Electronic & Electricals

4 Key Types of EMI/RF Shielding Solutions for Electronic Applications

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Anytime electromagnetic waves are flowing, your most important devices and the lives of those who rely on them could be at risk. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency (RF) interference are both types of interference that can be extremely hazardous to the performance of electronic equipment. To prevent this, the experienced engineers of Bossard offer coordinated systems that can help establish and amplify your EMI defenses. 

We offer a vast range of EMI/RF gaskets and shielding products from industry-leading brands. Because we offer experience in an array of industries, including Electric Vehicle, Aerospace, and Telecom, we can help protect your electronic devices with a wide selection of metal gaskets, absorbers, sealing gaskets, and even fabric over foam conductive shielding. Let’s take a closer look at some of our most popular solutions. 

A Full Line of EMI & RF Absorbers

Absorbers are magnetically loaded sheets that boast a high loss at specific frequencies. Easy on any budget and fully customizable, most RF absorbers fight reflectively using lightweight and flexible polyurethane foam. Bossard offers a full line of broadband microwave absorbers designed for both military applications and commercial applications. Our microwave absorbers are often used in:

  • Antenna systems
  • Railroad and Mass Transit
  • Medical Equipment
  • Electronic cabinets
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Avionics
  • And more

Browse all EMI/RF absorbers.

EMI Shielding & EMI Gaskets

While EMI gaskets were previously reserved for radio communication and military equipment, they are now found in an array of electronic equipment. Most notably in the emerging EV market where densely packed electronics and sensors need to be protected from crosstalk.  EMI gaskets function by creating a conductive path along seams and other openings in an electronic enclosure. The covering works to block possible differences across the shield surface and establishes a smooth flow of current.

In the most simple sense, EMI gaskets plug all holes in a piece of equipment to prevent electromagnetic signals from interfering with the operation. At Bossard, our EMI gaskets are ideal as all-purpose contact strips for electrical enclosures. Best of all, EMI gaskets do not require adhesives and fasteners. 

Explore all EMI shielding and EMI gaskets.

Foam-over-Fabric Gaskets

Foam-over-fabric (FoF) EMI gaskets boast high shielding attenuation and conductivity. FoF gaskets are perfectly suitable for applications that require low compression force. The FoF profiles are offered in a UL 94V0 flame retardant iteration that boasts a high level of shear resistance and abrasion resistance.

Common applications for FoF EMI gaskets include grounding and shielding automotive electronic equipment seams and apertures. At Bossard, we offer a vast range of different shapes and thicknesses of FoF gaskets to meet any design need. Custom shapes and sizes can be engineered to meet the unique requirements of the application, along with the addition of special-purpose pressure-sensitive adhesives and more.

Learn more about foam-over-fabric gaskets

EMI/RF Sealing Gaskets

As the name suggests, the most important function of EMI/RF sealing gaskets is sealing. These gaskets are designed to protect a vast range of electronics from electromagnetic interference. And certain models of EMI/RF sealing gaskets can even establish a liquid-tight seal. In either case, sealing gaskets are available in a vast range of types and styles, including:

  1. Push-On Sealing Gasket by Essentra
  2. The stainless steel Liquid Tight Sealing Gasket by Thomas & Betts

Learn more about different Sealing Gaskets.

Contact Bossard Today

Proper EMI design considerations are vital for almost any electronic device. There are a myriad of EMI sources and receptors in the broader environment in which the device must operate. Fortunately, the engineering experts at Bossard can help. We offer decades of experience in engineering and helping manufacturers mitigate the harmful impacts of EMI and RF interference with their respective devices. 

Contact Bossard today to amplify your EMI/RF interference protection. 




August 12, 2022
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Fasteners for Battery Design for Electric Vehicles

Solutions for the EV Sector - reviewed

Electric vehicles are changing the face of modern transportation as we know it. As more consumers adopt electric vehicle technology for their everyday use, emerging market players are in the constant pursuit of innovation and refinement. Knowing how to design an electric vehicle (EV) requires careful consideration of what goes into one. Including right down to the type of fasteners used to keep it all together.

At Bossard, we understand the challenges that go into EV battery module design. The increased use of lightweight materials demands fastener solutions that meet and exceed the demands of their unique tasks and environments. Our tailor-made solutions are designed to help you achieve the highest safety and quality standards for your specific application.

We offer fasteners with the battery design for electric vehicles in mind.

Embedding and Surface Bonding Fasteners

These intelligent fasteners offer reliable mounting in soft and composite materials. Capable of being surfaced mounted with adhesive or completely embedded into the application material, these fasteners offer high torque and tear-out strength in composite materials as well as invisible integration.

Threaded Inserts for Thermoplastic Housings

Designed for use in thin materials including thermoset and thermoplastic materials, these highly versatile fasteners offer a strong yet lightweight solution for battery fastening.

Clinching Fasteners

Designed with ease of installation in mind, these fasteners are suitable for metallic materials including stainless steel panels and coated surfaces. In addition to having high torque out and pull-out resistance, clinching fasteners also offer no recutting of threads.

Multifunctional Screws

With their simple yet reliable design, these fasteners help reduce processing times without any compromises in quality and efficiency. In applications requiring automated assembly, our multifunctional screw solutions stand out for their capability and durability.


These fasteners offer additional protection against corrosion, preventing moisture and other harmful materials from interacting with battery assemblies and components. The sealing elements are directly applied onto the fastener, thereby reducing the number of parts required while providing a protective edge on work surfaces.

Nut and Washer Assemblies

These pre-assembled fasteners can help companies save time and reduce costs. Even under conditions where temperature changes are common, our nut and washer assemblies will help maintain their clamp loads.

SEMS Screws

Our pre-assembled screw bolt and washer combinations are ideal for use in fastening busbar assemblies. SEMS screws feature flat washers to prevent damaging and embedding into soft materials like copper and conical washers to prevent clamp load losses in applications where temperature fluctuations are the norm.

Innovation in the EV sector involves more than just battery technology. Email us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com to learn more about our fastener solutions for electric vehicles.





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How to Improve Throughput in Manufacturing

How to Improve Manufacturing Throughput

A leaner and smarter factory can make you more successful in today’s fast-moving and highly competitive market. Bossard developed Smart Factory Logistics to manage your B- and C-parts. These systems and solutions in turn improve your productivity and position your brand and your products ahead of your competition.

Topping our list of solutions for your production challenges is the ARIMS supply-chain collaborative platform. It acts as the central dashboard of Smart Factory Logistics by using intelligent analytics and intuitive features that you access using a user-friendly interface. This product solution is easy to integrate into your B2B Enterprise Resource Planning software by relying on real-time data for graphical analysis and reports.

Depending on your requirements, our hardware solutions work with ARIMS to help automate your logistics. They include SmartLabel, which can go on your existing containers and bins, or SmartBin, which is self-contained. These choices connect with ARIMS to recognize track demands, order refills, place orders, and provide delivery information in real-time and at the point of use.

Smart Factory Logistics provides the following benefits.

  • Increased Agility: Advanced embedded sensor technology instantly recognizes fluctuations in manufacturing demand, so your supply chain can respond more quickly.
  • Improved Predictability: By interpreting big data analytics, ARIMS can discover useful patterns that make your supply chain more efficient and predictable.
  • Leaner Processes: These business processes reduce the cost of material handling and inventory holding. They also provide the most savings on order management cost and the highest availability.
  • Maximum Flexibility: Smart Factory Logistics can easily be adapted to different manufacturing and production setups to give you maximum working flexibility.
  • Proven Productivity: Smart Factory Logistics Advisory contributes expert consulting services to sustain improvements in your productivity.

Do you want to get started using Smart Factory Logistics in your factory? Contact us today at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com for more information.



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7 Types of Cable Clamps

Cable Clamps

Organizing cables can be a nightmare if it’s not done right the first time. Cable clamps help ensure the work being done is kept neat and clean by providing an assortment of options based on the cable that is being installed. Clamps range from self-aligning, hinged locking, compression, stainless steel, steel cushion and vinyl coated. With several options readily available, it’s best to customize the clamp to the type of cable being implemented and the environment that the cable is being installed in.

Self-Aligning Clamps

Self-aligning clamps are designed with rounded edges to reduce the hazard of chafed cables. The style of the self-aligning clamp also safeguards the cables with the interlocking technology that mounts and secures the line so that it cannot separate from the brace.

Hinged Locking Clamps

Hinged locking clamps have a hinged design that locks in place while providing tension relief from the wires. These unique brackets also reduce vibration as they hold the cables securely in place.

Compression Cable Clamps

Compression cable clamps also operate on a hinge. Unlike the hinged locking clamps, the compression braces allow for the addition and removal of cables over time. These could be useful when implementation of future cables is expected.

Steel Cable Stays

Steel cable stays offer a quick and simple way to secure cables. These steel cable stays have an adhesive back support that offers a secure grip for cable installation.

Stainless Steel Cable Clamps

Stainless steel cable clamps were designed to tolerate tougher environments. Their corrosion resistant construction and thoughtfully stamped edges ensure a secure hold for cables. The style, much like the self-aligning clamps, also protects wires from deteriorating from friction.

Steel Cushion Clamps

Steel cushion clamps have an EPDM cushion that lines the inner workings of the clamp. This rubber lining absorbs vibrations and provides insulation for electrical wiring. These braces also resist erosion as part of its zinc electroplated make-up.

Vinyl Coated Clamps

Vinyl coated clamps offer more flexibility. There are two types: the steel clamp and the steel spring clamp. They both offer a grip and insulation through the vinyl construction. The softer steel offers the ability to manipulate the shape based on the wires that are being installed. It’s also worth noting that the spring clamps may show more favor to ribbon cables while still supporting rounded cables too. While these clamps fasten to the wall, their flexibility allows them to remain fastened as adjustments are made to the actual hold of the cables.

Not sure which cable clamp is best for your application? Contact us at ProvenProductivity@Bossard.com to speak with one of our engineers.

February 09, 2018
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Which Electromechanical Latch is Best for You?

Electromechanical latch

Have you ever considered while gaining access to a room, building, or vehicle, the interface behind the system? Soon there will be a transition from Mechanical Locking devices to Electronic Locking Devices. Below we will outline which Electromechanical Latches would suit best for certain situations.

Electromechanical Latches

Electric Slide Bolt: The Electric Slide Bolt is able to be used on a traditional door and can be mounted to the frame. It does not need to be mounted on the door itself. This EML system is perfect for small spaces such as drawers.

Electronic Rotary Latch: The Electronic Rotary Latch has high-strength rotary action and concealed “push-to-close” that is usable for many different types of applications, such as vending machines and supply cabinets.

Electronic Locking Swinghandle: The Electronic Swinghandle only unlocks upon receipt of valid electronic input to enable the manual action of the handle. This EML is mainly used for datacenter server cabinets.


Check out more about Electromechanical Latches at www.bossard.com. For more information, or if you have any questions please reach out to us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

December 29, 2017
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Why Do You Need to Protect from Electro-Static Discharge

ow to Protect from Electro

One of the many ways to grounding is protection from electro-static discharge. It only takes 15 volts for the damage to begin according to the Electrostatic Discharge Association.  This damages circuit board traces and weakens equipment, while degrading performance over time and shortening the life of the equipment. It is estimated that one third of all equipment failures are due to electro-static exchanges.

Bossard has many grounding products, which allows you to protect your circuit board and equipment. With regular maintenance and up keep, this will be one less thing you need to worry about.

Electro-static discharge may not seem like a big deal, but over time it can lead to damage to your circuit board. To protect yourself against electro-static discharge contact us at www.bossard.com. For more information, or if you have any questions please reach out to us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

December 15, 2017
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How to Keep Your Cables Secure

keep your cables secure

Keep your cables secure with clamps and clips, without the use of cable ties. The variety of different cables out there and their multitude of needs to be met, it is hard to differentiate which clamp or clip is the right one.

In different situations there is a clamp or clip for that. You can choose from materials like standard nylon, UV resistant, impact resistant, high temperature, and metal. Each one can also have an adhesive back or can be screw or rivet applied. You also have the choice of flat cable mounts, adjustable mounts or corrugated tubing holders.

Depending on the situation and the cable, Bossard has a clip or cable to meet your needs. To learn more about which clip or clamp is right for your cable visit us at www.bossard.com. For more information, or if you have any questions please reach out to us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

December 08, 2017
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Find the Right Logistics System to Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership

Comparison of Bossard Smart Factory Logistics Systems

Looking for help with lean management and establishing better work processes? Take a deeper look at Smart Factory Logistics from Bossard. Below, we break down some of our parts and services so you can decide what will be the most helpful for you and your business.

SmartBin Cloud

SmartBin Cloud is the latest logistics technology from Bossard. SmartBin Cloud combines our tried-and-true SmartBin system with our intelligent modular label SmartLabel Cloud. Like our original SmartBin solution, SmartBin Cloud uses weight sensors to monitor your inventory. When a reorder point is reach, a new order will be placed automatically.

A new feature to SmartBin Cloud is the motion-triggered weight sensor that updates all stock and order information at every use (pick or refill).

SmartLabel Cloud

SmartLabel Cloud is an option for you if you cannot change or completely convert your existing system. SmartLabel Cloud can be added to any standard bin you may have, so it doesn’t require you to change anything about the way your factory currently runs.

The idea behind SmartLabel Cloud is that it will be an easy way for you to reorder products because the label has all the information to help you order parts without confusion. SmartLabel Cloud will also soon have the availability to be integrated with pick-to-light systems.


The idea behind the SmartBin part of Smart Factory Logistics is that we measure the number of goods that you have to increase efficiency. Do you want to implement just in time inventory at your facility? Luckily for you, you will be supplied with the correct number of materials at the correct time.


Bossard SmartLocker is the perfect solution for storing and keeping inventory of high value items and consumables. The items stored in a SmartLocker can only be accessed via an RFID card that allows you to have full access control.


SmartCard is a flexible system for assembly line delivery. Like the SmartLabel, this technology is another that can be very easily implemented into what you do now.

When an item is out of stock, you take the RFID card associated with it and you put the card into the electronic mailbox. Then, Bossard will replenish your product for you. This is slightly different from SmartLabel where you must order the product yourself.

Conventional Logistics Systems

With Bossard Code, data is recorded with a barcode reader and sent to Bossard. Then, Bossard takes care of the replenishment of your product for you.

Do you use certain parts quite frequently? That is where Bossard’s 2Bin system comes in.

You can get two standard bins for all your parts or whatever parts you need. These bins are arranged one behind the other, so when you use up the first one, you just start using the second one. In the meantime, Bossard will collect your empty bins and refill them at regular intervals.

There are various options and various levels of Bossard’s Smart Factory Logistics. You can start small or go big, but either way you will get the Proven Productivity from Bossard. If you have questions about which parts of Smart Factory Logistics will work best for you and your supply chain, contact us at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.



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RoHS Basics

What is RoHS

All companies who deal with the European Union market are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, known as RoHS and WEEE, are meant to keep the environment clean by banning certain substances that are known to be hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills. These materials can be dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

What is RoHS? RoHS is an acronym for the Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

What is WEEE? WEEE is an acronym for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment. All applicable products in the EU market after August 13, 2006 must pass WEEE compliance and carry the “Wheelie Bin” sticker.

In other words, RoHS makes sure products are safe from production to usage, and WEEE completes the process of safety for the environment by regulating the waste and recycling methods.

Here is the complete list of substances that are banned: lead, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), mercury, hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated biphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants—in electronic and electric equipment

In compliance of these regulations, Bossard has its own “declaration of compliance” where we outline the materials that are used in our products. Below is an example of the materials and substances we use in assurance that we fully comply with regulations set forth by the European Union.

Materials: Steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous metals, and plastics (except flame retardant products).

Coating: None, blue/white/clear zinc and zinc alloy plated, zinc flake coatings without chromium (flZnnc), and hot dip galvanization.

For more information about the basics of RoHS and WEEE, we encourage you to contact us anytime at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.

February 26, 2016
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