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October 7, 2019APM Hexseal Now Provides Pressure Testing in Accordance with the NASM8496 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 be pressure- and time-tested to be certain that they meet the very highest standards: military industry requirements. To ensure...

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September 20, 2019Innovation 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 During WWII, the U.S. military needed a way to protect vital components of electrical equipment in harsh battlefield conditions....

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June 3, 2019Download 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?”

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May 23, 2019How 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 a wide range of designs and materials depending on the needs of their intended application. More than 20 different...

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Sealing Solutions for Military Applications

March 11, 2019How 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 more than 70 years. We design and manufacture molded, sealed products that cover and protect various types of switches...

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March 1, 2019Expect 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 to drones. Below are some of the most unique ways that our standard or custom products have been used...

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Sealing Hardware | Sealing Fasteners

January 31, 2019Seal 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 Sealing Hardware In fasteners subjected to internal or external pressures and excessive vibrations, the thread and bearing faces can...

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January 29, 2019Seal 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. Corrosion, contamination buildup, and electrical malfunction can arise from unwanted indoor or outdoor environmental exposure. Sealing boots and bushings...

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December 5, 2018APM Hexseal’s 2018 Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, we reflect on our highlights from 2018. Read on as we honor our employees and celebrate our achievements from one of APM Hexseal’s most productive years. Honoring Riva Solins-Morse and David Morse 2018 began with the devastating loss of our co-founder, Riva Solins-Morse, in February, and her son and APM Hexseal owner, David Morse, in April. Both were beloved and respected by the entire APM Hexseal family, and their loss was monumental to us all. We’ve worked hard to honor their memory. Despite the losses of these foundational family members, we’ve honored...

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October 12, 2018Are Your Electronics Prepared to Weather the Storm?

For most manufacturers, equipment and system failures can be the stuff of nightmares. When one thing fails, it may have ripple effects that end up endangering your entire operation. While everyday wear and tear can certainly affect your equipment, it’s often substances found in your equipment’s environment that are the most damaging––such as water, chemicals, and dirt. When these materials come into contact with your equipment, they can threaten to contaminate, damage, and even ruin your electronics, which can send shockwaves across your entire system. Ubiquitous substances like water and dirt are hazardous in their own right, but for...

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