W.L. Gore & Associates introduced its High WEP Series weldable automotive vents designed to meet increasingly stringent reliability requirements for automotive electrical/electronic modules (EEMs).
High WEP series weldable automotive vents do not sacrifice airflow to boost WEP resistance, and provide a balanced ratio of airflow/WEP/temperature characteristics, allowing EEMs to operate properly even in harsh conditions and high temperatures.
The proprietary GORE™ Membrane structure maintains its high roll-off characteristics, hydrolytic stability and oleophobic protection, even when exposed to brake or other automotive fluids.
The membrane offers UV and chemical resistance, and with temperature-stable to 150 °C, it will survive the high temperatures that challenge many under-hood EEMs such as actuators for turbocharger flaps, or exhaust gas recuperation valves.
These weldable automotive vents are designed exclusively for manual, semi- or fully-automated ultrasonic welding processes. Their symmetrical construction facilitates rapid, easy installation and a secure, long-term bond to the grades of plastics (such as PBT and PA) typically used for EEM housings.
Provided on a roll, these cut-part vents are available in five different diameters from 6.00–14.00 mm, and accommodate a range of smaller enclosure sizes.
- eWEP Resistance: ≥110 kPa / 300 sec
- Minimum airflow: ≥ 15 l / h / cm2 at 7 kPa
- Temperature Range: -40 °C / +150 °C
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
555 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: +1 410 506 7812