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New GORE PolyVent XL Improves Reliability of Large Outdoor Electronic Enclosures

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:05pm
WDD Staff


W. L. Gore & Associates (Elkton, MD) has expanded its line of screw-in GORE Protective Vents with a new vent specifically engineered for large outdoor enclosures with a volume in excess of 200 liters. The GORE PolyVent XL improves the integrity, reliability and safety of these large housings in challenging environments such as found in the solar, telecommunications and exterior lighting industries.

Integrating the GORE PolyVent XL into an outdoor enclosure results in improved reliability, increased safety and longer product life. This new vent is the latest addition to Gore’s full line of plastic and metal screw-in vents available in various sizes and thread types. Changes in environmental temperatures cause the air inside of large-volume housings to expand and contract frequently, which can lead to failure of the housing seals and compromised internal electronics. Integrating the GORE PolyVent XL into the housing provides such a high airflow that internal pressure remains equalized, enabling the manufacturer to simplify its design and protect electronics without having to add stronger seals or additional bolts. The use of this unique vent results in substantial cost savings for the manufacturer.

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