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ArmorLite™ Lightweight Microfilament Stainless Steel EMI/RFI Braid

ArmorLite™ Micro-Filament Stainless Steel Braid

Aircraft All-Up Weight (AUW) has Met its Match

ArmorLite™ is an expandable, flexible, high-strength, conductive stainless steel microfilament material designed for use as EMI/RFI shielding in high-performance interconnect cabling. The principal benefit of ArmorLite™ is its extreme light weight compared to conventional Tin/Copper shielding. By way of comparison, 100 feet of 5/8 inch ArmorLite™ is more than four pounds lighter than standard QQB A-A-59569 shielding. Plus ArmorLite™ offers superior temperature tolerance compared to lightweight non-metallic braiding such as AmberStrand®.

Presentations

Data Sheets and How-to-Order

ArmorLite™ Braided Shielding Test Reports

ARM-100Salt Spray TestMarch 10, 2011
ARM-101Vertical FlammabilityFebruary 11, 2010
ARM-105Tensile/Pull StrengthOctober 3, 2011
ARM-106Fluid Immersion TestJanuary 19, 2011
ARM-109Specific Gravity TestDecember 28, 2011
ARM-110Lightning Current TestDecember 2, 2011
ARM-110/1Braid Resistivity Test, Pre and PostDecember 28, 2011
ARM-112Flex TestJanuary 24, 2011
ARM-115Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable MaterialsJuly 10, 2010
ATP194ArmorLite™ Transfer Impedance and Shielding Effectiveness Test reportJanuary 25, 2012
121-152121-152-xxx Shielded Conduit Assembly
Bombardier B08171002-xxx (Ref) Lightning Transfer Function Test
121-186121-186-xxx Shielded Conduit Assembly
Bombardier B08171002-xxx (Ref) Lightning Transfer Function Test

ArmorLite™ 103-051 Compared to Tinned Copper 100-001

Comparison Table
Dash Number Braid Diameter ArmorLite™ Tinned Copper 100-001 % Weight Savings per Foot
001 .031 .5 .9 45%
002 .062 1.15 1.9 40%
004 .125 1.5 4.8 69%
008 .250 2.2 16.1 86%
012 .375 2.9 18.5 84%
016 .500 4.4 22.3 80%
020 .625 4.8 27.7 82%
024 .750 5.8 34.3 83%
032 1.000 11.5 35.0 67%

Related Catalog

Product Selection Guide
EMI/RFI Braided Shielding Solutions

EMI/RFI Braided Shielding Solutions

QwikConnect, The Glenair Technical Marketing Newsletter
July 2011 [ 6 MB pdf ]
ArmorLite™ Aircraft Utilization Analysis

ArmorLite™ Aircraft Utilization Analysis

Using ArmorLite™ in place of Standard Nickel-Copper Braid Saves 54.6 Pounds
319-064

319-064

Composite Swing-Arm Backshell with ArmorLite™ Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-120

319-120

Composite EMI/RFI Backshell with ArmorLite™ Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-134

319-134

Composite EMI/RFI Ultra Low-Profile ArmorLite™ Shield Sock with Shrink Boot Porch and Self Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-136

319-136

Composite EMI/RFI ArmorLite™ Shield Sock with Shrink Boot Porch and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-137

319-137

Composite ArmorLite™ Shield Sock Strain Relief with Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-138

319-138

"Wide Mouth" Composite Swing-Arm Strain Relief with ArmorLite™ Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
687-749

687-749

Composite AS85049/93 Banding Split-Ring for use with ArmorLite™ Braid
ArmorLite™ EMI/RFI Shielding Termination Instructions

ArmorLite™ EMI/RFI Shielding Termination Instructions

For Glenair Series Connectors with Standard or Micro Banding Porches
ArmorLite™ Suggested Soldering Procedure for Pull-On Braid Over Multiple Breakout Legs

ArmorLite™ Suggested Soldering Procedure

for Pull-On Braid Over Multiple Breakout Legs
600-164 Large Broad Blade Utility Shear

600-164 Large Broad Blade Utility Shear

For Cutting ArmorLite™ and Braided Metal Shielding. Also Cuts Rubber, Cable Jacketing, Cable, Plastics and Rope