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Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • EMI Shielding Gaskets for Military Electronics

    emi shielding gasketsEMI shielding gaskets for military electronics are used in everything from touchscreens to targeting systems. To prevent electromagnetic interference (EMI) from disrupting electronic equipment, Elasto Proxy custom-fabricates EMI shielding gaskets from particle-filled silicones. These specialized materials combine the materials properties of silicone rubber with the electrical properties of metal. Elasto Proxy uses waterjet cutting to convert shielding silicones, and bonds cut lengths with conductive adhesives.

    EMI gaskets from Elasto Proxy meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-83528, a U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) specification for electrically-conductive elastomeric shielding gaskets. MIL-DTL-83528 establishes minimum shielding effectiveness levels for various material types over a frequency range of 20 MHz to 10 GHz. MIL-DTL-83528 also specifies hardness or durometer (Shore A) measurements for shielding silicones that are categorized as low, medium, or high durometer. Continue reading

  • Four Reasons to Meet Elasto Proxy at IDEX 2017

    IDEX 2017IDEX is the world’s most strategically important tri-service defense exhibition. For OEMs, military buyers, and prime contractors, this global event is the place to find technologies for land, air, and sea. The International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is also where defense subcontractors present key component-level solutions for military programs and projects. That’s why Elasto Proxy, a leading custom-fabricator of specialty seals and insulation, will highlight four unique solutions at IDEX 2017. Continue reading

  • Gensets: Door Seals, Acoustic Insulation, and Rubber Bumpers

    GensetsGensets or generating sets are designed to supply off-grid electricity. They usually consist of a diesel or gasoline-powered engine and an electrical generator (such as an alternator) that converts mechanical power into electricity. Some gensets, such as the ones that provide emergency backup power at hospitals and water treatment plants, are large and stationary. Others gensets are portable because they’re wheeled, or are mounted on wheeled trailers that are pulled by trucks or other motorized vehicles. Continue reading

  • Rubber Gaskets for Military Land Systems

    Military Land SystemsRubber gaskets for military land systems provide sealing and insulation under battlefield conditions. These reliable rubber products are found in main battle tanks, light armored vehicles, armored fighting vehicles, weapons systems, and mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles. As a gasket fabricator that’s been serving the defense industry for over 25 years, Elasto Proxy supports military land systems from gasket design assistance and compound selection to custom fabrication, warehousing, and logistics. Continue reading

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