EMI/RFI Tubular Expandable Braided Shielding for EMC Applications

EMI/RFI Tubular Expandable Braided Shielding for EMC Applications

Lightweight ArmorLite™ and AmberStrand® Industry-Standard Metallic Braid

High-Performance Braided Shielding and Sleeving for EMI/RFI Screening and Mechanical Protection in Cable Assemblies.

The world's most innovative line of metal, monofilament non-metallic, and microfilament composite and stainless steel braiding solutions for environmental, mechanical, and EMC shielding in interconnect cable assemblies.

Metallic (Includes ArmorLite™ and AmberStrand®) EMI/RIF Braid Material Selection Guide

Braided Wire Protection > Section A

ArmorLite™

Microfilament nickel-clad expandable stainless steel EMI/RFI braided shielding

Save weight and money every time you fly! All-Up-Weight (AUW) has met its match: ArmorLite™ microfilament stainless steel braid saves pounds compared to standard QQ-B-575/A-A-59569 EMI/RFI shielding. ArmorLite™ is an expandable, flexible, highstrength, conductive stainless steel microfilament braid material designed for use as EMI/RFI shielding in high-performance wire interconnect systems. The principal benefit of ArmorLite™ is its extreme light weight compared to conventional nickel/copper shielding. By way of comparison, 100 feet of 5/8 inch ArmorLite™ is more than four pounds lighter than standard 575 A-A-59569 shielding. Plus, ArmorLite™ offers superior temperature tolerance compared to other lightweight tubular braided shielding including microfilament composite technologies.

ArmorLite Soldering Procedure

Product Datasheet

103-051

103-051

100% ArmorLite
EMI/RFI microfilament stainless steel braided shielding
103-052

103-052

75% ArmorLite, 25% Nickel/Copper
EMI/RFI microfilament stainless steel braided shielding
103-071

103-071

50% ArmorLite, 50% Nickel/Copper
EMI/RFI microfilament stainless steel braided shielding

AmberStrand®

Composite metal-clad EMI/RFI expandable braided shielding
The smart way to reduce launch and flight weights in aerospace systems

For many applications, the cable shield is the most important element in controlling EMI. Unfortunately, metal shielding – especially when applied in multiple layers – can be extremely heavy. The opportunity to provide robust EMI shielding at a fraction of the weight is the principal advantage of composite thermoplastic EMI/RFI braid made from AmberStrand® material. Transfer impedance test reports demonstrate the effectiveness of the material compared to conventional metal solutions. So get smart! Reduce weight and save money with AmberStrand®.

103-026

103-026

100% AmberStrand
EMI/RFI microfilament composite braided shielding
103-027

103-027

75% AmberStrand / 25% Nickel/Copper
EMI/RFI microfilament composite braided shielding

Conventional Plated Metallic EMI/RFI Braided Shielding

For conventional electrical wire interconnect system applications that do not require weight savings or the other performance improvements of ArmorLite™ or AmberStrand® materials, Glenair offers qualified tin-plated copper, nickel-plated copper, and other tubular sleeving solutions.

100-001

100-001

Tin-plated copper braid
100-002

100-002

Silver/copper braid
100-003

100-003

Nickel/copper braid
100-004

100-004

Stainless steel braid
100-005

100-005

Tin-plated copper-clad steel braid