High-tech companies in the US and overseas are discovering that ordinary fasteners are not sufficient to protect high value assets. Data centres house servers that are part of critical infrastructures and cannot be left vulnerable to the contaminants that can seep through unprotected fastener openings and clearance holes.
Environmental contaminants, moisture and humidity are a constant challenge to the security and safety of the economy’s most valuable assets. ZAGO self-sealing fasteners and components are designed with a groove and O-ring to seal out both internal and external environmental contaminants.
ZAGO hardware limits the incursion of internal hazards including gases, electrostatic dust and cleaning chemicals, as well as external threats such as pollution particulate, pollen, sea salt, construction dust and exhaust. In addition, ZAGO’s sealing fasteners seal out moisture and humidity, which are two of the top threats to valuable servers housed in data centres.
Sealing hardware and components not only protects equipment from environmental threats but also protects the environment from potential contaminants leaking from electronic equipment.
The fasteners comply with all national and international standards for the restriction of hazardous substances including REACH, ROHS and California’s Prop 65, which ZAGO states makes them the ideal choice for protecting the environment and protecting data centres and other high value assets from environmental threats.
Titanium sealing fasteners
Also available from ZAGO are titanium sealing fasteners. With the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element, titanium is an ideal metal for use in aerospace and military applications. In addition, its high resistance to corrosion also makes titanium an excellent choice for subsea exploration and other situations where exposure to salt water is a hazard.
“As a company we are an acknowledged expert in the fabrication of seal screws from exotic metals and titanium is a favourite because of its wide range of utility,” explains ZAGO. “Our titanium seal screws are available in diameters ranging from 4mm – 40mm to ½ inch – 2 inches and come in a range of head styles including slotted pan head, hex head and socket caps among others. All lengths are available and the parts can be made in both inches and metric sizes.”
Even if a customer doesn’t need a sealing element, ZAGO can still provide a variety of titanium parts, with cutting edge machining capabilities to rapidly produce speciality orders in small and large quantities. ZAGO’s experienced team is dedicated to designing and producing the best products available that fit exact specifications.
Finally, ZAGO’s exceptional raw material inventory and its in-house tooling grants it the ability to provide the shortest possible lead times. In addition, it can provide ready to use products which are plated, heat treated, grinded or otherwise finished exactly according to customers’ specifications. ZAGO’s efficiency and overall businesses model also allows it to offer competitive pricing, meaning that customers never need to forgo quality for price or vice versa.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.