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Sealing Hardware

Why Use Sealing Hardware?

In the industrial sector, sealing hardware plays a critical role in ensuring components are securely fastened within a system and preventing contaminants—such as liquids and gases—from moving through the sealed area. Depending on the type of hardware—e.g., screws, nuts, bolts, and washers—and design employed, industry professionals can also take advantage of additional functions and features. The following blog post provides an overview of some of the benefits of using sealing hardware, as well as outlines the types of sealing hardware...

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Celebrating Alice Parker

APM Hexseal continues to celebrate black history month, and we'd like to celebrate Alice Parker! Alice H. Parker was an African American inventor who was awarded a patent for inventing a system of central heating using natural gas. Her patent was filed in 1919, when using natural gas to power a heating furnace was a revolutionary idea that conserved energy and was the foundation for the central heating systems in homes and buildings today. Parker was raised in Morristown NJ...

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Celebrating Elijah McCoy

This black history month, we wish to celebrate Elijah McCoy Elijah McCoy was born in 1844 in Ontario, Canada. His family was one of the few families who was successfully relocated to Canada by the Underground Railroad organization, and later on, their family became very successful. His parents worked hard and saved money until they had enough put together to send him to Scotland to learn Mechanical Engineering in an apprenticeship. He returned to the U.S. and led a highly...

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Susanna Morse Wins Thomas NextGen for Industry Award

Every month, Thomas—a major partner for a wide range of industrial stakeholders around the world—awards the NextGen for Industry Award to recognize an up-and-coming leader in the industrial sector. In November, that honor goes to Susanna Morse, APM Hexseal's own Director of Engineering and Technology!  The NextGen for Industry Award The next generation of leaders is taking the industrial sector to the next level with fresh ideas and a bold approach to modern challenges. These innovators are responsible for driving...

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Ever Better! APM Hexseal Announces Invigorated New Direction

APM Hexseal is undergoing significant internal changes. To reflect our growing business and new leadership, we’re rolling out a sleek new logo and brand identity that represents our place as an innovator in sealing solutions. We’re a 72-year-old family owned and operated company, and we’ve been the Global industry leader in sealing solutions for electronic and electromechanical equipment since our founding in 1947! We’ve been trying new things and innovating in the development of sealing products since our inception, proving...

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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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cold headed fasteners

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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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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Rubber Seals

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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