Die Cut Insulator for Fire Alarm Interfaces

In collaboration with a prominent manufacturer of Building Technology Fire Alarms, JN White’s Connecticut facility, embarked on a transformative project. The focal point of this endeavor was a Remote Annunciator, a vital component used to operate a fire alarm control panel, audibly indicating alarms. Initially tasked with crafting the graphic overlay, ECI encountered a fresh challenge—a need for an insulator behind the overlay in the full assembly.

How JN White® Helped

  • Material Mastery with Formex – JN White’s extensive knowledge of materials led them to choose Formex-GK62. The project’s complexity stemmed from the thickness of the chosen material, a challenge JN White eagerly embraced. Formex-GK62 is renowned for its exceptional properties in harsh outdoor conditions. Its flame-retardant polypropylene composition positioned it as the ideal choice for safeguarding sensitive electronic elements from the environment.
  • Die-Cutting Precision – To tackle the challenge posed by the material’s thickness (0.062 ±), a customized solution was essential. JN White, in collaboration with their trusted die manufacturer, meticulously crafted a steel rule die. This meticulous engineering guaranteed precise die-cutting of the Formex-GK62 insulator, seamlessly meeting the assembly’s specifications and providing optimal protection for electronic components with finesse.
  • Enhanced Fire Alarm System – The integration of this die cut component as an insulator elevated the remote annunciator, enhancing its functionality. The assembly, with an 80-character backlit LCD display, tactile/audible feedback, and RS-485 SBUS interface, delivers an intuitive and efficient user experience.

The Result

This case study exemplifies JN White’s commitment to innovative solutions, showcasing the transformative impact of precision engineering and material expertise on critical components within advanced technology systems. This commitment to excellence positions JN White as a trusted partner in shaping the landscape of advanced electronic solutions.


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