ZaGO self-sealing fasteners take a deep dive 07 June 2018

Manufacturers of subsea products have learned that using ordinary fasteners on robotics and sophisticated machinery intended for the ocean depths is hazardous. ZaGO states its self-sealing fasteners can help protect the sophisticated technology that goes into underwater equipment.

Undersea exploration is expanding rapidly as scientists investigate environmental concerns; states navigate strategic issues; and as private companies explore subsea resources. While underwater technology continues to evolve and become ever more sophisticated, ZaGO Manufacturing Co Inc’s products continue to withstand the test of time. Manufactured from highly corrosion resistant metals, ZaGO’s self-sealing fasteners are engineered with a groove to accommodate a rubber O-ring that protects critical high-value subsea assets from the encroachment of salt water in the highly pressurised underwater environment.

The company’s fasteners are uniquely designed to meet the challenging scientific and engineering problems posed by undersea exploration. The fasteners are capable of protecting high value equipment including sonar systems, advanced computers and inertial navigation systems, required to survey ocean bottoms for days at a time or to trace meteorological and ocean conditions from the surface over long periods of time.

Not only is the ocean full of information, the ocean is full of power as well. ZaGO’s fasteners also can be found on the most sophisticated equipment harvesting wave energy for transfer to power grids, as well as ocean going solar arrays that power subsea exploration and information gathering. These fasteners allow ocean going and subsea robotics to withstand the harshest conditions while promoting the discovery of new insights and opportunities. In addition to protecting equipment from the encroachment of environmental hazards, ZaGO’s fasteners also prevent damage to the ocean ecosystems by preventing the leakage of hazardous fluids and other chemicals into the environment.

Available in a wide array of head and recess types, sizes and materials, the company produces its parts in a cutting edge technology location in Newark, New Jersey – a worldwide transportation hub adjacent to the Port of Newark and Newark Airport.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.