As the robotics industry continues to grow and expand, so too does the need for top-quality sealing fasteners that can protect and enhance the functionality of high-performance equipment. At APM Hexseal, we offer a wide range of self-sealing hardware solutions that are designed to hold up under the harshest environmental conditions, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, moisture, high pressures, and more.
APM Hexseal’s sealing hardware is durable enough to protect smart sensors and enhance the lifespan of rechargeable batteries used throughout critical robotics applications. Using our advanced self-sealing solutions helps lower the risk of parts and equipment breakdowns that could otherwise cause costly downtime.
What are Self-Sealing Fasteners?
Self-sealing fasteners are a type of specialized fasteners that include washers, bolts, nuts, and screws. Unlike standard fasteners, self-sealing hardware features a rubber O-ring or another rubber sealing element that provides a permanent seal when squeezed into place. This works to stop various contaminants from entering and causing damage to equipment while also preventing hazardous leakage of liquids and gases.
What Makes Robotics Self-Sealing Hardware by APM Different
APM Hexseal has over 70 years of experience molding, mixing, and milling products from our New Jersey facility. By manufacturing our products in America, we are able to carefully control our processes from beginning to end, ensuring we deliver top-quality product solutions and exceptional customer service.
Our innovative self-sealing products offer exceptional performance in even the harshest conditions. They are very effective at protecting sensitive external and internal components to ensure the safety, reliability, and functionality of various electronic and electrical systems and devices. Other benefits of our self-sealing hardware include:
- Positive sealing under pressure or vacuum
- Won’t loosen due to vibration
- Easy to install
- Tested and listed to UL and CSA standards
- Compatible with all surface finishes
- Can be reused multiple times without affecting sealing effectiveness
- No tape, coatings, or adhesives required
- Full metal-to-metal contact for optimal fastening integrity
Self Sealing Hardware Applications for Automation & Robotics
At APM Hexseal, we can customize our self-sealing solutions to suit our clients’ specific applications. We have worked with clients in the robotics industry to provide self-sealing fasteners for applications such as:
- Robotic arms and joints
- Robotic actuators
- Caretaker robots used in hospitals and nursing homes
- Delivery robots
- Material handling robots
- Medical dispensing robots
- Warehouse and manufacturing robots and cobots
- Surgical robots
- Underwater exploratory robots
Robotic Equipment Sealing Hardware by APM
Self-sealing fasteners provide a tight, long-lasting seal to prevent the ingress and egress of liquids, gases, and other contaminants within a robotic system. Self-sealing solutions are ideal for the robotics industry to protect sensitive internal and external electronic systems and ensure optimal performance.
At APM Hexseal, we have over seven decades of experience delivering innovative sealing solutions to meet a range of needs. We design our stainless steel self-sealing fasteners to provide reliable performance in even the most demanding environments. Available in various sizes and with several O-ring elastomer options, our reusable self-sealing hardware can protect your sensitive robotic and automated equipment to prevent costly downtime and equipment failure.