Spacers & Standoffs
Phenolic high pressure laminates, carbon fiber & laminated plastics - Current Inc.

Current Laminated Spacers and threaded standoffs made of thermosetting resins (phenolic, expoxy, silicone or melamine), convolutely wound under high pressure and heat with other appropriate materials, have proved themselves in a wide variety of contemporary applications. Their insulating properties, resistance to extreme temperatures, and light weight make them particularly desirable for use in electronic and electrical equipment. Resistance to compression, impact, vibration, corrosion, and moisture are further benefits; noise reduction is another. The material is easy to saw, drill, tap, thread, machine, polish, and punch with ordinary tools.

Although our standoffs and spacers are especially suited for use in electrical equipment, there are hundreds of other applications where their properties and characteristics will benefit product design. And save you money, too!

Current, Inc. manufactures and stocks a wide variety of types and sizes for immediate shipment. We will also custom-fabricate standoffs and spacers -- or modify stock items -- to meet your special requirements. Tight specs and close tolerances are no problem.

Whatever you manufacture or assemble, there's an excellent chance that there's a Current product that will improve your product and your profit picture. We'll quote at no obligation. Just send us your specs and/or blueprints. For further information, call (203) 469-1337, Fax (203) 467-8435, or e-mail us.

General Characteristics
of Laminated Tubing

Spacers
Available in Phenolic, Nylon and Delrin

GRADE X
Fair machining qualities, high dielectric strength under relatively dry conditions. Made from phenolic resin with kraft paper.

GRADE XX
Suitable for usual electric applications. Good machinability, particularly threading qualities. Not as strong mechanically as grade X tubes but better in moisture resistance. Made from phenolic resin with absorbent paper.

GRADE XXX
Suitable for high humidity applications. Has minimum cold flow characteristics. Good machinability. Made from phenolic resin with absorbent paper.

GRADE C
A strong tough material for applications requiring high impact strength. Easily machined but leaves a rough edge. Not recommended for electrical uses. Made from cotton weighing 4 oz./sq.yd. and phenolic resin.

GRADE LE
Made from a cotton material weighing less than 4 oz./sq.yd. Suitable for electrical applications requiring greater toughness than Grade XX. Better in machining properties and appearance than grade C. Not recommended for electrical use over 600 volts.

Clearance for screw size
#4
#6
#8
#10
1/4-20

I.D.
.125
.145
.171
.196
.265

O.D.
.250
.250
.250
.312
.500

Phenolic laminated tubing illustration



Specify length as -- (number)
Example:
4-500
signifies a spacer .500" long with a clearance for a #4 screw.

Properties of Laminated
& Reinforced Tubing

Threaded Standoffs
Available in Phenolic, Nylon and Delrin

NEMA
GRADE

Min. Flexural
Strength 1/16"
P.S.I.

LW

CW

Water
Absorption
Max. 1/16"
%

Min.
Dielectric
Strength
1/16" Thickness
KV

X
XX
XXX
C
LE

25,000
15,000
13,500
17,000
15,000

22,000
14,000
11,800
16,000
13,500

6.00
2.00
1.40
4.40
1.95


40
50
15
40

NEMA
GRADE

Tensile
Str. psi

LW

CW

Comp.
Str. psi

Flat

Edge

Rockwell
Hardness

Specific Gravity

X
XX
XXX
C
LE

20,000
16,000
15,000
10,000
12,000

16,000
13,000
12,000
8,000
8,500

36,000
34,000
32,000
37,000
37,000

19,000
23,000
25,000
23,500
25,000

110
105
110
103
105

1.10
1.34
1.32
1.36
1.33

Stock #
4T
6T
8T
10T
1/4-20

Thread Size
4-40
6-32
8-32
10-32
1/4-20

O.D.
.250
.250
.250
.312
.500

Phenolic laminated tubing illustration/GIF2



Specify length as -- (number)
Example:
6T-750
signifies a 6-32 threaded spacer .750" long.

Current, Inc. is a major source of high quality, precision-made laminated tubing, sheet, rods, spacers, and standoffs. Precision is more than a promise at Current: it's our second nature! All of our products, and the materials from which they're made, are subjected to rigid quality control through every phase of production. Our manufacturing equipment -- much of it designed by us -- is "state-of-the-art". And our spacious, modern plant is designed for maximum operating efficiency.

Our policy is to do everything we can to assure consistently high quality and precision; prompt personal attention to customers' needs; and the fastest possible processing and delivery consistent with care and accuracy.

We're the kind of business you'll like doing business with. If you think we can help you, please call or e-mail.

Phenolic high pressure laminates, carbon fiber & laminated plastics - Current Inc.

Current, Inc. 30 Tyler Street P.O Box 120183 East Haven, CT 06512
1-87-PHENOLIC (1-877-436-6542) -Tel: (203) 469-1337 Fax: (203) 467-8435-
E-mail