New heavy-duty line of sealing washers 29 June 2016

APM Hexseal has added a new range of heavy-duty air and liquid tight self-sealing washers for metric and imperial thread sizes to its SEELOC® self-sealing, high pressure washer range.

Ideal for sealing larger through holes found when mounting hardware and covers to electrical cabinets and machinery, APM Hexseal says the SEELOC® washer platform is built on a uniquely profiled and ribbed silicone rubber section that is moulded onto a cup shaped 300 series stainless steel base, creating a high pressure seal to 100psi.
SEELOCs are rated for IP66/68 (type 4X and type 6) enclosure protection, and are resistant to salt water, acids, weather, sunlight and a myriad of harsh and hostile conditions. They can easily handle temperatures from -106°C to +260°C.
Available from 12.7mm – 25.4mm in diameter with maximum through hole sizes from 6.35mm – 15.87mm, the washers are suitable for use in elongated or enlarged mounting holes in enclosures used outdoors or in adverse environments. They can also be used for housing control and/or power devices for the industrial, marine, medical, military, air and rail transportation, and utility markets. Additional sizes are also available, depending on demand.
John Doda, director of international business at APM Hexseal, commented: “APM has invested significant research and development time to find the optimum steel thickness to withstand twice the torque of the standard line and yet still give an aesthetically pleasing appearance.”


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