Gasket sealing is an important issue for enclosure manufacturers – what profile to choose, how to accommodate it and what sort of ingress protection does it provide? FDB Panel Fittings has created a family of specialist products ranging from simple closed-cell rectangular rubber foam strips in natural rubber or neoprene, through window gaskets in EPDM, up to grooved clip-on profiles with hollow sections. Special sections are available to suit EMI/RFI requirements in EPDM with an additional Cu/Sn fleece to provide the necessary conductivity.
Rectangular-section foam profiles feature closed cells with low absorption and a quick-fit self-adhesive backing, while clip-on gasket sections incorporate a metal spine to grip the door flange. Others are designed for easy insertion into a channel with moulded lips to aid retention. Some gasket profiles are especially suited to applications requiring internal pressure either higher or lower than the external environment.
These industrial sections exhibit excellent resistance to industrial/external conditions including weathering. Use of the FDB gasket radius fillet also ensures tidy sealing of square corners when using clip-fit sections.
Gasket lengths, together with locks, hinges and other accessories. may be supplied under the Rocfast programme as consolidated production packs to original equipment manufacturers. Further information on gasket sealing and other products and services from FDB Panel Fittings may be found at www.fdb.co.uk; find the latest information and news on the FDB blog at www.panelfittings.co.uk or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fdbpanelfitting.