Electromagnetic Shielding

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Both EMI and RFI cause similar effects, although EMI typically operates on lower frequencies than RFI. Read More…

Electromagnetic Shielding Electromagnetic shielding is a barrier which protects electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference. Electromagnetic interference, or EMI, is the magnetic field which is created by electrical currents; EMI can travel along wires, electrical circuits and conductors, while radio frequency interference (RFI) is radiated electromagnetic noise, which travels through the air as radio waves.

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San Fernando, CA  |  818-764-8222

Spira Manufacturing Corp. offers the most reliable EMI gaskets & shielding for the electrical / electronic industries to meet required EMC/EMI shielding regulations. We have been providing reliable, cost-effective EMI & RFI shielding solutions for over 30 years, and to this day we continue to provide EMI products with innovation & expertise. Spira is an AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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Lancaster, NY  |  716-684-7600

Sealing Devices is a leading North American distributor and fabricator of EMI shielding products, including conductive elastomers, Soft-Shield® low closure force gasketing, windows, conductive adhesives, formed-in-place parts, vents as well as elastomers, pads and tapes used for managing related thermal applications. The company is ISO 9001:2008 registered.

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Easton, PA  |  610-829-5000

Orbel's design and manufacturing process enables unique engineered solutions for a variety of applications. Orbel offers today's most effective EMI/RFI shielding, photo-etched precision metal parts, precision metal stampings, and electroplated metal foils. Areas of specialization include aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, medical, automotive, and manufacturing. Orbel is ISO 9001-2008 and AS 9001-C Certified. For more information, visit Orbel.com or call 610-829-5000.

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Reedsburg, WI  |  800-482-1941

VTI Vacuum Technologies, Inc. supplies EMI/RFI/ESD shielding and form-in-place gasketing solutions for medical, defense, aerospace and industrial devices. VTI utilizes a vacuum deposition process for selectively shielding plastic electronic enclosures. The company robotically dispenses conductive and environmental form-in-place gaskets for sealing plastic and metal components. VTI is ISO 9001:2008 certified, ITAR compliant and veteran owned small business established in 1993.

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Tampa, FL  |  866-832-4364

Providing industries with quality coating services and electronic shielding products, Leader Tech has a variety of capabilities: EMI shielding and EMI gaskets, plus other EMI/RFI shielding products and services. Call us today for all of your shielded assemblies and shielded gasket needs.

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Leader Tech, Inc. $$$
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EMI enclosures, EMI coating, EMI gaskets and EMI filters are used as magnetic shielding to guard sensitive electronic equipment. EMI and RFI are created, by widely varying degrees, by everything which conducts electrical energy, including electrical wires, electrical appliances, computers and all electronic equipment. Signal-bearing electronic devices such as mobile phones give off RFI.

Normal electrical currents are disrupted when moderate to high levels of EMI or RFI are introduced; un-channeled electromagnetic signals and radio frequency waves can act as "noise", magnetically altering normal flow of electrical currents and impeding the flow of electrical energy.

Electromagnetic shielding and EMI filters can be found in medical devices, computers, mobile phones, stereo systems, television sets, windows, vents, fabrics, foils and even walls.

Shielding sensitive electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference and shielding high EMI-emitting equipment from contaminating other equipment can be achieved by enclosing equipment in a conductive EMI absorbing material or by coating equipment or equipment enclosures with EMI coating.

Thus, electromagnetic shielding can be accomplished through evident physical objects, or through unapparent objects. Electromagnetic shields are also called magnetic shields, EMF shields or RFI/RF shields and may be made from conductive rubber, like nitrile or silicone, or metals with high magnetic permeability.

Metals such as nickel, copper, steel and aluminum are commonly used, although the industry standard magnetic shielding material is Mu-Metal®, an alloy of nickel, iron, copper and molybdenum.

Many industries depend on EMI shielding products to protect communication systems, in industries such as medical, telecommunication, stage production, sound production and many others.

Within circuit boards and CPUs, most problematic EMI comes from electromagnetic cross-talk between different components on the same board as EMI travels across wires and conductive materials.

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