Product packaging is both an art and a science – designed to look attractive while properly storing, containing, and protecting the products inside. We all know that packaging performs a pretty basic function and it may seem like a minor component however, when it comes to clean-critical applications, the package your parts come in can mean the difference between success and failure.
Beyond the basic marketing and aesthetic purposes associated with all product packaging, there are three main things packaging does for critical applications:
- Storage – It provides an appropriate container to hold the product while in storage or transportation.
- Protection – The packaging protects the contents from external, potentially damaging, influences such as oxygen, dust, sunlight, electrostatic discharge, mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, breakage, and more.
- Information & Identification – The packaging provides detailed information about the contents including the name, part number, lot number, materials, manufacturing date, guidelines for use, and more.
Fasteners, such as bolts and screws, are needed in virtually every clean-critical machine and their effectiveness is a key consideration when assembling any type of machinery. Every part that goes into a clean-critical environment, such as a vacuum chamber, needs to be completely free from surface contaminants, volatile materials, moisture, gases, and other contaminants trapped in the parts.
The proper handling and packaging of hardware and fasteners for your vacuum applications cannot be taken lightly. The value of a cleaned & vacuum-baked O-Ring and a properly vented screw, nut, or washer correctly packaged for immediate use may seem trivial but the overall performance and savings for you (both in cost and time) can be measured.
How do we handle packaging their fastener and o-ring products?
We utilize the UC Components, Inc. proprietary cleaning and packaging process known as RediVac®. This process reduces surface particulates and other contamination by utilizing a multi-stage cleaning, inspecting, and packaging system which is all done inside of their top-of-the-line certified Class 100/ISO Class 5 Cleanroom.
- Step 1: Ultrasonic cleaning process
- Step 2: Close inspection
- Step 3: State-of-the-art vacuum packaging
Inquire for RediVac® cleaning, packaging, and labeling specifications.
By reducing additional vacuum preparation steps, our RediVac® products help you run faster and leaner. RediVac® means ready for vacuum service, now!
How can we help you?
Pure Tech Components is the premier UK distributor for UC Components, Inc. RediVac® line of fasteners, washers, hex nuts, and O-rings. We provide only the best specialised fasteners to a wide range of industries, including medical, food processing, optical, vacuum, semiconductor, and R&D. Partnering with us gives you the confidence and reassurance you need to concentrate on your customer’s needs without worrying or compromising on cost, quality, or customer service. Contact us today for more information or to place an order.