Wire Performance and Specifications
When it comes to aircraft electrification, wire insulation must be rugged enough to ensure system reliability, functionality and safety at higher voltages. However, alternative insulation materials are often limited in electrical or mechanical durability, degrading over time after exposure to extreme conditions like abrasion and high temperatures. These limitations can compromise the integrity and reliability of EWIS, but the typical solution for this issue increases the amount of insulation used in wiring, increasing the size and weight of wire bundles.
GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires were developed to provide a more durable solution that won’t increase wire bundle size and weight. Not only is Gore’s proprietary engineered fluoropolymer insulation material fundamentally lighter, but it also offers other advantages, including:
Less Risk of Wire Damage
Gore’s chemically inert, non-flammable wires don’t degrade when exposed to harsh chemicals or humidity, offering proven insulation strength that also resists chafing, abrasion and cut-through over a wide range of temperatures. As a result, they enhance aircraft safety and improve system performance, as well as ensure longer service life due to our hydrophobic, non-hydrolyzing material that prevents degradation over time.
Because our aircraft electrical wires are made with low-permittivity material, they ensure higher PDIV/PDEV for improved electrical durability. This reduces the risk of voltage breakdown over time, increases EWIS reliability, improves safety and makes more aircraft available thanks to decreased maintenance needs.
Reduced Total Costs and Weight
Providing aerospace systems with a higher level of mechanical and electrical performance, the superior strength of Gore’s wires offers outstanding reliability over time, meaning less expensive repairs and replacements for aircraft engineers. What’s more, the lightweight, flexible design not only eases routing in tight areas but also won’t increase wire bundle size or add to the total weight of the aircraft.
Meeting Rigorous Standards across Various Applications
Unlike current insulation materials, GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires meet mechanical, electrical and material stability needs — in one solution — for current and next-generation aircraft. This makes them ideal for use in both military and commercial aircraft, especially in demanding MEA applications. In fact, Gore’s wires are rigorously tested and pre-qualified to ensure that they meet higher levels of electrical and mechanical durability for aircraft wire bundles operating in severe conditions.
How to Order GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires
GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires are available in standard sizes, and we’re proud to offer complimentary samples for prototyping and evaluation within 48 hours of your request. For more information about this product and solutions for aerospace and defense, contact a Gore representative for defense aircraft or civil aircraft today. When you’re ready to order, contact one of our trusted distributors.