and dirt while the bike is transported on a vehicle at highway speeds. GORE Vents reliably protect e-bike displays, control units, motors and battery systems from contamination by water, dust or dirt.|
|Thermal extremes can create internal pressure differentials that can cause surfboards to split, deform or delaminate. GORE Vents rapidly equalize pressure to preserve the integrity and performance life of the board.|
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.
September 19, 2023 - September 21, 2023
Join us at the highly anticipated MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit, a premier event in field of sensor technology and innovation. We are excited to announce that our company will be showcasing our latest cutting-edge solutions at booth #19 during the summit, held in the picturesque city of Grenoble, France from September 19 to 21, 2023.
August 23, 2023 - August 24, 2023
Visit Booth 1400 at this year’s Industrial & Off Highway Vehicle Expo in Chicago to see GORE® Protective Vents for Heavy-Duty Equipment in action.
May 23, 2023 - May 24, 2023
As one of the event sponsors we invite you to stop by any time to meet with our team at the MEMS & Sensor Technical Congress in Massachusetts, from May 23 to 24, 2023.
December 5, 2022 - December 7, 2022
Join us at the Sensor Symposium in Dresden, Germany. As one of the event sponsors we invite you to stop by any time to meet with our team at the Sensor Symposium in Dresden.
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