Protection of sensors in vehicles - secured functionality with Openair-Plasma®

Tuesday, 06-22-2021
60 min

The safety requirements for our cars are becoming constantly more demanding. Increasing numbers of senor technology are being installed to make driving easier. From rain sensors to LIDAR (light-based radar systems) to rearview cameras, the sensors and electronics installed in new cars improve comfort, safety and security for passengers.

Every day, we use driver assistance or safety functions that rely on sensors located, on the outside of an automobile, which are exposed to many environmental factors such as dirt, mud, rain, snow and ice. In addition, they are exposed to extreme heat and hours of direct sunlight, and are still required to function flawlessly.

So how do we protect this valuable technology? Sensors are usually mounted in small housings that are mounted on the vehicle, which may be made of plastic or metal. Openair-Plasma® can be used to activate and clean connection surfaces and encapsulations to ensure dependable adhesion and a secure seal against the environment. The requirements for reliable sealing against moisture penetrating due to corrosion can also be met by our AntiCorr® nanocoating.

In this free PlasmaTalk, Tim Smith uses best practices to explain how plasma helps secure critical connections and sensor modules so they can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Learn more about Openair-Plasma® and its benefits:

  •     Optimization of bonding issues by cleaning and activating surfaces
  •     Enabling reliable connections of different materials that withstand extreme conditions
  •     giving additional functionalization to surfaces with AntiCorr® Coatings
  •     Offering a fully automated and controlled inline process

The webinar will last between 40 and 60 minutes, including a question and answer session. If you have a specific issue or question, please send your question to prior to the webinar so we can include it in the program.