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UAV Manufacturer Partners with Leader Tech

UAV Manufacturer Partners with Leader Tech

A leading manufacturer and operator of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for military and commercial operations confirms a partnership with Leader Tech to provide critical EMI shielding products on its platform. The company manufactures an impressive line of technologically advanced unmanned aircraft that are used for covert surveillance and real-time intelligence gathering. The company’s unmanned aircraft systems can be outfitted with mission specific payloads that are called upon to operate ...Read More

Slot Lok Technical Drawings Released

Slot Lok Technical Drawings Released

Engineers will find useful, interactive PDF technical drawings for the company's full line of Slot Lok crcuit board shields in the Board Technical Documents section of the website. ...Read More

New SMS Shields Available

New SMS Shields Available

Leader Tech announces the addition of 30 new styles and sizes of Surface Mount Shields to its full line of EMI shielding products. Sample and prototype volumes of the company’s new one and two-piece unvented SMS Shields are ready to ship in as little as 24 hours with production run volumes in just days. The expanded series of SMS circuit board shields are manufactured from .008” tin plated steel or Alloy 770 and are a cost-effective option for most automated manufacturing (pick and plac ...Read More

New Ferrite Pricing Announced

New Ferrite Pricing Announced

Leader Tech announces a new unit pricing structure for its popular line of CE83 ferrites. For the first time, customers now have the option of requesting piece pricing in addition to case quantity volume discounts. This change will allow lower volume applications to enjoy the benefits of CE83 ferrites without increasing inventory levels. The Company’s CE83 material ferrites are available in multiple solid and split core styles to fit data and power cables with diameters ranging from .138” ...Read More

Technical Drawings Released

Technical Drawings Released

Leader Tech announces the public release of technical drawings for the company's full line of surface mount circuit board shields (SMS). To support global engineering teams that require 24/7 access to detailed technical information, these drawings can instantly be downloaded by searching for “SMS” on the company’s website (leadertechinc.com) or by clicking any part number in the product line PDF. The SMS shielding line offers customers a highly reliable, ready-to-ship solution for most ...Read More

Cables Make Unintended Antennas

Cables Make Unintended Antennas

One of the most cost-effective ways to eliminate unwanted electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) from a cable is to attach a ferrite. Due to their length and primary function, data and power cables can many times become unintended antennas that transmit RF into the surrounding environment. To alleviate this type of problem and pass regulatory compliance, Leader Tech offers a large assortment of in-stock, frequency-specific ferrites for both round and flat cables. Thousands ...Read More

Rapid Prototype Board Shields

Rapid Prototype Board Shields

Due to recent capital investments, the engineering and manufacturing support teams at Leader Tech are in a unique position to design and deliver circuit board shielding prototypes within days of receiving an order. From small initial quantities through high-volume production, the company now offers multiple manufacturing processes that can accommodate nearly any target budget or delivery requirement. Leader Tech Rapid Prototyping is ideal for virtually any electronics application ranging from ...Read More

$13,000,000 Shielding Issue?

$13,000,000 Shielding Issue?

After discovering a potentially dangerous RF interference problem that affects nearly 1,300 commercial aircraft, the FAA recently issued a mandate requiring airlines to replace all vulnerable phase 3 cockpit flight displays. With an estimated cost of $13 million, many companies are wondering what could have been done to prevent this issue. While it may be impossible to determine what happened in this specific instance, it does reinforce the importance of having an integrated EMI shielding sol ...Read More

Alligators and O-Rings

Alligators and O-Rings

What do alligators and electrically conductive O-rings have in common? The short answer is that they both come in a lot of different sizes and they share a common home at Leader Tech's Global EMI Shielding Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. In addition to having a resident alligator on their campus, Leader Tech manufactures a full line of high-performance, MIL-SPEC approved molded O-ring gaskets with ID’s ranging from 0.145” to 3.987” and bonded O-rings up to 8-feet in diameter. These con ...Read More

Enclosure Shielding Catalog Just Released

Enclosure Shielding Catalog Just Released

Virtually all electronic enclosures have seams, openings and gaps that allow unwanted EMI to escape if they are not properly shielded. Leader Tech’s new EMI Enclosure Shielding Solutions catalog provides engineers with a single reference source for thousands of EMI gaskets and material options. In addition to a large selection of beryllium copper fingerstock gaskets, the brochure features a full line of MIL-SPEC approved conductive elastomers, numerous fabric shielding and conductive foam g ...Read More