Pressure compensation seals from Schreiner ProTech ensure venting of radar lane change assist

Schreiner ProTech, a Germany-based global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative functional labels with value-added benefits for the automotive and electronics industries, as well as mechanical engineering applications, offers a wide range of self-adhesive or ultrasonically welded pressure compensation seals (PCS) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Installed in housings of various sizes and comprising diverse plastic materials, the PCS`s consists of special membranes to provide effective venting for sensitive electronics and protection against external influences.

Any time a driver changes lanes there is a risk of an accident due to blind spots. To minimise this risk, modern vehicles are equipped with Radar Lane Change Assist Systems to warn drivers of obstacles in the way. These systems activate warning lights in side-view mirrors, and steering wheel vibrations to alert drivers to impending hazards. As a result, a driver is able to safely abort an initiated lane change in time to avoid an accident.

Schreiner ProTech’s pressure compensation seals vent advanced driver assistance systems installed in electronic housings, and also provide optimal protection against external influences such as water and dust. A large portfolio of PCS labels is available comprising various materials and versions. For example, PCS HighProtect (PCS HP) offers a special channel system for venting) with a thermal transfer ribbon-printable surface, saving space on small housing components and requiring only one processing step instead of the conventional two (application of the PCS and application of the marking). In addition, the PCS HP meets IPX9K testing requirements, making it perfectly suited for outdoor use.

“The labeling solution experts at Schreiner ProTech always consider the entire requirement to develop turnkey solutions for their customers—from the size, design and application of the pressure comensation seal to functional testing and documentation,” said Matthias Tuebel, sales director at Schreiner ProTech for Schreiner ProTech. “With all aspects covered by a one-stop-shop approach, the safety-related functions of Lane Change Assist Systems are reliably ensured.”