Zip-Shield® (63) Cable Bundling with EMI Shielding

A protective jacket made from a flexible, wrap-around PVC film with a sewn-in EMI-shielding cloth, mesh or foil—featuring a pressure track closure.

Drawing Number(s): ZT97-17-137, ZT97-17-140

Zip-Shield® (63) Cable Bundling with EMI Shielding
UL Recognized RoHS Military Grade

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Selected Part Number:ZT97-17-137-0.375-B-B
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  • Lightweight or medium weight PVC-film jacketing options
  • Pressure track closure system for a secure seal
  • EMI-shielding cloth is lightweight and corrosion resistant

Zip-Shield® (63) is an EMI-shielding solution consisting of a PVC-extruded film jacket with a sewn-in shielding cloth, mesh or foil and a pressure track. Jacketing choices include either a lightweight (63-10) PVC film or medium-weight (63-20) PVC military-grade film. Both options offer best resistance to abrasion and are considered general purpose jacketing that can be heat sealed to most closure systems. The equipped 3250 EMI shielding cloth offers protection from EMI, RFI and EMF.

Zip-Shield® (63) typically pairs with the R-Track, Z-Track, or the EZ-Track. Either pressure track system will be easy to seal and offer a long-lasting closure, or if re-entry is required, you can easily break out components. The R-Track is a light-duty pressure track closure and is similar to a zip-lock closure. The R-Track can be sealed manually with a thumb or with an SLR slider tool. The Z-Track is a versatile, medium-duty pressure track closure with an arrowhead-and-channel interlock system. The Z-Track can be sealed with our ZTZ-SP plier tool. Zippertubing® can also manufacture Zip-Shield® (63) with our other pressure track closures upon request.

Jacketing options for Zip-Shield® (63) include:

63-10: Flexible and lightweight PVC film that is military grade, abrasion resistant, and fluid resistant.

63-20: Flexible and medium-weight PVC film that is military grade, abrasion resistant, and fluid resistant.

Q:  What is the difference between the track closure styles?

A:  Each interlocking track profile has unique benefits and trade-offs.  To learn about them you can review our Track Comparison.

Q:  How do I close the jacketing?

A:  Some tracks can be closed by hand, but we also offer closure tools to assist with installation.  For more information on closing the specific tracks you can view our helpful videos or installation guides:

Q:  Can I cut the tubing?

A:  Yes.  Standard scissors are suitable for cutting through most Zip-On jackets and tracks.

Q:  What lengths of material are available?

A:  Typical spool lengths for most sizes are 100 feet, but will depend on total order footage.  Custom lengths can be provided, just make sure to ask when ordering or include details on the PO for the lengths required.

Q:  Will the track keep out water and is it water-tight?

A:  Our different track closures are rated between IP54 and IP55. This means they are not water tight but will provide significant protection against moisture and fluid ingress. 
Some users will apply tape or a sealant to the track, after closing, to provide additional protection. 

Q:  What diameter of jacketing do I need?  Is it recommended to oversize?

A:  We will often suggest oversizing the sleeve diameter by 1/8” to allow for ease of install
when using a closure tool.  If the application requires significant bending or flexing we will suggest even more extra room.  For assistance with sizing you can also contact one of our design engineers.

Q:  What is the minimum bend radius of the tubing?

A:  There is no minimum bend radius for our Zip-On products. The flexible jacketing material allows for extreme amounts of bending and flexing.  The bend radius of the installed tubing is typically dictated by the harness it is covering.

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Overall Performance

  • Diameter: 0.375" (3/8)
  • Closure: R-Track (PVC)
  • Material: 63-10
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 221°F
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: -4°F
  • RoHS: RoHS-10
  • Shelf-Life: 36 months
  • Shielding: Z-3250

63-10

  • Mil-Spec: MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form S, Class I
  • REACH: Compliant
  • Copper Corrosion: Meets Mil-I-631D
  • Dielectric Volts/Mil: 600 volts/mil (0.010" thk.)
  • Dielectric Constant: 7.0 (1 kilocycle)
  • Elongation: 200% min., 450% max
  • Volume Resistivity: 1010 ohms/cm.
  • Flame Retardant: MIL-I-631
  • Fungicide: Does Not Support Growth
  • Color: Black
  • Thickness: 0.010"
  • Material: PVC Extruded Film
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 221°F
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: -4°F
  • RoHS: RoHS-10
  • Shelf Life: 36 Months
  • Dissipation Factor: 0.14 min. (1 kilocycle)
  • Tensile Strength: 1,800 psi/min

63-20

  • Mil-Spec: MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form S, Class I
  • REACH: Compliant
  • Copper Corrosion: Meets Mil-I-631D
  • Dielectric Volts/Mil: 700 volt/mil (0.020" thk.)
  • Elongation: 200% min., 450% max
  • Volume Resistivity: 1010 ohms/cm.
  • Flame Retardant: MIL-I-631
  • Fungicide: Does Not Support Growth
  • Color: Black
  • Thickness: 0.020"
  • Material: PVC Extruded Film
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 221°F
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: -4°F
  • RoHS: RoHS-10
  • Shelf Life: 36 Months
  • Tensile Strength: 1,800 psi/min

R-Track (PVC)

    Z-Track (PVC)

      D-Track (PVC)

        EZ-Track (PVC)

          Z-3250

            SHX-2 (SnCuFe)

              SHX-2 (S/S)

                SHX-4 (S/S)

                  SHX-4 (SnCuFe)

                    SH1 (Foil Shielding)

                      Nylon Thread

                        15 AWG Braided Ground Straps

                          Specifications subject to change without notice. All statements and technical information contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed under all circumstances. Before using Zippertubing® products, the user shall determine suitability for the intended use, and user assumes all responsibility for improper selection. Published attenuation values of Zippertubing® shielding have been verified by laboratory testing of the respective shielding materials. Actual installed attenuation values may differ due to installation techniques and final assembly operation parameters which are beyond the control of Zippertubing®. Actual attenuation values can only be determined by the end user testing the completed assembly. U.S. and International Patents and patents pending. © The Zippertubing® Company, Chandler, Arizona.
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                          NAME SHRINK-N-SHIELD® (2:1) EMI SHIELDED HEAT SHRINK TUBING  FLEX-SHIELD (HP) BRAIDED EMI SHIELDING SLEEVE  SHRINK-N-SHIELD® (3:1) EMI SHIELDED HEAT SHRINK TUBING
                          DESCRIPTION Shrink-N-Shield® (2:1) is a MIL-SPEC, heat-shrink tubing with a 2:1 shrink ratio that provides exceptional shielding from EMI, RFI and EMF.  A braided, expandable EMI, RFI and EMF shielding sleeve that is lightweight and flexible—an ideal solution for the aerospace industry.  A heat-shrink tubing that provides exceptional shielding from EMI, RFI and EMF.
                          Closure    
                          RoHS RoHS-10  RoHS-10  RoHS-10
                          Abrasion Resistance Best    Best
                          Installation Type Pull-Through  Pull-Through  Pull-Through
                          Purpose EMI Shielding  Sleeve  Small Diameters
                          Min Temperature Extreme  Moderate  Extreme
                          Minimum Operating Temperature -40°F  -40°F  -67°F
                          Max Temperature Moderate  Moderate  Moderate
                          Maximum Operating Temperature 275°F  302°F  275°F
                          Flexibility    
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                          Zip-Shield® (63) Cable Bundling with EMI Shielding

                          A protective jacket made from a flexible, wrap-around PVC film with a sewn-in EMI-shielding cloth, mesh or foil—featuring a pressure track closure.

                          Drawing Number(s): ZT97-17-137, ZT97-17-140

                          Selected Part Number: ZT97-17-137-0.375-B-B

                        • Lightweight or medium weight PVC-film jacketing options
                        • Pressure track closure system for a secure seal
                        • EMI-shielding cloth is lightweight and corrosion resistant
                        • Features

                        • Inner overlap of EMI-shielding cloth—provides 360-degree protection of components
                        • For diameters ranging from 0.375” to 4”, with custom sizes available upon request
                        • Heat-sealed pressure track closure for a strong bond
                        • Benefits

                        • Secure pressure track seal with ability to re-enter as needed
                        • EMI shielding for protection against EMI, RFI, and EMF
                        • Jacketing options to fit a wide range of applications or conditions
                        • Zip-Shield® (63) Cable Bundling with EMI Shielding

                          Specifications subject to change without notice. All statements and technical information contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed under all circumstances. Before using Zippertubing® products, the user shall determine suitability for the intended use, and user assumes all responsibility for improper selection. Published attenuation values of Zippertubing® shielding have been verified by laboratory testing of the respective shielding materials. Actual installed attenuation values may differ due to installation techniques and final assembly operation parameters which are beyond the control of Zippertubing®. Actual attenuation values can only be determined by the end user testing the completed assembly. U.S. and International Patents and patents pending. © The Zippertubing® Company, Chandler, Arizona.

                          SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS - Z-3250, SHX-2 (SnCuFe), SHX-2 (S/S), SHX-4 (S/S), SHX-4 (SnCuFe), SH1 (Foil Shielding)

                          ATTENUATION DATA WAS OBTAINED USING MIL-DTL-83528H (MODIFIED). TESTING WAS PERFORMED BY ACCREDITED, THIRD-PARTY EMI LABORATORIES.

                          Zip-Shield® (63) Cable Bundling with EMI Shielding

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