Kemtron – Up the Ante

Kemtron – Up the Ante

Kemtron has made another strong move on the market with more upgrades to its factory line. This time purchasing 3 new machines, and a complete overhaul of its compression systems.

Kemtron has invested further into it’s production line, reducing lead times, increasing efficiency and reliability, primarily to maintain the excellent service that Kemtron offers.

Two new presses have been introduced into Kemtron’s elastomer line, improving the quality of the finished product and the speed in which it is achieved. This will have a direct impact on Kemtron’s ability to offer a variety of moulded gaskets in a shorter lead time.

Another knife cutter has been brought in to run alongside our current cutter. Responsible for cutting the majority of our materials, these knife cutters are an extremely vital part of Kemtrons manufacturing process. The pair are now running together, halving the workload, whilst offering double the capacity!

And finally, in order to run these new machines, we needed some power!

Kemtron’s final purchase has seen a completely new Air Compression system installed into its third factory. A more modern machine, offering higher outputs and functionality will support Kemtrons heavy production requirements and altogether bolster it’s endeavour to be the best EMI shielding supplier worldwide.

Knitted wire mesh EMC gasket

Knitted wire mesh EMC gasket

Knitted wire mesh is the original gasket for RFI/EMI shielding and is still one of the most cost effective solutions. In applications where low frequencies in the magnetic field are a problem the bulk of metal in knitted mesh gaskets make it the best performer. At 10 kHz, H field (magnetic field) it is possible to achieve a shielding effectiveness of 62 dB attenuation making it suitable for EMP electromagnetic pulse) applications, at higher frequencies such as 10Ghz, attenuation’s of above 45 dB can be achieved.

Knitted mesh is very versatile as it can be knitted to any diameter from 1mm up to 25 mm as a solid mesh or over any type of sponge rubber cord or tube therefore fine-tuning its compressibility from hard to very soft. Rectangular sections are available and sponge or solid rubber with a self adhesive backing can be bonded along the length of the mesh to form an environmental seal and or act as an assembly aid.

Custom gaskets can be made from knitted mesh by fabrication or bonding the mesh to the edge of die cut rubber shapes, compression stops can be bonded into the rubber carrier to protect the gasket from over compression.

Standard wire types available are Monel, TCS, Aluminium and Stainless Steel giving the option matching wire types with enclosure materials to give galvanic compatibility.

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