25 Mar How Silicone Sealing Parts Impact Military Operations
Since World War II, APM Hexseal has 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.
APM’s sealing solutions are robust, long lasting and are an economically intelligent choice. For these reasons, they have been the established industry leader in providing military-grade sealing boots and fasteners for more than 70 years.
APM designs and manufactures molded, sealed products that cover and protect various types of switches and circuit breakers, as well as panel openings, from harsh elements like extreme heat, strong winds, heavy rains, and fluid contamination. Along with boots, they’ve developed a full line of self-sealing fasteners that can operate in a variety of environments.
Advantages of Silicone Sealing Solutions
APM Hexseal’s sealing solutions offer a number of advantages that make them ideal for military components. Today’s soldiers operate in grueling conditions both at home and overseas. For this reason, APM ensures that they can always rely on our products, under the most extreme conditions.
APM Hexseal products provide protection from:
- Grease and grime
- Dust and other particulates
- Dirt and sand
- Snow, sleet, wind, and rain
- Extreme temperature fluctuations
- UV exposure
- Mold and mildew
Due to their unique design, APM’s sealing solutions offer 360° protection from hazardous substances and silicone rubber provides greater flexibility than other materials because it won’t interfere with mechanical, electrical and metal properties and functions. In addition, utilizing their reusable sealing hardware, to properly seal your systems and units, will greatly reduce the amount of resources you spend on maintenance and repair, reducing costs, failure rate and down time.
Rubber That Fights Back
Much like those who use them, APM Hexseal’s products don’t take sick days. They design sealing solutions for optimal performance 24/7. A few of the military’s most popular applications include:
- Molded rubber products uniquely created for choppers, tanks, missile defense systems and personnel carriers
- Seal inside and outside of vehicle doors, windows, and hatches
- Personal protection pads for use inside tanks
- Insulation for interior engine compartments
- Vibration mounts for electronic displays
- Parts for partitions and gaskets for gen-sets
Seals You Can Rely on From APM Hexseal
Since the 1940s, APM’s provided top-quality parts for military and defense applications in the United States and around the globe. Their sealing products have helped them establish a place as a leading supplier for military manufacturers.
We are honored to serve as a manufacturer’s rep for APM Hexseal. APM Hexseal has an extensive line of standard silicone sealing boots that mate with the vast majority of switches, breakers, encoders, potentiometers and many other rotating devices found today throughout the world.