Guaranteeing extreme sealing to maximize reliability and reduce risks
When designing your equipment, choosing the right connectivity solutions with the right type of sealing early in the process is critical for the commercial success and durability of your product. Download our infographic intitled "Sealed & Rugged Connectivity Solutions for You to Go Deeper".
Types: Environmental. Hermetic. High pressure.
Sealing is a complex science, involving physical aspects such as mechanical design, materials & surface science and fluid behavior.
There are three main sealing levels and solutions:
Environmental sealing, for equipment used outdoors and exposed to rain, dust or other aggressors for a limited time and limited pressure
Hermetic sealing, for vacuum applications, pressurized vessels or equipment used underwater, exposed for a longer time
High pressure sealing, for applications exposed to high pressure for extended periods
Application examples: Instrumentation. Underwater. Oil & gas.
Most instrumentation applications, which depend on data reliability, require rugged connectors sealed to IP68/IP69 to protect devices from environmental interference, or hermetic vacuum and pressurized equipment to prevent gas leaks.
As underwater applications may involve immersion over long periods, they require IP68 waterproof sealing.
As oil & gas applications are exposed to high pressures, shock and vibration, their sealing needs must be combined with high-strength mechanical design to guarantee safe and efficient operations.
Worldwide reputation: Fischer Connectors’ sealing technology & know-how.
Fischer Connectors keeps innovating in tested ultra-sealed connectivity solutions, increasing our track-record of customers who, for more 60 years, have chosen us for our proven reputation in watertight and hermetic, standard & custom solutions.
Conducting risk analyses against the strictest standards, our R&D department helps you carefully select solutions with the appropriate level of sealing to match the specific influences and conditions in which your device will operate.
Any size, any configuration, any application: the highly configurable Fischer Core Series available in brass, stainless steel, aluminum
■ Standard IP68 sealed solutions tested down to 2m / 24h – custom ones can go much deeper
■ IP69 / Hermetic
■ Corrosion resistant materials
■ 360° EMI shielding
Ultra-miniature high density: the rugged signal & power Fischer MiniMax™ Series - NEW: USB 3.0
■ IP68 mated & unmated
■ Submersible cable solutions tested down to 20m / 24h
■ 5,000 mating cycles
■ Rugged with high corrosion resistance
Ultra-rugged for extreme environments: the lightweight & compact Fischer UltiMate™ Series - NEW: high-power configurations
■ IP68 / IP69 / Hermetic, mated and unmated
■ Waterproof cable solutions tested to 120m / 24h
■ 10,000 mating cycles
■ High corrosion resistance (1000 hours)
■ Operating temperatures: -55°C to +135°C
Faultless high-speed data transmission: the easy-to-use Fischer FiberOptic Series
■ IP68 mated & IP67 unmated
■ Easy to clean & maintain even in the field
■ Ultra-rugged for extreme outdoor applications
Safe storage of sensitive data in harsh environment: the Fischer Rugged Flash Drive
■ IP68, waterproof down to 120m
■ Resists corrosion & extreme temperatures (-40°C to +85°C)
■ High speed (USB 2.0 / 3.0)
■ Unique Fischer UltiMate & MiniMax interfaces
Sealed and watertight cables assembly solutions: the connector being only one contributor to the sealing of the connectivity solution, the cable quality & performance is of paramount importance when it comes to guaranteeing an ultra-sealed connectivity solution for your application.
White papers: Understanding different types of sealing.
Get an overview of the difference between hermetic and environmental sealings, and understand how to select the best connectivity solutions to match your application needs.
This white paper focuses on environmental sealing as encountered in many areas, related to rain, dust, and high pressure sealing required for underwater applications. Read more
This white paper focuses on hermetic sealing especially when it comes to vacuum and gas tightness. Read more