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Do You Need a Bigger Boot?

The circuitry with electronic equipment can be extremely fragile, especially when exposed to environmental substances like water, salt, dirt, and chemicals. Even small amounts of these contaminants can damage electronics easily. This damage usually leads to unplanned downtime, profit loss, and a jump in equipment repair and replacement costs. The risk lies in the gaps between switches and other parts. Even tight-fitting assemblies typically have minor gaps in areas where there are movable parts like switches—otherwise, friction would prevent the...

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Benefits of Cold Headed Fasteners

What Are Cold Headed Parts? Cold heading is a manufacturing method that employs cold forming techniques to produce standard and custom fasteners and components quickly and efficiently. Parts and products produced through this method are referred to as “cold headed”. The cold heading process involves the use of a cold heading machine that contains a series of specialized hammers and dies. Pre-cut wire—also known as a slug—is inserted into the machine, where the hammers and dies form it into the...

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APM Hexseal Now Provides Pressure Testing in Accordance with the NASM82496 Standard

Making sure that the parts you use meet all of the appropriate standards can be complicated. Military contractors must be able to manufacture products within very stringent standards to ensure they will operate effectively in harsh or hostile environments. Now there is one less part to worry about—AMP Hexseal is excited to announce that we now offer operating pressure tests as required by NASM82496, paragraphs 4.5.1., 4.5.2., and 4.6.3. Military Standard Parts To meet the NASM 82496 standards, parts must...

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Innovation vs. Imitation in Sealing Solutions

For over 70 years, APM Hexseal Corp. has been an industry leader in the development and manufacture of sealing solutions capable of prolonging the service life of critical components—such as circuit breakers and switches—in extreme operational and environmental conditions. With seven decades of experience under our belt, we have unparalleled ability and knowledge in protecting vital components. In the field of sealing solutions, we lead the pack as the innovator, not just another imitator. APM Hexseal’s History as an Innovator...

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Download Our Latest eBook: “Elastomer Shlastomer, Right?”

Different elastomer formulations affect your parts’ physical properties, functions, and service life. Therefore, it’s important to test a few different elastomers, when assembling your product, to determine the best one for your needs. Our eBook, "Elastomer Shlastomer, Right?" explores different types of elastomers that APM Hexseal uses, as well as some of their most common applications. Some of these types include: Silicone FluoroSilicone Neoprene Buna-N (Nitrile) Fill out the form to access your copy of the eBook, "Elastomer Shlastomer, Right?" Download Our...

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How to Select the Right Elastomer

How to Select the Right Elastomer for Your Sealing Boots and Fasteners Elastomers are the key to providing effective sealing solutions for applications in outdoor, marine, medical and any environment where sealing stuff in or sealing stuff out is imperative. Elastomers are versatile materials typically composed of polymers, and manufacturers prize them for their ability to bend and stretch in a variety of ways before returning to their original shape. However, not all elastomers are the same. Elastomers can incorporate...

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How Silicone Sealing Parts Impact Military Operations

At APM Hexseal, we know the importance of producing military-grade parts that work well under extreme conditions. Since World War II, we’ve been providing crucial sealing solutions for use in military applications, protecting sensitive electrical components from water, dust, dirt, inclement weather and a plethora of other environmental hazards. Our sealing solutions are robust, long lasting and are an economically intelligent choice. For these reasons, we have been the established industry leader in providing military-grade sealing boots and fasteners for...

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Expect the Unexpected: APM Hexseal Is On the Job in Unexpected Places

At APM Hexseal, we work with a wide range of elastomers to deliver precision transfer and compression molding solutions for a variety of applications. Clients working with our dedicated Custom Design Department can expect top-quality consulting on how to develop an optimized sealant tailored to their needs. We work with clients from conceptual stages all the way through production. You can find APM Hexseal products all over the world, playing indispensable roles in the manufacture of products ranging from doughnuts...

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Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out Part 2 – Sealing Hardware

Conventional fasteners, such as nuts, bolts, rivets, and screws, are relatively efficient at mounting a broad range of items to surfaces, or surfaces to each other. However, in some industrial applications, regular fastening is not enough to prevent the unintentional and unwanted flow of potentially damaging liquids and gases. Fasteners integrated with embedded O-rings compress when torqued. This compression causes the elastomeric (typically silicone rubber) O-ring material to distort and form an effective seal between the mating surfaces. Why Use...

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Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out Part 1 – Sealing Boots & Bushings

Industrial mechanical equipment must reliably perform essential tasks, even while operating in challenging conditions. The slightest error or malfunction can lead to time-consuming and costly maintenance or repairs. A lack of appropriate or complete sealing can cause failure in industrial machinery, so using appropriate sealing solutions and checking them regularly during maintenance operations can help to avoid unexpected downtime. Improper sealing of critical elements, such as switches, circuit breakers, and control panels, can leave them vulnerable to adverse environmental conditions....

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