Hermetic connectors provide airtight seals so that no air can enter or leave a container or space. In fact, the word “hermetic” is defined as airtight. When containers are pressurized or vacuum-sealed, they keep bacteria, moisture, and oxygen away and ensure that the interior of the space or container remains sterile.
Industries That Use Airtight Seals
There are many industries that require a high level of pressurized sealing, such as the offshore drilling, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. Because every application is unique, there are customized options available in hermetic seals. For example, in a submarine or offshore oilrig, the hermetic connector would be suited for marine environments. A manufacturing plant would need a variety of types of seals, and these could be ordered to fit the proper specifications.
Types of Connectors
Hermetic seal connectors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they are made from different materials, such as titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze. They can be rectangular, circular, or a customized shape. Some are ceramic-to-metal, while others are glass-to-metal. Some of the finishing options are gold-plated, silver-plated, copper-plated, and bright tin-plated.
Whatever specifications are needed by an industry, hermetic connectors can be designed to fit the application. The proper design and material will result in the ability to withstand extreme temperatures and high pressure.