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The Importance of Properly Designed EMI and RFI Shielding Components

Posted by Sue Chambers May 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When designing consumer electronics products, interference can be a real cause for concern. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) can be as simple as one device preventing another electronic device from properly operating. For example, an electronic watch could inadvertently alter the volume on your TV. In more serious cases, poorly designed consumer electronics products that omit RFI and EMI shielding products can put users or bystanders in danger.

The effects of radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference can cause unpredictable and non-repeatable degradation of instrument performance and accuracy, and even cause complete instrument failure. This can result in reduced process efficiency and production, increases in return dollars, plant shutdowns, and sometimes dangerous safety hazards.

With properly sourced materials, along with the right design and placement, EMI and RFI can be shielded to prevent these negative effects. That’s why design engineers look to Strouse to provide die cut foil tapes as custom EMI shielding solutions.

Reducing weight and keeping consumer electronics devices to minimalist sizes can be a challenge for engineers.  Strouse designs with this in mind as we create foil tapes in custom lengths, widths, thicknesses, sizes, shapes and formats.

Parts can be supplied as individual pieces placed in a bag so your assembly team can grab and place shielding parts as needed. Die cut EMI shielding solutions can also be placed on single sheets of liner or on liners wound in a roll. These are important options to consider if you want a solution that can optimize your assembly process.

Ask our engineers about EMI and RFI shielding solutions and we’ll not only source the materials and design the product, but we’ll make sure the solution we provide improves your product and your process.

Strouse is a leader in the converting industry trusted by global organization including 3M, Ford, IBM, Tesla, and many others. Our technology, people, and process enable our customers to improve manufacturing efficiency and bring new products to market faster. Ask our Engineers about EMI and RFI shielding solutions for your project today.

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

President and CEO of Strouse