Lightweight Metallic and Non-Metallic Cable Shielding, Tubular Braided Sleeving for Electrical Wire Interconnect Systems
Metal braided sleeving and tubular expandable braided cable shielding is used primarily in the electrical wire interconnect industry to protect cables from electrostatic and electromagnetic interference. The interwoven conductive wire acts as a ground-path barrier that attenuates cable electrical field interference. In addition, both metallic and non-metallic braided shielding provides abrasion and cut protection for critical wiring, a particular concern in environments, such as aircraft, where vibration or other forms of rough handling may result in damage to individual wire conductors and cable bundles.
Glenair manufactures 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. Our industry-leading ArmorLite braided shielding is manufactured from ultra-lightweight stainless steel microfilaments, metal-clad for optimal conductivity and EMI/RFI shielding. Our AmberStrand tubular braided shielding is built from a lightweight composite thermoplastic microfilament, with or without additional metal filaments and plated for outstanding grounding and shielding protection.
From high-temperature fiberglass tubular shielding for engine applications to ultra-lightweight EMI/RFI braided shielding for electrical wire interconnect grounding applications, Glenair offers the industry's most innovative range of solutions. Our braided shielding and sleeving products are supplied in materials and diameters to fit all commonly specified power and signal wiring and cabling, including:
- Tubular Expandable Braided Shielding from 1/16th inch to 2.0 inches
- Industry standard tin plated, silver plated copper, and nickel plated copper
- High-temperature tolerant stainless steel
- Lightweight micro-filament stainless steel
- Metal-clad composite thermoplastic
Bulk expandable non-metallic braided sleeving for wire harnesses for advanced abrasion protection is available in materials as diverse as PTFE-Glass, Kevlar, Nomex, PEEK, Nylon, Dacron, Halar and others.
Glenair also supplies special wraparound solutions for the application of braided shielding to repairs or for already installed wiring as well as a broad range of ground straps made from our most conductive and lightweight materials.